Friday, June 12, 2015

Delectable Mountains Blog Hop


Have you seen the Fat Quarter Shop series called Classic & Vintage?

Well this time around they are using Delectable Mountains quilt block. You can find the FREE block pattern here.


I hardly make classic blocks but this one caught my eye and I decided to challenge myself and participate.

I asked my friend Monika for help as I wanted to set it off center. She kindly provided me with coloring page. If you would like one yourself go to my google doc here.




I like to switch between cutting and sewing so I was making blocks by colors.

I also wanted to show you that you can play with the background fabric as well. I hope you see the potential.

Do not worry. Not all the blocks have perfect points and I had to redo 3 last blocks since I was not happy with my fabric choice. See for yourself.



Here are useful links where you can find all you need to make your own version:

Block Pattern FREE
Complete pattern ($4.98)
Video and Quilt Kit


Have you noticed there is one purple block lighter? I bet you didn't, lol. 

My gang was asking me if I ran out of the other fabric. Nope. I wanted to make it more interesting. Just something that will make you wonder :)


Are you wondering? Mission completed!


If you would like to see close up of the fabrics used, please check out my scrappy post here and here.
These are mostly local no brand fabrics.

Thank you Fat Quarter Shop for your fun hop!

36 comments:

  1. I *LOVE* this, I'm totally a rainbow girl...but I love this for the design as well!

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  2. This is an awesome interpretation of the pattern, Vera. The subtle color fade and gradient of the background fabric is a great touch to your normal ROYGBIV theme!!! :)

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  3. Vera, this is all kinds of awesome!! I noticed the lighter purple right away and immediately thought you did it intentionally. . . because you are kind of sneaky that way ;) It looks great!

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  4. This is great and very you! The rainbow colors are so nice and I like the off-center layout a lot!

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  5. This is beautiful! I love the way you varied the background fabrics and the offset center. You sly devil with that "made you look" light purple block, but I agree it does add a little sneaky interesting focal point. Any ideas on how you'll quilt this? It's got so much visual appeal in the design I feel like I'd totally get stuck on the quilting part.

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  6. Love the colour changes in the grey - really nice touch!

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  7. I love rainbows and this fabulous. I love how you introduced shadow effect by changing the grey in the background.

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  8. I love how this came out. It is gorgeous!

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  9. So fantastic! And I LOVE that light purple block. Such a brilliant choice!

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  10. With quilting I usually DO run out of fabric and, if people ask, I always say it was intentional. That is the beauty of handmade.

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  11. This is so great, I love it. Any plans on the quilting yet?

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  12. So far this is the most stunning quilt on the hop. Very unique! I love the way you made it your own.

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  13. Stunning ,love your colorful fabric combo!

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  14. Very "delectable" Vera. I love it!

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  15. Thanks for pointing out Classic & Vintage Series. I love it. Your quilt is gorgeous. Love the background how it goes from light to dark.

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  16. I think your mountains turned out fabulous, I love everything about it. I have always wanted to make one of these, so maybe soon after seeing yours. What do you mean by local no name fabrics that you used?
    I did not see the light purple fabric you put in there! It must be true that if you don't point a mistake out most people won't see it. I know this wasn't a mistake but a design element, but this does show that people should just keep a mistake quiet and no one will notice.lol Thank you for letting us know the pattern you used, etc.

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  18. Super cool! You always have such great ideas and I love seeing everyone's interpretations.

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  20. Outstanding. This looks fabulous!

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  21. Oh Vera, this is GORGEOUS! It's like a mountain sunrise! I love the way you did the colors and that one lighter purple block adds a bit of sparkle, like light breaking through. I have never seen Delectable Mountains done like this and am mightily impressed!

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  22. Gorgeous, Vera!!! Your Rainbow Delectable Mountains is beautiful! I love seeing your work in progress, too.
    And what a fun surprise to look for your light purple block!
    Thanks for the pattern links, too.
    I love your interpretation so much, Vera.
    Susie

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  23. Totally love your take on this pattern. :-) Nope didn't notice the lavender one...Angela Walters said the eye looks for symmetry, and I guess mine sure did. Love that little touch.

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  24. Simply gorgeous. I love your choice of colours and fabrics, they add a beauitful depth to your quilt.

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  25. Vera, loved this in instagram, but the photos here do it so much more justice. You have done really well - love the lighter purple too. And love the off centre look as well.

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    1. forgot to add, love how you grey strengthens or fades out, depending on how you look at it.

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  26. Love your off centre layout and the rainbow effect with your colour choices. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. I really like your arrangement of the block, being off center makes the quilt design very interesting.

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  28. I love how you've offset the yellow blocks. Makes for a stunning quilt.

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  29. Pěkný quilt a té sv. fialové jsem si hned všimla a říkala si, že je to dobrý nápad, že to je zajímavější. :-)

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  30. I love your setting of these blocks and the way you used the different shades of gray across the quilt. It's such a beautiful way to modernize an old pattern.

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  31. How much fun is this! Perfect choice of layout.

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  32. This is wonderful Vera. I love all the colour against the grey background, and the light purple block is a brilliant extra :)

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  33. That looks fantastic, Vera! Love everything about it - well done!

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  34. You hit this one right out of the park, Vera. The offset layout and fabulous fabric choices makes this a winning home run! Beautiful!

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