A few months ago my friends in Flin Flon sent me a wonderful gift, my Presidents Blocks! When I left Flin Flon I was the president of the guild so felt bad for leaving mid term and said they didn't have to make the traditional Presidents blocks for me since I didn't complete my full 2 years, but they insisted that I would be getting the blocks. They asked what block I would like and I chose the Sisters Choice block...because these ladies have been like sisters to me for 21 year!
I had time to piece the quilt top this month and added a blue sashing with pink corner stones that was the same pink that is in all the star points. Can't wait to find time to quilt this one but my stack of personal quilt tops is building up so it might be a few months before I get that pleasure!
When they sent the Sisters Choice blocks they also added four Flin Flon themed blocks that I hope to make in to a wall hanging for my quilt studio soon!
My blog has been a bit quieter than normal as the weather has been too cold and snowy to take outdoor quilt pictures! We have beautiful hoar frost this morning now that it is warming up but last week it got down to -43'c. Brrrrr!
I was able to capture a few sun halo/sun dog pictures a few days ago.
Vicki brought two quilts that are Four Patch variations. The first one is my Four Patch Charm Quilt pattern that you can download for free from my blog sidebar. You have to see how the quilt is constructed to find the four patch used in it! Vicki used a great selection of medium to dark fabrics with a beige background, its a great quilt to use up scraps! I picked Plush for the pantograph, beige So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.
Vicki’s second quilt is a great traditional Four Patch quilt using two sizes of four patches in the layout. Love the addition of the piano key border for this scrappy quilt. I used Mimosa for the pantograph, beige So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.
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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