Have you ever finished piecing a quilt, and then realized “now I have to quilt it”? For some of us it can just make our hearts sink. Not everyone loves to wrestle that bundle of fabric and batting through the little space in our sewing machine. Not all of us feel confident enough about the […]
Here are a few more recent finishes by our wonderful renters! Valerie pieced this interesting sampler from batik and white half-square triangle units. I’m not sure which pattern she used, but if you search for Triangle Gatherings, you’ll find a link to one half-square triangle quiltalong being offered by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings. If […]
We’ve been so busy with renters that we haven’t been keeping up with posts about their projects! This post will be a little longer – interesting quilts and stories ahead! Vickie recently came in for her rental certification. She is trying to finish several quilts that an elderly relative pieced and appliqued and originally wanted […]
Usually, when a customer brings me a contemporary or modern quilt to be quilted, it has been machine-pieced. This quilt is the exception to the rule – it has been hand-pieced. Why hand-pieced? You’ll understand soon… Sarah, who recently moved to the Louisville area from Wisconsin, brought this quilt to me a few weeks ago. As […]
Susan appears to love fall colors, judging from this quilt! The fabrics look like they’re from a designer named Sandy Gervais who designs gorgeous collections for Moda. She almost always includes teal in her collections. The piecing in this top is very simple, and the quilting needed to be simple, too. Susan opted for an […]
This month’s APQS video tutorial is a fun meander based on a clover shape. It might look a little complicated, but it’s really simple! Give this design a try and share a picture with us over on the Quilted Joy Facebook page!
My latest video tutorial for APQS is a fun twist on a meander or loopy meander, called the Meandering Comma Curl. For this simple meander design I added a fun comma curl or puff to the quilting line. You’ll love how flexible this design can be depending on how big or small you quilt it. I […]