Playful and Colorful Renter Quilts!

Judy's Off Centered Around the World Quilt made with half square triangles, quilted at Quilted Joy

A lot of quilts come into this studio, but what really gets everyone “oohing” and “ahhing” tends to be bright and colorful quilts. What can I say, I love color! Quilts are excellent spaces to explore and use color to the extreme. These quilts were chosen for this post because the quilters had some fun […]

Courtney’s Leaf Quilt

Courtney asked me to quilt her gorgeous Leaf Block quilt. I can tell she had lots of fun playing with color, finding the perfect contrast of bold and neutral. She asked me to quilt this with a swirly edge to edge design that balanced the structured rigidity of her quilt.

Many quilts out there are made entirely of one repeated block. Sampler quilts can have as many as a hundred or more different blocks, without a single block repeating. Courtney made this beautiful quilt with two repeating blocks, and I think it came out amazing! One of the blocks is a simple maple leaf in […]

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 […]

Variety Is the Spice of Life!

Campbell Ridge Elementary School

I’ve written before about how much we enjoy the variety of quilts that our renters bring in to quilt. This post will reflect some of that variety – have fun! First, we have a jelly roll quilt pieced and quilted by Judy. Some call this design the “1600-Inch Quilt” because it uses a jelly roll, […]

Purple Parisian

We're calling Sher's alternating four patch the Purple Parisian. Angela Huffman quilted with the Funky Fleur de Lys Pantograph -

I’m loving this sweet and feminine quilt I’m calling the Purple Parisian. Sher made this lovely alternating four patch quilt for her daughter. I can tell she’s dreaming of visiting the famed City of Light one day. Sher pieced this with delicate floral prints and light lavender colors, creating a beautiful and very feminine look. […]

Memorial Quilts and More

Quilted Joy's renters bring in a variety of quilt tops to work on. In this post we catch up with a few quilters working on memorial quilts and more.

Mary’s brother-in-law passed away a few years ago and her sister was hoping she could do something more with his clothes than just throw them away or donate them. Knowing Mary is a quilter, she turned to her sister for help. This is the seventh (!) quilt Mary has made with his clothes for her nieces […]

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 […]

Marta’s Pickup Sticks

Strip Quilt

Strip Quilts are a great way to use up some of your fabric stash. In fact, I have a whole basket of strips of all sizes and making a quilt like this is on my “to-do” list if I can ever find the time to actually quilt for myself. 🙂 Marta made this one out […]

Mary Anne’s Yellow Ohio Star

Mary Anne made this quilt as a gift and it is going to a woman who grew up around Louisville but no longer lives here When it was time to pick out the appropriate all over, edge-to-edge quilting pattern it made sense to use the Funky Fleur De Lis pantograph. After all, Louisville’s city symbol […]

Sandie is WAY ahead of the game on this quilt for her daughter

    I get so many calls from clients who confess to me that they need a baby quilt done for them and the “baby” is now in high school. Or they need a wedding quilt finished and the couple is celebrating their 5th wedding anniversary. Piecing a top can take a long time and […]

Debbie’s Strippy Twisted Path Quilt

  Debbie is in Texas and found this modern top on ebay and sent it to me to quilt for her. Sometimes when you get a top off ebay the fabrics can be thin and of poor quality but this top is made of good quality fabrics and has a such a fun feel to […]

Jeanne’s Auction Quilt Find

Jeanne went to an auction and bought a bunch of quilt tops. She fell in love with this top and I love the fun purple fabric too. She decided to go with the Funky Fleur De Lis all over pattern in a white thread. We used Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 blend batting that quilts up beautifully. […]

Sandy’s Knights and Castle Quilt

Sandy found some great knights and castle fabrics for her grandson. She played around with the layout and design to highlight the knights on horseback. I like what she came up with. The crosses the piecing makes reminds me of medieval emblems and the strong graphic lines in the medieval icons. The backing is a […]

Melissa’s Parisian Party is Finished!

Ahhh… Paris, the Seine… the parfum… the lukewarm ice less water and little dogs in restaurants. Okay, I guess the last two things really spoil the fantasy, eh? Melissa’s lucky daughter will certainly enjoy dreaming about France while snuggled under this original quilt top. I have been to France as a tourist and as a […]

Wendy’s Block of the Month Club

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!  It has all the colors I flip over. Especially that coppery orange with dots. This is Wendy’s quilt made for a block of the month she is teaching at her shop, Among Friends. This is one of the colorways offered for the block of the month and I got to quilt […]