I have been coveting this fabric collection called 12 Days of Christmas by Kate Spain since I first saw it this fall. So when my client opened up this quilt top when she brought it to me, I gave out a squeal of delight ( in my head that is, I wouldn't want to alarm her!) The backing is a beautiful red with a snowflake pattern so I was challenged again with red thread in the bobbin and white on the top. I can't imagine using white on the back as it would have ruined the beautiful snowflake pattern. There are a few quilters on the internet that insist on teaching people to quilt with the same colored threads on top and bottom so I just want to briefly stand on my soapbox and say don't be limited by what you are told. The tension dial is put on your sewing machine for a reason so just try it!
I hope these pictures put that myth to rest!
I used a new pantograph call Hollyberries by Lorien Quilting.
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.
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