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 Patti June 13, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Following you on Bloglovin!

  • Reply Brenda Ackerman June 13, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I can see these fabrics in a double irish chain quilt! I will be following your blog for sure with all of the interesting posts that I saw just glancing around! Thank you for the giveaway and for your wonderful post!

  • Reply Sandra June 13, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    I would make a lap quilt, maybe make one of the patterns I have sketched in my notebook!

  • Reply Sandra June 13, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    I follow you on bloglovin, and am super happy to be in your hive. 😉 Does that count for extra points?!….thought not…

  • Reply marta June 13, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I always like this block/pattern…thank you…..marta

  • Reply helen June 13, 2015 at 1:57 pm

    Oooh hard decision. I think it would be a modern take on churn dash

  • Reply helen June 13, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Following you on Instagram , from today

  • Reply Connie Cain June 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    I am a newbie and am trying to get quilts to all the kids, grandkids and great-grandkids! So I would definately make a quilt with it and am looking for easy and quick work-up quilts that look wonderful and this one fits the bill. 🙂
    craftyccain@gmail.com

  • Reply Connie Cain June 13, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    I follow via e-mail. 🙂
    craftyccain@gmail.com

  • Reply mlhummy June 13, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    I follow you on bloglovin. 🙂

  • Reply mlhummy June 13, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    I think I would make little quilts for my 2 year old granddaughters. 🙂

  • Reply jmniffer June 13, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    I would make a picnic quilt for the summer at our cabin.

  • Reply Audrey June 13, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    The giveaway fabric would be just right for a lap quilt that is brewing in my mind. Finn is a very lucky little boy to be receiving your beautiful quilt. I hope you get to met him sooner rather than later. Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply jmniffer June 13, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    I follow with RSS Feeds.

  • Reply Rochelle June 13, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    What a great little quilt. Love that we aren’t doing traditional baby blue and baby pink quilts for babies anymore. I would incorporate the fabric with some from stash and make a quilt!!! Thanks for the chance.

  • Reply Rochelle June 13, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    I follow you through Bloglovin.

  • Reply Nurdan June 13, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Gorgeous quilt!! I would make a quilt for my baby who is due in October!!!!

  • Reply Nurdan June 13, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    I also follow you on Bloglovin’.

  • Reply janna June 13, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    I would love to give this pattern a shot. Yours turned out wobderfully!

  • Reply Judy Davis June 14, 2015 at 6:29 am

    Would love to win and give this pattern a try! Thanks for the giveaway!

  • Reply Leslie T June 14, 2015 at 8:56 am

    I’m very much into HST’s right now so would make a baby or lap quilt with the beautiful fabrics.
    Started following you on Instagram today.

  • Reply Cheryl June 14, 2015 at 9:19 am

    I really like your version of this quilt, the design goes perfectly with the fabrics you used. If I won, I save the fabric for baby quilt in case my brother-in-law has a daughter this fall (they are not finding out the sex).

  • Reply Cheryl June 14, 2015 at 9:20 am

    You know I follow your wonderful blog 🙂 (via bloglovin)

  • Reply Lynda Morrissette June 14, 2015 at 10:09 am

    I think I would like to make a quilt similar to yours! very nice.

  • Reply Lynda Morrissette June 14, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Thanks I follow you on bloglovin.

  • Reply Linda June 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Beautiful baby quilt. I follow you on Bloglovin. I’m just a beginner at quilting, and loving it!!

  • Reply Linda June 14, 2015 at 11:05 am

    Oops…I put Bloglovin….I found you through Bloglovin, but am following you by e-mail and Pinterest.

  • Reply Brittany Taylor June 14, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    I love this! I follow you on Feedly and was thrilled to see this design and these fabrics this a.m.

  • Reply Brittany Taylor June 14, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    Hmm, what would I make… I’m working on stars right now and they were a thorn in my side last weekend, less so at the moment. I’d like to try maybe diamonds next. Or something modern and strippy, if my geometry-dumb brain needs a break from all those angles. Knew I should have paid more attention…

  • Reply Anonymous June 14, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Love this! I think these fabrics would be perfect for a southwest style quilt. I love the colors, and they pair perfectly with this pattern.

  • Reply Kate Yates June 14, 2015 at 4:44 pm

    I follow you on bloglovin and instagram

  • Reply Susan McGregor June 15, 2015 at 12:06 am

    I love your fabric selection and would love to try this pattern with those fabrics as well. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Reply Donna Christell June 15, 2015 at 12:33 am

    Just found you and following now on Bloglovin.

  • Reply Donna Christell June 15, 2015 at 12:35 am

    I would use them to make some pillows. I enjoyed look around your blog. Nice.

  • Reply Dieni June 15, 2015 at 4:48 am

    I think I would make a baby blanket!
    dieni.rachmawaty (at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply Dieni June 15, 2015 at 4:49 am

    I followed you on bloglovin 🙂
    dieni.rachmawaty (at)gmail(dot)com

  • Reply Diana @ Red Delicious Life June 15, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    I just love that you made a quilt for baby Finn! That’s so wonderful.

  • Reply Diana @ Red Delicious Life June 15, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    I just realized that there’s also a giveaway associated with this post and didn’t answer your question in my earlier comment. Honestly, I have no idea what I’d make. My wish list is so long now, I sometimes freeze up when it comes to starting the next project. Too many choices!!! I follow you via bloglovin’.

  • Reply carol n June 16, 2015 at 7:37 am

    great tutorial, I would make a baby quilt if I won!

  • Reply Sandy D June 16, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    I started following on Instagram.

  • Reply Sandy D June 16, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    I would make a throw using these fabrics.

  • Reply Michelle Olsen Sasak June 16, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    I would make a tote bag! Thanks for the chance to win! mto2golsen (at) gmail (dot) com

  • Reply Michelle Olsen Sasak June 16, 2015 at 8:56 pm

    I follow you on Feedly now 🙂

  • Reply Tracey June 16, 2015 at 10:32 pm

    It would be fun to make a throw for my sister.

  • Reply Tracey June 16, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    I started following you on Instagram.

  • Reply Rose Santuci-Sofranko June 17, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Gosh, I’m not sure what I’d make with that lovely fabric, yet. Thanks and God bless!

  • Reply Rose Santuci-Sofranko June 17, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    I am following you on Instagram as @Artists4God

  • Reply Linda Symank June 17, 2015 at 10:35 pm

    I follow you on instagram. I would make a quilt for one of my sweet new grandbabies! That makes 8 total and all wonderful! Did I mention they are all under the age of 4!!

  • Reply eleanor June 18, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I love the southwest feel of the Delectable Mountain block, I’d probably do some rearrangement of that>

  • Reply fred52 June 18, 2015 at 12:14 pm

    I would like to make a table runner

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