If you are the lucky holder of a 2017 Quilter’s Planner, you might know this is my block week with “Mountain View.” If you happened to miss out on the planner, you can still find the instructions to my block here to make your very own Mountain View Quilt and read about the block inspiration.
The Quilter’s planner really helped me organize all my plans with the Project Planner sections. It’s nice to have a written outline instead of trying to cram everything in my head! Space is limited there nowadays :)
I was lucky to play with some Art Gallery Smooth Denim when it was first released and thought it was perfect for my quilt. I used the lightweight denim along with some other great assorted Art Gallery prints in peach and pink.
As a lap quilt, the secondary design really comes through and you can see how the profile view (of the single block) becomes an aerial view of the Mountains. The light blue denim looks like water running through the range and I love how it turned out.
The backing had to be pieced together and I figured it should have some added interest as well. The extra panel was improvved using scraps and follows the same geometric angles as the front. It’s a nice pop of color against the main backing print.
Look at that texture! Quilting was done on my domestic machine using my walking foot and favorite Aurifil 2021. I followed the shapes of the piecing and added more density in the darker blue denim. This backing really shows all the lines.
The binding was also scrappy and pieced together. As always, I machine attach my binding to the front and spend some couch time with my husband which hand-stitching it to the back. The colors really complement the denim.