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October 3, 2020
Christmas Already? from Quilted Joy

Now don’t get me wrong, I’ll be the first person to say we should not rush the seasons and I don’t believe that it is appropriate to put up Christmas decorations until after Thanksgiving. Christmas is a beautiful and wonderful time of year, but that doesn’t mean I want four plus months of it. But those of us who are in a crafting lifestyle know that the season does need to start a little earlier in our sewing rooms if we want to be done in time to enjoy our creations during the season. So in ...

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September 23, 2020
Tiger Tracks from Jean Swenson

Tiger Tracks

September 2020

I enjoy experimenting with different quilt techniques and methods, and wanted to try doing an attic window quilt. When I started looking around to purchase a panel, this gorgeous creature caught my eye! However, when he got home and onto my design wall, it quickly became apparent that 1) he was too beautiful to cut up and 2) he would be alarmingly close to my attic window, if I had an attic window </p>
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August 24, 2020
Dinosaur quilt for kids – a free quilt pattern from Pieced Brain

Dinosaur quilt for kids – a free quilt pattern

Dinosaurs and construction sites: a perfect combination for kids room decor! Get this free dinosaur quilt pattern for a panel and fun dinosaur fabrics.

Dino Punk Quilt #1 – Download the pattern!

Blank Quilting is shipping to stores its Dino Punk fabric collection designed by Holly Glaspey. I love these fabrics! This collection features very original dinosaurs in a steampunk style and comes with a 24-inch panel and fabrics with gears, a patch design, treads, and a tool argyle. The quilt I designed for them measures 45-1/2” x 65-1/2” and the blocks finish at 5-1/2″.

The corner blocks ...

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July 3, 2020
Easy quilting panel Fall pattern for beginners from Pieced Brain

Easy quilting panel Fall pattern for beginners

Welcome family and friends with this Easy quilting panel Fall pattern I have just released! The border has simple blocks so you can make this quilt in one day. It is perfect for a beginner quilter who is just learning the craft, and ideal for veteran quilters who want a new, but quick, Fall quilt.


Homecoming was made with the Happy Fall Y’all fabric collection by Timeless Treasures. It measures 34-1/2″ x 54-1/2″ and the block size is 2.5″. I chose a simple border because I wanted the messages on the panel to stand out ...

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March 30, 2020
Cats, and Frogs, and the Wizard of Oz from Quilted Joy

Art often uses motifs from nature. What we see all around us can often be very inspiring. Many of our longarm machine renters will bring in quilts featuring leaves, flowers, and other plant life. But animals should not be forgotten in this scenario, especially our beloved pets. You can even theme a quilt to your favorite book or television show. The possibilities are endless. The following renters have brought in some beautiful quilts, with themes such as Cats and Frogs and the Wizard of Oz!

Cheri’s Cats

Cheri's cat quilt after longarm quilting it at Quilted Joy

First off are the cats. Cheri made this cute cat quilt for ...

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February 2, 2020
Quilts for Kids from Magpie Quilts

Along with making quilts for my Etsy shop, I also have kids and grandkids to make quilts for. All the babies received a baby quilt when they were born. And when they outgrew the crib, they each get a quilt for their big beds. This dinosaur quilt was made for the 3rd grandson and he chose dinosaurs. 
 A panel is a pretty easy quilt to finish and I added a few borders until I had a decent sized quilt, added a Minky back and sent it to my friend Marie of Blueberry Hill Quilts for quilting.
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January 18, 2020
How Would You Quilt It? Gail’s Cats Panel Quilt from Quilted Joy

Every month during our Quilted Joy Clubhouse live meetings, we spend a few minutes looking at how I might quilt a quilt top. These quilt tops are not my own. Instead they came from unquilted tops shared in the Quilted Joy Clubhouse Facebook Group. (Click here to join in the fun over in the group!)

For the September 2019 livestreamed meeting, I was excited to design a quilting plan for a panel quilt shared by Gail. Watch the video below that begins at our How Would You Quilt it segment. You can also click here to watch the meeting from ...

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December 31, 2019
Panels are a New Quilter’s Best Friend from Quilted Joy

Panels are a new quilter’s best friend. You can quickly and easily create something beautiful without much additional effort. They are also great to learn how to quilt on. Because they require so little effort and time to create a top, you don’t feel nervous about quilting it. If you mess it up, what did it cost you? You can always buy another panel and try again! Check out these quilts that some of our longarm quilting machine renters have quilted and you’ll see what I mean.

New Custom Quilter

Anu's Suzybee Panel Quilt after quilting it on an APQS longarm quilting machine at Quilted Joy

Meet Lewe the Ewe from Suzybee. Anu ...

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December 22, 2019

We've been having fun!  DH and his friends have been busy bringing Christmas cheer to local nursing homes, rehab centers and senior residences, playing music, telling jokes and having fun interacting with the residents.
In our community, we've had a Christmas sing-a-long, and decorated golf cart parade, food and toy drives for the local community, and we have caroling planned for Sunday evening, with 22 homes to visit, to let our neighbors know that we are thinking about them too. 
My southern quilting group has been busy, with large and small finishes being shared each week.  We had ...

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