Thursday, September 7, 2017

Progressive Detail Quilting iquilt class now available for download!

Today is the day my "Progressive Detail Quilting" has become available over at iquilt.  Hooray for good news!  I filmed this class a little under a year ago, so I am happy to say that it is now available

This class goes over the "progressive detail" of quilting for one project, but 3 different - or progressive ways - to quilt them.  The quilt design is available with your class purchase in the download materials.  The above quilt is the "finale" as it is the most detailed project in the class.  Don't worry, you can do this - I walk you through the easier versions of this project and you will have the confidence at the end to attempt this gorgeous design.

Like my classes before, I hope you will have the confidence to try new things, get out of your comfort zone and have a lot of fun with my designs.

The quilting texture is just amazing.  I really look forward to seeing all of your projects as your share them on iquilt. You can purchase the class, Progressive Detail Quilting,  here.

Judi's iquilt class
Also, if you haven't had a chance to take my "Fabulous Background Designs for Applique" class, the link is here. This is also a wonderful class.

Thanks, as always for your support!  I really hope you enjoy the classes. 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Kyoto Gardens finished!

Okay, so this fabulous quilt is called Kyoto Gardens from the book, Stellar Quilts by Judy Martin, found here. Jan pieced this quilt and took a little liberty with the design and added borders and things that she wanted for her master bedroom quilt.  It is a beautiful design and quilt that I had a lot of fun quilting. The quilt is around 94 x 104, so it is big.
I love this center part of the quilt.  I had a lot of fun playing in this area.

This is one layer of batting, Hobbs bleached 108 wide cotton. It worked out perfect for the quilting and for the size of the quilt.

I used Glide thread and bobbins for the thread on this quilt.  I had two thread colors, Cream and Military Gold.

There was a lot of ruler work, so I used my A1 ruler and my favorite disappearing purple marker to make the designs come to life.  Those items are found here.

You can see in the above picture that the outside cream borders were different sizes, but I wanted to be able to have the same quilting all the way around the quilt.  In the bigger area, I added a few more lines and details, but a few squares in - that way the design could flow better.  I hope that makes can see how the design gradually becomes bigger.

I used the pieced squares in the red border fabrics to come up with the on-point square designs.  I think it worked out perfectly.

I have to say I did have a lot of fun with these border treatments.  I allowed the piecing to do the talking and filled in the rest with quilting designs that fit the quilt.


I love how the corner design makes a geometric heart shape.  Just perfect!

Here's another look at the quilting detail on the entire quilt. 


I have to admit, ruler work is hard, time consuming and sometimes just plain old boring!  But, the end result is always worth it and I am so happy with how this design worked out for this quilt.

The stars look so amazing, not a lot of detail, but just enough lines and fillers to make the piecing stand out.  I always want the piecing to shine and have the quilting just add to it without taking away from it.

Ahh, that texture is so amazing! I love it!

Jan also made two pillow shams, this is going to be an amazing set up on her bed!

Okay, I hope you enjoyed that quilt.  It really was a lot of fun quilting - now on the next project!  I am also getting ready and excited for my classes in Paducah, I hope to see you there - info here. 

One more thing, my books and dvd's are on sale and the sale ends todayish... be sure to order yours if you haven't had a chance yet.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Summer Happenings!

Starburst by Judi Madsen
Hi Everyone!  I hope you are having a fabulous summer and getting a lot of family time in, we sure are - but, I hope you are making time for quilting because, let's face it - quilting keeps us sane!  Haha, right?  I have my Starburst pattern on sale right now, it's a fabulous design, available in PDF and Paper form.

As you can see, my patterns are full color and easy to follow along.  You can look at all my available and updated new designs here.

And....EEK - a new design is in the works and it is going to be fantastic!  It was lots of fun to piece, but I have to quilt it first, so stay tuned for new designs coming out in a couple months.

And, one other cool thing.  I have a new member of my quilting family in my studio.  I got myself a computerized machine to do edge to edge work, while I am piecing and doing other things in the studio. Please don't worry, the custom quilting and free motion designs that I have done will not stop and I won't be doing custom quilting with my computerized machine. Phew...please don't fret over that, but stay tuned for more info on that as well...

The quilt above is my first practice quilt, and I will be doing a lot more practicing with the machine before I will be ready to make my edge to edge services available. 

Judi's picks
Another cool thing happening are the fabulous Moda Bella Solid bundles I am adding to my website.  These colors are put together by me and they are gorgeous.  You can see all the bundles I offer, here.  I will also be adding more, so be sure to check back often.

The last thing I am working on for the moment is this fabulous customer quilt.  I am doing a lot of marking and ruler work, and it is turning out better than planned.  I love when that happens.  I will be sure sure to keep you updated with this project on this blog, or through my Facebook and Instagram pages.

Happy Summer! 

Oh, one more thing - sign up for my Fall Paducah classes here!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Bohemian Pattern on Sale!

Do you need a summer piecing project?  Look no further than my Bohemian quilt!  This is a really great project and I know you will enjoy putting it together.  Also, the pattern, available in paper and in PDF form is on sale right now! 

You can get the paper pattern here, and the PDF pattern here