Monday, February 20, 2012

Mountain Laurel

This quilt is very special to me as my daughter, Margot, brought back the pattern as a gift when she returned from living in the West Virginia mountains while her husband worked on windmills for a few months. The pattern came from a designer that lived in Elkin, a one intersection town a few minutes from their cabin. I collect quilt patterns from each state I visit so I was so delighted to get this one from her. I spent hours yesterday trying to come up with a design, then executing it. I tried for what seemed like forever trying to draw a graphic of a mountain laurel flower to put in some of the blocks but you just can't make a pentagon shape fit in a square block, so I resorted to my favorite standby - Feathers! I finally finished up at 1:30 this morning. The background is another new one for me.


  1. Very pretty! I love that filler quilting.

  2. Great quilt/quilting Viki. I sent you an email at yahoo addy and it came back to me. Have you changed your address? Let me know.

  3. Very interesting filler in the setting triangles. I have been doodling something similar, I just need to right quilt. It gives the quilt great texture.