Friday, September 20, 2019

Layer Cake Friendly Majestic Mountains.

I love to play with a block and find new and different ways to use it. Majestic Mountains is a block I have played a lot with. I like it because it is pre-cut friendly, a layer cake and some background fabric and you've got endless possibilities. 


I did this scrappy Dutchmen's Puzzle quilt in tribute to my great grandparents who immigrated from the Netherlands to the mountains of the Wasatch Front.  I used the majestic mountain block to from my Dutchmen's Puzzle blocks. 


To make your own Majestic Mountain blocks you will need two squares.  I'm using 10" aka layer cake size. Draw a diagonal line through it. Sorry it's hard to see in the picture.
 Place it right sides together with another 10" square. Sew 1/4" on either side of the line you drew.
 Cut on diagonal line and press open.
 Cut into equal segments, for the layer cake size I use 2 3/8". The last strip is actually 2 1/2" but it's such a small difference I don't worry about it.
 Reverse the order of your strips and sew together. There you have it a Majestic Mountain block.
Here are a few quilts I've made using this fun block. In Dahlia I mixed up the blades to make the blocks scrappy.  Then stitched them around a square to make a pinwheel like flower.
In a Little High a Little Low I also mixed up the blades and sewed them into rows back to back.
In Rhythm and Blues I used them going diagonal through my quilt to give it movement.  
This is the same quilt just in a different color way.  
I hope you have fun playing with this fun block.  Please share what you come up with me.  I'd love to see what you come up with.

5 comments:

  1. I was thinking of trying something new. I have the materials for this and will experiment with it. Thank you.

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  2. Great variations of that block - that never occurred to me. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Great ideas! I've never tried this yet, thanks for the inspiration.

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