20 June 2014

Crested Butte Pattern!

My sister lives out in Crested Butte, Colorado. I've been to visit several times, and can attest to it's beauty, especially in the summer. She moved there to become a ski bum while she was still young enough to enjoy the lifestyle, and her body was still limber enough to take it. That was something like 5 years ago and she hasn't left yet.

The town is named for the iconic mountain that overlooks it: Mt. Crested Butte. A ski resort in the winter, with mountain biking in summer. Paradise.

Here she is, in all her summer time glory!

Here I am at the summit. 12,162 ft!
It was a relatively easy hike, but as a flat lander I experienced
a lot of vertigo on the way up! Oddly, none on the way down...

My mom has made my sister and many of her friends knitted presents, and I wanted in on the action. I can't let my mom get all the attention! So, I'm making SissyPants a pillow. One side is going to be inspired by Crested Butte's status as the 'wildflower capital' of Colorado, and the other by the mountain herself! I'm not sure why, I've clearly decided the mountain is feminine. Whatever, it works.

Crested Butte
My paper pieced Mt. Crested Butte. 

I tried to capture a perfect blue bird skiing day, as my sister loves hitting the powpow.

I've also decided to let you try out the pattern. I've created a Crafty store and listed it for free.  It's my first pattern, so if anyone makes it I'd love to here some feedback. Feel free to leave a comment or email me.

Linking up to TGIFF at Sew Fresh Quilts this week, and at Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.  


  1. Cool. The first picture is really fab! Sorry I'm not PP lover.

  2. You're pattern looks just like the picture! How fun!

  3. I have to be honest--your blog name grabbed my attention lol. Cute pattern and pictures : )

  4. Great photos! Mountain looks fab and snowy with you fabrics!

  5. Colorado is really beautiful!! Great job with making it to the summit. Your pp pattern looks fantastic!!


  6. Wow....it's fantastic. What a great idea. I'm inspired to make a block based on some of my favourite mountains....hmmmm, wouldn't the Matterhorn look great! Thanks for sharing....

  7. What a fantastic representation to make for your sister!


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