Friday, July 28, 2017

Bold Lug Nuts

I made this version of  the Lug Nuts pattern for my nephew's high school graduation.  I originally thought I might make a woodsy colored quilt as he likes the outdoors, but when I asked my nephew what colors he liked, his response was "yellow- the brighter, the better." Yellow?!? He liked yellow as a toddler and still does at 17.   Not usually my go to color, but when I thought about our Lug Nuts pattern and adding some grounding black and grey it seemed like it might be fun.

I have to thank Shari at Road 17 N in Winkler for selecting these fabrics with just a few words of direction.  She sent a few photos for me to pick from and quickly popped the fabric in the mail, and I had it two days later.

For the quilting I went with the Fascination panto and a grey thread.  The fabrics and layout are the stars of this quilt and I just wanted a nice even texture to hold it all together.

I used a wide Stonehenge backing fabric but decided to make it a little more interesting by adding a couple of the extra hexagons to the back.  I turned the edges under 1/4" and appliqued them to the backing before I loaded it on to my frame.

This is the first time I made a full size Lug Nuts quilt and it goes together quite quickly.  I was a little concerned about binding all the extra points, but with the bias binding it really was a simple process.  A little more time consuming than a straight edge, but not nearly as hard as I imagined it would be.

Lug Nuts is available in both paper via snail mail or and instant PDF download in our Highway 10 Designs Etsy Store.  Wholesale patterns are available through Checker Distributors or Quilt Source Canada or contact us directly at
 Thanks for making to the end of my picture heavy post.  I am quite pleased with how this one turned out!

1 comment:

  1. what a great way to use that yellow,and with the other colours, it is wonderful.He will be thrilled,I have no doubts at all.