Focal Fabric Can Really Stand Out As A block in your Quilt

Colleen shows off her Disney Princesses Quilt after renting a longarm machine at Quilted Joy

I think it is safe to say that most quilters are fabric lovers. We tend to collect stashes and buy fabrics in large quantities simply because they are beautiful. Admit it. We’re fabri-holics. Sometimes we find that one piece that just really speaks to you, and it inspires you to create something truly amazing. The […]

Floral Quilts are Blooming!

Margie's floral quilt was a gift for a young woman going through chemotherapy

Flowers are blooming here at Quilted Joy. Floral motifs are so popular with fabric designers, so it is not uncommon for us to see many beautiful quilts sporting a floral design. They can be as unique and elegant as there are unique and elegant blossoms in the world. Here are a handful of some of […]

Judy’s One Block Wonder Quilt

Judy asked me to quilt her beautiful One Block Wonder Quilt with a floral edge to edge quilting design. Take a look at how I quilted this gorgeous quilt.

You have to take a look at Judy’s luscious One Block Wonder quilt! Isn’t it gorgeous? I like how Judy placed the boldest and brightest fabrics in the center of her quilt and gradually worked out to darker and simpler combinations. It gave her quilt a focal point that allows the eye to slowly travel […]

Tina’s Floral Cross Stitch Quilt is Finally Quilted!

How long do your quilts wait to be quilted? Tina's floral cross stitch quilt waited 40 years to be quilted. We finally gave her quilt its day to shine!

What’s the longest you’ve had a quilt wait to be quilted? 10 years? 20 years? How about almost 40 years? Tina said she bought this cross stitch quilt kit back in the 1970s and started working through the cross stitch, but then life got in the way. Since then, it’s been stored in boxes and […]

Lisa’s Hexies Quilt (Times Two!)

Hexagon Quilt Hexies Quilt

Have you ever made a quilt and had so much fun, you needed to make another one right away? Lisa knows how you feel! Lisa made these two very similar (and very cute!) hexagon quilts. One is for herself and the other one is for her daughter. This first one has a modern feel with […]

Our Renters Tackle Custom Quilting

One Block Wonder Quilt

During all of our longarm rentals, we provide renters with their choice of Omni thread and paper pantographs. For the majority of our renters that’s exactly what they want to finish their quilts. But there are some folks who want to do a little more with their quilting. For some, the pantographs are too constricting […]

Sleepy Field of Flowers

Floral Sampler Quilt

This quilt is from a new client and it reminds me of a sleepy field of flowers. Its watercolor palate is very calming, isn’t it?                   My client is a relatively new quilter and has a friend that owns a quilt shop. Her friend’s quilt shop is […]