Quick Quilts 2023 – Delectable Mountains – Win our finished quilt
This is the third article in our spring 2023 Quick Quilt Tops series. As part of this series, we’ll create a quilt together – from picking a pattern and a quilting design. You can read previous installments at this link
.In Part 1, I showed you ten different layouts utilizing the lovely Delectable Mountains block and you got to vote for your favorite. The winner was #2, Mirrored Mountains. To see all the layouts, click here.
Next, I came up with three different quilting designs and asked you to vote for your favorite. To see all the options, see Part 2 – click here. The winner by an overwhelming majority was ruler work in a starburst pattern. Read Part 2 for my helpful hints on using plexiglas to audition designs and this blog by APQS dealer Angela Huffman for helpful hints on using rulers.
I auditioned turquoise and peach threads for this quilt. I chose a thin turquoise thread (Bottom Line by Superior) as I wanted it to blend and show texture vs the quilting thread itself. The peach thread is Fantastico by Superior, which is a lovely shiny variegated thread and is a good choice for showing off the quilting.
I used a ruler and expanded base but didn’t mark exact points – I like the more organic look with each starburst slightly different. Thanks to the generous throat space of my APQS Millie, I was able to quilt each starburst in both the turquoise and peach sections in one pass.
I went scrappy for the backing, in a value flow from light to dark. I auditioned turquoise and peach bindings and choose this slightly warmer and darker peach. It subtly frames the quilt and keeps the focus in the body of the quilt instead of drawing the eye to the edges.
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