The baby size Little Three Creeks Quilt is here and it's so cute and perfect. This modern quilt pattern is one of my favorites, probably because it's inspired by one of my favorite places on earth, Central Oregon and the Three Sisters Mountains.
The first time I saw a half rectangle triangle I was overwhelmed by the trimming and decided to not make the quilt. Well, since then I have gotten over my fear of HRTs and written this guide of everything you need to know, from measurements, sewing and trimming. Don't let HRT scare you like they did me!
Little Three Creeks is a modern quilt pattern inspired by a family hike from my childhood. This pattern is more of a minimalist take on the mountain range. I especially love the mirrored mountains on the bottom, which means no matter which way you hold it, it's the right way up. This version of the quilt was my first attempt at this design. I had roughly drawn up a design in summer 2020 while we were hiking every week in Central Oregon.
I loved the new colors released this year by Art Gallery Fabrics Pure Solids line. So I decided to use this as my palate to choose from. It was hard to choose the mountain colors, I actually think the middle mountain could be a shade darker. But I am really happy with how it turned out. The colors I chose are reminiscent of a sunset.
I was inspired by this magical place to create a quilt pattern representing not only Little Three Creeks, but also Central Oregon. The three mountains in the quilt represent the Three Sisters Mountains which are some of the most striking mountains in Oregon. In the middle of the quilt you can see the three creeks which obviously represents our favorite hike. And lastly the mountains are shadowed on each end just as you would see them reflected off a lake.