I finished this quilt. Did I tell you I keep a log of all the quilts I have ever made? My grandma told me to do that when I was in my early twenties, and at that point I had made few enough that I could remember them all and to whom they were given. For that reason, I know that this is the 69th quilt I have made. It is the first quilt I have tried to sell, though. I have another site called Honor Caregivers in which I share the stories of great people who take time out of their lives to care for other humans. The site that hosts it charges an annual fee to allow the site to be ad-free, so I have decided to consign this quilt in the hope that it will support my other passion project being ad free. When I told my mom about wanting to transition to ad-free, she sent me money to pay for the first year, so I’ve already had a lucky leg up there.
Hopefully this quilt will support my site next year. If not, I’ll just put it in Peach Days after Labor Day, and then give it to the next baby to show up in the family. Either way, win, win.
A few years back my friend Sariah made the cutest mountain quilt. I can’t remember what she called it, but HERE is the pattern. I have wanted to make a scrappy version of it every since. Now that the entire world is quarantined, and many of the quilt shops are closed, I got my chance!
Another lady in my quilt guild had done the pattern in the form of lanterns and it hung in our Peach Days community celebration last year. I loved how she arranged her blocks, and I was thinking of finishing this one similarly. Then I looked at it and realized it looks like the Corona Virus! Well, after a few weeks of homeschooling, deep cleaning my fridge, reading every book in my house, and worrying about all of my friends and family getting sick I decided a big nope on that pattern for this time frame.
I played around with it until I had a bit of a color gradient, and decided on a sunrise pattern. This is a side view, and I’m working on a time lapse of the process to make it. I still have to do the outer borders, which will also be scrappy. I can not wait to share it when it is done.