Mama Gypsy QAL Second Row of Blocks and Winner!

(Block 5)
I hope you are having a fun time putting Mama Gypsy together!  I am happy to announce that Dory Miller has won the $50 gift certificate to Green Fairy Quilts for this quilt along.  Thank you for joining my quilt along!

So, we are working on row 2 for this week.  Thank you for sharing your progress on Facebook and Instagram - your fabric choices and blocks are amazing!  Keep them coming!

August 16, 2019 by Judi

Mama Gypsy QAL First Blocks and Winner announced soon!!

It has been so fun watching the fabric choices coming along and many of you have started cutting and working on blocks.  That is so great! I am going to go over how I pieced my Mama Gypsy. The color choices for my quilt made it so I had to start in the center and build from there. 

You can see in the picture above that I cut the 4 center large print blocks, then cut the accent squares. I drew on...
August 09, 2019 by Judi

Mama Gypsy Quilt Along Fabric Choices!!!

Alright! Here we go! I hope you are as excited as I am about this fun Mama Gypsy QAL - it is going to be fun!  So, for those of you who are still on the fence and haven't purchased your pattern yet, you still have time! Get your paper pattern here (with free collector pin) or if you want to just get started, purchase the PDF version here.

For those of you on Facebook - I have created a groupto...
August 02, 2019 by Judi

Mama Gypsy Quilt Along with FREE collectors pin!

Mama Gypsy by Judi Madsen
I have some fun planned for a Quilt Along making my Mama Gypsy Quilt. If you remember my first quilt, it was made with a white background and dark focal pieces.  This quilt has taken on a whole new look with a dark background and bright border, I absolutely love it!
Mama Gypsy by Judi Madsen
The fun thing about this quilt patternis that there are enough half-square triangles to make a bonus quilt. I changed the layout for...
July 25, 2019 by Judi

Black and White picture challenge and my adventures in Paducah...

Judi Madsen using the A1 Elite Longarm 
I thought it would be fun to do my own black and white picture challenge for this post. It really has been so hard to keep up blogging and I miss it. Seems like Instagram and Facebook is where I hang out most of the time now. Anyway - I just went to Paducah for QuiltWeek and had a wonderful time teaching 6 sold out classes. I am always so honored to be with so many quilters - it really makes my...
May 01, 2019 by Judi

Celebrate Quilt all Finished!!!

 I am happy to share my quilt, Celebrate, with you today.  You may have seen sneak peeks of this darling top on Social Media, but today is the final reveal.  I mentioned a few months ago that I design for a new company, Honest Fabric, and this is one of those designs. Right now, until tomorrow, you can get all of my designs at 25% off by using the code, ILOVEJM25 during checkout at Honest Fabric....
March 01, 2019 by Judi
Tags: Quilting

All New Patterns!!!

I am so excited to share with you 2 new quilt patterns!  These 2 designs have been in the works for a while, ever since Gypsy was first designed. The first one, Mama Gypsyis a fabulous quilt. This design takes the Gypsy block and makes it the focal point of the quilt. I used yardage for this particular quilt, but it could easily be a stash buster/fat quarter quilt. The large pieces could also be...
February 01, 2019 by Judi
Tags: Quilting

All New Ruler! The QuickMarkAssist! Available for PRE-ORDER

Hi Everyone!  I am excited to share with you my QuickMarkAssist Ruler which is designed to compliment - or assist, the QuickMarkRuler.  The difference between this ruler and the QuickMark ruler is that there are 1/2" cut outs, the ruler is 6 1/2" x 12 1/2" x 1/8" - so it is for marking only. It is not to be used with the quilting, but will help you tremendously when you are marking your quilts....
December 11, 2018 by Judi
Tags: Quilting

Ticky Tack revealed!!

Okay, so I am happy to finally reveal my Ticky Tackquilt - another custom printed panel design that was designed and quilted by me. This was the first time for me using a printed panel for custom quilting and the fabric is 100% polyester, so it has a new feel for me. The fabric has a soft feel to it and because it is printed on a tight weave fabric, I needed to use a smaller needle (90/14) while...
November 29, 2018 by Judi
Tags: Quilting

Cypress Quilt No Piecing Necessary

I am so excited to share with you my Cypress quilt top. This is a fabulous design that is now available as a custom printed quilt top, no piecing necessar! Some of you may say - cheater quilt ;-) but it so much more than that.  I am excited to say that I have joined the design team and I currently have 6 designsin several colorways available. These are designs that are perfect...
November 24, 2018 by Judi
Tags: Quilting