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 Dot H June 12, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    I would add some of my stash and make a lap quilt.

  • Reply quiltingmod June 12, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I’d like to make a pouch or small tote with these!

  • Reply quiltingmod June 12, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I follow on Bloglovin’.

  • Reply auschick June 12, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    I follow on bloglovin

  • Reply auschick June 12, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    I think I’d make either a tote bag or kids clothing… or both 🙂

  • Reply Denise in PA June 12, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Wow, I think I’d make THAT quilt! It looks fabulous!

  • Reply Denise in PA June 12, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    I follow you on my Feedly – love your blog! o:)

  • Reply Doris McCarty June 12, 2015 at 2:29 pm

    I follow on bloglovin and Instagram.

  • Reply Doris McCarty June 12, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    I would make hexies. I love the colors. I’m working on a hexie quilt now.

  • Reply Pedalsewlightly June 12, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Definitely a quilt. That collection is so serene.

  • Reply Pedalsewlightly June 12, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    I follow you on Bloglovin and I’m part of the New Quilt Bloggers Hop. Thanks a bunch!

  • Reply Sarah J. June 12, 2015 at 3:14 pm

    I would be very generous and gift this to my sister whose favorite color is well represented in the collection. Of course then I might hope that some was gifted back to me in a lovely project!

  • Reply Katy M June 12, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    I would make myself a patchwork weekend bag if I were lucky enough to win 🙂 I lvoe your quilt btw, Finn is very lucky! x

  • Reply Katy M June 12, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    I follow you on instagram x

  • Reply Rebecca June 12, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    I tend to lurk for awhile before I follow and then it would be by email. I’m a new quilter so if I won the fabric, I think I’d stare at if for awhile and think “wow”.

  • Reply Anne D June 12, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    I love your quilt and would love to make a mini version with the fabrics. Love the fabric line. Thanks for the chance to win

  • Reply Anne D June 12, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    I am a new follower who has just discovered your blog.

  • Reply Kim S June 12, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    The fabrics are so pretty, I might just hoard them 😉 I love the Delectable Mountain pattern. Your quilt looks fantastic!

  • Reply Bernie June 12, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    Probably a simple patchwork lap quilt. Gorgeous fabric!

  • Reply Bernie June 12, 2015 at 5:11 pm

    I follow on bloglovin, IG and FB!

  • Reply Anja @ Anja Quilts June 12, 2015 at 7:10 pm

    I think I would make Delectable Mountains….it’s a great pattern.

  • Reply Anja @ Anja Quilts June 12, 2015 at 7:12 pm

    I follow on Bloglovin.

  • Reply stanleybeagle June 12, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    A little quilt for my upcoming niece/nephew

  • Reply stanleybeagle June 12, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    and i follow you on IG!

  • Reply Little Black Cat Quilting June 12, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    I follow on blogger! And what to make is always the hardest decision! Lol. I’m sure it would end up a quilt, almost all my fabric just magically becomes quilts it feels like. 😉

  • Reply Sherril McGann June 12, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    I would make a lap quilt to use on my couch and add the leftover fabrics to my scrap stash.

  • Reply Carmen June 12, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Finn is a lucky baby. Lots of love in that quilt! It’s beautiful…and he is also.

  • Reply andrea June 12, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    I’d make some table runners and pillows.

  • Reply Lori Morton June 12, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Ooooh! Beautiful Quilt!!! I would either add to the fabrics for nice Throw for our Family Room…or maybe some new Floor Pillows (a Pouf even?) Love the colors & prints! Thanks for chance to win! 🙂

  • Reply andrea June 12, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    I follow you on Bloglovin

  • Reply Lori Morton June 12, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    I follow thru Bloglovin & Email 🙂

  • Reply Laura June 12, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    Such lovely fabrics, I’d make a pillow. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Reply Emily C June 12, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    These would make a great summer tote bag.

  • Reply Tarnia June 13, 2015 at 12:23 am

    Thanks for the giveaway, I would use the fabric on a new quilt I have planned. Its “the burbs” by Sarah Fielke.

  • Reply Ginger June 13, 2015 at 3:55 am

    This is such fun fabric. I think a table topper would look great with it.

  • Reply Lisa Marie June 13, 2015 at 6:44 am

    Your quilt is wonderful! I can’t say exactly what I would make with the fabrics as I would have to spend a bit of time with them before deciding — a bag? a wall hanging? a quilt, with lots of other fabrics? It might be a hard decision but one I hope I am lucky enough to have to make!

  • Reply Lisa Marie June 13, 2015 at 6:46 am

    Your blog is new to me so I checked out your gallery. I’m impressed! Such lovely work! I have signed up to follow by email.

  • Reply Karen in Breezy Point June 13, 2015 at 8:17 am

    I would probably make a lap or throw quilt–gotta use up the fabric!!

  • Reply carol June 13, 2015 at 8:26 am

    I think this pattern would work well in many venues but I would attempt a table topper.

  • Reply carol June 13, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Just followed you on bloglovin.

  • Reply Deborah Halcomb June 13, 2015 at 8:44 am

    I would make a Twin size quilt for the bed in my quilt room.

  • Reply cakegirl6251 June 13, 2015 at 9:06 am

    I follow you via Bloglovin.

  • Reply cakegirl6251 June 13, 2015 at 9:07 am

    I have been asked to make a baby quilt and this fabric with this pattern will be perfect. Thanks.

  • Reply Karen A June 13, 2015 at 9:39 am

    I would love to make the Delectable Mountains quilt in these lovely fabrics.

  • Reply Karen A June 13, 2015 at 9:40 am

    I’m a new follower on bloglovin’

  • Reply Quilting Tangent June 13, 2015 at 9:54 am

    I would make a quilt, maybe a disappearing 9 patch with them.

  • Reply Quilting Tangent June 13, 2015 at 9:54 am

    Following on bloglovin’.

  • Reply Christine June 13, 2015 at 10:39 am

    I don’t know what I’d make. Four 1/2 yd cuts is a very generous giveaway. I’m sure I’d be inspired once they were in my hands!!

  • Reply MarLane June 13, 2015 at 10:57 am

    The orange colors remind me of my mom’s couch so I would make a lap quilt to use on my couch. Following you on Bloglovin’.

  • Reply Patti June 13, 2015 at 11:08 am

    I would like to use them in a mini quilt!

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