This blue batik quilt has wonky stars and a starlet quilting pattern. It also features a scrappy binding that is one inch wide on front and back. A star is born.
In a year overshadowed by COVID-19, I wanted to share a bit of happy and uplifting news! Ideal Stitches has been selected for the Best of Albuquerque 2020 award in the category of Longarm Quilting Services. This is my second year to be nominated and receive this award and I am so very honored. Thank you for being a valuable part of my quilting dream.
I just love it when someone brings me a quilt top that has been stored for years and wants to turn it into a usable quilt. This one does have stains and I wanted to quilt it first before we tried to launder it. The dresden pieces were all hand pieced and I wanted them to be secure. We chose a rose pattern because the grandmother that pieced the quilt loved roses. I think she would be very pleased to see the finished quilt.
As promised, here is the second of the Russell quilts. This one belongs to me and I used my favorite color on the backing fabric, however, I still used a pale yellow for the sunrise. I think the quilt looks like the stratified layers in the grand canyon from the sky to the Colorado river that runs at the bottom.
Flying geese and feather patterns are a great combination for this earthtone batik quilt. When my customer picked it up, she said it was less busy even though I added the quilting and used a variegated thread. It didn’t make sense until I saw the pictures. I think the quilting that covered the contrasting cream fabric softened the contrast. Well, what ever it was. the quilt is incredible.
I had so much fun with this boo-ti-ful wall handing. I outlined the hand embroidery, free motioned the back fill, stitched in the ditch for the borders, use rulers and templates for the quilting in the patch work area, and engaged the robotics for the ribbon and jack o lantern border patterns. It was a little of everything just like a bowl of Halloween candy.
A while back, I had a few up close shots of this quilt. I am thrilled to post a picture of the completed
Cheerful colors and denim make this a bright picnic quilt. I just had to use a variegated thread on top and bottom and the results are amazing. At the time I was quilting this project, I was able to pray for my client and her husband as they faced a serious health issue so there are prayers in the stitches.
Kaffe fabrics pair with a gray printed fabric to make a Kaffe Quilt of a different color. The neutral bold print is a perfect contrast to the bright colors of Kaffe fabrics. This is probably my most favorite Kaffe quilt yet.
This quilt is for a baby girl born on her first birthday next month, her namesake. I had so much fun quilting radiating lines around the hearts, and then doing a free motion heart and curl pattern in the rail fence blocks. I added a sleeve so this quilt can hang in the nursery. Auntie and Mamma are thrilled with the quilt. Hope baby November loves it too.
I finally used up all the jeans fabric in my studio on this denim cathedral window quilt. The denim, pink fabric and batting were all cut on the accuquilt cutting system and then it was just a matter of sewing it together. As the accuquilt also cut the 1/8 inch snips for ragging, I just had to wash and dry the quilt and and the frayed edges were a snap.