I finished my Lug Nuts quilt this week, just in time to share for Sew Sisters Blogathon Canada! If you are new to my blog and visiting from Lori’s Night Owl and Dyeworks, I welcome you to northern Manitoba! I am a longarm quilting that also designs quilt patterns with my good friend Lori, we call our design company Highway 10 Designs. We have an Etsy shop and are also very excited to have Sew Sisters carry our patterns in their shop! Hope you have time to check out my blog and all the tutorials on my sidebar. I love quilting with batik fabrics and also dyeing fabric, especially snow dyeing since we have snow 6 months of the year.
I started this quilt back in August when I taught a Lug Nuts class at our local guild. I loved seeing all the different fabrics the guild members were using for their quilts and I know a few might be coming my way to quilt so I’m excited about that.
I used all batik fabrics, Quilters Dream Blend batting and blue So Fine thread. The pantograph design is called Allium and added a soft curvy texture to the angular piecing.
Just like we showed in the pattern I pieced the backing with the extra triangle pieces. I usually don’t like to piece my backing but Lori was right, it does look great and was worth the extra effort!
The lake ice is now about 8” think as it as been very cold here for this time of year so it is building up quickly. It makes a great backdrop for quilt pictures…when the wind isn’t blowing!
You can see some of the paths and rinks I have been clearing for my photographs. I’m so happy the ice is so clear and smooth near the shore this year and hope it stays that way all winter.
Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoy the rest of Blogathon Canada!