...ME! This quilt, that I just finished for a client, is a good example of how I feel my skills have improved over my first year as a longarmer. I was looking back at the quilts I worked on last year and wow....huge improvement. Not a stencil was used on this quilt, only a little chalk to mark the stem of the feather border, I use a ruler with my longarm (easier said than done), and I created my own motifs in the white area of the blocks. I throughly enjoyed playing....I mean quilting this quilt. The one area I have to improve on for this year is my confidence. As I quilt any quilt I have this overshadowing feeling that maybe I didn't pick the best quilting designs for it but once it comes off the frame and I can actually see the depth of the quilting then I have that *WHEW* moment and know it looks just fine. The stitches always look so flat when the quilt is on the frame so you don't get the true effect of the quilting until if is off the machine.
I have been quilting for over 20 years and have turned my passion for quilting into a home business. Tamarack Shack Longarm Quilting opened it's doors January 2009 on the shores of Schist Lake in Northern Manitoba. I have recently moved to Emo, ON and look forward to opening my business again soon.
This blog is where I share photos of my quilts as well as my clients quilts. I have recently become addicted to dyeing fabric especially snow dyeing as we have snow 6 months of the year. I have thrown in few personal stories about living on the shores of Schist Lake and now I'm ready to explore and share photos of the area around Emo, Ontario as life isn't all about quilting.
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