September 09, 2020 0 Comments

Introducing the Mountain Valley Quilt!

 Mountain Valley Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

This quilt pattern was inspired by my time living in El Paso, Texas and the Franklin Mountains. We lived on the west side of the city, and had a spectacular view of the sunset every night. On the weekends, we would hike the various trails around the mountains. It was truly a beautiful place to live, and I miss it! I also miss the tacos and the churro stands. Haha. 

The Mountain Valley block is a log cabin style block that is built around a sawtooth star. The real magic happens when the blocks are sewn together. There is so much dynamic and dimension and it looks great in every color/fabric combo I've seen it in. 

Mountain Valley Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

The pattern comes in four sizes: wall hanging, crib, throw, and bed. I've labeled it an intermediate skill level due to the bias edges and "on point" setting. Skills needed would be a consistent, accurate 1/4" seam allowance and the ability to keep a block square. 

For the cover quilt, I used Kona Cottons: Eggplant, Dusty Peach, Foxglove, Plum, Cadet, and Snow. The quilting was done by Jill of J. Coterie Quilting. I let Jill choose the quilting design and I absolutely LOVE what she chose. The flowing design is the perfect compliment to the geometric pattern.

Mountain Valley Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Jill also used a cotton bamboo batting. This is my first experience with it, and it's been a positive one. The quilt lays flat and drapes beautifully without being stiff. I would choose this batting again if given the opportunity. 

Now for the pictures. :)

Mountain Valley Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Mountain Valley Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Mountain Valley Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Mountain Valley Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Mountain Valley Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Mountain Valley Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Mountain Valley Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Mountain Valley Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Mountain Valley Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Mountain Valley Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Mountain Valley Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Mountain Valley Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts

Mountain Valley Quilt by Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts