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Several months back, I submitted several quilts and patterns to magazines. Out of all my submissions, I got one response, asking for some revisions and colour options. After making those revisions, I sent it back and never heard from them again. so… *raspberries* to them. I never even got a response to this submission. I don’t want to keep it to myself anymore. I want to share this quilt with you. I have written a pattern for it, in a reverse engineering kind of way since I pieced it without a plan from the beginning. I’m not sure yet if I will offer it up for sale, or free.. I mean, it starts with something like “Cut 536 triangles of various colours” LOL!! So, I am not sure how many people will actually want to make it, but it sure it great eye candy!

I started with a huge stack of batik charms. If you were with me at the beginning of the podcast, you may remember that my first giveaway was to guess how many squares were in that pile of batiks.
After cutting a triangle from each square, I used the leftover bits on the sides, and pieced oodles of two toned triangles. Then I trimmed them down to size and used them on the borders. For an idea of scale, the little squares in the border finish at one inch. :0

Rainbow Mountain


  1. Ms Lottie wrote:

    Well, raspberries to them because it’s awesome! Although that IS a scary amount of triangles.

    Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 2:17 am | Permalink
  2. Sandi Colwell wrote:

    Big raspberries to them!! That is gorgeous. You do beautiful, beautiful work.

    Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:49 am | Permalink
  3. Maryann wrote:

    Wow, Daisy! That is one beautiful quilt!

    Friday, April 4, 2014 at 8:45 am | Permalink
  4. Bethany wrote:

    Wow, I love looking at this quilt, it’s so gorgeous! I love quilts with lots of different colors. I’m amazed at how many pieces went into this. Very nice work!
    Love your podcast! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Friday, April 4, 2014 at 11:37 am | Permalink
  5. shari wrote:

    It’s just gorgeous Daisy!

    Friday, April 4, 2014 at 12:25 pm | Permalink
  6. Kati R. wrote:

    It totally looks like a castle! I love the border with the squares and 2-toned triangles. And I just couldn’t figure out the quilting until I saw the close-up. Very clever! And gorgeous, of course!

    Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 12:06 pm | Permalink
  7. Laura wrote:

    I love this quilt! Another for my bucket list.

    Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 7:04 pm | Permalink
  8. absolutely stunning quilt. Well done… again. So many tiny pieces… just wow

    Monday, April 7, 2014 at 5:00 am | Permalink
  9. Carol wrote:

    Wow, what a beautiful quilt! Absolutely incredible and much more exciting than I see in 99% of the magazines. Since this is the year of “scrap quilting” I would think they would have responded.

    Love your pod casts, thank you for making my commute more enjoyable.

    Monday, April 7, 2014 at 2:53 pm | Permalink
  10. Delightful and it is a loss to them not to offer such eye candy to the quilt world.
    Do not change a thing. It is an amazing work and I for one (who seldom buys pattern would buy this one). Print some copies and sell the pattern from your blog! Or/teach this at your quilt shop. I for one would love to see how it would look with large floras and shot cottons!
    shelly beth

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 12:19 pm | Permalink
  11. Please put me down for your Round Robin. I am a non joiner inner kinda of person. This will be good for me and what fun…please put me in a group with the Quilting Pot Pod Caster (if possible). I am a huge fan of hers. Her voice and tone reminds me of my southern childhood days and brings me quiet joy. shelly beth ps let me know if I have to go somewhere special to sign up for this. shelly beth

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 12:22 pm | Permalink
  12. Molly wrote:

    An amazing job. I’ll add raspberries too.
    Just keep on keeping on.

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 4:40 pm | Permalink
  13. Sarah Aldrich wrote:

    New to your blog, but have been listening to your podcast for a while. Love the quilt, but especially love the combination of curves and straight lines for the quilting.

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 8:17 am | Permalink
  14. Wow! What an amazing quilt! I can’t decide if I am more knocked out by the gorgeous fabrics shown off so perfectly or by the beautiful quilting.

    I cannot believe you didn’t get a response. Even if they didn’t want to do a pattern, it would be the most perfect cover art. Crazy!

    Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 8:45 am | Permalink
  15. Cindy lewis wrote:

    Absolutely love this quilt. Beautiful.

    Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 6:07 am | Permalink
  16. Tammy Mabry wrote:

    So sad it didn’t get published. It is GORGEOUS! I just love it. And I would love to cut 500 and some pieces. Thanks for sharing with us!

    Friday, May 2, 2014 at 7:56 am | Permalink