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Quilting Gallery Autumn Block- Delectable Mountains

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Today i am sharing a block for ~~~~

Glorious Autumn Block Party and Super Deals for Quilters

Thanks for the invite Michele- and welcome to all visitors!

Quick note about what the Autumn Block party is all about:

Over 15 weeks, 45 designers will create 12" blocks for the Glorious Autumn Block Party. These blocks will be featured, three per week, on the Quilting Gallery site starting September 4th. In addition to the blocks, there will be Super Deals for Quilters from our favourite online retailers. Also, be sure to check each designer's post, as many will be offering give-aways on their own site that everyone can participate in.

I totally struggled with this block! What to sew, design…whatever.  I thought about basket, tree….i made a beehive, a dredle maple leaf….a few practice delectables.  

Then i finally figured it out! phew.  what a journey for one block. lol

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This ends up as a 12 1/2" X 12 1/2" unfinished quilt block.  

Now, typically the delectable mountain is a rectangular shaped quilt block.  Not at all square. After a bit of trial and error I finally came up with a solution to get it back to the square– by adding a strip right in the middle.  Just looks like a super tall mountain!

It really is super easy to sew…. super thanks to Quilting Bloggers for featuring my block!

Let's get to the tutorial and sew up your own autumn delectable mountain quilt block!

Cut 4 squares 7" X 7"  you will need one dark and one light– mountain and background.  I used 2 different lights and 2 different darks

Cut 4 — 2 1/2" X 6 1/2" strips from the dark fabric {2 of each dark fabric}

1) Draw a line from corner to corner on the wrong side of the lighter fabric

2) Lay one light square on dark square

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3)  Sew on each side of the drawn line 1/4" from the line

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4)  Cut down drawn line.  You will have 4 half square triangles

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5) Square up each block to 6 1/2" X 6 1/2"

6)   Lay the half square triangles right sides together- lights and darks are opposite each other

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6)  Cut them into 1 1/2" X 6 1/2" strips- make sure you are cutting the correct direction!

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7)  Re-arrange the order of the strips so they will make a delectable mountain

8)  Sew dark 2 1/2" strips to the tallest mountain

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9)  Layout the 4 blocks and sew together

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Finished Delectable Mountains Quilt Block~

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For a scrappy version you can mix up the strips with each other….or you can lay them out in a different direction for a V look.  You play and find out what works for you. 

Thanks for sewing along with me!  I have loved all the blocks that the other designers have come up with– I love Autumn and this is a great way to celebrate it!  

For MORE Autumn Blocks and of course some other fantab giveaways– take a visit:  there are some wonderful blocks!


1Sept. 4Sept. 5Sept. 6
DesignersPat SloanBenita – Victoriana Quilt DesignsLenna – Stitching Cow
Autumn PumpkinAutumn Pumpkin
Tree-in-autumn-blockTree in Autumn
2Sept. 11Sept. 12Sept. 13
DesignersVicki – Field Trips in FiberPatricia – Quilting LinesBarb – Bejeweled Quilts
braced-starBraced Star
leaf-vaseLeaf Vase
Squirrel PickingsSquirrel Pickings
3Sept. 18Sept. 19Sept. 20
DesignersShelly – Prairie Moon QuiltsRochelle – Cottage Quilt DesignsKimberly – Fat Quarter Shop
harvest-turnaboutHarvest Turnabout
Autumn WindAutumn Wind
4Sept. 25Sept. 26Sept. 27
DesignersSarah – Sew Joy CreationsJessie – Harding Hill DesignsAmy – Butterfly Angels
pumpkin-patchPumpkin Patch
fall-burstFall Burst
autumn-sunriseAutumn Sunrise


Thanks for stopping by everyone!!!

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34 thoughts on “Quilting Gallery Autumn Block- Delectable Mountains

  1. Sandra Timmons

    Sure do like your Delectable Mountain Quilt Block. Great choice for the Glorious Autumn Block Party. I am a follower and have been for some time. Yes, I left a comment for you on Facebook. I sure do enjoy all of your awesome projects and look forward to many more. You are definitely one talented lady. Thank you for the chance to win your 6 pack of Issues of the Sewing Cottage e-magazine.

    Sandi T.

  2. Lori Smanski

    Your block is really neat. Many possiblities.
    Thanks for a chance to win. I like all the ebooks (Sewing Cottage) I would leave out issues 9 and 10

  3. Lori Smanski

    I am a follower on FB now.

  4. Sherry

    Thanks for the chance to win some of your Sewing Cottage e-magazines. It would be very hard to choose. Your block looks like it would be fun to try. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

  5. Lou

    What a cool block!!! I would never thought about making it square:) Now to find all my fall scraps:)

  6. Lou

    Just liked you on Facebook:)

  7. Jenelle Boxberger

    really neat block, glad you were able to figure it out to make it square.

  8. Jenelle Boxberger

    I am a follower on facebook, thanks

  9. The Patchsmith

    I love your delectable block. Very nice indeed – am going to have to make this for the Flickr group. Thanks for sharing.

  10. VickiT

    What a great looking block Becky. Thank you for the tutorial.

  11. Cassandra

    Pretty block! And I love your tutorial. It looks very easy to follow!

  12. PersiaRose

    Leaving a comment!

    I really like your color choices for your block btw.

  13. PersiaRose

    And liked on FB!

    thank you very much!

  14. Judith Reynolds

    Thank you for a sweet tutorial. I love how you design your beautiful maple tree. Love the fabric. The colors really put an autumn feel. Thank you for sharing…Judith, Texas

  15. Chery

    What a great give away. I really like your Delectable Mountains block. The directions are very clear and understandable.

  16. rachelle

    love the new block. really interesting. can envision using some of my desert pictures to pull the colors from. thanks for the opportunity to win the e-books as well

  17. Bonnie Larson

    Great block. Love the fall colours. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity on the draw.

  18. Kate

    Very cute block, great way to use scraps too. Thanks for the chance!

  19. Gill

    I love your block! It really is delectable! I’ve never made one of these before!
    Thank you!

  20. Betty Ann Carroll

    This is a new block for me. I like it!

  21. Edna

    Great block, can’t wait to start on it..Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Edna

    Liked you on facebook! Thanks for the giveaway..

  23. wendy

    what a wonderful giveaway! I’m off to sign up for your newsletter and have a good old poke around!

  24. Vivian

    The e-magazines look so neat. Thanks. Vivian

  25. Connie

    Beautiful block and what a wonderful giveaway!

  26. Connie

    I like you on FB, thanks!

  27. Emily C

    Lovely autumn block, beautiful colors. Love the giveaway also.

  28. Gwen Windham

    Delectable Mountains is one of my favorite blocks! There are so many amazing designs that can be achieved just by flipping the blocks different directions!! I love your layout– so pretty and a wonderful block for Autumn! 🙂

    Thank you for the chance to enter your giveaway! What a wonderful prize!!! 🙂

  29. Gwen Windham

    I do like you on Facebook! 🙂 Thanks so much for the extra chance to win! 🙂

  30. apple blossom

    Nice quilt block thanks for sharing

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  31. Judy1522

    Pretty block! Very interesting design that could be changed in so many different ways. Thank you.

  32. Debby

    already “liked” on facebook!

  33. Debby

    Love the block and looking forward to trying it sometime soon. Thanks for sharing.

  34. aileen

    Very pretty designs,look forward to seeing more thank you

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