Thursday, February 22, 2018

New Pattern! Gypsy Revealed!!!!

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It is finally done!  Gypsy is done!  This quilt has been in the works for over 2 years.  It was drawn, then sat and waited for its turn to be made up by me.  I know I wanted to create a pattern that I could play with the quilting design. I also knew this pattern would be a fabulous quilt to piece in any fabric choice.
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So, I used V and Co's Ombre fabric for the colors in this quilt - watch for a kit soon. I used 9900-98 white by Moda for the background fabric.  The batting is 2 layers of bleached 100% Hobbs Cotton and the thread I used is Fil-Tec (HabnDash) Glide 60.  

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Isn't this texture amazing?  I used a ton of thread and took over 4 months to quilt this out.  It didn't take me 4 months, but it was on the racks for that long.  I am assuming, because I didn't keep track, that there is over 100 hours of quilting on this quilt. I plan on entering this quilt into some shows to see how it does.

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What I love about the quilt is the Ombre affect. I planned out to have each block be dark in the corners and go light in the opposite corner. You can see that in the picture above.

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The sash was my favorite part to quilt.  The quilting design was inspired by the cross motif that I drew on the quilt top and the design developed from there. I mean, check out that center motif!  Ahhh, I love it!

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The corners were fun, but severely confusing at times.  I had to take a lot of pictures of my drawings for reference.

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Ooooh!  I love it.  Can you tell I am happy to be DONE with this quilt?  YAY!

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The binding was a miracle in itself, I did the Ombre affect again with dark and lights. I used the two main colors of the quilt and ended up with 2 corners exactly in half. Not planned, I am not that good. HA!  I love happy accidents.

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The back texture is always fun.

Okay, so buy your pattern now because it is on sale for an introductory price for a limited time! You can buy the PDF here and get working on your #gypsyquilt right now!  Or buy the paper version, here - knowing it will ship on March 5th.

Thanks everyone! I hope you love this quilt as much as I do! 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

New product! The QuickMark Ruler!


Hi Everyone!  I am so excited to introduce to you my first ever designed ruler - the QuickMark Ruler! This has been in the works for a while, so I am happy to let you know that it is finally available.  I designed this ruler so that I could have more options with marking while working on my quilts.  You know that I mark A LOT when I quilt and that isn't going to change for my custom quilting, so this ruler is perfect for what I need. 

QuickMark Ruler by Judi Madsen

I have been having fun using my new ruler on my newest design, "Gypsy" which will be available as a pattern soon. I will keep you up to date on all of that.  In the meantime, you can get your ruler here.

Happy Quilting! 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Patchwork Christmas Pattern Release!

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Hi Everyone!  I am so excited to tell you about my newest pattern, just in time for the Holidays - Patchwork Christmas! This quilt was a long time coming for me.  I have always wanted to make a Christmas quilt, but in the recent years I haven't had the time.  Well, I made the time this past week and I am so excited about this beautiful quilt.  It is funny how inspiration comes at the most random time. This quilt was originally going to be just the red and white star blocks using my stash, so a fun and simple quilt, but as I started drawing the quilt out - the thought came to mind to create a tree with ornaments and presents in front of the star blocks.  So, Patchwork Christmas was born and let me tell you, it has been fun watching it come together. 

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I started this quilt last Friday and finished yesterday.  It is a beautiful pattern and I know you will love making this quilt as much as I did!  I realize that Christmas is very soon, but you can piece this quilt in no time! It took me about 12 hours of piecing to put the top together. 

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I visited my local quilt store and found this beautiful ornament backing from StudioE fabrics. The rest of the quilt top fabrics were pulled from my stash, this quilt is very fat quarter friendly.  The quilting was done on my computerized A1 quilting machine - I now have 2 machines, one for my custom work and one for edge to edge computerized quilting.  The quilting pattern is Christmas Doodles by Patricia Ritter and it is really super cute.

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So, you can get the PDF pattern right away and get sewing on your own quilt top, or you can order the paper pattern - but that won't ship until the week of December 4th. I have them both available, as well as my other patterns at Black Friday/Cyber Monday prices.  So, for $4.95 - you can load up on all of your favorite patterns!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving!  


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Progressive Detail Quilting iquilt class now available for download!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.