Burgundy Butterflies

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Burgundy Butterflies

Believe it or not the burgundy fabric is not the backing but instead it is a wide 14 inch border around the scrappy patchwork blocks. I love the dimension that the poly puff batting brings to the quilt. It is one of the quilters dream battings that I carry at Ideal Stitches and I have grown to love the lightweight puffy feel of a quilted that is quilted with this batting.

Sooners Quilt

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Sooners Quilt

When I found out that my brother in law was diagnosed with cancer, I had to make him a comfort quilt. I found this fleece OU fabric for the back and used a scrappy top (my go to for comfort quilts). I folded it with the backing hidden and mailed it. It arrived on his first day of chemotherapy. My SIL said his eyes lit up when he saw the backing. I scored a touchdown with this quilt!!

Hexi Star

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Hexi Star

This antique quilt came to Ideal Stitches unfinished. The sides we half blocks as if the piecer was finishing the blocks after they were in the quilt top. My client didn’t have the matching fabrics from her mother so the quilt was trimmed square. The hexagons appear to be spilling off the quilt into infinity. The sashing fabric has a little tulip print and I chose a tulip edge to edge and red binding to finish this quilt.

Sunbonnet Sue Octagon

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Sunbonnet Sue Octagon

This is a set of quilts, one 4 x 4 and one 3 x 3, that I quilted identically. My client had bought a stack of sunbonnet sue blocks at an estate sale and then used the blocks to complete two quilt tops. I love the octagon shape in the corners and cornerstones and I chose to quilt them as one shape instead of breaking them apart. I just love how it turned out.

Pair of Swallows

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Pair of Swallows

This little bird quilt was made for an elderly mother to enjoy the outdoors even when her failing health may prevent her from going outside. As I was quilting I was thinking of how a quilt can communicate so much and shown by the care from a loving daughter.

Blue Cross

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Blue Cross

While quilting straight lines is fairly simple, the placement of the line is critical in this cross quilt. I was able to use a tool that had set unused and ignored on my shelves to make the radiating lines and it came out incredible. I love the mix of feathers and geometric lines on the cross, especially the chevrons in the flower fabric that point to the center of the cross.

Golden Christmas Quilt

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Golden Christmas Quilt

Rich and elegant golds, reds and greens combine with a poinsettia pattern that is sure to light up the holiday season. The gold thread just shines on the emerald green backing. Are you ready to finish your Christmas Quilts now?