Delectable Mountains Quilt Pattern – A Fat Quarter Shop Hop

June 12, 2015

Delectable Mountain Cover Picture

Welcome to the Fat Quarter Shop Delectable Mountains Quilt Blog Hop!

If you’re visiting my blog for the first time, welcome.  I hope you’ll sit down, kick your feet up and stay awhile. If you’d like to enter my Giveaway in honor of the blog hop, scroll to the bottom for entry details.

Today I’m thrilled to show you the Late Night Quilter version of a fantastic Fat Quarter Shop pattern, Delectable Mountains, made from the latest block in their Classic & Vintage Series.

Delectable Mountain on Bathtub

The Classic and Vintage Delectable Mountains Quilt in a Classic and Vintage bathtub!

When Fat Quarter Shop invited us to participate in this hop, we were so excited, because my friend Michelle and I happened to be in need of a baby gift for our close friend Kitty, from Night Quilter.  We thought the Delectable Mountains Quilt would make the perfect present for this new baby, who desperately needs a new quilt (not really… that poor baby is surrounded by quilts day and night.  But Quilters Gotta Quilt, right?).

The pattern is written in 4 sizes, from Baby to Queen, and Fat Quarter Shop graciously allowed us to choose whatever fabric we wanted from their huge online store.

Michelle and I chose the fabric line Morning Walk, by Leah Duncan.  Leah is an Austin-based designer, and her latest fabric line is inspired by local scenery.  So it seemed like the perfect choice for us. The mustard, mint, orange and navy are boyish, but different.  I love it.

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I am so grateful to have such wonderful friends in the quilting community.  A year ago, when I started my blog, I knew no one who quilted.  And now, I have friends like Kitty and Michelle, who inspire and support me every day.

Since our blog names are so similar, people always ask Kitty and me how we met.  Well, over a year ago, we both noticed the similarity in blog names too, and started (gently) stalking each other.  We both realized that we were living parallel lives across the country from one another.  Despite the distance between Texas and Maine, we have become fast friends.  I can’t wait to see her newest little baby in person someday; but for now, her beautiful pictures and blog posts will have to do.

Baby Finn

I hope Baby Finn likes his new quilt, and someday, when he’s bigger, playing in his playroom with the quilt draped across his favorite red chair, his mama can tell him that it was made with a lot of love, as all good quilts are.

quilt in Art Room

 

The delectable mountain block is as old as the sea (or at least the early 1800s, according to Barbara Brackman). It can be constructed a couple of different ways, but the Fat Quarter Shop version uses familiar Half Square Triangles (HTS), so this block is a snap to put together. In its most traditional layout, it has a medallion feel to it, which makes it ideal for modern quilters who are head over heels in love with medallion quilts these days.

Delectable Mountains on Chair

For A PDF of the free block pattern click here .  Or you can watch Kimberly from Fat Quarter Shop put it together in this YouTube video.


Video: https://youtu.be/wpm3QLBUTr8

The complete pattern, with all the measurements you’ll need, is available for $4.98 online at Fat Quarter Shop.  And it also comes in a kit form to make life a little easier.

Tips For Success:

Try the Magic 8 Method of making 8 HSTs at a time.  It’s a huge time saver!  Here’s a link to a tutorial by Chez Stitches on how to do it.

For this pattern, you’ll need to make 2″ finished HSTs.  For the Magic 8 Method, use two 5 3/4″ squares (or 6″ squares if you like to be able to trim down your HSTs for improved accuracy).

Chain piece your HSTs!   Here’s a 30 second video of me chain piecing away! (Special thanks to Michelle, for making most of the HSTs on this quilt!)

Quilting

To quilt this, I used straight line quilting, because I know that is one of Kitty’s all-time favorites. I also used Aurifil (40 wt cotton…. not the longarm poly).  The cotton thread held up well (I went easy on it and avoided any intense longarm acrobatics on this quilt) and I had very little breakage.

But the big square in the middle needed a little something special instead of just straight lines.  So I used my water erasable pen to trace a motif designed by Patricia Ritter of Urban Elementz, and did a little ruler work on my Nolting longarm.

Center Motif

I sure wish I had enough time to make it bigger.  This quilt would be gorgeous in a master bedroom!

Delectable Mountain on Bed

Thank you so much for visiting.  For my giveaway, I’ll be giving one lucky reader 4 half-yard cuts of Morning Walk, by Leah Duncan for Art Gallery Fabrics (thanks to Fat Quarter Shop!).

Morning Walk Giveaway

You can enter by leaving two comments:

  1. What would you make with your winnings?
  2. If you follow me, Late Night Quilter, let me know how–or visit my right toolbar to follow me if you don’t already, then tell me how! (e-mail, WordPress, Bloglovin’, Instagram, Feedly)

The giveaway will be open until Friday, June 19th 12 noon CST. I’ll select one winner randomly from the comments below. Good luck!

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162 Comments

  • Reply Susan June 12, 2015 at 12:38 am

    I follow you via Bloglovin’.

  • Reply Susan June 12, 2015 at 12:41 am

    I’d make a charity quilt. The president of my quilt guild has been president before. We usually make blocks for the president. She asked that we make baby quilts for our “Hearts & Hands” project. We give the quilts to needy children and infants, primarily.

  • Reply Mary June 12, 2015 at 1:28 am

    I would pull out the cactus fabric and then decide on a block based on it. I can see it in the bundle but not clearly. I would make a small quilt for my brother who doesn’t believe that desert heat is different than heat with 95% humidity.

  • Reply Mary June 12, 2015 at 1:31 am

    I follow via email and really do enjoy your posts. I’ll check out your blogger friend from Maine as that’s where my brother lives and the one I’d make the quilt for if I win the bundle. Thanks!

  • Reply Karen Thurn June 12, 2015 at 3:09 am

    I follow by email. kthurn@bektel.com

  • Reply Karen Thurn June 12, 2015 at 3:10 am

    I really like this bundle and would use it in a quilt, of course. kthurn@bektel.com

  • Reply Summer June 12, 2015 at 5:16 am

    I follow via e-mail. I’m not sure what I’d do with this bundle or who I’d make something for. It’s so pretty that I’d want to just look at it for a while and thumb through all of my quilting books, magazines, and scroll through my pins to find just the right project to showcase the beautiful fabric. The delectable mountain block is striking the way you’ve put it together, but I would like to see larger pieces of this collection in whatever project I’d make.

  • Reply caroline huntley June 12, 2015 at 5:24 am

    Follow and enjoy your blog in my email. I live in the “delectable mountains” of southwest Virginia so I would like to try making something in that pattern.

  • Reply Patricia Cash June 12, 2015 at 5:44 am

    I would make the Mountain quilt, it is beautiful.

  • Reply Patricia Cash June 12, 2015 at 5:45 am

    I follow on bloglovin.

  • Reply charlotte m. June 12, 2015 at 6:29 am

    I follow with bloglovin’.

  • Reply charlotte m. June 12, 2015 at 6:30 am

    I would find some more fabrics in my stash to go with it and make a quilt. Love the colors.

  • Reply Jennifer @NeverJustJennifer June 12, 2015 at 7:22 am

    Your version came out great! I didn’t have time to finish mine but I’m hoping to crank through some more blocks this weekend! I hope Kitty and the baby love it!

  • Reply allisonreidnem June 12, 2015 at 7:39 am

    Hi! Stephanie, I’ve started following you via e-mail thanks to finding you through the 2015 New Quilt Blogger’s Blog Hop. It’s been a crazy ten days of blog post finding and reading since my name got added to the blog hop! I’d be using that lovely half yard bundle to make a quilt for a child – the colour combination is very interesting – your quilt demonstrates it very well. 🙂

  • Reply mumbird3 June 12, 2015 at 7:51 am

    Hi
    I follow on my office email account! (currently out of the office visiting my sister! ) love the quilt!

  • Reply mumbird3 June 12, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Love the muted colors of the fabrics, would probably use for a small miniquilt…although my sister says it would be perfect for a bag for her….!

  • Reply quiltingitout June 12, 2015 at 8:36 am

    You’re right that would look great in a master bedroom. I follow you via Bloglovin and Instagram and I would make a quilt for my sister-in-law who lives in TX.

  • Reply CherylB June 12, 2015 at 9:04 am

    HI! I just found you today via CrazyMom quilts and Child like Fasc. I’m NEW to quilting although I’ve sewn for about 30 yrs…I’ve made 3 quilts so far and about to finish a 4th…cant wait for the 5th!! I’m sooo hooked on it. I don’t do the social media stuff…I’m old school but will favorite your website and check it on my usual ’rounds’ at work, amy smart, crazymom, jaybird
    I’d def find a quilt to make with your freebie!

  • Reply june June 12, 2015 at 9:07 am

    I would make a quilt.

  • Reply june June 12, 2015 at 9:08 am

    I follow you on bloglovin.

  • Reply Crafty Ashley B June 12, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I follow you on Bloglovin!

  • Reply Crafty Ashley B June 12, 2015 at 9:12 am

    If I won I’d make a super sweet cuddle quilt!

  • Reply Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl June 12, 2015 at 9:12 am

    What a beautiful finish and gift for baby Finn; I can’t wait to see him snuggled up in it (and I’m sure Kitty will gratify that wish…)!! 🙂

  • Reply Katie June 12, 2015 at 9:13 am

    I had no intention of making this pattern when I open your email:). Then I was overcome with how cool your quilt turned out and your comment of how this would look great on a bigger bed!!! So now I have to make it for my master bed!! And I love straight line quilting, so I was sunk! The fabric colors are perfect, so this is whole email has added a project that will jump to the front of the list!!! I follow you on FB and by email, one of my favorite blogs and groups!!!

  • Reply Jan O June 12, 2015 at 9:27 am

    I follow you via Bloglovin.

  • Reply Jan O June 12, 2015 at 9:30 am

    Cute fabric bundle – those prints look great in the Delectable Mountains pattern. I would make a donation quilt for a child. My guild is having a donation drive for kids’ quilts later in the year.

  • Reply MotorMonkey June 12, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Ooh, I would make Soulful Windows (a free pattern on AGF site). I have been wanting to make that for a long time. I am already following you on this blog, pininterest and instagram. Thank you for the nice tutorial and tips on how you made the quilt.

  • Reply H. Georg June 12, 2015 at 10:20 am

    I would make a simple block quilt for one of the many ladies who are expecting their first babies in October.

  • Reply H. Georg June 12, 2015 at 10:20 am

    I follow you via email.

  • Reply Terri Ann June 12, 2015 at 10:23 am

    What a beautiful quilt! You and Michelle did a great job choosing a line of fabric for this – those colors and patterns lend so well to the design of this quilt. I agree baby Finn will be near smothered by quilt and we certainly need to have t-shirts made up that say “Quilters Gotta Quilt!”

  • Reply Chiska June 12, 2015 at 10:28 am

    I think I’d make this quilt–or start it at least–it would be fantastic in a bigger size. So pretty!

  • Reply kittywilkin June 12, 2015 at 10:30 am

    You GUYSSSSSSS!!!!!! Awwwww way to make me cry! What a gorgeous quilt, and so thoughtful! I love it and Finn definitely will, too–I’m sure Maddie and Max will love on it plenty, too. I will certainly be sure to share ample photos of Finn snuggled up in it–Yvonne knows me well! LOL This quilt is so gorgeous, and you totally nailed the straight line quilting. You even used Aurifil since you know I love it so! I’m so grateful for you both and your friendship. It’s amazing how soul sisters can live across the country and still find each other <3 Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  • Reply sandralouise June 12, 2015 at 10:34 am

    It’s beautiful, Steph, I’m sure Kitty will love it! If I won the fabric I might make something similar or perhaps a quilt that has a Native American feel to the block. XOXO

  • Reply RuthB June 12, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Beautiful Gift and the quilting is gorgeous!

  • Reply Kristen June 12, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I follow via bloglovin’

  • Reply Kristen June 12, 2015 at 11:06 am

    I want to make a quilt with that fabric . not sure on the pattern yet, although this one is very pretty!

  • Reply Debby June 12, 2015 at 11:25 am

    It is great to find another late night lady! I would love to make something for our home with lots of love. After a long journey, we are about to move back to our old house and try to make it new again.

  • Reply Sinta June 12, 2015 at 11:49 am

    I was enjoying the DM hop and then was thrilled when I came to your blog and saw your quilt! This one won me over! I just started following on IG, blog and Pinterest! Thanks for making my Friday fun!

  • Reply alexis June 12, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I follow on Bloglovin!

  • Reply alexis June 12, 2015 at 11:52 am

    I’m on a home renewal kick and making lots of throw pillows. So I’d use the fabrics to play with some new blocks and techniques and then my boys will build pillow forts.

  • Reply lizrehrauer June 12, 2015 at 12:33 pm

    These are just the colors my daughter and I are currently excited about for pillows for her new condo. Even if I don’t win, I see those fabrics in pillows in my future.

  • Reply lizrehrauer June 12, 2015 at 12:34 pm

    I am now following you on bloglovin.

  • Reply Margo June 12, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    I follow you by email!

  • Reply Margo June 12, 2015 at 12:42 pm

    Love the pattern! Thanks for sharing! Looks like a cute little quilt is forthcoming for a wee one! I have decided that making baby quilts when I can, instead of “on demand” is the best way to go. Time always runs out and the baby quilts are made last minute! I’d like to make a stash of baby quilts for all these wee ones that keep turning up!

  • Reply Kate June 12, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    I follow by email.

  • Reply Kate June 12, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    I would use it to make a throw for my sister and her boyfriend who are moving from Wisconsin to Texas.

  • Reply Vicki H June 12, 2015 at 1:13 pm

    I would like to make the delectable mountain quilt.

  • Reply Kathie L June 12, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    I need a new summer purse. This would be great fabric to use.

  • Reply Vicki H June 12, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    I am following with bloglovin.

  • Reply Sandy K June 12, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    The quilt is lovely. I might make pillows.

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