Grunge Around the World

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Grunge Around the World

What a fantastic fabric combination. The bright colors on black against the neutral sand is phenomenal. Add a simple quilting pattern in a gray variegated thread and it is spectacular!

Christmas Tree in Snow

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Christmas Tree in Snow

Snowflakes in a pearlescent white thread give the illusion of a soft holiday snow on this Christmas Tree quilt. The backing was vibrant red and the snow storm continues on the back. Put on the Christmas music and cuddle up!

Aqua Suns

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Aqua Suns

Who says you have to quilt custom on a Niemeyer quilt? This wall hanging was an introductory class to paper piecing and Judy Niemeyer patterns, however the customer did not want custom quilting. No problem, this hazy horizontal design makes it look like the sun is coming through some light clouds. She can’t wait to hang it up!

Zen Check

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Zen Check

I have really been loving this set of quilts that has very dense quilting requested. Yes it is more time intensive but the results are incredible! Look at all the negative space in the borders and how beautifully filled they are now.

Quilts for Granddaughters

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Quilts for Granddaughters

Wonderful almost matching quilts for two sibling granddaughters. One quilt was larger than the other so I also changed the size of the quilting pattern. Both were done in a vivid variegated thread that looks incredible!

Seaside at the Beach

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Seaside at the Beach

Twin quilts for a beach house guest room. The blue backing is perfect for the depths of the ocean quilting design. The seaside fabrics set the scene for beach picnics and seaside vacations.

Rocking Around the Christmas Tree

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Rocking Around the Christmas Tree

Christmas flannels and a red plaid backing combine with a “rockin” Christmas tree quilting design for a cozy quilt. All that is needed now is a big mug of hot chocolate!

Winter Wonderland

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Winter Wonderland

This winter wonderland scene came to Ideal Stitches fused but not sewn, I did a combination of applique and quilting with invisible thread to sew down all the pieces of fabric. Then I free motion quilted the background snow and sky with metallic blue thread. It looks magical!

Purple Hurricane

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Purple Hurricane

Swirling hurricane winds are perfect for blocks and straight line piecing. I also knew before hand that this quilt was a gift for a grandson and I wanted to stay away from “ribbons and bows” and give this an edgy look.

Roses in Purple

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Roses in Purple

I love it when I know the backing fabric is going to be a canvas for the stitching. I was able to use a dark purple variegated thread in the bobbin and paint a rose garden. On the front the lavender thread adds texture but doesn’t overwhelm the piecing. I can almost smell the roses now.

Sunbonnet Sam & Sue

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Sunbonnet Sam & Sue

Zoom in and you will notice that Sam has a lot of fireman fabrics and that was the inspiration for the flames all over design and the red and yellow variegated bobbin thread. Maybe I should have called this quilt Fireman Sam!