It is always an exciting day when I get to reveal something new. I am thrilled to show you the latest pattern from Highway 10 Designs - Not Your Mother's Rail Fence Quilt.
This quilt is a little twist on a traditional pattern. Rail Fence quilts have always been popular because they come together easily and they just look good. We have varied the strip widths to give it a fresh look.
This idea has been brewing for a while now. Kathy
made the pattern in a much softer colorway. You can see more of it on her blog
This lovely bundle of batiks that I had purchased during a Craftsy sale seemed like a perfect fit to give it a totally different look so off came that pretty ribbon!
This pattern is definitely beginner friendly so I enlisted some help piecing the top. I cut, Kyla sewed the strips and Kendra was responsible for pressing. Everyone got their favorite task, so we had a lot of fun, and it came together really quickly.
It is amazing how much you can accomplish via email. Even though Kathy and I live more than 500 km apart, Highway 10 Designs is truly a joint effort at every step along the way. Here is one of the photos she received when we were deciding what color I should dye the backing.
The darker purple it was. I tried out a new pantograph called "Joust" on this one. It has nice even coverage so I'm sure I will use it a lot.
Last week Dauphin was not looking like the winter wonderland it is today so the quilt took a little trip north for Kathy
to bind and photograph. Her photos are stunning just as I expected and I am happy to report that she is still speaking to me even though I sent her batik binding and a very dense hand dyed cotton sheeting for the back! I knew she was tough enough to handle it ;).
If you are interested in making your own version of Not Your Mother's Rail Fence,
PDF patterns are available in our Craftsy
Stores. Paper patterns will be on the way soon!
I want to say a big thank you to all our friends, guild members and customers for all their support and encouragement of this venture/adventure that Kathy and I are on. We are enjoying this next step in our quilting lives. And I can't forget a big hug to our proof reader Eileen, your attention to detail is truly appreciated!