Monday, February 17, 2014

Finished Rocky Mountain Puzzle Quilt

Finally it is done.  Making a queen sized quilt really exhausts me - all of the steps take so long and the quilt is so heavy.  I enjoyed making the blocks but the whole actually basting and quilting and binding required lots of breaks.  But it is done and I am so excited.
rocky mountain puzzle quilt
I decided to use the Rocky Mountain Puzzle block (tutorial here) after seeing this version.  It is a fairly easy block, but since I made 64 of them that was a lot of half square triangles to trim!
rocky mountain puzzle quilt
The colors for the quilt were inspired by Teagan Whites Fort Firefly collection.  I LOVE this collection, but I loved mixing it with other prints even more. The backing is Heather Moore's Cut Out and Keep and it is really soft and I love this print.  I just barely had enough but I am so glad that I did.
rocky mountain puzzle quilt backing
Thanks for everyone who put in their 2 cents about the binding. After debating I decided to use another Heather Moore (Skinny Laminx) print for the binding.  I actually DID have enough of this print in my stash so while I technically didn't have to buy any fabric for the binding, I did have to buy more fabric for the binding because I couldn't stand the idea of not having more of this print in my stash.
rocky mountain puzzle quilt binding
I took these photos at the park 2 blocks from our house.  It is on a big hill and overlooks San Diego and has a pretty good view on the ocean on a clear day.  I love it here so much.
rocky mountain puzzle quilt and san diego

40 comments :

  1. So Beautiful! I totally understand about those bigger quilts. They do take so long, but the finished product always makes me feel like I've climbed a mountain. Such an accomplishment!

    ReplyDelete
  2. oh wow this is fabulous! the colors are so great !

    ReplyDelete
  3. Gorgeous! This turned out so wonderful. I have been on big quilt finishes for awhile now. When they are done it is a sigh of relief. This is just so pretty!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Hurray for a big finish! Beautiful photos of it!

    ReplyDelete
  5. stunning. and so large! what a great quilt

    ReplyDelete
  6. It's beautiful! And that is the perfect binding choice.

    ReplyDelete
  7. It is stunning!! I also find large quilts cumbersome when they are put together.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love this. I think this might be the pattern I use for the quilt I want to make for Rachael. I REALLY need to come visit. We'll talk.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I bet you felt like queen of the world standing there with your gorgeous quilt looking at that gorgeous view. How could you not?

    ReplyDelete
  10. That looks great! Wow, it would have been a lot of HSTs to trim. Your view outside certainly looks different from ours. We see snow, snow and more snow right now!

    ReplyDelete
  11. This is beautiful. I love your mix of fabrics.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Really stunning! Well worth the effort for sure. That color palette is the best!

    ReplyDelete
  13. A like on bloglvin just isn't enough.
    Fantastic quilt !

    ReplyDelete
  14. A gorgeous finish, Erica! Load of work, but sew worth it. Love the backing and binding. They are such a compliment!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Well worth all the extra effort, it is really stunning and so is the view!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Just gorgeous. I love it! I can't even imagine making a quilt that large. Once I get a new machine with larger throat space I will tackle one, and even then I'm sure it is difficult. In the meantime I will enjoy yours. It's so beautiful! Congrats on the finish.....

    ReplyDelete
  17. Sooo gorgeous! I love the colours and I definitely would have felt compelled to buy more fabric for the binding! My Mum bought me the Up Up and Away collection for Christmas and I've been using it heaps since then! I have to admire your patience with trimming all those HSTs!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Another beautiful creation and the backing is perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  19. Love this quilt, the colors, and the quilting! All those HST! Wow! Thank you for the inspiration :)

    ReplyDelete
  20. I love this quilt. Just fantastic in every way!

    ReplyDelete
  21. I've enjoyed following along on this quilt's creation journey--congratulations on a beautiful finish! Thank you for the links to the block tutorial and your color palette inspiration--it's fun to get insight into others' creative process.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Love it!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Stunning- totally worth the painful work of finishing a large sized quilt! I smiled when I saw you had to replace your binding fabric so you'd still have some left- I can SO identify with that!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Fantastic Erica! What a great finish. Really eye catching.

    ReplyDelete
  25. So gorgeous, I love that backing fabric. It looks super pretty laid out on the hill :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. This is a great finish. I bet you will enjoy it.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Congratulations on this finish. It is lovely!
    Merrilee
    http://stitchinpost-blog.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  28. Great job! Nice modern spin on a traditional block. Congrats.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Fantastic! My goodness, that is a lot of HST's! Beautiful fabric combinations!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Gorgeous quilt! Yes trimming all those HSTs is a lot of work let alone dealing with the size but so worth it!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Love! Love! LOVE!!! This is one of the most beautiful quilts I've ever had the pleasure to admire.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Job well done. Years from now, you will still amaze yourself. Lovely!

    ReplyDelete
  33. What a stunning quilt! Well worth the effort!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...