Grandmas Flowers and Swirls

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Grandmas Flowers and Swirls
Grandma's Flowers and Swirls (close up)

Grandma’s Flowers and Swirls (close up)

Grandma's Flowers and Swirls (front)

Grandma’s Flowers and Swirls (front)

This was a stack of Grandma’s Flower Garden blocks that were framed with light polka dot fabric and brought together with blue sashing.  The swirls add texture and movement.   I bet this garden never needs weeding!

Peace Cottage 2

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Peace Cottage 2
Peace Cottage 2 (close up 5)

Peace Cottage 2 (close up 5)

Peace Cottage 2 (close up 4)

Peace Cottage 2 (close up 4)

Peace Cottage 2 (close up 3)

Peace Cottage 2 (close up 3)

Peace Cottage 2 (close up 2)

Peace Cottage 2 (close up 2)

Peace Cottage 2 (front)

Peace Cottage 2 (front)

This is the second peace cottage quilt that Ideal Stitches has completed.  Many of the quilting elements are similar how ever I did change up a few things.   One was the length of the tails on the shooting star and another was the design work in the lime green border.    The fill work is incredible and really gives this quilt pizazz.

Batik Log Cabin

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Batik Log Cabin
Batik Log Cabin (close up 1)

Batik Log Cabin (close up 1)

Batik Log Cabin (close up 2)

Batik Log Cabin (close up 2)

Batik Log Cabin (front)

Batik Log Cabin (front)

Beautiful log cabin done in tropical blues and lime greens with a pop of magenta.  I did line work in the blues and feather work  in the lime portion as well as the border.   For a bit of visual interest, I quilted a continuous cable in the magenta border.   Just the right amount of quilting!

Hanging Gardens

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Hanging Gardens
Hanging Gardens (close up 2)

Hanging Gardens (close up 2)

Hanging Gardens (close up 1)

Hanging Gardens (close up 1)

Hanging Gardens (front)

Hanging Gardens (front)

Beautiful fabrics, spectacular layout and amazing quilting come together to make this unbelievable!   Taking my cue from the name of the pattern, Hanging Gardens; I chose a pattern that would flow down the front of the quilt.

 

Patchwork Fan Quilt

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Patchwork Fan Quilt
Patchwork Fan Quilt (close up 1)

Patchwork Fan Quilt (close up 1)

Patchwork Fan Quilt (close up 2)

Patchwork Fan Quilt (close up 2)

Patchwork Fan Quilt (close up 3)

Patchwork Fan Quilt (close up 3)

Patchwork Work Fan Quilt (back)

Patchwork Fan Quilt (back)

Patchwork Fan Quilt (front)

Patchwork Fan Quilt (front)

What a spectacular showcase for free motion quilting.  I quilted in the quarter drysden block on the plain white squares, then quilted the four as one continuous wheel.  I love the effect.  While the front was quilted with a cream thread, the back was quilted with a variegated thread for a much different look.  This whole quilt came out amazing!

Kaffe Four Patch

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Kaffe Four Patch
Kaffe Four Patch

Kaffe Four Patch

Two blocks, one a 4-patch the other plain make the center of this quilt!   What is amazing is the color placement of the fabrics.  I can see the squares going down diagonally from left to right.  I can see dark part of the four patch going horizontally.  Then I can see a border of 9 patch blocks.  Incredible!