Sarah’s Bed Runner – A Different Shape of Quilt

Bed Runner Quilt

Usually, customers bring in what we would call “bed shaped” quilts to be quilted edge to edge. Throws, fulls, twins, queens, and the occasional king quilt are all rectangular but not long and skinny. Sarah recently pieced a bed runner for a family member which was a change of pace for me as the quilter! […]

Lots and Lots of Renter Quilts

Longarm Quilting Machine Rental

I am continually amazed at the variety of tops that our renters bring in to quilt on our APQS longarm machines. Here are a few more from earlier this summer… Nancy made this variation on the “1600-inch” or jelly roll quilt with white 2 1/2″ squares between the ends of the strips. It is so […]

A Blooming Nine-Patch!

Blooming Nine Patch

One of Ali’s friends persuaded her recently to try quilting, and now she’s hooked! She fell in love with the blooming nine-patch design, bought the book, and gave it a try. We love the results! Because she wasn’t ready to quilt a quilt this size on her domestic machine, Ali brought it to Quilted Joy for […]

Adorable Baby Quilt Alert, Part Two!

Modern Baby Girl Quilt

You may remember Jackie’s super-cute seahorse baby quilt for a boy from my blog post in January.  A few weeks later, she brought in this equally cute baby quilt top for a girl and asked me to quilt it the same way. Like the seahorse quilt, Jackie wanted this top quilted using the Wisteria edge-to-edge […]

Contemporary Double Wedding Ring

This contemporary double wedding ring quilt needed the right combination of pantograph and thread to allow its beauty to shine through!

Lynn recently brought in this contemporary double wedding ring top to be quilted.  This is a family gift to a couple who recently married. The quilt top appears to be Metro Rings, a design from Sew Kind of Wonderful.  This pattern uses strip sets constructed of jelly roll strips.  The strip sets are then cut into the curved […]

Recommended Beginning Longarm Pantographs

image of paper pantograph on a longarm machine table with text "Paper Pantographs for Beginners Quilted Joy"

Join the Club for More Tips, Tricks, & Quilty Fun! Great Paper Pantographs for Beginners With Machines 24″ Throat or Bigger I like these larger pantos for our big APQS Mille, APQS Freddie or APQS Lucey longarm quilting machines. Great Paper Pantographs for Beginners With Machines 24″ Throat or Smaller I like these slightly smaller pantos for our […]

Maderia Hearts Quilt Times Three

Here are the three Madeira Heart quilts I completed recently for Leslie. She made one for each grandchild. These quilts are from one of the best quilting teachers in Louisville, Karen Fox. She teaches at the Smocking Shop and is just the BEST! If you get a chance to take one of her classes, do […]

Becki’s Blue Green Paisley Lap Quilt

Becki is a new Kentucky transplant who had this very contemporary quilt she needed done. The color combinations on this top make my eyes keep dancing around as they discover the blocks and all the details! You’ll find striped fabrics, paisley, tone on tone – you name it!  Quilts with this many lovely and different […]