Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Making Mountains..

As you have all heard (over and over LOL) daughter lost everything she owned in the Calgary flood in June.  Among those possessions were 4 of my home-made quilts :(

So I have been planning to make a quilt for her, and one of her favourites was her "Coffee Quilt" made mostly from "Java" coffee themed fabric.  Although I couldn't get a lot of that same fabric again, I did find some in the sale bins, and added some new prints.

I saw this pattern from the Moda Bake Shop..called S'more Mountains, so off I went to my cutting table!  (I am not adding the little appliquéd trucks and assorted bits)

It is going together very well..

My only disappointment is the amount of waste when trimming down the blocks.  For each block, and I think there are 42 of them, you trim off 2" of the strippy bit.
If I had known that, I would have made the "mountain blocks" a bit bigger..but I didn't realize until I had them all cut and started sewing the parts together.

I don't know about you, but I HATE wasting fabric! So this was not a happy moment. Of course I will save them in a zip-lock bag, and hopefully use them up ......someday....maybe when I use up my other 50 zip-lock bags of leftover bits!! isn't finished yet, but I have started my 3 hour "random" placement exercise..hehe!!

Looking good so far. Hope she likes it!
So that is my WIP for this week.

Linking up to TN&TN..
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and Lee's WIP wed at Freshly Pieced..


  1. I love the colours you've chosen. The pattern looks almost 3D! I feel sad for the lost quilts, but happy for this new one.

  2. This is a great pattern, Flo, and it's looking good so far! I hope your daughter is doing well now.

  3. Looking good Flo. Your daughter will surely love it. Hope she is getting herself resettled okay.

  4. What a great looking quilt. Can you sew the pieces together and use them for the binding?

  5. I hate to waste fabric too. Sorry to hear your daughter lost everything, I'm sure she'll love her new quilt.

  6. Love that quilt, such pretty colours together like that. You could stitch those cut offs into the backing if you are so inclined. That would use them up, and make for an interesting backing.

  7. looking good Flo I like the stripes in the mountains. I am sure those little bits will find a new project to be a part of.
    in stitches

  8. The quilt is looking wonderful! Great pattern and fabrics!

  9. Awww, I remember seeing the java quilt. Well onward and forward. I love the colours and the design is cool. Hey what if you Incorporate all the leftover bits into a second boarder? Make the first boarder a nice dark brown to break up the busy and add the bits to the outside? Anyhow I like this quilt.

  10. Really nice Flo. Good quilt for someone in CAlgary as it reminds me of the mountains.

  11. That will be a lovely quilt! I am so sorry that your daughter lost so much in the floods, my best wishes to her that her life will be back on track soon.

  12. A nice looking pattern and perhaps a start on a little thin border! ;)


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