I am having a lot of fun working on Mountain Top blocks, from a block of the month by Homestead Hearth, pattern by Laundry Basket Quilts.
If you are a terrific scrap saver (which I’m not) this is a great pattern to use up those bits. I chose to do it as a b.o.m., to keep from being overwhelmed, and because I wanted a huge variety of fabric. Three blocks a month don’t take much time. Just looking at all variety of bits of fabric keeps me interested. I remember once doing a scrappy quilt from all my leftovers, that’s when I was better at keeping scraps, and the memories! Recalling all the quilts and quilts-that-might-have-been!
This is a block where I use my favourite ruler – the Easy Angle ruler. You save a bit of fabric, as strips are cut 2 1/2″ instead of 2 7/8″ in the usual prep of hsts. And they are so accurate! Don’t be concerned about sewing on the bias, especially with the small size of these triangles – every hst I’ve ever made with this ruler has been so accurate I no longer measure to check.
Here are some of the blocks laid out on the floor. This is a big quilt! It finishes at 79 x 94. I think I’ll be giving it to a niece who is going off to univeristy this summer/fall. These are 15″ blocks, with sashings, 30 blocks to the quilt. I’ve got about 20 finished this far, and I’m still thinking about making it smaller, or making a border which this quilt doesn’t have. The original can be seen here.