Good morning everyone! Remember that secret sewing I mentioned awhile back on Instagram? I'm so excited to show you what I've been working on. My good friends at the Fat Quarter Shop asked me to be a part of the release for their newest Classic & Vintage video series post: Delectable Mountains, and today I get to show you what I made!
I had a hard time choosing fabrics for this one to begin with but found inspiration in this antique version. What really drew me in was the dark background and the way the lighter mountains popped out from it. Since the black seemed a little harsh to me I decided to go with a navy background instead, picking up some Doe Blue Hatched by Carolyn Friedlander. I really love the color of this fabric it's rich and bright while still giving the quilt the grounded feel I wanted it to have.
For my mountains I started with the Beach House Remix Fat Quarter Bundle by Cotton + Steel and then added in some other coordinated Cotton + Steel from my stash to fill out my fabric requirements. I was really inspired by the colors of my recent vacation to Orlando with my Mom and found myself continuously picking out colors that reminded me of the week.
After playing with the colors a little longer I decided to pull out those darkest greens. I felt like they were too close in value to the background fabric. If you ever are not sure, take a black and white photo! See how close they are to the background? Not good, in my opinion.
The pattern also calls for one package of 2” finished Triangles on a Roll but I didn't have any so I used this free print out instead. The cutting instructions were very clear and in no time I was ready to start sewing. My cut fabric became sheets of triangles ready to cut, press and trim, and finally half blocks.
I finished four blocks to show you today. I'm aiming for a slightly-larger-than-twin-sized quilt though so I have at least another 80 blocks to go. Luckily I really like how they came out so it shouldn't be too much of a problem. I'm planning on keeping this finish for our house so I have plenty of personal interest to complete the quilt!
Just for fun, I mocked up what my blocks would look like in the crib sized version and I'm really loving it! Don't you just love the movement that Doe background fabric adds?
If you want to make your own version of the Delectable Mountains Quilt you can find the free block pattern here.
A complete PDF pattern is also available for only $4.98.
Thank you so much for joining me on this fun hop! Be sure to check out the other participants as well as the Fat Quarter Shop blog.
Connie of Free Motion by the River
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studios
Lori of Humble Quilts
Kim of Persimmon Dreams
Paula of Mud, Pies & Pins
Vera of Negligent Style
Jennifer of Never Just Jennifer
Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
Stephanie & Michelle of Late Night Quilter