My Sewful Retirement

A Quilting Journey

Southwest Mountain Quilt

Happy Wednesday!

The past few days have been rainy – perfect for working on my UFO projects.

When we moved last year I started several quilty projects hoping to use to decorate our home.

We have an oversized and odd shaped ottoman I wanted to cover for a little color in our great room. The furniture in that room has a southwest vibe to it so I searched Pinterest for a quilt block that would complement. I decided on the delectable mountain / lantern quilt block.

I used Bonnie Hunter’s tutorial for creating the delectable mountain block. I have to admit I struggled with the layout, eventually I figured it out. I was going for an overall Aztec look. After the slow start I finally managed to finish the quilt which measures 51 x 41 inches.

Aztec Ottoman Finished


I used the leftover fabric to make matching pillows. A few years ago I got several Creative Grid rulers for Christmas. One being Karen Montgomery’s Perfect Rectangle Ruler, which I used to make the HRT pillow. I know rulers aren’t always necessary – I liked this one because there isn’t any waste and it has notches on both ends of the ruler for perfect placement.

great room hrt pillow

great room hrt pillow

I used another ruler by Karen Montgomery – Scrap Crazy Six – to make the 18×18 crazy quilt block pillow. This 4 piece set was so much fun to use– easy and the possibilities are endless.

great room scrap crazy pillow

great room scrap crazy pillow


What projects are you working on?

Linking up with Connie at Free Motion By The River. If you get a chance stop by her blog, lots of inspiration and great tutorials.

Happy Sewing!

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18 thoughts on “Southwest Mountain Quilt

  1. Melody Anderson on said:

    Fantastic!!! it is just beautiful as are the pillows! Happy Sewing from Iowa

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  2. WOW – all three projects look great! The ottoman cover looks like it fits perfectly, and those pillows!! They both look beautiful – I wouldn’t be able to pick a favorite. Really nice job. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. I just love those fabrics and colors. Surely a favorite.

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  4. I love these projects and the color palette you selected! That quilt is especially yummy!

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  5. All three of these are so pretty. Love the colors. Beautiful work.

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  6. Oh my goodness, your Aztec quilt is stunning along with the pillows! Nicely done! I think you can comfortably say you are no longer a newbie quilter. πŸ™‚ Keep going, you’re doing great!

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  7. Connie Kresin Campbell on said:

    Beautiful projects! I worked on a Delectable Mountain quilt also this week and it can be a challenge. Love your pillows also!

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  9. Brenda~Songbird Designs on said:

    I love the Aztec look of your delectable mountain! Your colors are so warm and inviting!

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  10. I love those projects….great fall colors and fun play with all the different techniques. You sure did get the Aztec look with the delectable mountains block.


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