Blue Log Cabin

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Blue Log Cabin
Blue Log Quilt (back)

Blue Log Quilt (back)

Blue Log Quilt (front)

Blue Log Quilt (front)

Great masculine quilt featuring a traditional pattern in a new layout with fantastic contemporary fabrics!  The quilt pattern imitates the marbling in the outer border and makes this graduation gift is perfect for a young guy headed to college.  We know that the piecer used up all the remaining fabrics to make the backing but to anyone else it looks like a whole new modern quilt top!

Tropical Rainbow

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Tropical Rainbow
Tropical Rainbow (close up 2)

Tropical Rainbow (close up 2)

Tropical Rainbow (close up 1)

Tropical Rainbow (close up 1)

Tropical Rainbow (front)

Tropical Rainbow (front)

This treasure was found when the sewing room of my dear friend was cleaned out after she passed away.   It was missing one side border and the backing was in pieces.  It was my pleasure to bring this from rags to riches!

Bow Tie Flowers

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Bow Tie Flowers
Bow Tie Flowers (close up)

Bow Tie Flowers (close up)

Bow Tie Flowers (back)

Bow Tie Flowers (back)

Bow Tie Flowers (front)

Bow Tie Flowers (front)

Soft colors, retro fabrics make this look like a vintage quilt.  I love the whimsical flower pattern on the little flower background print.   I can just see this in a guest bedroom on an antique bed, can’t you?

Butterfly Fairy

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Butterfly Fairy
Butterfly Fairy (close up)

Butterfly Fairy (close up)

Butterfly Fairy (front)

Butterfly Fairly (front)

I wish the camera captured the shimmer of the blue/lavender pearlescent thread.  It was just the right touch for this fairy quilt.  When the light hits it, it looks like fairy dust sprinkled across the quilt.   With 4 shelving units filled with thread, I know I have the right thread for any project that comes to Ideal Stitches.

Bright and Beautiful Birds

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Bright and Beautiful Birds
Bright and Beautiful Birds (close up 1)

Bright and Beautiful Birds (close up 1)

Bright and Beautiful Birds (close up 2)

Bright and Beautiful Birds (close up 2)

Bright and Beautiful Birds (back)

Bright and Beautiful Birds (front)

Bright and Beautiful Birds (front)

Sometimes the right fabric just begs to be part of the quilt.  This quilt originally had a black binding that was supposed to be put on but I had an extra yard that was sitting out that was a perfect match for this quilt.  I called my customer and requested that she let me substitute my fabric for the black at no extra charge.   Between the binding fabric and the flock of birds quilted across the quilt, the results are spectacular.

Soft Baby Creamy Pinks

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Soft Baby Creamy Pinks
Soft Creamy Baby Pinks (close up)

Soft Creamy Baby Pinks (close up)

Soft Creamy Baby Pinks (back)

Soft Creamy Baby Pinks (back)

Soft Creamy Baby Pinks (front)

Soft Creamy Baby Pinks (front)

This quilt was made from the scraps of a larger quilt that was made as a wedding present.  This one will go to the same family for their newest addition.  The quilt pattern is the same so now they are a beautiful set.  The customer was so excited to surprise the new mom and I was thrilled to be included in the process.

Autumn Brown Table Runner

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Autumn Brown Table Runner
Autumn Brown Table Runner (back)

Autumn Brown Table Runner (back)

Autumn Brown Table Runner (front)

Autumn Brown Table Runner (front)

It’s so much fun when I can WOW the customer.  When she handed me this table runner she said that a meander was fine or what ever all over I would like.    This leaf and curl pattern repeats the pattern in the border and adds so much character to the runner.  The customer was delighted and even mentioned that the back was now even prettier than the front!   I love my job!