Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Mount Rainier National Park Quilt with Riley Blake Designs

Have you seen the new National Parks Collection from Riley Blake Designs? It's absolutely stunning! I love the vintage design of the National Park "poster" Panels - plus the coordinating fabrics are a perfect match!

I had to make a Mount Rainier Quilt as my husband and I used to hike and camp at Mount Rainier during college! Mount Rainier National Park is beautiful- even if I'm not much of a camping girl ;).

Riley Blake Designs has so many awesome and FREE patterns available for their fabric collections. I decided to combine two of their FREE patterns to make my quilt! I used the National Parks Panel Pattern (here) and the Wiggles Panel Pattern (here).  

Here's how I made mine!

Mount Rainier National Park Quilt 51" x 59" 


1. Panel: 34" x 41" - you may choose to cut your panel a different size depending on how large you want the gray/white border.
2. Inner border (5) 3.5" x WOF strips
3. Outer border (4) 6.5" x WOF and cut (5) fat quarters to make 6" pieced blocks as shown in Riley Blake Wiggles Pattern.  I love how the pieced blocks add a fun design to the border and quilt!

When I saw this AWESOME National Parks Poster Black fabric - I had to use it for the backing so a double sided quilt was a must!

It was super easy to make my quilt double sided as I used the full width of fabric of the National Parks Poster Black and then used National Parks Badges Black for the top and bottom to make the backing the correct size. I LOVE it!

I loved sewing my Mount Rainier National Park Quilt - it was fun and quick plus reminds of me college and camping with my husband!

Riley Blake Designs has released many National Parks Panels with more coming soon! A Yellowstone Quilt is next on my list! Do you have a favorite National Park???

Have a great day and happy quilting! 

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  1. Love your Mount Rainier Quilt! The borders surround it beautifully and the backing was a wonderful idea. Also love how you added the piano type blocks around two corners of the quilt - this is a special keepsake for sure.
    Point Pelee is one of our favorite national parks here in Canada - we even walked to the southernmost point of Canada there. A lot of birds and butterflies migrate through there. It is a bird watchers paradise. Well, now you have me yearning to visit there again :)!!

  2. How neat! I spent one night on Mt. Rainier when I was in college, and I thought I was going to freeze to death!


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