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. 🙂
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.
BirdMan walked me down the aisle.
GooseyGirl was my Maid of Honor along with my new stepdaughter. Let’s call her BunnyLady. 🙂
My new stepson was the best man. We’ll call him SoccerMan. 🙂
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!