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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!

Meadowland

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Meadowland

This is the second quilt where I was requested to do very dense quilting and it looks incredible. I love the soft gentleness of the paisley design. The backing is scrappy and with the quilting it make this quilt fabulous front or back.

Beach Glass

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Beach Glass

I just love the dense quilting on this quilt. The soft variegated thread and wool batting just brings out the circles and swirls in the all over pattern. I wish I had the before picture of the quilt top just to show that “Quilting Makes the Quilt”.

Dancing Vines Mystery Quilt

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Dancing Vines Mystery Quilt

This beautiful quilt was the 2019 Mystery Quilt at Ryan’s Sewing Store and it is magnificent. This is the expanded version for bed size rather than throw size. The colors are rich and warm. I used a vine quilting design in a soft autumn orange thread. This is going to be a wonderful wedding gift.

Mom's Scrap Quilt

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Mom's Scrap Quilt

This quilt came to Ideal Stitches with holes that had to be repaired. It was the dream of the daughter to have this quilt finished so her elderly father could enjoy it and remember his wife. We chose a fish and water quilting design that is showcased on the dark blue backing. What a fabulous gift.

Flowers through the Windows

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Flowers through the Windows

The blocks reminded me of window panes and the quilt looks like you can see outside to a beautiful flower garden. Ribbon swirls soften the straight lines and give an illusion of wind in the garden.