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October 24, 2021
My Canada Home Quarter from Night Owl Quilting


Lorraine made this lovely version of the Highway 10 Designs' Home Quarter quilt from a kit she purchased at Keystone Modern Creative.  The fabrics are from Northcott's "My Canada" line.


Lorraine selected the Maple Syrup Pantograph for a very fitting finish.




If you have a fat quarter bundle lying around, Home Quarter is a great pattern.  The large pieces let you enjoy the fabrics you fell in love with, and it is easy to manage directional prints as well.  Sizes from lap to king are included.

  



 

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September 15, 2021
Amy's Alternate Routes from Night Owl Quilting


This is Amy's bold and beautiful version of the Highway 10 Designs Alternate Routes pattern.  Her fabrics have such great contrast that all of the hard work she did making lots and lots of HST really stands out!


When this quilt arrived in my studio there was a note attached asking if I had any backing fabric on hand that might work.  Lo and behold my bolt of blue Crackle wide backing from Northoctt matched perfectly!  I have a small selection of wide backs on hand to make it easy for my customers if they are stuck for a ...

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June 22, 2021
City Slicker in Pinkerville from Tamarack Shack


Vicki made this fabulous quilt using our Highway 10 Designs City Slicker pattern.  She chose a Tula Pink jelly roll called Pinkerville and added grey Grunge for the background. 


I quilted it with the Flourish pantograph, grey So Fine thread and used Quilters Dream Blend batting.




On the weekend we went for a drive in the rain to look for wild pink Lady Slippers that grow in our area.  The blossoms don't last long and are so pretty. My friend Suzette gave me heads up on what road they were abundant along this year so we went to check ...

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June 13, 2021
Cindy's "Brave Enough to Dream" Home Quarter from Night Owl Quilting

 


Cindy made this version of the Highway 10 Designs Home Quarter quilt pattern for her grandson's "big boy bed."  The fabric is from a beautiful line called "Brave Enough to Dream" by Dear Stella fabrics.  The pattern has some large pieces that really allow you to appreciate the fabulous prints.



Cindy selected the Ebb & Flow pantograph, and Quilter's Dream Puff batting that combines so nicely with her gorgeous navy fireside backing.













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March 31, 2021
Boston Bruins Pedal to the Metal from Night Owl Quilting


Reneta made this spirited version of Highway 10 Designs Pedal to the Metal quilt  as a grad gift for a big Boston Bruins fan.  This pattern is the perfect quilt to highlight team or school colors for the super fan in your life!


Reneta chose the Plush pantograph and I use a light gold thread for the quilting.


Reneta made the twin size quilt (shown on a double bed), the pattern includes three different pattern variations and sizes for Twin, Double, Queen and King sized beds.



















 

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February 4, 2021
Val's Stash Busting Home Quarter from Night Owl Quilting



Val made this cheerful queen sized version of our Highway 10 Designs Home Quarter pattern entirely from her stash.  As Home Quarter calls for Fat Quarters, Val cut some fat quarters from larger yardage, and used existing fat quarters and other scraps to build this beautiful quilt.


Val requested the Bora Bora pantograph and I think it looks great. A goldish brown thread was my choice to subtly live on the wide variety of colors and the border.




If you have some fat quarters and yardage in your stash just waiting for the perfect project, you could follow Val's ...

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December 23, 2020
Brave Enough to Dream Quarter Sections Quilt from Tamarack Shack


Now that I'm on my Christmas break I have been playing with a fun fat quarter bundle I purchased from Keystone Modern Creative called Brave Enough to Dream by Dear Stella.  I feel in love with this line because of its northern theme and polar bears.  I added a few brown blender fabrics to the bundle to make it 12 fat quarters and I pieced 3 baby Quarter Sections quilts with the 36 blocks made. 


I made 2 of these quilt using two layers of Dream poly batting and navy Cuddle backing.  I used white So Fine thread and ...

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December 22, 2020
Pedal to the Metal in Simply Neutral 2 from Tamarack Shack


I'm not normally drawn to Black and White quilts but when I saw Northcott's new Simply Neutral 2 line on Keystone Modern Creative's website I had to order it!   I knew that I wanted to make our Highway 10 Designs patterns called Pedal to the Metal with this line as a few years ago I quilted a similar one for a friend that was fabulous.  You can see it here


I recently purchased a new pantograph called Time Warp that is very dense in design.  I hesitated at first with using it but thought this is my ...

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November 5, 2020
Washboard Road by Highway 10 Designs from Night Owl Quilting




Let me introduce you to the newest pattern from Highway 10 Designs - Washboard Road.   
This is the 15th pattern Kathy and I has designed as Highway 10 Designs and we are celebrating with a sale! From now until November 15th all paper and PDF patterns in our store are 15% off!


 This pattern is designed to use your favorite precut fabric. Originally conceived to use jelly rolls, Kathy and I quickly realized that this pattern works just as well with Fat Quarters and even Fat Eighths!  The pattern includes instructions for 4 size options including Throw, Twin, Queen and King ...

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October 8, 2020
Sherry's Embelished Home Quarter from Night Owl Quilting


Sherry used the Highway 10 Designs Home Quarter pattern for the basis of this quilt and took it up a notch by adding an applique panel.  My last two posts also contained Home Quarter quilts, and it still amazes me how much fabric choices change the look of a pattern.


Sherry sent a note along with the quilt suggesting an all over stipple for the quilting design and an outline around the applique.  I know Sherry quite well and I know that she prefers threads that blend, so I suggested treating the border and panel differently than the body of ...

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October 5, 2020
True North Home Quarter from Night Owl Quilting


Kristine made this lovely version of Home Quarter by Highway 10 Designs.  The fabric colleciton is called True North by Kate and Birdie for Moda.  I am looking forward to True North 2 that will be coming to quilt stores later this fall.







Kristine selected the Maple Syrup panto (Perfect right?) and red thread.  Choosing red is always a bit scary as it can sometimes be stronger than you want, but it just enhanced the top. She used a lovely grey flannel on the back and I used a grey thread in the bobbin to match.


Home Quarter is a ...

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October 1, 2020
My Home Quarter from Night Owl Quilting

  

This is going to be a bit of a unique post.  I made this Home Quarter quilt top, but I did not do the longarm quilting!  I made this top at a Highway 10 Designs retreat earlier this year (remember quilting retreats?) that Kathy and I hosted at Keystone Modern Creative.  The fabric was a bundle of fat quarters in the Libbs Elliot Tattooed North line.  I didn't have a plan for the quilt so it went onto my "to be quilted" stack.


This spring I participated in a quilt-a-long and won a super generous prize of a $200 ...

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August 10, 2020
Cindy's Not Your Mother's Rail Fence 3.0 from Night Owl Quilting


Cindy sent me this crisp Not Your Mother's Rail Fence quilt.  I never get tired of quilting a pattern that is part of the Highway 10 Designs collection.  I know that Cindy enjoys making this pattern as I have quilt two for her in the past.  Check them out here and here.


Cindy thought she was probably going to donate this quilt so she left the panto and thread choice up to me.   I decided to "go for it" with the thread color and picked a bright blue-green that popped on the solids.  The panto is called "Dazzle" and ...

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August 3, 2020
Animal Hugs Quarter Section from Night Owl Quilting


Reneta made this absolutely adorable baby quilt using the Quarter Sections pattern by Highway 10 Designs. Did you know that all you need is 5 fat quarters and 3/4 yard of border fabric to make this top that measures a generous 39" x 45"?!?


Reneta chose the Gingersnap pantograph to complete the look. 


The fabric line that Reneta used is Animal Hugs by 3Wishes Fabrics.  The prints are so cute!

  

The next time you are in need of a fast and fun baby quilt think of Quarter Sections.


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June 16, 2020
Amy's Home Quarter from Night Owl Quilting


This fabulous lap quilt was made by Amy.  The pattern is Home Quarter by Highway 10 Designs.  I tell you it never gets old quilting a top made from a pattern I was a part of writing!


Amy said the fabric was a pretty Fat Quarter bundle she picked up at Fabriculous, that had been sitting on a shelf tied with a pretty ribbon awhile.  She added a pretty purple linen for the outer border.  Amy was hoping I would have a backing that would work, and my last piece of this beige and caramel Stonehenge was the perfect size ...

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March 31, 2020
King Size Quarter Sections from Night Owl Quilting


This fabulously rich quilt was made by Bonnie.  The pattern is our Highway 10 Designs Quarter Sections pattern.  Bonnie made the King size version with some additional borders and it came out to 102" x 126" - Bonnie has a few days of binding in her future, but it will be so worth it! You can see it on my Queen size bed below.


Bonnie fabric selection was mostly Orientals with a metallic highlight with a mix of batiks and cottons mixed in.  Bonnie selected the "Paisley" pantograph and I used my favorite Magnifico gold thread - 2063 Clover Honey.  It is ...

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March 19, 2020
Audrey's Quarter Sections from Night Owl Quilting



 I had the pleasure of quilting Audrey's version of our Highway 10 Designs Quarter Sections quilt.  Audrey had a vision for this quilt that influenced everything from her color palette to the quilting design that she chose.


Audrey shared that to her the center of the quilt represents the fields flourishing and in fallow.  The outer border is the highway running alongside and the inner border is the ditch between.  After hearing this I knew fancy feathery border was not what this quilt needed!  Audrey opted for the Breath of the gods pantograph which perfectly adds the touch of ...

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March 11, 2020
Minnesota Stars from Night Owl Quilting


I recently had to opportunity to collaborate on a project with Jennifer from Needle Crafts and Studio.  Jennifer got in a great new line of fabric called Forest Jewels from Cloud 9 Fabrics and proposed using it to put together our Highway 10 Designs "Minnesota Stars" pattern.  

I was more than excited to use the palette that Jennifer selected. (I believe Jennifer has just a limited number of kits available in her shop.)




Here are a few close ups of the blocks.




I used a mustard colored thread for the quilting and the Flirtatious pantograph seemed to be the perfect ...

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February 26, 2020
Dawn's Alternate Routes from Night Owl Quilting




I recently had the pleasure of quilting this gorgeous version of our Highway 10 Designs Alternate Routes quilt made by Dawn.  The batiks Dawn selected were vibrant and had great contrast to let all the hard work she did piecing this quilt shine.



The Alternate Routes pattern contains 20 layouts but the possibilities don't stop there.  Dawn and her son who will be recipient of this quilt decided on this layout together after she had made all the blocks.


Dawn asked for Quilter's Dream Puff batting and selected the Ebb & Flow pantograph.  The texture created by that combination ...

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December 22, 2019
Reneta's Home Quarter Lap Quilt from Night Owl Quilting



This is the second Home Quarter quilt that Reneta has completed since Highway 10 Designs released the pattern in October.  She is looking in her stash for more fat quarters to cut up as it goes together fast and is fun to make.


Reneta made the large lap size that uses 16 fat quarters and finishes at 71" x 71".   She pulled a bundle from her stash and added a few bonus pieces.


We used the Gingersnap pantograph and Quilter's Dream blend batting.



This Highway 10 Designs pattern is available in PDF download or paper format on our website ...

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