Playful and Colorful Renter Quilts!

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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…

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Courtney’s Leaf Quilt

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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…

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Lisa’s Hexies Quilt (Times Two!)

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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…

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Variety Is the Spice of Life!

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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,…

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Purple Parisian

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

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.…

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Memorial Quilts and More

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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…

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Cross Stitched Bird Sanctuary Quilt

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Birds hand stitched quilt

Click to enlarge 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…

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

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    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…

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