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Sunday, May 17

Delectable Mountains Mini - Blogger's Quilt Festival Spring 2015

If you are a new visitor here at BuzzinBumble, Hello & Welcome!  
And a howdy & a hug to my regular friends too!

I hope you all have been enjoying blog hopping as you look at the wonderful quilts in the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side!   Thank you Amy for working so hard to put together such a fun event!  

If you arrived here via another route, then, may I say?... "You will love visiting the Festival!"  There are categories for every kind of quilt and so many wonderful entries.  You can get there by clicking the link that I just provided, but I hope you will spend a little time here before you hop away.  


Delectable Foothills
This little quilt is my entry in the "Mini" category.  It is a 20" square paper-pieced miniature Delectable Mountains, which I call Delectable Foothills, because the mountains are so small. 

If you visit This January 27th Post, you will find four free patterns for paper piecing these mountains and also the full tutorial in pdf files, which you may download if you like.  Delectable Mountains are not normally sewn with paper piecing, but I found that it helped a great deal in keeping such tiny blocks accurate.  

There are two versions of the pattern, because I also created a six peak pattern for a Delectable Mountains quilt border.  I wanted one to go around this beautiful cross-stitched sampler:


Delectable Mountains Quilt Border


If you would like to see another lovely idea for using these blocks, then take a peek at what Joanne has in mind.  She is going to use them as a Frosty Border around her fabulous paper pieced snowflakes.  I made Joanne's Snowflake Snowalong Table Runner last Christmas and am just going to have to make another, so I can try her idea.  


I had not planned on entering a quilt in the Blogger's Quilt Festival.  I had been thinking that I couldn't hold a candle to what I had seen so far, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that we all have a place there.  This festival is not simply a competition, but it is also about community and the sharing of ideas and excitement over each other's creations.  So, with the encouragement of SandraJudy, and Cyndy I got my gumption up and did it!  Each of these lovely women have quilts entered and you can see what they created by clicking on their names.  If you are a quilting blogger, then I hope you will enter a quilt too!  

So if you haven't already, go and join the fun, and remember...


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If you are also a blogger, she is highly likely to follow you home!

32 comments:

  1. Good for you! And I am happy to see your selection. I loved this little mini when you first shared it! Thanks for sharing the idea to use the blocks as a border. I will have to remember that!

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  2. I still love those little mountains and the layouts you came up with. Thanks for the shout-out about my snowflakes, too :)

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  3. I love your Delectable Foothills, and thanks for the free patterns, too! I have enjoyed paper piecing in the past and love how accurate the blocks look when I use that technique. I will definitely try them?

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    1. Oops! I meant, I will definitely try them!!!

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  4. I'm so glad you entered because you totally deserve to! This little quilt is great and I loved reading about it when you first posted :)

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  5. I should have clicked your links before I commented. The little mountains go wonderful with the snowflake runner!! Wow, I love that so much :)

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  6. Glad you joined in - and what a great quilt!

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  7. Yay! I'm so glad you entered a quilt in the festival!! This is such a beautiful mini!! I think your candle is burning just as bright as any other :)

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  8. So long since I have been by for a visit but I have enjoyed being here......lovely mini quilt!

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  9. I love seeing your quilt again, it is lovely and so nice to see it there. I'm glad you entered ... All the best!

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  10. Yay!! You picked a gorgeous quilt to add to the fun of the quilt festival. Such wonderful eye candy on Amy's blog!

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  11. How precise and lovely this one is. I love the pattern anyway, so seeing a small version is a delight.

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  12. Wow! I've always enjoyed seeing that pattern, and you've done a super job! I chuckled when I read that you call it the Delectable Foothills....so cute! Glad you joined in the QBF!

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  13. I love the 'foothills'! The paper pieced perfection is just...perfect! I'm so glad you entered. For me the bloggers quilt festival it is a great source of inspiration. There are so many gorgeous entries! But we all have a place there...

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  14. Oh I am so glad you entered the festival! It is a lot of fun and a great way to meet new blogging friends. I am amazed at the amount of detail you have in this 20-inch mini. Lovely!

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  15. Beautiful work Lara and wow.....look at all the teeny tiny pieces!!

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  16. Great choice to join the bloggers quilt festival. This mini is absolutely gorgeous. Just perfect. Good luck!

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  17. I am in LOVE with the cross stitch with the pieced border!!! I never even thought to do that!!! Thank you

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  18. Your quilt is gorgeous and just as wonderful as everyone else's! I am so glad that you entered your beautiful mini. Such warm colours. The block so versatile, I love it as a border too. I am definitely pinning this :)

    -Soma

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  19. What a treasure your Delectable Foothills mini quilt is! I love the accuracy from your paper piecing pattern, and the use of low volume fabrics!! You DO DESERVE to showcase your beautiful and perfect mini quilt!!
    Susie

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  20. that's a super adorable mini ! thanks so much for sharing your paper piecing pattern too !

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  21. Good luck, Lara! Your Delectable Mountains certainly deserve a place in the festival. They are so gorgeous. Do you know that people still pin the picture of your quilt I pinned many weeks ago. People love it!
    I went to see Joanne's post and yes, the mountains would frame beautifully her beautiful snowflakes. :-)

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  22. A great addition to the festival. Loved seeing this quilt again.

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  23. SOOOO glad you jumped in! There's LOTS of room in here. :-) I know exactly what you mean about "couldn't hold a candle to..." as I felt the same way, but yup, I realized it's really about sharing something we think is pretty cool, and of which we are proud. Without people who screw up their courage and enter quilts into shows of any kind, there would BE no shows, right? So in that light, we are all winners. I just love this mini, so precise, such great colours. Thank you for sharing it with the world.

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  24. I'm so glad you decided to enter. I love your Delectable Mountains - I haven't seen them in the format before all facing one way - (or miniature either) and I hadn't thought of using them as a border. So I've gotten eye candy - your quilt is BEAUTIFUL and some new ideas! Thanks!

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  25. So glad you entered - firstly because this is so beautifully thought out and executed (and accurate beyond my wildest dreams) and also because it's the mix, the variety of styles and approaches that makes the quilt festival fun. We're all in this together.

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  26. Great fabric choices for this quilt! They feel very earthy, perfect for mountains!

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  27. Beautiful quilt! I am in awe of all those tiny pieces.

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    1. Thank you Eldrid! I still cannot get over your Silversea quilt and am putting the link to it here in case others will want to see it: https://kameleonquilt.wordpress.com/ Now that is being in awe of tiny pieces! LOL

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    2. Thank you, Lara :-) That is very nice of you.
      I probably did not mention in the post that the blocks in the Silversea are also foundation pieced, but it is NOT a miniature by a long shot LOL
      Still in awe of your pieces, and piecing :-)

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  28. Glad you got your gumption up! :) The quilt festival always seems to sneak up on me and catch me unprepared. It's fun to enjoy the show, in any case. Love your delectable mountains mini quilts. How'd you do those corners on the sampler? Great effect!

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  29. Lovely! So gorgeously executed! You are a perfect piecer!!!
    Esther
    esthersipatchandquilt at yahoo com
    ipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

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