I was listening to a video of Jean Richie's Family Reunion on YouTube that showed a quilt that her mama was making for her that year, she called the pattern "Step Around the Mountain" and I recognized it as the same pattern as the quilt hanging in my family room! My mother passed it along to me a few weeks ago and I display it on a wall. It belonged originally to to my Granny, Martha Bayes. I don't know who made it, but I do know that it was given to her by someone, a friend, I think, because no one in the family quilted, that I know of.
I searched the internet for the pattern and could not find it anywhere, only a mention of someone else not being able to find it, so I decided to do it myself! I think it is a version of the "Trip Around the World" quilt, or vice versa. I figure that living in the mountains 5o years or more ago, the mountain would be "the world" to those who lived there, much like the Waltons' of Virginia. So either way, the name is appropriate, no matter the origin of it.
I also create digital graphics, so I decided to make my own digital version of the quilt pattern and this is what I came up with! I was so engrossed in this project that I worked nearly all night finishing it. That is nothing compared to the months of work that would go into creating an actual quilt. I have dabbled in quilting, making table runners, place mats, and other small projects, but I have not made a bed size one as of yet. I hope to someday, though.