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Sunflower Illusions

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Sunflower Illusions
Sunflower Illusions (close up 1)

Sunflower Illusions (close up 1)

Sunflower Illusions (close up )

Sunflower Illusions (close up 2)

Sunflower Illusions (front)

Sunflower Illusions (front)

This beautiful sunflower quilt top was so much fun to quilt.  Maybe it was because sunflowers are my favorite flower or maybe it was the quilting designs.   I used pebbling in the center of the flower with a variegated brown thread to look like seeds, and line work in the yellow flower petals to contrast with the all over leaf design in the green back ground.  Almost makes me want to start a sunflower illusion quilt of my own, almost.

Scrappy Day of the Dead Quilt

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Scrappy Day of the Dead Quilt
Scrappy Day of the Dead Quilt (close up)

Scrappy Day of the Dead Quilt (close up)

Scrappy Day of the Dead Quilt (back)

Scrappy Day of the Dead Quilt (back)

Scrappy Day of the Dead Quilt (front)

Scrappy Day of the Dead Quilt (front)

I wish I had the before picture of this project.  It came into Ideal Stitches as a duvet cover with alternating columns of mismatched day of the dead fabrics and seafoam green fabric.   I completely tore it apart, keeping the light and dark DOD fabrics and adding in a red fabric for contrast.   I discovered a gray fabric that would showcase the Sugar Skull pantograph pattern and the result is amazing!

Tropical Blues

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Tropical Blues
Tropical Blues (close up)

Tropical Blues (close up)

Tropical Blues (front)

Tropical Blues (front)

Incredible color combination and striking geometric quilting lines pair up on this tropical blue quilt.   While not a contrast, the two design elements keep your eyes moving across the quilt and could represent the crash waves on a rocky shore.

Curvy Log Cabin

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Curvy Log Cabin
Curvy Log Cabin (close up)

Curvy Log Cabin (close up)

Curvy Log Cabin (front)

Curvy Log Cabin (front)

I didn’t realize how amazing this pattern looks until I stepped back and looked at it through the lens of my camera.  Of course, I appreciated the variety of light and dark fabric choices and I could see a variation on a log cabin block but it wasn’t until I could see this quilt in its entirety that the pattern was visible.  I love it when quilts surprise me!

Scrappy Australian

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Scrappy Australian
Scrappy Australian (back)

Scrappy Australian (back)

Scrappy Australian (close up)

Scrappy Australian (close up)

Scrappy Australian (front)

Scrappy Australian (front)

All the fabrics from this scrappy quilt were brought home from a trip to Australia.  I used a purple thread that matched the backing to quilt a curvy design which gives great movement across the 2 inch squares.  What a great souvenir!