I have been dealing with a head cold all week and not been too productive. I did manage to finish my younger son's Scrappy Star quilt and stitching on the binding was a great 'lay on the couch and veg' job for me. I even let him use the quilt before I had to binding on as I didn't realize he had been impatiently waiting for his quilt to be done. His brother had a quilt....where was his? I learnt this one morning before he left for school when I told him that I was going to finish piecing his quilt today. He replied "well it's about time". LOL Good to know... so I got busy. I let him pick the panto design and he picked a new one in my collection called Tickle.
I again used a wool batt, hand dyed the backing to match his brothers with no problems this time. Since I didn't have any more light coloured batiks in my stash I dug into my dyed fabrics and found a blue and beige and then dyed the green and yellow. Surprisingly the quilts turned out very similar even though a lot of the fabrics are different. Here they are side by side.
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 looking forward to discovering all the beauty of the area and meeting new quilters.
This blog is where I share photos of my quilts as well as my clients quilts. I also enjoy 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.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org