Love of Quilting: Blue Ridge Love Wedding Quilt!

image of Angela Huffman with Blue Ridge Love Quilt in the background

I recently realized I never officially announced something pretty major in my world here in my blog. I got married! You’d think it wouldn’t have taken me so long to share the news with you but right after my honeymoon COVID locked the world down and we all had bigger things on our minds. 🙂

image of man and woman clinking glasses sitting in chairs on a mountain top

On Dec 28, 2019, I met my love on the top of a mountain outside of Asheville, North Carolina. We had a small gathering of family members with us for the big event and our children were our wedding party.

RocketMan played the guitar for my processional.

image of wedding on a mountaintop with musician playing guitar, bride walking down the path to meet bridesmaids at the altar

BirdMan walked me down the aisle.

GooseyGirl was my Maid of Honor along with my new stepdaughter. Let’s call her BunnyLady. 🙂

image of a family with mountaintop views in the background

My new stepson was the best man. We’ll call him SoccerMan. 🙂

image of father and son posing together

It was perfection and one of the greatest days of my life. I’m incredibly lucky.

To celebrate I decided to design a quilt that spoke to the special day and the special mountain top location. Meet Blue Ridge Love!

image of bride and groom posing lovingly in front of a house

This quilt is made from a modified Delectable Mountain block. The difficulty with that block is that the block is a rectangle and not a square. I needed it to be a square so I could spin it and create the spiky star you see.

image of Angela Huffman with Blue Ridge Love Quilt in the background

Melanie is our lead Quilt Fairy here at Quilted Joy and she is also the sewing specialist I turn to for help with difficult patterns and piecing. She is incredibly talented and she did all the math to figure out how to trim down the units for the Delectable Mountain block so it became a square! She is so clever!

image of fabric strips on a cutting mat

Finally I added a machine applique curve to the “sky” side of the delectable mountain block to add some curves to all those straight/spikey edges.

And don’t miss the floating pieced border. Those are simply quarter square triangle units! That’s it! By having one of the triangles inside the quarter square triangle unit be the same fabric as the outer border… it floats! So very, very, very simple! Just my style!

Oh, and recently I went to the Kentucky State Fair and stumbled upon a smaller version of my Blue Ridge Love quilt! It knocked me over! I never expected to see one of my designs out in the wild like that. So FABULOUS!

image of Blue Ridge Love Quilt

Blue Ridge Love was in the January/February 2021 edition of Love of Quilting magazine. You can get the downloadable pattern here. And, here’s the preview of the episode from the Fons & Porter Love of Quilting Show!

3 Responses

  1. Congratulations and joy for you and your family. I love the picture of you and your husband looking at each other with the love you feel. I also can’t help but get a kick out of the action in the background where it looks like someone is going for a selfie! Kids! Gotta love em! This is a picture you will enjoy for years to come! My best to you and yours!

  2. Congratulations Angela! I have so enjoyed following you along and watching you co host on F&P. We met once in Houston when I took the plunge and bought a LUCEY a few years ago (no regrets at all).

    You deserve all the happiness in the world and the Blue Ridge is a beautiful place to have joined together ‘officially’. I have taken many trips up there (Biltmore tour three times).

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow you’ve hit the jackpot, I watch both the clubhouse and the show all the time. I love the Blue Mountain Quilt and remember it from the show but didn’t know the pattern was available ,it will be ordered . I also remember it in the fair,loved it there too. Have a beautiful life ❤

Leave a Reply

Angela Huffman- Triplet Momma. Quilter. Teacher. Thread Bimbo

I’m Angela- Co-host of the Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting PBS show. APQS Long arm Dealer and Educator. Triplet Momma. Designer. Thread Bimbo.

Wanna know more?

Blog Categories

Recent Posts