Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Catching up!

Many of you know I like to print out my blog book each year so I have a tangible product to hang onto showing my years of work. I use a company called Blog2print for this job.  This is the 10th blog book I have printed as 2019 is my 10th Anniversary for Tamarack Shack! Its amazing how time flies and it just seems like yesterday that I was unpacking and putting together my longarm for the first time. I'm so glad I took that leap as I have meet so many amazing people on this business journey.

I haven't been sharing a lot of clients quilt this winter as it has been such a cold and snow season and hard to get good outdoor pictures.  But enough excuses, time to catch up and share what I have been working on.

I was at a local quilt retreat a few weeks ago and was able to piece this fun modern version of our Highway 10 Designs City Slicker pattern. I had purchased a Tula Pink 'Zuma' Jelly Roll and thought that would make a great sample. Can't wait to quilt this one, my personal pile of quilt tops has been growing like crazy so need to find time to squeeze a few of my own quilts onto the machine.

Here are few client quilts I have finished recently too.  This is Donna's Disappearing Nine Patch and I used Bora Bora for the pantograph.

This is Meriel's Jelly Roll quilt and I used Bayside for the pantograph.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Oh Canada

Vicki made this fun Canadian themed quilt using Northcotts Oh Canada fabric collection.  I used Maple Syrup pantograph, beige So Fine thread and Quilters Dream Blend batting.

The quilting shows up so nicely on the Minky backing!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Sisters Choice Presidents Blocks

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.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Four Patch Variations

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.