Thursday, December 25, 2008

Labor of Love! The quilt is finished.

The completed quilt.
I am the one on the bottom left.
I had a fun time quilting this quilt. I did a swirl with a flower design throughout the quilt using my A-1 long arm machine. This is my original design and is a one of a kind. I made this quilt as a tribute to my wonderful parents. They had eleven children and we were truly blessed to have such incredible parents. My mom taught me how to sew and from there I learned to quilt, so I owe a lot to her patience in teaching me. This is just a thank you for all they both have done for me in my life. The fabric I used is Cotton Blossoms by Bonnie of Cotton Way and Camille of Thimble Blossoms for Moda Fabrics.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I just wanted to take a moment and tell everyone Merry Christmas. It has been an eventful, but wonderful year for Green Fairy Quilts and we look forward to a bright new year with new designs, quilt shows, quilt market and more. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Gayla's Quilt

This is a beautiful quilt that was pieced by Gayla Nielsen and quilted by me. My Mom came to visit me and need a little help with the quilting so I got this wall quilt done in about two and a half hours. It is such a fun quilt and the picot edge is going to be gorgeous.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

We have snow!

We moved to a "warmer climate" to escape the snow, but this morning we were surprised with a three inch coat of snow on the ground. It turned out okay because my kids played with Dad outside and made a snowman.
I got two quilts machine quilted since last night and it was great. I really feel like quilting is better than therapy. I get to just quilt and think about nothing, a must need for me since my mind is always going. I get attached to most of the quilts I quilt. It is fun because I get to keep the quilts until they are finished, so I feel like they are mine. Some quilts are harder than others to give up. The quilt below is one that I would love to keep. The teal and purple quilt is so beautiful and fun, I believe it is a Buggy Barn pattern and the lady that pieced it did an awesome job. It is straight and all you long-arm quilters know how important that is when you quilt.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Grace

This is my new design, "Grace." I just finished it on Friday and I love it. It is a fun and simple pattern and it will be available soon. I am currently working on a new front page for my patterns, so as soon as that is finalized and I have a better photo of the quilt. I will have it ready.
This is a close up of the quilting I did on the quilt. I had a fun time with this design, it was my first attempt at this design, all free hand on my A-1 Long-Arm.
©Green Fairy Quilts

Friday, December 12, 2008

My Pattern is finished!

For the past week I have been going crazy because I couldn't find a piece of fabric I had purchased for binding on my latest quilt design, but luckily today was the day and I found it. It happened to be under a tote full of fabric, I don't know why I didn't check there earlier. Anyway, the binding is done and I got the pattern written up and my husband has proofread it for me and it is almost ready for view. It feels so great to have a pattern all finished. I don't know how everyone else does it, but I get my drawing, I make the quilt, then I do the pattern. Works for me. I am working on the name of the quilt so stayed tuned.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Green Fairy Quilts Charity

We are officially a non-profit organization with the State of Utah, so anyone who has been hesitant to donate, please know that we are registered and that your donations are tax deductible. We are hoping to go back to Romania as soon as possible to help out the children in need there and with your help we can get there sooner. We are accepting quilt and cash donations and you can donate here. Please remember that even a dollar will go so far. Wishing you the best during this Christmas season.


Watch our charity video! http://greenfairyquilts.blogspot.com/2008/11/blog-post.html

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Quilt Guild Christmas Luncheon

I am a member of the Dixie Quilt Guild and we had our Christmas Luncheon today. I was so glad I got to go, it is fun to meet fellow quilters and see all the incredible projects that people work on. We had tickets and throughout the Luncheon they had a drawing for prizes. I was feeling lucky and my ticket number was drawn, I was lucky to get a bundle of Moda Fabric. It is a cheater quilt panel for Christmas and I am going to get that made up for my family. I have a lot of quilts, but not a quilt that I can just bundle up in and watch a Christmas movie. So, as soon as I get that done, I will post it a picture of it. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Reflections

Do you ever feel like all you want to do is quilt? I am feeling that today and it is the last thing that I get to do. Printing, folding and packaging patterns has taken up a lot of the day, I have my new designs just waiting to be made into quilts and turned into patterns. I don't believe there is enough time in the day to do all I want to do. But I have to say I am grateful for small distractions, especially my kids, they keep me going and every quilt project I do, they love. My daughter is always telling me my quilts are cute and my little boy loves it when I lay my quilts out because he plops right down and lays on them. So, when you can't do all you want to do, remember what is really important and how great it is to have family. I love being reminded of that, especially around Christmas.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Help our Charity.


"The Turtle Walk"

Designed by Judi Madsen & Jennifer Partridge.

Help out our charity by purchasing our quilt kit called "The Turtle Walk" it is a cute, fun and easy pattern using strip piecing skills. Anyone of any quilting skill level can make it. Included in the kit is enough fabric for the quilt top and binding, plus the patterns. Here is what you do, buy the kit, make the quilt top, then send the quilt top to us and we will make sure it gets to the children in Romania, (you keep the pattern). You can finish the quilt top or we will, please email us if you have any questions at greenfairyquilts@yahoo.com Watch our Charity video and help support our non-profit Green Fairy Quilts Charity. The kit is on sale for $30.76, regularly $43.95.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Machine Quilting


This is one block of a quilt that I finished quilting today. I love this quilting design, it is so easy to do and there is nothing like free hand quilting on the long arm, especially the A-1. I love it.

Saturday, November 22, 2008


As the Christmas season is approaching it is time to get started on your decorations, if you haven't already. I love this pattern called "Life of a Snowman," simply because it is cute and I love snowmen. You can order it off my website www.greenfairyquilts.com and we are offering free shipping right now on all of our orders in the USA. We just put up the rest of our fabric on our site as well, so check it out!

Pattern by Judi Madsen for Green Fairy Quilts.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!


This is my new design for the Fall called "Autumn Harvest". It is a fun and easy pattern that quilters of all skill levels would love to make. I think it is fun to have a fall time wall hanging around, even though everywhere you look especially in stores they have skipped Thanksgiving and moved on to Christmas. Let's not forget that we have a wonderful holiday between Halloween and Christmas.

Don't forget to watch our charity video.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Charity Video

video

Please take a moment and watch our charity video. We just got back from a wonderful trip in Romania to help children in need there. We will be going back as soon as we have enough quilts and funding.

Donate at www.greenfairyquilts.com

Green Fairy Quilts Charity Trip

Clint is back from Romania and the trip went better than ever. We found needy people who appreciated a warm quilt on a cold night. Here is a portion of an email Clint sent me while he was there.
"I just had an incredible experience. I did go to the Archway Foundation like I planned, but ended up going far beyond that to give the quilts away. Here's what happened. Tonight both the director and president of the foundation were there. I had already met the director, Gico, he's the man I spoke face to face with Thursday. I sat down with the president and explained why I was here, and what I wanted to do. She loved the quilts, and was so grateful I brought them. She explained what Gico had explained to me, that they find kids in terrible situations, bring them in and take care of them the best they can. She also explained how funding has run out, and they can't take in any more kids than what they have now. She told me the kids would appreciate the quilts, but suggested we go out and find the kids on the streets who would need them more. I was all for it. We hopped in their van, the director, president, a couple kids and myself, and went off to the location they've seen the most need in. Judi, it was the saddest thing I've ever done. We stopped, got out of the van, and walked into a field. It was getting dark, and we walked around a manhole, or sewer pipe, and I was told that was where some of them lived. I have pictures of it. We walked a little further, and along a fence was a makeshift shack built out of sticks, garbage, metal, and some old, old blankets on top to keep moisture out. Inside were a mom, her two little kids, and a couple other people. I explained why I was there, and they were eager to receive the quilts. It was cold out, and will only get colder, and these kids didn't even have coats. All they had were layers of clothing. We walked back to the van, and I began giving the quilts away to the little kids. They took them with huge smiles, as I wrapped them up in them. I gave one to each mom as well, as a few other moms climbed out of the sewer pipe underground. They looked at me with sad eyes and asked if they could have one too. I of course gave them one, as they explained they had kids underground that were cold. I ran out of quilts so fast, even had to turn some people away. It was so sad. It was cold, and they were in such need. I explained to those who didn't get one that I'd be back as soon as I could with more, but that it wouldn't be til next year. It was so sad. We sat and spoke with them for a minute, only to learn that underground one of the pipes had burst and killed one of the kids a few days ago. Apparently that has happened a number of times. If this Archway Foundation had more money, they could take in more kids from areas like these. Also, quilts are needed like crazy. I could have given away twice as much, just in this one spot. I took pictures of what I could, and a little video back at the Archway Foundation. At least those kids at the foundation have a place to sleep, and food to eat. I'm glad I was able to give the quilts to those who needed them most. To make matters worse, they had no food. A lot of them were breathing heavily into bags, which I saw a lot of as a missionary. Apparently that helps a little with food craving. It subsides your hunger a little. This Archway Foundation used to come out with food each day to feed these people in the sewer and shack, but ran out of money."----
As you can see there are so many out there that are in need of help and we would love to get help to these people in Romania, and hopefully more place following that. We plan on going back as soon as we have enough money donated. We will also be taking quilt donations with us. If you would like to help us out you can donate here on our website www.greenfairyquilts.com

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Romania!

Clint is currently in Romania and on Monday will be passing out the quilts to needy children. We feel so blessed to be able to help little kids who aren't as fortunate as our own children. We will have photos and hopefully video of his trip as soon as he is home for all to view and if you would like to help out, let us know by contacting us, or by donating to our cause. Take care quilters!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

"quilted memories" "quilts within a quilt"
Today has been an excellent day, I have been working on a couple more quilts for the Romanian trip that Clint is going on. We are giving away several of our quilts to people in need there. It is the start of our charity and he will be leaving soon. It is very exciting and I hope the people who receive the quilts will know how much time and effort went into making them. The quilts are nicely pieced and machine quilted so they will be durable and so that whomever receives them will receive something that is fun to look at as well as keep them warm.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Long Arm Quilting Machine

Hello Everyone! I am so excited to announce that our Quilting Machine is up and running. I love this machine, A-1 really knows how to make a great machine. We offer quilting services so just contact us through our website: www.greenfairyquilts.com.

Happy quilting!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Quilted Bag

Hello- I just thought you would like to know that my "quilted bag" pattern is now available. I have several requests for it and I finally gave in to giving the pattern out. I am excited to say that we will have our patterns at the Houston Quilt Market coming up October 25-27. We are in the Pattern Peddlers booth and our Quilted Bag and Brown & Pink Spring models will be there. Check us out.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Quilting Machine is Here!

I just have to write and tell you all that our quilting machine has arrived. Hooray! Pictures to come later.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Good Evening!

Well this week we were surprised and grateful to get another order from a distributor. The Eagle Pattern Depot has made an order and so we have our patterns with them. We also have our patterns available at allthingsribbon.com and quiltingbookspatternsandnotions.com

Check us out!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Good Afternoon!

I just thought I would tell you what is new in the life of Green Fairy Quilts. We just bought an A-1 Quilting machine, the check is in the mail and the machine will be here on October 7th. I can not wait until it is up and running because I need to quilt again! I have a few more quilt tops that need to be quilted before Clint goes off to Romania, so I will be working frantically before the trip to get about 10 more quilts done. Pictures will be coming soon. I can't believe we are going to own our own quilting machine. We will be providing quilting services as well, watch for information about that to come in the next few weeks. I think I love this blogging thing. It's great. Take care in the quilting world!

Quiltingly,
Judi

Froggie Goes a Courtin'


Featuring "Froggie Goes a Courtin' " designed by Gayla Nielsen. You will love this fun and easy pattern. It is a theme quilt using frog fabric, but it can easily be converted into any theme quilt using whatever fabric you like. You can purchase this great pattern here.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

All kits 30% off!

Check out this cute quilt kit. It is called Micah's Quilt and is made with the cutest dinosaur fabric. The kit includes fabric for the top of the quilt and the binding, plus the pattern. All of our kits are 30% off and we are offering free shipping on our website for orders inside the USA. We need to make room for all the fun new designs that will be coming out at the beginning of next year.

Green Fairy Quilts Charity

Green Fairy Quilts has a charity we would like you to know about. Since we love quilts and that is our passion in life, we thought it would be a great idea to share our love of quilts and give them away to kids in need. Clint has been to Romania and has visited the orphanages there. The kids are so cute, but lonely and have nothing of their own. So, come November, Clint is taking a huge pile of crib-size quilts to Romania that I have made and he is going to make sure that the children receive their own quilt. It is going to be awesome. We would love any donations to help us out, all proceeds will go towards the cause, you can donate here. Also, we would love your crib size quilts, they will be taken on our next trip. Watch for the photos coming in mid-November.

Hello All!

What's new in the Green Fairy world? Well, we recently got picked up by the mail order catalog Clotilde, so look for a few of our patterns there. One of my favorite patterns they picked up is titled "Brown and Pink Spring." It is a fun lap size quilt that uses brown and pink fabrics, one of my favorite combinations. It is so easy to make using techniques such as strip piecing and machine applique. I am all about easy quilting. So take a look at the patterns on my website: www.greenfairyquilts.com
"Judi's Album" and "Butterfly Fields" are also available with Clotilde and on my website.


"Brown & Pink Spring" by Judi Madsen

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Contact Me

Did you want to ask me something?


Email me at judi@greenfairyquilts.com


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