Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Delectable Mountain Mini Quilt

I finished a mini quilt wall hanging.


The pattern is Delectable Mountains from the book "Fat Quarter Quilting" by Lori Smith (click on the link to see all the patterns in the book, it is one of my favourite books).


Once all the pieces were cut (and labeled), it was such an lovely quilt to put together.


The only problem that I had was there are mistakes in the book, and I should have checked the corrections  page before I started (it is the second quilt that I have made from the book with mistakes - so I should have known better).


I decided to use a leftover piece of silk batting. I joined two pieces with the three-step zig-zag stitch on my machine.


I wanted to see how silk batting washed (before I wash my string quilt). Before washing the quilt was 20.5" x 16.5",


after it was 20" x 16". It shrunk about 2.5% (the package states that silk batting shrinks about 5%). I hand washed it in cool water and after spinning in the washing machine, I hung it outside on the clothesline.


Silk batting is lovely to quilt, and I like how it looks after washing.
I did continuous line quilting, feathers, and some straight line quilting (with the walking foot) for contrast. I used 100 WT thread (silk and Invisafil), because the pieces are so small I didn't want a heavy thread.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

18 comments:

Needled Mom said...

It looks beautiful. I really hate it when I make a pattern BEFORE I see the corrections.

Joan said...

Looks beautiful Joanne

Valerie said...

I really love Lori Smith's quilts...she has great designs (despite the pattern flaws). While I love her quilt I think I actually like your fabric choices much better! Just beautiful!

Deanna said...

Lovely work! Thank you for the before/after measurements suggestion. I will have to try that in the future.

Donna said...

It's really lovely! I haven't tried silk batting, and I think I need to.

Rebecca said...

It's beautiful. I have never used the silk batting. I love silk, I will have to try it in batting....soon.

Anne said...

It's gorgeous! All those wee triangles! Yikes! :o)

Fiesta said...

It looks fabulous. Your color selection is perfect!

Betweens said...

awesome display for your awesome quilt! love it.
I have this book and have it flagged you have gone much further than I have...LOL

Lesley said...

This is adorable! I love hw you let us know all about it. I have never used or seen silk batting, but I sure like the effect! Well done!

Ariane said...

Your little quilt is beautiful!!

Rhonda at Cobblestone Quilting said...

Beautiful! The spot where you chose to hang it really showcases its beauty.

Cheryl M. said...

You did a great job on the quilt. Thanks for all the detail info. I will have to try the silk batting.
Cheryl M.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Wonderful Joanne! :) Carolyn

Sylke said...

Your quilt is so beautiful, love the colors!

ANudge said...

A beautiful mini quilt. I love your color choices and the process. I'll have to look for silk batting.

Kathie said...

the quilt is beautiful, I love the fabrics you used.
I haven't tried silk batting will have to give it a try I like the look
Kathie

Vivian said...

Just happened on this post and wanted to tell you that I loved your version of this one -- very pretty color palette!

I'm a big fan of Lori's patterns in general and this book in particular. Thanks for the heads up about the corrections -- I wasn't aware of them but have now printed them out and added them to my copy of the book. Fortunately, the one I made from the book and the two I have plans to make aren't affected but it's good to know for the future just in case!