My client asked me to quilt this amazing grad quilt for her granddaughter. She had photographs of her GD arranged on the quilt like someone just placed them down on the quilt so I quilted the quilt like the photos were placed on top after it was made. ( got that?) I quilted the lines to follow the shapes in the piecing and not the photos. I stippled the red squares and center triangles and made tiny loops in the black triangles to make the photos stand out more.( hard to see the quilting in the pictures I know). The outer red triangles I quilted straight lines radiating out ( love that) as I didn't want to over quilt this quilt, the photos and the center embroidery is the focus. The backing is red so I used red bobbin thread and was able to balance the tension when i used white on top. I REALLY don't like the look of different colored threads on a backing, it just looks too messy for me, I would rather spend the time getting the tension just right.
Just woke up to our first significant snowfall so it looks like winter is here. I'll take some pictures today as I love the first snowfall of the year, especially when I don't have to drive in it!
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