Mountain Majesties

by CountryThreads on September 14, 2017

Finally!  The top is finished and now I need to piece my back.  I will be so happy to work on a different project.  I can’t remember the name of this Moda fabric line – was it by Minnick and Simpson possibly?


I just added 4″ rectangles along the two sides and called it good.  This quilt is not going to any show, State Fair or museum so it’s fine with me – finished is better than perfect in my world.  Here’s a closeup.


It’s so big and today it’s windy so I had to photograph it on the ground with rocks holding it from flying away.  I do think it’s beautiful now that it’s a finished top.  Off to mow lawn!

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Sharon Hultgren September 14, 2017 at 10:51 am

Beautiful, Mary!!
Question: Can you tell us more about the straight line quilting you do.
I don’t have a long arm machine, but my sewing machine does
have a large “bed”.
Thank you,
Sharon Hultgren

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Mary Etherington September 14, 2017 at 4:32 pm

Sharon – as I quilt this top, I’ll talk you thru the quilting on the long arm machine.

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Robin Rauk September 14, 2017 at 10:52 am

I love it!

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Jeanice Domino September 14, 2017 at 10:53 am

Stunning!!!

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Marie M September 14, 2017 at 10:54 am

Perfect finish for this quilt! Maybe you might want to do scrappy strip border for binding to tie in side borders with 4th side.

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Carol T September 14, 2017 at 10:55 am

I LOVE it‼️

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Maryjane in CA September 14, 2017 at 10:56 am

OMG – beautiful! All your work paid off! Borders look great.

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Carol B September 14, 2017 at 11:02 am

Mary,

I love your solution! Good job. I’m sure this was a monster project , but it turned out great!

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Carolyn Van Petten September 14, 2017 at 11:10 am

Beautiful–nice accomplishment!

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Susan September 14, 2017 at 11:10 am

Beautiful!

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Carolyn September 14, 2017 at 11:17 am

Mary, that is a beautiful quilt! I love the way it all came together, the colors are really pretty.

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Karen L Chaudoin September 14, 2017 at 11:31 am

It is really lovely and looks like a great July 4th picnic or beach quilt!

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Nikki Mahaffey September 14, 2017 at 11:41 am

I love it. It is just a happy quilt. who said life is perfect? I for one make quilts to make me happy..I may give them as gift and if the recipient is happy with how it looks…they can return the quilt….

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Diane Emanuelson September 14, 2017 at 12:00 pm

I just love it!!!!
Diane 🙂

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Martha Engstler September 14, 2017 at 12:06 pm

congratulations, well done. Looks great!

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Kay September 14, 2017 at 12:15 pm

Just beautiful! I was wondering how you would enlarge it. Yes…done is better than perfect. That’s been my motto lately.

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Shirley September 14, 2017 at 12:54 pm

l like it very much, read anygood books lately?

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Mary Etherington September 14, 2017 at 3:07 pm

I am reading Lockdown that Connie liked so much and I’m enjoying it, too.

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Linda L September 14, 2017 at 1:00 pm

I agree with everyone, beautiful and happy!

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Rhoda Ebersole September 14, 2017 at 1:13 pm

Yes and rectangles on the side are
Just fine Mary.

How is your burned finger treating you?
That was not what you needed.
Sorry that happened to you
Rhoda R

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Mary Etherington September 14, 2017 at 1:26 pm

Thanks, Rhoda! And my finger is good – doesn’t even hurt.

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Peggy September 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Turned out just beutiful!!

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Kathy Hanson September 14, 2017 at 1:26 pm

I love the quilt, what a great pattern and fabrics. You had a great idea of how to finish it. As I knew you would. I hope your fingers are healing ok!

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Bonnie September 14, 2017 at 1:34 pm

Finished is better than perfect in my world as well. Love that quilt. It’s inviting. Makes me want to curl up under it with a good book and a cup of coffee. Job well done!!!!!

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Ann Barlament September 14, 2017 at 1:41 pm

I love your quilt and the remaining strips are perfect!!

Glad to read your burnt finger is on the mend!!

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MARSHA RANSOM September 14, 2017 at 1:59 pm

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this pattern! Very pretty!

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Lea September 14, 2017 at 2:06 pm

What a beautiful quilt. There is something about this quilt that is so eye catching. It looks soft and homey.

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Jean Elliott September 14, 2017 at 2:47 pm

Love this!

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Pat Johnson September 14, 2017 at 3:02 pm

Wow! Love it!

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Anna M September 14, 2017 at 3:16 pm

Very pretty!

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Charlotte Barnard September 14, 2017 at 4:06 pm

Mary this quilt is absolutely gorgeous!!! Colors and piecing and all. Really lifts my spirits just looking at it!!!

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Fiona at Ice Bear Quilts September 14, 2017 at 4:11 pm

The top looks fabulous, Mary! I can’t wait to see it quilted and bound!

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Rita Jones September 14, 2017 at 4:41 pm

Looks like Picket Fence? by Moda

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CountryThreads September 14, 2017 at 5:27 pm

I think you’re right! Weren’t there some flags incorporated in the line, too? I’m thinking of a “flag” backing.

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Janie September 14, 2017 at 5:08 pm

Beautiful!

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Jody. Irwin September 14, 2017 at 5:27 pm

I think it’s beautiful .

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Paula September 14, 2017 at 6:14 pm

I love the quilt and I love the fabric. Paula in KY

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Sue September 14, 2017 at 6:59 pm

Bravo, Mary. A gorgeous quilt and so well done. It will probably be one of your favorites once you get passed all the time it took to make it. I am making one of those right now (also a mystery) and have to mentally beat myself up to go in and work on it. It is such fiddly sewing, as I think yours has been.
However, yours was worth it because it is so bright a cheery.

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arlena galbreath September 14, 2017 at 7:41 pm

LOVE IT. LOTS OF WORK. LOVE THE FAB. U USED. CAN U TELL WHAT PATTERN U USED AND NAME OF FABRIC. THANK YOU

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Claudia September 14, 2017 at 7:51 pm

Love your Mountain Majesties. Just put the final stitches on the binding for my version made with homespun an and recycled shirts. Love this pattern.

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Jeanine September 14, 2017 at 8:42 pm

I, too, made this pattern from recycled men’s shirt. It is one of my favorite done in men’s shirts.

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Diane September 14, 2017 at 9:19 pm

Borders are a perfect idea. Love it:)

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Lisa W September 14, 2017 at 9:39 pm

Beautiful quilt top! It is so fun to see how different fabric choices can make a pattern really pop. Yours does for sure! So pretty! Thanks for sharing.

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Marilyn September 14, 2017 at 10:14 pm

Love how y6 used the pumpkins outside to decorate. I just finished , well almost making this quilt. Love your fabric choice. This will inspire me to get a backing and quilt it. Do hope your thumb is better.

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Kathy Schwartz September 14, 2017 at 10:46 pm

The blue just makes the pink and red pop. I think any quilt show would be delighted to put this in their show. It looks kind of vintage and kind of modern all at once. It is a winner!!

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Felicia Hamlin September 15, 2017 at 12:54 am

What a pretty top! Did you have to piece the strips at an angle? To me that seems hard. Glad to hear that your finger is better.

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ChristieB September 15, 2017 at 5:25 am

Very Nice!!!! I like it! HUGS… and stitches

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Colleen September 15, 2017 at 7:57 am

Beautiful quilt
My granddaughter dropped a pot of boiling water on her foot her doctor
had her soak her foot in an epsom salt and warm water (to her comfort warm) then air dry then drizzle honey then put none stick bandage pads then wrap in clean gauze.
Her foot was 3 times its normal size just one huge blister
3 years ago now and no difference between her feet not a scar or discoloration
I am a nurse and had used a completely different treatment per drs orders on a burn so I did question the dr about this honey treatment. Anyway this dr convinced the mother to use the honey and it worked wonderfully.

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CountryThreads September 15, 2017 at 9:40 am

Great story!

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Wendy September 15, 2017 at 8:16 am

The thing about a “difficult” quilt is that in a short time you forget all you went through and just admire the finished product. This one came out beautifully Mary. I admire you for seeing it through even though it was challenging.

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Janice Brown September 15, 2017 at 8:23 am

Love the quilt! The “improvised” sides make the quilt more interesting and unique. I am working on an Amish-inspired quilt, and after looking at several books for ideas I realized they improvised a lot.

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Jane dumler September 15, 2017 at 12:35 pm

Looks so good. My winter is set to get my quilt tops quilted and a lot of finishing. The straight line quilting will look so good on the quilt. Great choice for the border. Looking forward to the straight line lesson. You are such fun Mary–love your posts and inspiration.

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Rhonda September 15, 2017 at 10:56 pm

Beautiful!

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Paula September 16, 2017 at 1:27 am

Beautiful quilt! Love the colors!

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MartyCae September 19, 2017 at 1:51 pm

This quilt reminds me of spring and summer!

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