Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Delectable Mountains possibilities

Becky shows variations on the block.
The topic of the program for the Choo Choo Quilters April guild meeting was another versatile quilt block: Delectable Mountains.

The program started with a delightful tale of lost settlers in the mountains of Oregon that were ultimately rescued. A Delectable Mountains quilt survived the ordeal and remained a family treasure and served as a reminder of the family's good fortune.

The cutting and construction of the Delectable Mountains quilt block is quite easy, "but if you are not paying attention," advised Becky, "your pieces could get jumbled." Not to worry, however, there are many variations you can make with the pieces of this wonderfully graphic and versatile quilt block. Shown here are a few examples.

Stacked Lanterns
Jagged Diamonds
Left: Streak of Lightening   Right: Zig Zag 
Guild members got hands-on practice with the block's construction by using paper quilt blocks, scissors and glue. Pre-cut fabric squares were distributed to make Delectable Mountain quilt blocks for the  Cuddle Quilt Program.

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