"D" is for Darling

or "D" is for Darby!
I pieced my letter block (a long, long time ago) using the instructions Spell It with Fabric from the Moda Blog.
I did alter the size to finish @ 7.5" square and added a teeny tiny 1" star.

This maybe the tiniest block I've ever stitched in the ditch on.

I think it's going to look cute added to my mini quilt wall!

And check out this nifty gadget I stole from my DH bicycle.
He uses the lighting when he rides in the dark, but I thought it would be fancier on my Innova longarm handles.

Even though I have an above light bar on my Innova frame, it seems wasteful to turn it on during the daytime.  
The best thing is, the led lights run off batteries.

Baby quilts and a new buddy

I finished quilting not one, not two but three adorable baby quilts for one of my quilting customers!

She pieced some adorable strip quilts with chenille appliqued flowers.
I thought it would be fun to long arm quilt each one differently but echo the flowers the same.

Threw in a few fluttering butterflies with some freehand swirls quilted around them.

Quilted a freehand feather meander.

A mix of freehand feather swirls.

I went on my daily run and came home with a new friend.

What a trooper he ran 3 miles and didn't stop.
Of course I was a little nervous he was following me but he turned out to be such a sweet dog.
I just hope his owners feel the same way and claim him soon!

Moda Daysail Charm Quilt

I found some yummy Moda Daysail before it's release date in 2015.
I'm planning to do the Fat Quarter Shops next BOM using Moda Daysail, so I didn't go over board and only bought a couple charm packs.
I really didn't have big plans with them. 

I knew I wanted to cut into them ASAP!
Perfect opportunity to experiment with the Quick Curve Ruler, which resulted these fun blocks.

Because the QCR doesn't have a deep curve my blocks came out roundish squarish and on point. 

It didn't take long for 2 blocks to turn into 20 blocks...perfect for a little quilt.

I even had a spare moment to load it on the Innova.

After stitching in the ditch and a bit of ruler work I did some fun freehand filler stitches for the empty spaces.

A fun spiral design for the blocks.

Lot and lots of fun texture!

Another fun filled quilt!

My crazy addictions

The weather has been fantastic for my love of running and quilting!
Quilting ranks pretty close to my first love of running.
When I run I think of quilting and when I quilt I think of when I'll run again.
Crazy huh!

I had the urge to piece a lil boy quilt and used one of Sew Kind of Wonderful's designs to come up with a quickie.
The pattern is called Mod Olives.
But I couldn't seem to find the exact pattern, so I improvised and used my cutting measurements to come up with the same block.
Finished size will be 36" x 52"

A baby girl quilt is on the long arm now and it's just about done.

I also pieced a second Modern Building Blocks.
After piecing my own Modern Building Blocks quilt top, one of my customers asked if I'd piece hers too.

Of course, no way was I going to pass that up.
I had such a blast with the first one.

All 48 blocks pieced and ready to go home!

Modern Building Blocks Quilt

I finished piecing my Modern Building Blocks Quilt.
I bought my quilt kit from my favorite quilt shop...Fat Quarters Shop.
The service is always very friendly and super quick.

The quilt pattern suggests piecing the big blocks first and work your way through.  

36" blocks
18" blocks
12" blocks
6" blocks

The segments came together very easily!

Starting to look more like a quilt!

Finished at nice size of 84"x96"

I'll be honest...I loved piecing these blocks!!!
Two blocks were a bit challenging but with some patience they were easily accomplished.
Except for one block that I even pieced twice and still wouldn't come out to the correct size. 
Pain in the you know what!
The good thing is only my long arm quilter and I will know which block I had trouble with. ;-)

Well, Hello Tula Pink!!

I'm a huge fan of quilt kits...I love that someone else has taken the time to coordinate my fabrics and I get to spend my time cutting, piecing and quilting it all together!

So when I heard Tula Pink was offering a quilt kit through Craftsy and a mystery pattern was being offered, I didn't hesitate and purchased.

I was not dissappointed!

Craftsy workshop was full of pictures, directions were easy to follow and best part was Tula Pink herself was rooting us on through the journey. 

Tula Pink's fabric line Fox Field is beautiful, full of fresh colorful modern prints.
I love how she throws in a few solid fabrics to match.
I think it helps tone down the busy fabrics and gives a nice space for some machine quilting to pop up through the quilt top.

The original long arm quilter who worked on Tula's quilt was the amazing talented Angela Walters.

I alternated designs in the diamond log strips with some ruler work with a fill and a freehand curvy whimsical feather.

The middle diamond was a computer design that fit perfectly!
I think everyone knows I appreciate both worlds freehand quilting with computer quilting.

Love those little puffy pillows crosshatching creates.

Quilting on solid fabrics can also show up some wiggles in my freehand up and downs.
But I think it gives it character!

Labeled, bound and ready to be loved!

Moda Miss Kate Spring Fling Quilt

I've loaded and unloaded my Spring Fling top on the longarm.
I would have quilted it a few weeks back but couldn't decide if I wanted to add an outer border.
I ended up adding a border and making it a good size baby quilt.

After stitching in the ditch it was time to add some fun quilting designs.
Mixed in a few straight quilting lines and a freehand feather for the border.

One of my dearest girlfriends is expecting her first baby later this year.
I'm over the moon excited for her!
I can't wait to shower her with a gazillion quilts and maybe a few crafty things!
Also bound and labeled my Metro Medallion quilt.
I'm hanging on to it till I find a new owner.
Today was a fun mail day...an order of Aurifil thread from Green Fairy Quilts and an order of fabric for my next quilting adventure arrived!