I fell in love with the Hazy Mountain Panel as soon as I saw it and almost immediately had two ideas for quilts. Ok… maybe I had three, however, one was just leaving the panel as is and quilting it with some cozy flannel! I may still do that because this panel is pure perfection! It is just so calming to look at! I am sharing my first quilt using this panel, but subscribe to my blog now because I will share my next quilt soon!
I really wanted to make the Hazy Mountain Panel into an Attic Window quilt, but at first I couldn’t decide on a border. I wanted a border that is wider along the sides to try and compensate for the design being so long. My OCD really doesn’t like for border widths to be different so I really needed a plan to make it look ok. After a few ideas jumped around in my head and a couple sketches later I settled on an idea for an exposed brick design. I am so pleased with how the quilt turned out!
Fabric Requirements for the Quilt Top Only:
Hazy Mountain Panel
1.5 yards light grey snowflake
1 yard teal
1/2 yard light denim
1/2 yard white
All fabrics are available in my shop HERE.
Just to be clear up front, this makes a nice large quilt (quilt measures approximately 71″x80″)! I am not saying you can’t hang it up on your wall, but my thinking was that it will be perfect for snuggling up on the couch on a cold winter day watching Cozy Hallmark Christmas Movies.
To start you will want to square up the panel. I did this by folding the panel in half twice then trimmed the left side of the panel. I then folded the panel in half lengthwise and trimmed the top of the panel.
I then cut 3 rows the width of the fabric that were 18″ wide. I subcut each of those rows into two 18″ squares. Keep the six panel square labeled so that you don’t mix them up. When I wasn’t using them I kept mine in order on a design wall.
Next I added the window pane around each panel square.
Here are my cuts:
- Light Navy Blue: 6 – 2.5″ x 18″ strips
- Light Navy Blue: 3 – 3″ squares
- Teal: 6 – 2.5″ x 18″ strips
- Teal: 3 – 3″ squares
Using the 3″ squares from the Navy Blue and the Teal make 6 – 2.5″ HSTs. To make mine I drew a line corner to corner, along the diagonal, on the wrong side of the teal squares. I then paired each teal square right sides together with a Navy blue square. Next I stitched 1/4″ away from each side of the drawn line. After stitching I cut along the drawn line, pressed to the dark side, and trimmed the HSTs to 2.5″.
I then sewed a Navy Blue Strip of fabric to the left side of each panel square and pressed toward the navy blue fabric. I sewed a HST to each strip of teal, pressed to the teal strip, and then sewed them onto the bottom of each panel square.
See the photo for the orientation of the HSTs.
Now it is time to bring each window pane together using a white sashing strip.
Here are the cuts:
- White: 3 – 2.5″ x 20″ strip
- White: 4 – 2.5″ x WOF strip
- White: 2 – 2.5″ x 66″ strip (you will need to piece some strips of white to get this length)
Sew a white 20″ strip of fabric between each pair of window panes. Be sure to keep them in the correct orientation so the scene remains intact.
Next measure the sewn rows and trim your 4 WOF fabric strips so that they are the length of your rows. My rows measured about 42″. Sew a strip to the top of each row. Sew the rows together and then sew a strip to the bottom of the quilt. Last you will have your two side borders. I measured the length of my quilt with the rows sewn together and trimmed my last two strips to size. Then I sewed one to each side of the quilt top.
I added a thin Navy Blue Border next. I felt like this really helped the window area pop.
Here are the cuts:
- Navy Blue: 2 – 1.5″ x width of quilt (you will need to measure your quilt and piece 1.5″ strips together)
- Navy Blue: 2 – 1.5″ x length of quilt (you will need to measure your quilt and piece 1.5″ strips
Sew the navy blue border strips to each side of the quilt and press.
Here is the fun part, the brick border! Ok, maybe that is not the correct description because I think all steps of quilting are fun in their own way! However, I thought this part was so fun because you can really customize the brick border to how you would like your quilt to look. Play around with the layout of the bricks and make sure it fits your style and what you like. Here you will want to experiment and play around with the bricks to get the look you like. I am going to include photos of each side of the border so you can get ideas for your quilt.
Cuts for the bricks and solid pieced border
- Teal: a variety of 2.5″ squares and 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles
- Navy: a variety of 2.5″ squares and 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles
- Denim: a variety of 2.5″ squares and 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles
- light grey snowflakes: a few 2.5″ squares and 2.5″ x 4.5″ rectangles
- light grey snowflakes: 2 – 6.5″ x WOF strips
- light grey snowflakes: 2 – 12.5″ x WOF strips
I started with the right side of my quilt and stacked my teal, navy and denim bricks until I liked the look. I then staggered the bricks by adding in some snowflake bricks. I sewed the bricks together in rows then pieced the rows together. I took a 12.5″ strip of snowflake fabric and added it onto the staggered side of the brick border. Lastly I measured the length of my quilt and trimmed the snowflake side of my border to fit. I sewed my border on to the side of the quilt and continued this process with the left side of the quilt.
For the top and bottom border I worked these the same way, but made them thinner. For the top and bottom border you will be using the 6.5″ snowflake strip.
If you have any questions about this quilt please let me know in the comments! I know this was a lot of info here and I honestly should have taken more photos as I worked.
I do have a video walk though on YouTube! you can check that out below!