Sugar Mountain – A Modern Mini Challenge Quilt

Here is my entry for the Modern Mini Challenge hosted by Ellison Lane Quilts!

I call it “Sugar Mountain” after the Neil Young song (my 3-year old’s favorite).

The color units are pieced together to make a single mountain-range unit, which was then hand appliqued to a white background.  The bottom white strip was machine pieced.

I quilted clouds in the sky and rolling fog for the bottom of the mountains.  I added a little echo hand-quilting to the mountains in clear thread.

It measures 30″ x 9″.

This was such a fun challenge – I saw the logo for WAMU (which hosts the Diane Rehm show) and was instantly inspired.  I drafted this pattern and am so pleased with the results.

What a great skill-builder to combine machine piecing and hand applique, as well as machine and hand quilting!

This quilt uses almost the entire line of Moda Crossweaves, Kona Snow, Kona Curry, and Free Spirit Gold.


Filed under Challenges, Inspiration, Quilting

13 responses to “Sugar Mountain – A Modern Mini Challenge Quilt

  1. Lovely. Love the link to the song (o:

  2. Nice link to the song, I like the colours coming into the binding too!

  3. this quilt is just amazing. Love the transparency you were able to achieve with your use of colors. So cool!

  4. alexis

    This is a great design!

  5. Love your use of colours and the quilting is wonderful!

  6. Jenna, this is really awesome! Sugar Mountain is one of my favorites, too 🙂

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