It’s been awhile since Lori and I published a new pattern so here is the latest from Highway 10 Designs, we are calling this one Quarter Sections. One of the things I love about this pattern is that it reminds me of the view you have has you fly over the Canadian Prairies. Since Lori lives in the prairies she got the job of taking pictures for our pattern cover this time as that was the backdrop we needed for this quilt. We learned quickly that taking pictures of a quilt on the prairies was not an easy task, the wind never seemed to stop blowing! Lori had quite a challenge on her hands but did a great job! You can read her blog post about her adventures in quilt photography here.
We wanted to make a ‘Fat Quarter Friendly’ pattern for a while now and this one comes with 6 different size options from baby to king. We used a fat quarter bundle called Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander for our twin sized cover quilt. Then with the leftover fat quarters we made a baby sized quilt that we put on the back cover to show how fabric choice can really change the look of a quilt. I was lucky enough to visit Lori twice in May so we were able to piece the quilt tops together and Lori did the quilting on both.
The name Quarter Sections come from division of agricultural land common in Canada and the US, I like how it has a double meaning with this being Fat Quarter quilt. :) This is a great pattern for beginners as there are no seams to match up, or for more experienced quilters who have a large stash of fat quarters just waiting to be used!
We have the PDF pattern available in our Etsy shop and hope to have the paper version available in about a months time.
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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