Pike’s Peak, My Version

A few weeks ago I started sewing HST’s with a stack of charm squares that have been on the shelf for several years and lots of solid scraps. When I started this, I had absolutely no plan for the. It was just something to do in the sewing room. I limited the solids to shades of gray and blue.

Time passed (as it does) and I decided it was time to put them together. I looked through my computer files at patterns I have bought and never used. A copy of Pike’s Peak by Meadow Mist Designs caught my eye.

I bought this pattern long ago – you know back in the day when we were free to come and go as we pleased. We could gather in groups, hold quilt guild meetings and quilt shows. No one was wearing goofy looking masks and dousing their hands with gallons of hand sanitizer every time they were in public. Ah, those were the days. But back to the pattern…. I bought this and never made it. The pattern has a baby quilt size as well as a throw size.

However, the HST’s I had already made were smaller than those required by the pattern. To keep things in proportion, I sized the background pieces down. For the background, I chose a textured solid I had in the shop. (Sadly, it is now gone and I can’t get this line any longer.) I like the texture it adds though.

I love the various shades of gray and blue. From a cornflower blue to dark navy and from the palest silvery gray to dark charcoal – there is a nice range here.

I am unsure exactly how I will use this. It finishes at 42″ square which is small for a lap quilt. It doesn’t feel like a baby quilt to me so I don’t think I want to donate it. I might quilt it and hang it in my sewing room. The walls in that room are pale gray and this would look pretty hanging in there. Decisions, decisions.

Next is basting and quilting this up. Not sure when that will happen though. I am working on a quilt for a blog hop that happens next week so I want to finish that up.

I have been remiss in posting and reading blogs over the past couple of weeks. During the quarantine there are lots of people sewing (and especially making masks) which has created a spike in orders for my shop. Thus lots of time has been spent packing and shipping orders, which is great. I am happy to help people choose the fabric they need for their projects. Lately I have met (online of course) some really kind new customers and I have really enjoyed this.

I hope everyone is coping as well as possible with the ramifications of this quarantine. It affects everyone in different ways, some much more than others. Hang in there, stay safe and try to support the people who need it.

7 thoughts on “Pike’s Peak, My Version

  1. Wendy

    Those were the days indeed. I sure do like this, Bernie, and I think it would be a great idea to hang it on your wall. Something to give you a smile each time you look at it!

  2. Roseanne

    Hi Bernie! Your reason for being busy is a very nice problem to have. Plus, not only did you meet some new kind customers all the busyness kept your mind occupied. That background you used looks fabulous to me. I have been thinking about a project and that would have been perfect for it. No matter – but I will go pop over to your shop to see what you have in solids. Stay healthy and safe! I hope you are enjoying your daughter being home – that’s another bright spot. ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. Kathleen McCormick

    I love your version! I think you will find the perfect place for it. I find myself coming and going on reading blogs/commenting. Sometimes life gets in the way in odd ways during this time…hour long unexpected phone chats seems to be the most welcome but diverting activity. Glad that your store is busy during this strange time.

  4. Anja @ Anja Quilts

    I love it. I have this pattern as well…and haven’t gotten around to making it. LOL I, too, am behind in blog writing and reading. I’m worn out at the end of the day…this working for a living is NOT fun!! LOL But I got some sewing done this weekend and now trying to read a few blogs.

  5. Linda

    I love this so much! I have a layer cake of that Serenity line. I used part of it in a baby quilt in 2017 and 2018 and still have a ton of it left, including some extra HSTs I made. I guess I should gather it up and make another Mercy quilt!

  6. Susan

    I had to come see your version! I’ve been missing so much on IG lately. This is fabulous. Cheryl’s design is great and the fabrics you used are perfect for it. Thanks for sharing.


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