Kay’s Sampler Quilt

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Kay’s Sampler Quilt
Kay's First Sampler (close up 1)

Kay’s First Sampler (close up 1)

Kay's First Sampler (close up 2)

Kay’s First Sampler (close up 2)

Kay's First Sampler (front)

Kay’s First Sampler (front)

Kay's First Sampler (back)

Kay’s First Sampler (back)

This stunning sampler quilt is a first for this new to quilting but accomplished seamstress.  She remarked that she couldn’t believe she could cut fabric into little pieces and sew it back together and come away with this stunning quilt top.  The back was the perfect place to feature the dove and olive branch quilting pattern.  It’s like having two quilts in one.

Reindeer Quilt

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Reindeer Quilt
Reindeer Quilt (back)

Reindeer Quilt (back)

Reindeer Quilt (front)

Reindeer Quilt (front)

It’s not too early to start bringing your Christmas projects to Ideal Stitches.  This cozy quilt is made from flannels on the quilt top and fuzzy minky fabric for the backing.  This quilt looks amazing with beautiful all over snowflakes and a wind quilting design.

Peace Cottage 3

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Peace Cottage 3
Peace Cottage 3 (close up 1)

Peace Cottage 3 (close up 1)

Peace Cottage 3 (close up 2)

Peace Cottage 3 (close up 2)

Peace Cottage 3 (close up 3)

Peace Cottage 3 (close up 3)

Peace Cottage 3 (front)

Peace Cottage 3 (front)

Peace Cottage 3 (back)

Peace Cottage 3 (back)

This is the third Peace Cottage that has come to Ideal Stitches.  I never get tired of the shooting stars, trees, grass, and cottage quilting.   The background swirls are perfect to showcase all the individual quilting in each design element.  Simply stunning!

Antique Lace

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Antique Lace
Antique Lace (close up 1)

Antique Lace (close up 1)

Antique Lace (close up 2)

Antique Lace (close up 2)

Antique Lace (close up 3)

Antique Lace (close up 3)

Antique Lace (front)

Antique Lace (front)

Antique Lace (back)

Antique Lace (back)

What a fantastic way to showcase antique lace doilies, handkerchiefs and linen napkins.  The white napkins were the perfect place to do featherwork, otherwise the key features were outlined to feature the lace.   The background fill is an allover ground cover that brings out the antique lace.  The quilt work is amazing when seen on the backing.

Tula Pink

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Tula Pink
Tula Pink (close up)

Tula Pink (close up)

Tula Pink (back)

Tula Pink (back)

Tula Pink (front)

Tula Pink (front)

This gorgeous Tula Pink quilt has as much going on in the quilting as it does in the piecing and the fabrics.  There is convergent lines in the stars, feathers in the rings, tons of ditch work and miles of background stippling.  The result is incredible!

Red Soccer Quilt

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Red Soccer Quilt
Red Soccer Quilt (close up 1)

Red Soccer Quilt (close up 1)

Red Soccer Quilt (close up 2)

Red Soccer Quilt (close up 2)

Red Soccer Quilt (front)

Red Soccer Quilt (front)

This quilt was made by the piecer for her dear friends son as a graduation present.  She took the top to show it to her friend as she was in hospice and then came to Ideal Stitches to be quilted,   I continued with the soccer theme and quilted a variety of coordinating soccer patterns in the border and the blocks.  The redwork was machine embroidery which I highlighted with outline quilting.   When the quilt was picked up, I found out that the friend has passed away and that the piecer had embroidered a label with a message from the mom to her son for the quilt.