It's December and time for me to put the closed sign on The Tamarack Shack giving me time to play on my Millie. I'm going to quilt all those 'just because' tops, you know the ones you make even though you have no idea what your going to do with it.
So this morning I picked my first project to quilt, a fleece throw. Now this was an assignment in my Feather Bootcamp online class last February that I never got to do and I really wanted to try. Better late than never right! A friend picked up some fleece for me when she was in the states, 3 1/2 yards for $18....I can't even get 1m in Canada for less than that. Thanks 'E'.
So here is how the fleece throw this is done. I used two layers of fleece, blue on one side, brown on the other, no batting. I started with a large meander spine and then feathers one side.
I then feather the other side of the spine. Roll, meander, feather repeat.
This is more the color of the fleece, the florecent light in the Shack really dulles the color.
Not too bad for my first try.
Here is it with the edges fringed.
The next test will be to try this on a real quilt. Stay tuned! :)
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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