Friday Finish: Smith Mountain Morning

I finally got the binding on and the quilt is finished!


I started this quilt a few years ago when Kelli and I went down to see Bonnie Hunter at the Mississippi Valley Quilters Guild.  We started three quilts that day….Smith Mountain Morning, Scrappy Mountain Majesties and Virginia Bound.  I still don’t have my Virginia Bound done yet.


I used a Baptist Fan design in the quilting.  Typically when I do that I keep all the fans in the same direction and as close to the same size as possible.  This time the fans are in different directions and some have a different number of arches.  I used a brown thread in the quilting.


When trying something I haven’t I never feel real confident with what I chose.  This time…I really liked it.

The backing came from Whittles.  I gotta say, it’s my favorite place to get backing fabric…


I didn’t know what to use for binding.  I did decide that I wasn’t going to buy any fabric.  I ended up finding this…it is one of those colors of fabric that I really can’t say what color it is.  It’s dark with lighter brown in it.  My daughter Kalissa has a philosophy that the binding should always be the darkest color in the quilt.  I’ve started using that philosophy too and so far, it has served me well.


For anyone wondering-this is from Bonnie Hunter’s book Scraps and Shirttails II.  It’s my favorite book of hers.

It’s wonderful to have another UFO off the list.  I am trying to decide if I want to pull out another one…I do but I have a few other things on the burner.

We’ll be hooking up with all these fun places on Friday……Confessions of a Fabric AddictLink a Finish FridayFreedom Fridays, and Crazy Mom Quilts.

13 thoughts on “Friday Finish: Smith Mountain Morning”

  1. I have come to appreciate Bonnie quilts in recent years. Lots of fabrics and movement. With the lots of fabric comes LOTS of pieces. I am sure it feels good to have this one FINISHED. A good looking time less quilt.

  2. I love Bonnie quilts as I’ve always been a traditional, scrappy quilter. Your quilt is beautiful! Baptist fans are often my go to quilting design, especially with busy scrappy quilts. Love seeing the progress on your house.

  3. Pull another UFO; even if you get one more block made or figure out what needs to be done next, you can have it on the back burner in the brain! Then when you do have time, it will just go like clockwork! Of course, I have no room to tell you what to do. UFOs are my priority right now, as I have so many I want to start/make; Smith Mountain Morning is one of them. Yours is absolutely fabulous!

  4. Love it—It is beautiful. I bet you are glad it is finish and waiting to start another Bonnie Hunter pattern. You are amazing and UFO”s do get finished. Quilting makes the quilt sing, and thanks for the idea of picking the binding. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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