Ribbon Curtains and Custom Applique quilt In Progress

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I needed some type of curtain for the tiny windows that are in my new basement studio. I wish I had massive windows in there but I’m grateful for the small bit of sunlight they let in. I decided I needed to display all of the ribbons our family has won for quilting and tried…

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New York Beauty Design Possibilities

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A friend made this fantastic New York Beauty. She used a foundation fabric for this heirloom and I think If I ever get the nerve to try to piece this pattern I’ll do that as well. It looks like it helped keep all those bias edges tamed. I have been working up some different designs…

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On the Frame: Irish Chain

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I love an Irish Chain that gives me room to play!Here’s the Irish Chain currently on my frame. The border has mirrored hearts.The blocks also feature hearts with a curl design that comes out of the meandering vine through the chain. Quilted Joy Blog Stop by QuiltedJoy.com for design inspiration, quilting options and pricing on…

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Case Study Part 2: LeAnn’s Amish Sampler Medley Quilt

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  Yesterday I shared part 1 of this case study so you could see the design choices she selected. Now we’ll look at the next step. Here’s the quilt. I took a photos of the quilt and brought it into Photoshop so I could drawn on the photo. This lets me audition placement and gives…

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Case Study: LeAnn’s Amish Sampler Quilt

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I met LeAnn at the AQS Lancaster show last year. She stopped by the APQS booth and chatted about machines for a bit. LeAnn asked me if I would quilt an Amish sampler she and her daughter started when she was in fourth grade!  Her daughter is about to graduate from college so LeAnn thought it was…

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Linda’s Hankie Obsession

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Take a look at this incredible calendar hankie quilt created and designed by Linda. She used hankies from her mother, aunt and grandmother to make this sentimental heirloom. Each block is a month of the year with a theme appropriate for the month. My favorite is May. Since we live in Louisville, she made that…

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