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...
September 07, 2017 by Judi
Tags: Quilting

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...
August 11, 2017 by Judi
Tags: Quilting

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...
July 11, 2017 by Judi
Tags: Quilting

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


June 14, 2017 by Judi
Tags: Quilting

Harriot by Sue Cody

Okay, so I am thrilled to finally share with you the final results of this beautiful quilt, Harriot.  This is another masterpiece by Sue Cody and appliqued to perfection by Beth, you have seen some of her other work on here - most recently, Sweet Surrender. Beth is an amazing appliquer and I am thrilled to be able to work on her quilt tops.

This time I wanted to share with you Beth's work. You can...
June 02, 2017 by Judi
Tags: Quilting

Star Xing! The First Real Glimpse!

So, my book, Secondary Designs with Judi Madsen has been out since December and because life is crazy, I still have a couple of quilts that I have not shared from the book.  I am happy to introduce to you Star Xing!  This is a fabulous design that I am very proud of.  You will find the design on the CD that comes with my book.  The piecing as well as the quilting instructions are both on there.

May 26, 2017 by Judi
Tags: Quilting

Fabulous Background for Applique DVD available now!

Okay, so if you haven't had the chance to take my class, Fabulous Background Quilting for Applique yet, now is the time!  You can own it on DVD and watch it from the comfort of your own home and big screen TV.  Now, that would be something. ;-)

Judi's iquilt class
I walk you through an amazing border design, 3 simpler background designs, then finish off with 3 more amazing background designs. You are going...
May 15, 2017 by Judi
Tags: Quilting

Free Spirit Quilt Kit

Free Spirit Quilt Kit 
Free Spirit Quilt Kits are available on my website!  If you loved my original design, you will love making this beautiful quilt top.  Available here

May 12, 2017 by Judi

Free Spirit! Final Reveal and New Pattern.

Hi Everyone!  I am so happy to be able to finally reveal "Free Spirit" to you.  This project has been a long, labor of love and I am so thrilled with the results of this quilt. The design is exactly how I envisioned.  Well, maybe a tad bit better because I didn't realize the quilting potential when I first drew out my design.
Okay, so the blocks are big, but not too big. Putting together 9...
April 27, 2017 by Bryan Lovgren
Tags: Quilting

Free Spirit Quilt


This quilt was so much fun to make. This is the second version of my Free Spirit quilt, I will be sharing the first version very soon.  Both quilts were a labor of love, but this version definitely went a lot faster because I chose an easier quilting design. The piecing itself does take a bit of time, but the overall look is definitely worth the effort. It is a beautiful quilt. 


I used several fat quarters from different fabric collections to make this quilt.  If I liked the print, I put it in the quilt.  I love the fun variety of this quilt, it made me come out of my normal comfort zone of "just a few colors" in a quilt.  This is also the first time I use different shades of the background fabric.  You can see how the top of the quilt is lighter and ends up with the darker background fabric.  It gives the quilt a whole new look.  FS3

I quilted the top using Glide thread using my free-motion feather swirl as the design, it turned out so beautiful. It is always fun for me to quilt something fast, in between my crazy detailed quilting jobs. 


The back is just as luscious the top.  I really loved how it turned out.  The binding is the best part of this quilt, in my opinion, because I used strips from the fabric I used in the quilt blocks.  That always gives a nice design element on quilt finishes.

April 25, 2017 by judi madsen