Christmas Custom

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Christmas Custom

Beautiful applique, log cabin piecework and custom quilting makes this a Christmas quilt to be cherished every holiday.

Comet

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Comet

The background fabric had flecks of copper and I searched through all my thread stash until I found a thread with just the right hue. The stars and swirls were the perfect choice to reinforce the comet’s trail through the night skies.

Harley Motorcycle Quilt

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Harley Motorcycle Quilt

Reds and blacks were the perfect color choices to go with the Harley T-shirts in this quilt. I brought the color combination to the back when I used a red thread on the black backing to show the motorcycle quilting pattern. This is another great gift quilt for the holiday season.

Bike Ride T Shirt Quilt

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Bike Ride T Shirt Quilt

This started as a bag of t-shirts and now is a cozy quilt full of biking memories. I used a contrasting thread in the bobbin so that the biking quilting pattern stands out. This is going to make a terrific gift!

Poppy Fields

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Poppy Fields

This is a terrific combination of pieced blocks, black background fabric with a vibrant poppy panel. I used a monofilament and quilted an all-over poppy design with gives great texture without distracting from the front, however, I love the design it gives to the striped backing fabric on the back.

Chain Links

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Chain Links

Squares and nine patch blocks are arranged in a diagonal linked pattern. The light blocks gave me plenty of space for the floral quilting pattern to show and bring the flowers from the backing to the front of the quilt. Simple yet spectacular.

Garden Snail Trail

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Garden Snail Trail

Curls and spikes in the quilting design continue the swirling motion of this snail trail quilt. To extend the gold accents in the piano keys across the quilt, I used a gold thread and that also added texture to the cream-colored background. Nothing slow moving about this quilt.

Pink Hawaiian Applique Quilt

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Pink Hawaiian Applique Quilt

Embroidery Applique meets quilting and the results are spectacular. Each of the designs are outlined, then quilting is added to the background and free motion swirls adorn the sashing. It’s like a window to the brightest colors of Hawaii.

Sunflowers Galore

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Sunflowers Galore

This charming sunflower panel is covered with quilted sunflowers. I used a monofilament thread, so the effect is subtle. It is the size of a small lap quilt but I would hang it on a wall to brighten my day every time I walked by.

Forest Snowballs

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Forest Snowballs

This fabric had the most wonderful touch, almost like a silk finish. This is going to a grandson who fell in love with the fabrics after his grandmother brought them home from the fabric store. I used a pine tree pattern and glossy light teal thread that looks incredible on front and back. Lucky grandson.

Sweet Indigo Flowers

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Sweet Indigo Flowers

This little sampler quilt was mailed to Ideal Stitches from southern NM. The floral pattern just comes alive on the red backing and blue border. I like the thought of my quilting spreading out across the globe from my little studio in Albuquerque.

Purple Stars and Trails

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Purple Stars and Trails

Vibrant purples are a rich contrast to the natural white background fabric. It’s amazing what you can do with just two block patterns. Lighter purple quilting thread is just the right touch!

Beautiful Blossom Mystery Quilt

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Beautiful Blossom Mystery Quilt

What a magnificent color palette for this incredible mystery quilt. I used a floral pattern that matched the inner border fabrics and this quilt is now a garden delight.

Simple Squares

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Simple Squares

This quilt was made for a grandson who likes to keep it simple. Three pieced square blocks on a gray background were about as simple as it gets. But we can’t stop there. I added straight lines horizontally and vertically to make a square pattern and then went diagonal to highlight the pieced area. Look how incredible it turned out on the minke backing.