Author Archives: Ideal Stitches

About Ideal Stitches

Longarm Quilting Services in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Llama Quilt

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Llama Quilt
Llama Quilt (close up 1)

Llama Quilt (close up 1)

Llama Quilt (close up border)

Llama Quilt (close up border)

Llama Quilt (close up 2)

Llama Quilt (close up 2)

Llama Quilt (back)

Llama Quilt (back)

Llama Quilt (front)

Llama Quilt (front)

This fantastic quilt is a wedding present.  Originally the gray was supposed to just have background fill, however, I found the cutest quilting pattern of two llamas kissing with a heart over head and I just had to add it to the top and bottom of the gray fabric.   The borders have a Peruvian style which looks phenomenal on both the front and back of the quilt.  Mother of the Bride was thrilled, I can’t wait to find out what the bride and groom think of it!

Winter Animals

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Winter Animals
Winter Animals (back)

Winter Animals (back)

Winter Animals (back close up)

Winter Animals (back close up)

Winter Animals (close up)

Winter Animals (close up)

Winter Animals (front)

Winter Animals (front)

Warm flannels with darling winter animals.  This quilt just begged for snowflakes and I let loose a storm.  I love how they look on the blue backing fabric.   Now to get a mug of hot chocolate and cuddle up in this quilt.

At the State Fair

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At the State Fair
Zia State Fair 1

Zia State Fair 1

Zia State Fair 2

Zia State Fair 2

Zia Quilt 2

Zia Quilt 2

Tula State Fair

Tula State Fair

Tula Pink Circles

Tula Pink Circles

Sea Serpent State Fair

Sea Serpent State Fair

Rabbit State Fair

Rabbit State Fair

Veggie State Fair

Veggie State Fair

Ideal Stitches is at the Fair!  While I only entered one of my own quilts, four other customer quilts that I machine quilted are at the fair this year and three quilts took ribbons.  I had a fantastic time Friday looking at all the quilts, enjoying the ribbons, and eating through out the day.  (isn’t the eating what the state fair is all about?)

Applique Sunbonnet Sue

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Applique Sunbonnet Sue
Applique Sunbonnet Sue (close up top)

Applique Sunbonnet Sue (close up top)

Applique Sunbonnet Sue (close up bottom)

Applique Sunbonnet Sue (close up bottom)

Applique Sunbonnet Sue (back)

Applique Sunbonnet Sue (back)

Applique Sunbonnet Sue (close up 1)

Applique Sunbonnet Sue (close up 1)

Applique Sunbonnet Sue (front)

Applique Sunbonnet Sue (front)

This monthly sue quilt is simply delightful.  Each background is a different thematic fabric and the quilting is unique to each block.  Truly a delight to let my creative juices flow!

Scrappy Irish Chain

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Scrappy Irish Chain
Scrappy Irish Chain (close up)

Scrappy Irish Chain (close up)

Scrappy Irish Chain (border)

Scrappy Irish Chain (border)

Scrappy Irish Chain (front)

Scrappy Irish Chain (front)

It takes three to make a quilt this beautiful.  The blocks were pieced by a dear friend before her death, and then pieced together by another sweet quilter.  It was then given to me to quilt.  I used a star design in the white background to reflect the starts on the black fabric and feathers in the border.  What a legacy!