If your visiting from the Bloggers Quilt Festival welcome to Tamarack Shack! I am a longarm quilter that loves to make all types of quilts….traditional, modern, appliqué, curved, paper pieced, etc. My blog is my journal of all the quilts I have worked on as well as the quilts I have finish for my clients so you never know what you’ll see next!
The quilt I picked to share on the festival is one I made recently and was surprised at how much I liked it when it was done. It started as a quick weekend project so I could try a new quilting design that I learned in Angela Walter’s quilting class on Craftsy. I just loved her swirl design so took the class so I could see her quilt it out. I find I can pick up a design quicker if I can see it being quilted.
So I pieced this Chevron quilt using my favourite fabrics…batiks! This is my first attempt as Angela’s swirls and I just love the texture they create. I then balanced the swirls with the straight line quilting in the bright batiks so that the swirls could shine.
I enjoy dyeing fabrics as well and was lucky to have a bright green hand dyed fabric ready to use for the binding.
The back of the quilt is always fun to share too!
I enjoy having fun with my photography and making sure you can see the quilting when I post pictures on my blog. I had a few request to share some photography tips and if your interested you can read that post here.
So a quick ‘practice’ quilt has now turned into a cute baby quilt that I will be giving for a Christmas gift to a new family member!
I love it when the quilting makes the quilt, but I’m a bit bias about that. ;)
Hope you enjoy the rest of the festival. Thanks for stopping by.
Finished quilt measures 32” x 36”
Quilted By Me
Best Category: Baby quilt, Photography