Swirls & Pearls

Stitching up the last bit of Christmas quilting.

A fellow guild member stitched together a festive Christmas table runner.
Customer requested a beautiful Christmas design.  

And finishing off the season with some fun swirls and pearls!

OC Thunder Quilt

Another fun Oklahoma sports quilt.

The team colors are the best!
The mix of blues, orange and gold makes for a bright and colorful quilt!

Love how soft and cuddly the quilt turned out with the plush fleece backing.

Longarm Quilting Visalia Quilt

A Visalia quilter brought her fancy Daiwabo fabric quilt for some longarm quilting.
A fun mixture of different textured fabrics makes this quilt super cozy!

A beautiful feather design was requested. 

The quilting texture shows up nicely on the woven fabrics.

Oklahoma Sooner Boomer Quilt

I longarm quilted a fun quilt...
Boomer Sooner, OK U! 
Sports quilts are always fun to quilt!
Playful quilting gives the quilt lots of yummy texture.

Quilted the OU team logo letters in the inner border solid fabric.

Love the customer's request for the words Sooner and Boomer quilted in the borders. 

Perfect quilt pattern to showcase the novelty fabrics.

And it's always a treat to fire up the Bernina for some embroidery labels...sadly it's not my daily DSM.

Aspen Glow Quilt

The talented Shelley of Cora Quilts has done it again!
After quilting her beautiful Spring Sampler quilt, she asked me to quilt her latest Aspen Glow.
She recently hosted a fun QAL using her Aspen Glow quilt pattern.
You can find her quilt patterns through Craftsy or her Etsy store.

She opted to increase her total blocks for a gorgeous king size quilt.
I'm not going to lie...I loved how it looked on the Innova frame.

Shelley enjoys open quilting designs and picked a beautiful feather design.

Urban Pods Quilt

Friday was the perfect night to hide in my sewing room after a crazy week at my day job.
I wanted to whip together a baby quilt for a friend.
I chose to use the QCR and one of the fabulous patterns...Urban Pods.
I reduced the original pattern size for a baby quilt.

Sliced and diced a few Kona solids.

Enjoyed lots and lots of chain piecing...

And trimming up the blocks.

Quickly I had an adorable modern baby quilt.

Then off to load it on the longarm.
After stitching in the ditch, echo ruler work and some freehand ups and downs.

 I filled in the color pods with two different quilt designs.
It's always fun to mix up the texture.

Longarm Quilting Riverdale Quilt

A wonderful Riverdale quilter requested a pretty feather pantograph design for her blue and beige quilt.
I've quilted a few of these quilt patterns, but I always forget to ask the pattern name to share on the blog.

I do love how the blocks are big for showing off large printed fabrics.

Warm and Natural batting was provided and I chose the thread color to blend into the beautiful fabrics.

Modern Building Blocks Quilt

I recently enjoyed custom quilting a customer's Modern Building Blocks quilt.
I love how she pieced the blocks for her own layout.
Such a fun quilt to work on from start to finish!
I used the original quilt for some inspiration but mostly it was all about keeping the theme of straight line quilting.

Using the method of dot-to-dot quilting, I marked my registration points.
It's time consuming but well worth it when the points line up.
But it's also okay if I didn't hit all the marks because it's the joy of freehand quilting and the love of using my longarm rulers that matters.

The red hospital block was well liked when I shared it on instagram.
The outside echo lines were done without the ruler or the computer...done by moving my longarm machine vertically and horizontally using the hoping foot to measure the spacing between the lines.
The purple disappearing marks in the white were used to line up my longarm ruler for the grid work.

I did make a few custom digital quilt designs to fit in the blocks using my IQ and Art and Stitch program. 
I love both worlds of freehand quilting and digital quilting!

I'm also a knot and bury thread kind of gal. 
Another time consuming task but well worth the finished look.

These diagonal lines were tricking to line up to make the cool triangle grid.
You can see my spacing is a little off when I used my longarm ruler...

but when you look at the whole block you don't even notice.
My channel locks came in handy for the vertical lines.

Measuring at 84"x96" full of quilting goodness!

Longarm Machine Quilting Lemoore Quilt

A Lemoore quilter requested some longarm quilting on her red white and black quilt.
The colors are always striking when used together in a quilt.
She purchased the top from the Common Thread Quilt Guild
from a previous quilt owner.
But re-assembled the sash with her own black fabric.
At first she requested an allover design or whatever I felt was good for the quilt.
Well, I thought a little bit of quilting would be good.
I've been quilting for her for a few years and love that she trusts me with her projects.

I've been dying to use some of my many computer quilt designs.
So I chose a block design that fit with the pieced block and a coordinating sashing design. 

Hobbs wool batting was requested...one of my very favorite batting types to use.

She was more than ecstatic with her new quilt!