I am taking part in the Fat Quarter Shop Delectable Mountains QAL. This pattern is part of their Classic & Vintage series.
The Delectable Mountains quilt block is a traditional quilt block that has been around for many years. The design features a series of mountain peaks or sawtooth shapes arranged in a repeating pattern.
You will often see the Delectable Mountains quilt block used in quilts that feature a landscape or outdoor theme. The history of this quilt block is not clear, it is a traditional block and it is believed to have been around for a long time.
The block can be arranged in a repeating pattern or combined with other blocks to create a larger quilt.
Delectable Mountains Free Quilt Pattern
I decided to use some fabrics that were in my stash for the crib-size quilt and then added a border as this will actually be a lap quilt for my dad.
The colors are Hunter Green, Navy Blue, and Burgandy……I think Dad will like it. Do you remember when this color combination was very popular? I think about 25 years ago is when I was making table-runners with this combination.
The Fat Quarter Shop has the full Delectable Mountains pattern which includes the lap, crib, twin, and king size.
I made a lap-size Delectable Mountains quilt that was 48½” x 64½” before I added a large border. There are 24 quilt blocks in this size of quilt.
I just did a swirly free motion in the background on my 15-91 vintage Singer sewing machine. I also used Hobbs 80/20 Premium batting.
I was trying to use up some of the oldies in my stash and this piece of fabric with eagles on it is now gone from my stash.
This is always a neat block to make and get the free Delectable Mountain block pattern.
Be sure and stop by Fat Quarter Shop’s Jolly Jabber where you will find a list of the other quilters that have made a quilt project with the Delectable Mountains pattern.
Kimberly also did a video that you may enjoy watching. You can find the Delectable Mountains video here.
If you like free block patterns and videos, you will like the Bella Skill Builder Quilt Along.
Vintage & Classic Quilt Blocks
I have a couple of other vintage & classic quilt blocks that you might enjoy.
- Snail Trail – I made a wall hanging with this quilt block
- Bear Paw – I made a neat table runner with this quilt block
- Jacob’s Ladder – I made a wall hanging or this can be used as a table topper
- Log Cabin – I made a precious little appliqued log cabin quilt
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