Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Blue and Green Delectable Mountains

I need to blog about are these two Delectable Mountain Quilts I finished earlier this fall.  I posted a picture of them on Instagram in October but didn't get around to posting about them on here.

This fall I had two Dad birthday's: my  Dad's birthday and my Father‐in‐laws. I wanted to make both of them something special. They both share the same favorite colors. 

So I went to my Island Batik stash and picked out 20 different greens and 20 different blues and cut a 10 inch strip from each one.  Then I cut those strips into four 10 x 10 squares.

That gave me 80 squares, enough for two quilts with only a few scraps left over.

I cut each square in half diagonally...

 and paired a blue triangle with a green triangle and made 160 half Square triangles. 

I trimmed each one to 9 inches, lots of trimming...

but I had good company.

Then I cut them into 2.25 strips and sewed them into mountains. 

I used the same layout from my first Delectable Mountains Quilt I made this summer.

There are so many layout options, but I was thinking this layout would show off  blue rivers flowing through green mountains... 

well the different shades of blue didn't quite give off that river vibe I was going g for but that's OK. They turned put pretty cool anyway.

They were identical other than the bindings, one has a green binding and the other has a blue binding and the backings were different.  One had a green wide backing and the other I did my stripped backing so I could use up of some older blues and greens from my stash.

Other than the trimming down of the half squared triangles, these two quilts went together quicker than I thought.  It was nice to hand them off to their new owners.



  1. Beautiful, Leah! The fabrics are so nice! Do you remember how many days it took you to make one? I'm just curious.

  2. These are so pretty! Great job :) I have been wanting to make one.

  3. Beautiful colors!! Congratulations on the finish.