February Renter Retrospective

image of Gina holding up her log cabin quilt

Can you believe that another month has passed us by? Where is the year going so fast? It is time for a renter retrospective. We got to see a lot of lovely quilts this month. I love the creativity of our renters. They always surprise me with what they bring in. There are so many great patterns out there, […]

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 […]

One Log Cabin Block, Four Totally Different Quilts!

Margie supersized a log cabin block to make a playful quilt for a toddler!

The Log Cabin is a classic design that can be done quickly and has the ability to be extremely consistent in block formation while having a variety of finished products. Take a look at these creations to get an idea of the possibilities. This was Karen’s first day quilting after her certification class. She used […]

Christmas Time is Here

Valerie designed this adorable Santa wallhanging quilt herself! She said it was inspired by a Christmas card.

“Oh, the weather outside is frightful,..” And a warm quilt just makes the inside so much more delightful! Nothing warms the soul more than a cuddly Christmas quilt. These ladies got into the season and created some beautiful seasonal favorites. Julie used this Frosty panel for her rental certification class. She used the snowflakes design […]

Imogene’s Eye Catching Log Cabin

Log Cabin Quilt

I am in love with Imogene’s Log Cabin quilt! Isn’t it just stunning? When I’m quilting these quilts for my customers, I’m only looking at a 20″ section of the quilt at a time. So I didn’t appreciate the full beauty of Imogene’s quilt until we hung it up for photographs. There are so many […]

Strips Become Log Cabins in Surprising Ways

Angela Huffman, APQS dealer, quilts modern and wonky log cabins

We are constantly thinking about the different units that we use in piecing; squares, half square triangles, triangles, rectangles, hexagons, and strips. The poor strip is just that – a strip who hasn’t been made into anything yet! The strip just sits there waiting to be cut up into smaller pieces. Except when the lowly strip […]

A Starry Log Cabin

A Starry Log Cabin Quilt. Machine quilting by Angela Huffman with the Cascade pantograph

Today I’m sharing this beautiful quilt from Vickie. Vickie made this quilt with log cabin blocks and sawtooth stars for her daughter and son-in-law. This quilt was ginormous! It’s hard to see, but to photograph it we hung it from two dowel rods. Usually we only need one, and this used every inch of space […]

Longarm Guild: Log Cabin

The Longarm Guild will be meeting next Wednesday, March 2 at 10:00am at the Quilted Joy showroom. This month we’ll be looking at the different ways you can quilt a Log Cabin! Draw out different ways you like to quilt a log cabin and bring them to the meeting.  Everyone will leave with a packet of design ideas […]

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 […]

Karee’s Modern Log Cabin

Karee made a black and white log cabin for her teenaged grand daughter. Quilter Angela Huffman added a fun all over Daisy pantograph. - QuiltedJoy.com

Did everyone have a great holiday? Now that Christmas has passed, I can really start sharing photos of all the quilts I’ve been working on the past couple of months. My next several customer quilt posts will all be from Karee. You might remember her sampler quilts I shared with you last month. This modern log […]

Dye Your Own Beautiful Fabrics!

Pat Sturtzel's log cabin quilt with fabrics she dyed herself. Learn to dye your own fabrics at the Dip, Dye, and Dabble Day Camp at Quilted Joy Jan 21-23, 2016

If you’re anything like me, you maybe have a bit of a fabric habit. Who can resist those lovely batiks? Or the great textures and patterns? And the colors! Maybe that habit isn’t so small 😉 In the upcoming Dip, Dye, and Dabble Day Camp, you can indulge your fabric habit while creating your own dyed fabrics. Instructor […]

Case Study: Karen’s Log Cabin at Heart Quilt

This is a multi part post showing my design process for a high end custom quilt. This is part one. You can see the end result of the design work below by clicking here. It won first place! Karen is one of my favorite customers. She must have extra hours in her day because she […]

Mind Boggling Pineapple Block Quilt

Pineapple log cabin longarm

There are a lot of things I love about my job. I get to work on quilts that I may never make myself due to lack of time. This is a prime example. Marilou made this Pineapple quilt with half inch logs. Did you catch that? HALF. INCH. LOGS and it is a queen sized […]

Luscious Leaves with Log Cabin Frames

Take a look at the back side of this next quilt. This pantograph has many different types of leaves in it and I love the way it stitches out. I call it Luscious Leaves but I’m sure that isn’t the real name for this pantograph. I should be more diligent when I’m loading in patterns […]

Courthouse Steps for Arlene

courthouse steps quilt

This quilt was made by Arlene and is a Courthouse Steps quilt pattern. This one is on my bucket list. I’ve never made a log cabin quilt but I’ve always wanted to. I hope to get back to piecing my own projects soon and I want to make this quilt. The colors are especially nice. […]

Sandy’s Log Cabin Quilt Variation

I’m not sure what the name of this pattern is. Knowing Sandy, it is likely an original design but don’t quote me on that. 🙂 Sandy is one of the nicest people you’d ever meet. She is kind and generous and TALENTED. Plus, she enjoys the same color palette as I do… vibrant! I’m pretty sure you […]

Deborah’s Log Cabin Quilt

Making a log cabin quilt is on my bucket list. It will have to be made totally scrappy, though, just like Deborah’s. I love this quilt. Deborah used tiny strips to piece together this top. I think each one is about 1.5 inches and that adds to the drama of the quilt, don’t you think? […]

Girly Log Cabin by Terah and Her Mom

Terah recently bought an APQS Millennium and took the beginning longarm quilting class from me with her mom. They both love to quilt and traveled up north in August for a vacation. While the menfolk fished, they pieced quilts. That’s my idea of a great vacation! This was one of the quilts they made it […]

Linda’s Log Cabin Polka Quilt

Linda was one of my very first customers. She is such a vivacious soul who shares my love of bright, fun, funky fabrics. Take a look at her contemporary log cabin. Isn’t it great? RocketMan has declared that this quilt is his absolute favorite quilt of any of my clients so far. The pattern is […]

Strip Quilt from Jelly Roll with Trapunto

Way back when the quilting bug first bit, I searched around Louisville for a quilting group or guild. I can’t remember now how I found out about the Louisville Nimble Thimbles but from my first meeting, I was sold. The women in my guild are some of the most incredibly friendly and knowledgeable quilters I […]

Meandering T-Shirt Quilting & A Log Cabin Variation

Here’s Kris’ T-shirt quilt: bound and ready to be delivered to her tomorrow!     I did an overall meander that added some great texture to her t-shirt quilt.  This type of quilting would be easy to do on your domestic sewing machine as well.  Just think of it as puzzles pieces or a wandering path […]

Log Cabin Delight

Log Cabin Quilt

Isn’t Debbie’s quilt stunning?  Can you believe it was one of the first quilts made by a newbie quilter? It was a delight to quilt as well.  Someday I need to make a log cabin quilt.  I’ve never gotten around to it but they are fascinating. Each log is about 1.5 inches and there are […]

Lillies and Log Cabins

Water Lillies

I pulled this off the frame last week and delivered it Monday to my client, Sandy. She had found some home dec fabric she wanted quilted to use on in her master bedroom.  The front was water lilies.  I used an allover, edge-to-edge quilting design called Spin. It really gave the illusion of water and […]