I made the triangles in various sizes using paper piecing. The darker colours of the fabric silhouette the peaks against the cream background. In this sample, I used 2 different cream fabrics. One for the middle row and a different fabric for the outer rows. Of course, this can be reversed using a darker background and brighter peaks. This is shown in the alternate quilt which uses black background fabric contrasted with bright African prints.
The sharp points are offset by the alternating rows of squares made using strip piecing.
Row quilts are always challenging because if you don’t have all your rows measuring the same, you will have trouble putting it together. Accurate cutting and sewing is important with this quilt.
All those sharp points made me think of the Sawtooth Mountains in Idaho – hence the name…
Skill Level: Intermediate, accuracy, rotary cutting, paper piecing and basic sewing skills
Finished Size: Finished Quilt Size: 53½ x 63 inches
Materials (provided by you):
- 1½ yd. (1.5m) background fabric (you will need about ½ yd. per row if you decide to use different fabrics for each row)
- ½ yd. (50cm) first mountain fabric
- 1 yd. (1m) second mountain fabric and second border
- 1 yd. (1m) alternate row strips
- ½ yd. (50cm) alternate row squares
- ¼ yd. (25cm) first border
- ½ yd. (50cm) binding fabric
- 3½ yds. (3.5m) backing fabric
- 60 x 70 inch batting
All quilt patterns have been test quilted to ensure accuracy.