The delectable mountains block can appear very dramatic. I think adding the applique softens the drama and makes a nice balance.
This photo is the same topper - rotated 90 degrees and "appears" as set on-pointe? It reminds me of the bear paw block. I love the look of the bear paw block, but stressing over the points in all those HST has put me off. That stress doesnt seem to be an issue when constructing the delectable mountains block. Those points seem to take care of themselves.
My delectable mountains projects were constructed using Bonnie Hunter's directions over at
http://quiltville.com/delmts.shtml. Thank you, Bonnie!
I have a post about delectable mountains table runners here:
Visit the Free Pattern page for links to project files to create this project.
and visit the EQ7 page for a link to the free EQ7 project file.