Our Renters are Pretty in Pink
Rainbows and lots of contrasting colors can be fun, but sometimes you just want a pink quilt. These are some creations that are pretty in pink. Lynn made this quilt for her niece. If you look closely, the fabrics have cats on them. I like the use of the Circle design board we have here […]
Feelin’ Groovy, Renter Style!
Sometimes it’s fun to just focus on how the renters are using the design boards. If you aren’t familiar with these, they are boards with grooves carved in a design. A stylus attached to the longarm machine runs through the groove and moves the machine along the lines of the pattern. This is a great […]
More Beautiful Summery Quilts from the Renters
They just keep coming! The theme of today’s post is summertime quilting. Melissa is a relatively new renter at Quilted Joy, but she is definitely not new to the world of quilting and sewing. You may know her popular blog, Polka Dot Chair. She quilted this top earlier this summer and blogged about it here: […]
Summertime Quilting for the Renters
Wow, are there a lot of renter quilts to talk about! Let’s start with a wild West theme… Carol made this top from a cowboy-themed panel, coordinating fabrics and borders. She wanted the focus to be on the Western-themed prints and chose the meander design board and a light neutral thread. Super cute! For her […]
Busy Busy Renters!
Our renters are, as always, eager to get those projects finished! Here are a few recently-quilted quilts… Donna pieced this throw-sized top and wanted to use a design with good overall texture so the blocks would stand out. She chose the orange peel design boards for her quilt and used a light neutral thread for […]
Four More Newly Minted Renters!
We love that new students complete our rental certification course all the time. Seeing the joy on their faces after they quilt their first quilt on our APQS longarm machines makes our day. Here are some recently-certified renters and their quilts! Stella brought this sweet top in for her certification class. It is based upon […]
Renters Getting Those UFOs Quilted!
I love seeing our renters finish their tops into quilts. Sometimes the most satisfying finishes are the projects that have been on hold for a while, years or even decades. Here are a few of those recent projects – enjoy! Renee brought in this vintage top that was pieced by a family member. It is made […]
Still More Renter Finishes
Our renters do such amazing work and bring in great tops to quilt – here are a few examples! Lynn and Debby are sisters who had some familiarity with longarm machines but went through rental certification so that they’d be comfortable with our APQS longarm machines. Lynn, who is local, then brought in this jelly roll race […]
Time for A Post-Derby Renter Roundup!!!
Derby is over and summer is coming soon. Here are a few renter projects from the past few months to whet your appetite for summer quilting… Angelique made this very colorful bargello top and quilted it here recently. She wanted to quilt it from the front of the machine and did a simple meander in the […]
April Showers Bring Beautiful Quilts
As I’m writing this, it’s a cold, rainy April day here in Louisville. There’s nothing better to do on a rainy day than stay inside and quilt – except perhaps to catch up with the renters! Dorothy quilted this top a few weeks ago. The pattern is so bold and eye-catching that it took some thought […]
Using Design boards As a Renter
Let’s catch up with the renters a bit, shall we? This time, we’ll focus on quilts that were quilted using the design boards. These grooved boards make it very easy to follow a pattern with your quilting, whether you’re a complete beginner or more experienced. We have single-block boards and full-width sets in a variety of […]