Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Wonderful Woodland #2

Amanda pieced this adorable Wonderful Woodland quilt, a pattern by Art East Quilting Co.  She bought this as a kit from a wonderful shop called Keystone Modern Creative in Winnipeg. Here is a link to the kit. 

I quilted it with the Ombre pantograph to give it a grassy texture.  Used beige So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Amanda sent along a lovely grey Minky that she also purchased from Keystone quilts.

It was a rare calm day by the river and the weather is warming up! 

Had this little guy visit last night, he was digging up grubs in the field beside our house.  Now I know how all the little holes were created in my back yard!  Wonder why you don't see many skunks on these critter quilts, they are pretty cute!

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Midnight Quilt

Trina made the fun Midnight quilt using Blueberry fabric by Timeless Treasures for the background and a white on white swirl fabric for the blocks. This pattern is by Bonnie Olaveson of Cotton Way.  Trina added an extra wide white border to make it 90" x100".

I quilted it with the Bushberries pantograph and used Quilters Dream Blend batting.  I used white So Fine thread top and white in the bobbin.  Love how the white thread looks on the blue backing.

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Circle Quilt

Stacey made this lovely scrappy Circle quilt. Her husband made her a wooden circle template with a handle to help her cut out her circles, how clever!  She used the Sew and Turn applique method and then machine stitched the circles onto the squares.  I just love the scraps she used and many having a geometric design.

I used the Happy Times pantograph, light beige So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Her backing choice suited the quilt theme too!

I have this beautiful piece of Macramé hanging in my bedroom that I bought from Brenda, a local crafts person.   Her business is called Willow and Knots and she has an Instagram and Facebook page. I highly recommend you check her amazing pieces if you like Macramé, I just love mine!

Saturday, May 1, 2021

Disappearing Spiral Quilt

Suzette made this fantastic Disappearing Spiral Bargello quilt, a pattern by Heather from Koontz Hand Quilting. Heather has an Etsy shop and you can find her pattern by clicking this link.  Suzette used autumn colours and a solid brown background to piece this stunning quilt. The quilt measures 103" square and the batting used was Warm and Natural.

Suzette chose the Whitecaps pantograph which really fits well with the spiral theme.  After auditioning a bunch of different shades of brown thread we ended up picking a rust coloured So Fine thread, it was perfect!  It blending nicely across the print fabrics and stood out just enough on the brown background without distracting from the design.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Model A Ford Quilt

How is this for a cool idea!  Lori used photos of her brothers 1931 Model A Ford and had them printed onto fabric, she used a website called Zazzle.  It is going to be a gift for her brother which he knows about it and is very excited to receive ("is it done yet").  The one pictured above will be a wall hanging, its about 35"x 54".  She also had a second fabric printed with a side view of the car and had the image made small and repeated across the fabric, it is about 42"x 60".  He wants to use that one to lay over his seat in his Model A!   I used two layers of batting on that one to add extra cushion.

I quilted both with #456 So Fine thread (this is the best colour thread for blending into multi-coloured fabrics) and used swirl pantographs.  I used Bora Bora on the wall hanging and Curlz, which is a smaller scale swirl, on the car seat cover.

Lori was very impressed with the quality of the images printed onto the fabrics so was very happy with the job Zazzle did for her. This is a great way to personalize a quilting project.

Thursday, April 22, 2021

Iris Quilt

Theresa made this lovely 'Full Moon Rising' quilt, pattern by Whirlygig Designs. She used a beautiful large scale print Iris fabric (not a panel) by Michael Miller.  The black and colourful piecing is all batiks fabrics as well as the backing print.

I quilted it with the Fascination pantograph, used black So Fine thread and Theresa sent along black Poly from Quilters Dream.


Friday, April 16, 2021

3 Mystery Quilts

Julie brought me a few quilts she made from Mystery project she did over the years from a local quilt shop that is no longer in business.  This first one was from their 2012 Mystery project and Julie used construction themed fabrics to make a great boys quilt.

I quilted it with the Popcorn pantograph, medium blue So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

The second one was a 2009 Mystery quilt and she used a fun yellow kids print fabric with orange and green. 

I quilted it with the Tickle pantograph, yellow So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

The third one was a 2013 Mystery quilt done in purple batiks!

I quilted it with the Simple Jacobean pantograph, purple So Fine thread and used Quilters Dream Blend batting.

Thanks for your suggestions yesterday, I checked out Bonnie Hunters blog post and she is having the same issue with finding a replacement to keep her email subscribers.  Now I do have a link to a blog reader called Bloglovin on my sidebar (you have to come to my actual blog to see it and that is one way to follow multiple blogs easily. But if you don't want to use a blog reader the only other suggestion I have right now is to bookmark my blog and come visit a few times a week! I doubt a new email system will be created as blogging is not as popular as it was 5-8 years ago but I'm not ready to abandon this format yet.   I do have an Instagram page 'tamarackshack1" and a business Facebook page so those are other options to see what quilts are coming though my door.

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Belgian Lace Quilt

Linda made this pretty Belgian Lace quilt which was a Mystery quilt project designed by Melissa Marginet.  She used a combination of batiks and cottons in beige and purple tones.  The batting is wool and backing flannel making it so soft and cozy!

Linda picked out a few pantograph designs she liked and we decided on Come Dance with Me. 


I have an important notice for all my readers that subscribe to my blog by emails.  I just found out the widget that I use to send out the emails will be discontinued come July 2021!  That means you will no longer receive my blog by emails.  I will look into finding a new way to provide this service again come July, but if no replacement service can be found you might have to just come visit my blog to see what's new.  If you have any suggestions on what I could use to replace my current widget ( FollowByEmail widget by Feed Burner) please comment or message me. Thanks!