Thursday, November 20, 2014

Blogathon Canada - Manitoba Edition

Welcome to Friendly Manitoba!  I am so excited to be one of today's hosts for Blogathon Canada.  Heather over at Peace.Love.Quilt is the other host for today and she will be introducing you to some great bloggers from Saskatchewan so be sure to visit her as well.

My name is Lori and I currently call Dauphin, Manitoba - the City of Sunshine home.  I grew up in Winnipeg and since getting married I  have spent time out west in Strathmore, Alberta (just east of Calgary) and then way up north in High Level, Alberta,  then pretty far north Flin Flon, Manitoba before we landed here in Dauphin.

I wear a few different hats - mom to two lovely girls, wife to a dedicated Mountie, part time office administrator at our local funeral home, long arm quilter, pattern designer and I love it all!

Here at the Night Owl Quilting Blog you will most often see all the lovely quilts I work on for my clients like these. I do love this job!  (If you want to see more of any of these quilts just click on the picture and it will take you back to the original post.)

 Sometimes you will see projects of my own like these:

This is also one place where you will see the patterns of Highway 10 Designs that my wonderful friend Kathy of Tamarack Shack  and I design together. All of these patterns are currently available at or through our Etsy store.

Enough about me! Here are the other blogs from Manitoba that I hope you will take the time to visit:

Now it is time for the giveaways!  Be sure to head on over to the Sew-Sisters blog to enter today's giveaway sponsored by:

It isn't too late to enter the giveaways from earlier in the week!

Through the generosity of Sew-Sisters, I feel extremely lucky to be able to give away this fabulous Fat Quarter Bundle of my favorite - BATIKS!  Enter to win by leaving a comment on this post telling me how many different places you have lived.  International entries are welcome!  If you are a no-reply blogger (or are unsure if you are) please leave your email in your comment so that I can contact you.  Winner will be announced on November 24.

Enjoy the rest of Blogathon Canada and please come back and visit again!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Lone Star Sampler

This Lone Star Sampler belongs to Donna.  She said the original pattern had 9 blocks (with out sashing or borders) and she decided that was going to be much to large for her needs.  She decided to revamp the layout, using only 4 blocks and added sashing and borders and came out with this lovely quilt.

We decided on the "Tickle" panto as the shapes were similar to her sashing fabric and it has a really nice overall texture.


Now, pour yourself a cup of coffee and head on over to check out the first day of Blogathon Canada.  The hop starts on the west coast and today's hosts are:

Monday, November 17BCStaceyStacey in Stitches
Monday, November 17BCJessicaMomiji Studio

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Ina's Disappearing Nine Patch #2

This is the sixth in Ina's series of quilts for her local care home - a very scrappy Disappearing Nine Patch.  I chose the "Dusty Miller" panto for this one and a nice medium blue So Fine thread.

Don't forget that Blogathon Canada starts tomorrow!  It is fun event with lots of prizes to be won and inspiration to be found!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

A couple of finishes

This is Cheri's third Happy Holidays tree skirt. (I am not wishing that we were into the winter snow just yet, but it would have made for a more fitting picture!)  Cheri has three daughters and has made each of them a tree skirt using the same pattern but with different fabrics to suit their differing tastes.  Check out the others out here and here.

I tried to add a nice balance of straight lines and curls.  A few snowflakes thrown in for fun too.

Quilting for others definitely isn't boring - here is something totally different!  This is Amy's t-shirt quilt that she made for her fiancee. Can you guess who his favorite band is?

Amy chose the Ebb & Flow panto as it has a nice masculine feel and kind of looks like flames. I think her KISS fan is going to be very pleased! 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Peekaboo Baby Quilt #3

This is the third quilt I have quilted for Reneta made from this pattern.  You can see the others here and here.  I think this one has to be my favorite.  I decided to do some simple piano keys in the border but had to do something fun in the large blue corner blocks.  I took my inspiration from the the green fabric in the blocks.

 The cuddle backing and puff batting really show off the quilting nicely.

Monday, November 3, 2014

Blogathon Canada is Back!

Blogathon Canada is returning for its 3rd year and I am a host!

 Blogathon Canada is a week-long celebration of Canadian Quilting Bloggers brought to you by Sew Sisters Quilt Shop.  Every day host bloggers like me will link you to a list of other bloggers in their province.  Each host blogger will also be having a giveaway of some of their favorite quilty goodness from Sew Sisters!  The week is a chance to be inspired, make connections and win great prizes!  

Sew Sisters has once again teamed up with some great sponsors and will be offering giveaways on their blog all week. 


Don't worry, it is not too late to join the party!  If you are a blogger living in Canada who posts about crafting or quilting you can be added to your provincial or territorial list by writing to: 

Here is the schedule:

Monday, November 17BCStaceyStacey in Stitches
Monday, November 17BCJessicaMomiji Studio
Tuesday, November 18MaritimesLindaScrapmaster
Tuesday, November 18MaritimesLindaStitch Lines
Wednesday, November 19ABKelseyEveryday Fray
Wednesday, November 19ABLeanneShe Can Quilt
Thursday, November 20SKHeatherPeace.Love.Quilt
Thursday, November 20MBLoriNight Owl Quilting  That's ME!
Friday, November 21QCJoséeThe Charming Needle
Friday, November 21TerritoriesJanetCaribou Crossing Chronicles
Saturday, November 22ONLorna Sew Fresh Quilts
Saturday, November 22ONSandyUpstairs Hobby Room

Mark your calendars and make sure that blogger profile does not have you set to be a no-reply blogger!  Every week I receive lovely comments that I cannot reply to.  If we cannot reply to you, you can't win a prize!  If you want to check your settings it is really simple.

Go to and log in.  Find your user profile and click edit. (I found mine in a drop down menu on the top right of the screen).  Make sure you check the box that says "Show my email address".  This means that the person whose blog you comment on will see your email address and be able to reply!  Also check to make sure that your email address is set to one you currently use.

 If you leave a comment on this post I will reply to it so that you know you won't miss out on any of the fun.

See you on the 20th!