Our Renters Quilt Some Fancy Blocks

Jennifer's MASSIVE red, black, and white sampler quilt.

Everyone likes the classic quilt made up of simple square blocks. But fancy blocks can be a lot of fun, too. These quilts from my longarm renters break the mold on the simple square blocks. We’ve got stars and circles, and crazy log cabin creations. Debbie needed to make a sample quilt for a class […]

Jodi’s Blue Starry Sampler

Jodi made a beautiful blue, green, and gold sampler quilt and asked me to quilt it for her. We looked at her fabrics for inspiration to choose the perfect edge to edge design.

Samplers are a type of quilt that has been around for a while. Originally, before there were books of patterns and the internet, women would stitch together a single block as a way to store a pattern. Many people have found stacks of these blocks in attics bound by string, some stitched on one side […]

Busy Busy Renters!

The elves were busy at Quilted Joy during the holiday season. Here are a few of the projects that were quilted here recently!

The holidays are always a busy season at Quilted Joy.  So many quilters are busily working on presents for their family and friends or finishing up UFOs to meet annual goals.  We think it’s safe to post pictures now, so let’s see what they were working on! Colleen has become the master of efficiency.  She brought in five table […]

Catching Up with our Renters

See what the longarm renters at Quilted Joy have been up to lately!

Lyvonn feels like she’s been stuck in a world of neutral fabrics. In her free time she’s been working on quilts for her sons and their families, collaborating with her daughters-in-law to find the right fabrics that will fit their homes. Some how they both wanted creams and whites! This Single Irish Chain quilt is the […]

Colorful Longarm Renters

Colorful Longarm Quilters - catch up with Quilted Joy's renters and see the beautiful quilts they worked on.

Nelda made this quilt featuring a nine patch variation on point for her husband. Choosing a quilting design for a masculine quilt like this can sometimes be a challenge. So many of our favorite designs are simply too feminine or flowery for many men. We have several pantographs that are more leafy than flowery, and […]

Karen Made a special quilt for her uncle

Lime Tree quilt pantograph pattern

Karen is a popular local quilting teacher and she has a wonderful eye for picking the right fabrics for the right patterns. This quilt was made for her uncle and taught it in a class. The pattern is called Merry Go Round. I don’t have a link to the pattern so if you know who […]

Sunflowers and Civil War

  Recently my kidlets and I attended family day at the Frasier History Museum in Louisville, Ky. They have a Civil War exhibit there that my kids found interesting. The entire museum is full of armaments and guns, guns, guns.  There is a ton of reading and not much interactivity so my kids breeze through there pretty […]

Sarah’s Picnic Square Quilt

Sarah made this modern quilt as a wedding gift. I really love the color palette she used. It is romantic without being girly and sophisticated too. She chose Lime Tree as the all over pattern she wanted quilted and it is a great gender neutral pattern. Some pantographs can be overtly feminine but not this one. Plus, […]

High School Boy’s quilt and Pretty Wedding Quilt Gift

I’m trying really hard to finish my customer’s Christmas quilts early this year so I can have a Holiday too. Here’s Mille’s quilt for her grandson. He goes to a local Catholic Boys High School. Can you guess the colors?  🙂 She got a kick out of the fact that my longarm quilting machine is […]

More of Carol’s beautful quilt tops. Four patch posie and a nine patch.

Yet another Four Patch Posie from Carol. This time she used a sunflower fabric and floated the blocks on a butter yellow fabric.  We used Lime Tree pantograph with a yellow thread that melts into the background so the quilting can add fabulous texture and allow the piecing to be the star of this quilt.  […]

Joan’s Garden Crosswalk Quilt

This is Joan’s Garden Crosswalk quilt and it is a beautiful medley of large motif floral prints that she set beautifully in an on point setting. Some of the framing strips in the blocks are 1/2″. This is a good shot of an effective use of striped fabrics in a diagonal setting that doesn’t overwhelm […]

More PA Show Quilts and Arline is at it again!

I have more quilts to share with you from the PA Quilt Extravaganza show I attended in Philly. There were some really beautiful quilts!  Here is one of my favorites. Again, I didn’t get a wide shot. You can tell I’m all about the quilting, eh? The fabric is a cotton velour of some sort […]

Debbie’s Friendly Pinwheels

Debbie brought by some quilts she wanted done for Christmas gifts this year and this beauty is for her neighbor. Lucky neighbor, eh?             This pattern has such wonderful movement and the colors in the fabrics give it a real snuggly, cozy feel, don’t they? Debbie chose the Lime Tree […]

Arline’s Beloved Quilt

Arline made this as a gift and it is another example what you can do with a panel. She added borders and some vibrant fabrics that bring the eye right to the focal point of the panel, the loving couple with their tiny babe. I put an all over edge to edge pattern called Lime […]

Pat’s Block of the Month Class with a Lime Tree Pantograph

This is Pat’s Block of the Month quilt. Have you heard of the quilt shops who offer a $5 initial fee for the pattern/fabric for one block and as long as you bring in the completed block by the next month, you get that month’s fabric/pattern free?  Well, this is the result of the one […]

Arline’s Block of the Month Cherry Hill Quilt

Speaking of great ways to learn how to quilt – Arline’s gorgeous Cherry Hill sampler is a perfect example of a great way to start piecing. Arline is in no way a beginner, but she decided to join a block of the month club. This particular club is set up so you pay $5 the […]