Fabulous Background for Applique DVD available now!

Okay, so if you haven't had the chance to take my iquilt.com 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

Introducing Diamond in the Rough and some exciting news!

Secondary Designs Cover  
I am happy to say that I am currently tracking my first shipment of books from AQS and I can hardly contain my excitement!  Secondary Designs with Judi Madsenis my second book and will be arriving in my hands on Monday December 19th. This book has been 3 years in the making and is sure to be a winner, I think - at least for me - I love the projects and I hope you will too. It was 3 years ago...
December 14, 2016 by Judi
Tags: Quilting

Candy Cane Wall Hanging! Merry Christmas!

Free Pattern!  My gift to you this Christmas season.  Read on!
Okay, so I just had to make something to reflect the time of year right now and I have always loved candy canes.  As you can see, this fabulous Candy Cane wall hanging is just perfect for the season, I love it.  The design was really fun to come up with, and it was even more fun putting together.

I wanted to incorporate a star in the...
December 12, 2016 by Judi

Sweet Surrender Quilt

Okay, so it took me a little while to finish this quilt top.  It is amazing that I find I don't have as much time quilting as I would like, but I am making it work and the quilts I am privileged to work on are always so much fun.  This client quilt was no different. 
The quilt is Beth's, and she did an amazing job with the applique and piecing. I always love working on her quilt tops. The quilt...
November 29, 2016 by Judi
Tags: Quilting

This Way Quilt, Secondary Designs with Judi Madsen

Hi Everyone!  I hope you had a wonderful month and for those of you in the USA, I hope your Thanksgiving was filled with happiness and joy as you spent time with friends and family.  We had a wonderful time as a family and we are so grateful for all we have been given, we are truly blessed.

As promised, here is peek at another project from my book, Secondary Designs with Judi Madsen. This quilt is...
November 26, 2016 by Judi
Tags: Quilting

Book Update and Sneak Peek!

Secondary Designs Cover 
Okay Friends!  I need to update you on what is going on with my second book, Secondary Designs with Judi Madsen. First off, you will notice that the cover is a little bit different than the one that is on my site for pre-purchase, as well as the cover picture on Amazon.  The cover change was a surprise to me, I saw the new cover when I went to Nashvillea few weeks ago. It still uses the same...
November 07, 2016 by Judi
Tags: Quilting

iquilt filming recap

Hi there! It has been a while. It is hard to keep up blogging with all that is going on in my life, but I hope you are happy with waiting because I have had some exciting things going on.  I have had to keep a lot of my quilting secret because I have been working on 2 more quilting classes with iquilt.com  
The above picture is from my "Progressive Detail Quilting," class and I know you are going...
October 28, 2016 by Judi