Day Z Dozen Blog Hop – ‘Night Flight’ Quilt by Cheryl Winslow

Lazies, I absolutely adore today’s project. Cheryl Winslow of Starshine Quilting has such an eye for color, balance and scale. Cheryl shares her “Night Flight” quilt with us today. This is the eleventh of twelve daily features in the ‘Day Z Dozen’ blog hop.

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Here’s Cheryl:
My favorite quilt is one you hand to a small child. They usually smile shyly and carefully look it over. They run off to spread it out and study the delightful colors. It always makes me smile.

butterfly-detail.jpgWhen it comes time to make a quilt for a small child, lively colors are always a hit. It is amazing what they see in the fabric patterns.

Night Flight is a darker color way of it’s sister quilt Flutterby (shown at end of post). The flowers are cut into wings that become butterflies as shown here.

The darker colors of Night Flight will defiantly handle the dragging that happens. A well-loved quilt is one of the best complements for me as a quilter.

corner-detail.jpgNight flight has two different 4-patch blocks. Look closely, the outer ring of 4″ blocks is actually the first of three borders. The next border is fun large dots, great for a counting lesson. The final border uses the LakeHouse mid sized daisies as scallops.

Below is a picture from the LakeHouse Dry Goods booth at the International Quilt Market in Houston this past October. You can see Night Flight at the far right, Daisy Star in the center and Ring Around The Flowers at the far left. The Bucket Tote sits on a shelf next to Night Flight. Pocket Parade tote sits in front of Daisy Star. Vibrant Spring ornaments can be seen at the far left in the foreground.

Click on the image to enlarge.

About Cheryl:
img_3543.JPGAside from a long arm quilting business, and making the random quilt for a small child. I am a sample maker for Holly Holderman of LakeHouse fabrics. Once in a while I get the chance to do just a bit extra. Night Flight Will hopefully become a well loved quilt to some young child, made especially for them by a loving Grandma- or Grandpa!

Here’s all the product information for today’s feature ’Night Flight’. Check quilt shops to purchase the pattern and fabrics. (Flutterby quilt shown below.)

flutterby-pattern.jpgStarshine Quilting
“Night Flight” Quilt
56 1/2″ x 56 1/2″
Pattern No. NF031 – 19 fabrics

Focal Point Flowers
4 Rows LH06006 DayZ Deux: Rainbow

Inner Border
1-1/2 yards LH05022 Polka DotZ: Black

Outer Border & Fussy Cut Flowers
2 yards LH06005B DayZ Chain Again: Black

Scrappy Blocks
One Fat Quarter of the following:
LH03011 Hydrangea Blossom: Coral
LH03022 Antique Dots: Currant
LH03037 Raindrops: Iris/Violet
LH04031 Going In Circles: Melon
LH05014 DayZ Dukes: Purple
LH05016 DotZ: Banana, Orange
LH05025 Polka Party: Purple
LH05037 Polka Party Petite: Purple
LH06007 DayZ Duette: Black
LH06008 Day DotZ: Citrus
LH06011 StripZ, StripeZ & DotZ: Cherry, Mango
LH06016 DayZ Smalls: Black
LH06017 DayZ Vines: Black
LH06019 Gingham Duette: Charcoal

– Click on ‘Comments’ below to read what others have to say, or leave a comment.
– See all the DayZ fabrics here.
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12 Responses to “Day Z Dozen Blog Hop – ‘Night Flight’ Quilt by Cheryl Winslow”

  1. Cecile — March 15, 2007 @ 8:40 am

    Your “Night Flight” quilt is a “dream.” The scallop border using the daisy print fabric is a perfect finish. I don’t think I realized how much I like seeing black in quilts until this DayZ Dozen hop. All of my favorites have combined the bright prints with lots of the daisies on black. Thanks for sharing your talent!

  2. Kathleen Nitzsche — March 15, 2007 @ 9:00 am

    Thank you for sharing this delightful quilt. It is so much fun to look for the butterflys.
    The Lakehouse display is beautiful. What a cheerful bunch of daisies! Thank you for posting this great picture.

  3. Karina Hittle — March 15, 2007 @ 11:29 am

    Hi Cheryl,

    This eye-catching quilt is fantastic! I’m loving the way the delicate daisy butterflies dance across this quilt and I LOVE the way you made the scalloped edge…letting those beautiful vibrant daisies do all the work! BRILLIANT! Oh yes, and I can’t forget that large dot border design idea 🙂 Perfect! Thankyou for sharing this wonderful quilt.


  4. Linda — March 15, 2007 @ 6:10 pm

    Oh this quilt is so cheery and delightful. You know how some quilts just talk to you? Well, this one is just Oo La La to me. I’ve always loved these fabrics – and I’ve been wanting to buy them. And now I will. So I can make my little two year old GD this quilt. She will LOVE this!!! Do you have a pattern available?

  5. Sue — March 15, 2007 @ 7:06 pm

    Yet another beautiful quilt using this wonderfully bright and happy fabric!

  6. Joan, thank you for coordinating such a wonderful use and display of the Lakehouse fabrics. We carry many of the Lakehouse fabrics at the shop and have enjoyed seeing so many creative ideas for using them. It has been great fun to see the daily postings from the blog. I especially appreciate the listing of the links that you have compiled in your later messages so that we have easy access to them all. As always, you Lazy Girls sure have been busy helping us all enjoy the world of quilting.

    Nancy Brinkley

  7. holly holderman — March 16, 2007 @ 8:16 am

    All of our Dayz Dozen Blog Hop patterns are avaible from our 3 big US distributors who carry the fabric as well. For your store this makes their buying process that much easier.

    Also, re-read the comprehensive comments area, as lots of shops have mentioned that they will be carrying our products from the hop.

    Additionally, did you know that when a person’s name is highlighted above their comment, that it’s a link to their own web site.

    I have looked and quite a few are actually online shops.

    Also, don’ t forget google and yahoo…
    Key words would be “LakeHouse Fabrics” “LakeHouse DayZ Fabrics”, etc

    Hope this helps,


  8. Mary Lou Hallenbeck — March 16, 2007 @ 12:21 pm


    Just love your quilt! I’m very partial to using black or other dark jewel tones in my quilts and so this one really speaks to me. Makes the LakeHouse colors POP-POP-POP!!!! And I love the big dots that you used in the narrow inner border. Once again…something so simple can make a real impact. Thanks so much for sharing with us all!

    Mary Lou Hallenbeck
    H.D. Designs

  9. Vicky — March 20, 2007 @ 10:47 pm

    Cheryl, Your work is outstanding…love it…you don’t see a quilt with black in it very often. There’s a quilt and yarn shop here in Avon (Birds of a Feather). I’m sure the ladies there would love to see “Night Flight.

  10. Kathleen Marcucci — March 1, 2008 @ 2:21 pm

    I am interested in the Day Z Duette Fabric by Holly Holderman for Lakehouse #LH06007 and I’m wondering if it comes in flannel, the cost, where it will be shipped from, etc. I look forward to your response.


    Kathleen Marcucci

  11. Dorothy Strome — April 19, 2010 @ 12:30 am


    I just love the bright colors in this quilt. I am making it for a Great Grand Daughter. She is a twin, and I have finished a quilt for her sister. They will be celebrating their first birthday soon.

    I liked the colors so well that I used the same color scheme but a different pattern for her sister.

    Thank you,

  12. Maryann Kuchar — August 1, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

    Hi Grandma Cheryl

    I know Lola Rose has a wonderful quilt, she is a likey baby, The quilts I am looking at are all so wonderful when do you sleep. Send me some fabrics so I can see what I cand do. I hope the Jean is in me,
    Sister Maryann