In my last video tutorial for APQS I showed you how to quilt beadboard or piano keys in your borders. Now that you’ve had time to practice adding those to your quilts it’s time to dress them up a bit! In this video tutorial I show you three different ways to decorate your beadboard border […]
As we all know, quilts are made up of blocks or units that are frequently the same design if not the same fabrics or colors. How you arrange those blocks does a lot to the overall effect of the quilt. The following renters chose to have concentric squares drawing your eye to the middle. Each […]
Have you signed up for classes at MQX Midwest yet? Now that the kiddos have moved into their dorms and are starting classes my mind is a little freer to start prepping for all of my classes. Last week I told you a little about one of the hands on longarm quilting classes I’ll be […]
Valentine’s Day was earlier this week, so if you’re still in a romantic mood you’ll love this free motion quilting design! I thought this free motion quilting filler design looked a like those delicate petals on an orchid, so I’ve named the design the Orchid Blossom Filler. It looks a little difficult, but it’s actually really […]
Have you noticed lately that I’m quilting a lot of peacocks and paisleys? I can’t help it, I’m in LOVE with the design! Here’s a new quilting design inspired by paisleys and peacocks. It’s called the Peacock Eye Filler and it’s super simple! Start with the traditional paisley or headband and just add a double […]
This month’s APQS video tutorial is a fun meander based on a clover shape. It might look a little complicated, but it’s really simple! Give this design a try and share a picture with us over on the Quilted Joy Facebook page!
Today I’ve got a fun leafy quilting design that had me thinking of honeysuckles. This filler design is super simple to quilt. It has straight lines, circles, and S curves, that’s it! It looks great behind applique, but I think it would look really nice if you made it bigger for an all over edge […]
It’s been a while since my last blog, but I’m hoping you can forgive me. As you might have noticed there have been some big changes to the site in the past week. It was a stressful couple of days, but we made it through with only a couple of hiccups. I’m loving the new […]
You may have tried the typical paisley filler design, but have you tried making oysters? This one would be good for a modern quilt:
Take a look at this freehand filler video tutorial you can use for both sit down and stand up quilting. It goes fast and is super simple!
Kathy makes fun, modern, funky quilts and loves custom quilting on them. This seaside resort town quilt is no exception. She originally asked for flying pelicans in the sky above the town and I couldn’t find one to save my life. I only found one and it was sitting on a pier- not exactly a […]