Shirley’s Christmas Quilt

Shirley's Christmas Quilt, longarm quilting by Quilted Joy

One of the common rules of holidays is that the Christmas holiday does not start until after Thanksgiving. Why can’t we enjoy every holiday fully and not brush past the fall celebrations in favor of the more flashy winter ones? But as any fiber artist will tell you, Christmas decorations must be started long before November if […]

Angela’s Favorite Quilts from Grand Rapids 2016

See some of Angela Huffman's favorite quilts on display at AQS Quilt Week Grand Rapids 2016

I love traveling, so getting to travel to talk to people about quilting and see beautiful quilts is probably the best thing in the world. Last week I was in Grand Rapids, Michigan for AQS Quilt Week, and there were lots of quilts I wanted to share with you. But first, I wanted to share something […]

Embroidered Bunnies Baby Quilt

Embroidered Bunnies Baby Quilt with custom quilting by Angela Huffman -

There have been some super adorable baby quilts coming through the shop lately between our renters and customers. This little bunnies quilt from Lillian is probably one of the cutest! Lillian made this quilt for one of her grandchildren. She embroidered little bunnies into each block and added some fun sayings like “Somebunnys napping” and […]

Cross Stitched Bird Sanctuary Quilt

Birds hand stitched quilt

I tried cross stitching a long time ago and it never really clicked with me but I know there are oodles of people who love to cross stitch. Kits with pre-printed cross stitch patterns are also popular and this quilt I recently did for a customer was one that had been finished quite some time […]

GooseyGirl’s Owl Tree

Here’s another owl from GooseyGirl. She’s really doing well with the machine embroidery.

Owls and UFOs Are Invading

School is out and my kidlets are finding ways to fill their days. Specifically, GooseyGirl has started making machine embroidery owls, started making a tote bag, and started a strip quilt.  Then, this afternoon she dragged out the tie dye supplies. I’m surrounded by birdies and UFOs. This may be quite a long summer. 🙂

Nursery Rhymes Baby Quilt

This Nursery Rhymes Baby Quilt is so cute! Those prairie points on the outside outside border are 3D and I had to be careful making sure I didn’t sew over the points. The inner white border has a candy ribbon border. The small green border is curley cues. I outline stitched around each of the […]

Snowmen from A to ZZZ Embroidered Quilt

  If you enjoyed the Thanksgiving themed embroidered heirloom from yesterday, you’ll love this redwork snowman quilt. Each letter of the alphabet is represented and the quilting is custom. I added in swirling snow to the background of each block and went around each of the snowmen to give them definition. The outside border is […]

Over the River Embroidered Quilt

I can’t imagine the hours and hours spent doing the hand embroidery on this quilt. My customer used the time in the car during traveling to stitch out each block. She doesn’t even consider herself more than a ‘beginner’! I assured her she certainly was more than a beginner. 🙂 She wanted an all over, […]

Suzie’s Oriental Embroidery Quilt

Suzie works at one of my local quilt shop gems, The Smocking Shop. It is a great little store with some fantastic machine embroidery wizards who work and play there. Suzie is one of those embroidery wizards and what she can do is amazing. This is her quilt for her sister that features Oriental embroideries. […]

Jennifer’s Five Little Monkey Quilt

Jennifer made this 1930’s version of the awesome Five Little Monkeys Quilt and I love how different it looks from the other Monkey quilts I’ve quilted for others. Behind the monkeys I put loopies to show the path of the bouncing monkeys. The small squares have Terry Twists to give them movement. The plain white squares have a […]

Jennifer’s Embroidered Flower Garden

  Every time I do a beautiful embroidered quilt for someone it reminds me that I really need to learn more about my embroidery machine. Right now all I’m using it for is embroidered labels and it is capable of so much more! Take a look at this beauty Jennifer made. Don’t you love how […]

Sandy’s Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed Quilt

Okay, I’ve been stringing you on long enough!  Here is a wide shot of Sandy’s amazing 5 Little Monkey’s quilt.  I was stunned the first time I saw it.  How could you not be knocked out? She did some stellar machine embroidery work on this quilt.  I hope she enters it in a show somewhere […]

Stripey Dotted Roses & Another Peep At Sandy’s Monkeys!

You’ve heard of a progressive dinner, right? Well, this next beauty is a bit like a progressive quilting project. Jen made this from a quilt kit she bought in Paducah and really loved the irregular border.  It is another good example showing how to mix stripes and dots, isn’t it? I did an all over […]