Delectable Mountains Free Quilt Block Pattern

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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.

Delectable Mountains Free Quilt Block Pattern
Delectable Mountains free quilt block pattern

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.

Delectable Mountains quilt outide
Delectable Mountains quilt outide

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.

Delectable Mountains quilt on tree branch
Delectable Mountains quilt on tree branch

The Fat Quarter Shop has the full Delectable Mountains pattern which includes the lap, crib, twin, and king size.

Delectable Mountain quilt on deck railing
Delectable Mountain quilt on deck railing

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.

Delectable Mountain quilt on steps
Delectable Mountain quilt on steps

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.

Free-motion quitling on the Delectable Mountains quilt
Free-motion quilting on the Delectable Mountains quilt

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.

Backing of the quilt
Backing of the quilt

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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  1. My favourite quilt size is wall hanging, fun to quilt, easy to hang, and always appreciated by friends to whom I offered them!

  2. Just moved from mid arm to long arm quilter and am loving the new journey. following others online is opening so many doors. thank you for reaching out and for the lovely pattern!! Beth

  3. I love to make twin size quilts or queen size. Thanks for the chance to win! mto2golsen (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. I prefer to make lap quilts – they are a good size but not overwhelming and I can usually handle the machine quilting on my home sewing machine. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. Lap quilts are my favorite but I also love to make baby quilts. Thanks for the chance!
    ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

  6. I watched the video and have tons of christmas fabric
    I actually may start a christmas project in july!

  7. I love making wall size quilts the best as I can get them finished. Also lap quilts.

  8. I love to make king size quilts, smaller quilts just aren't usable to me. Oh how I'd love to win some fat quarters and add depth to my stash!

  9. I mostly do lap quilts or slightly smaller for kid quilts. I recently did a Bonnie Hunter Scrappy Mountain Majesties lap quilt for my brother-in-law who has just completed treatments for lukemia and is in remission.

  10. Anything that I can quilt with my home machine! Typically crib-sized around 45×60 or therabouts. That's pretty nice for a lap-size too.

  11. I love making baby size quilts. They are cute and more easily finished. I downloaded the pattern. Thanks!

  12. A lovely version of the Delectable Mountains block. I am sure your Dad is going to love it. I have already downloaded the Delectable Mountains block and viewed the video. Now I just need to select some fabrics and get sewing. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Hi there Connie,
    I have downloaded and saved the Delectable Mountains pattern. Can't wait to give it a go!
    Quilty Huggs,
    snausages22 at yahoo.CA

  14. Hi there Connie,
    I usually make bed-sized quilts…mostly queen.
    Quilty Huggs,
    snausages22 at yahoo.CA

  15. I usually make lap quilts. My attention span and lack of great skills prohibit anything larger. 🙂

  16. My favorite size quilts to make are lap size and twins. They are big enough to sleep under but small enough for me to machine quilt. Thanks for sharing your beautiful quilts. Everything you do is beautiful Connie!

  17. My favorite size is a twin (60×80) I find it works fine on my queen bed…covers the full top of the bed no over hang but who needs over hang! Twin is perfect for a TV blanket (for while watching TV on those cool winter nights!) and perfect for use in the car, as a picnic blanket or anywhere else you might need one! Big enough to cover, small enough to not take up so much room! And if giving away…same thing! Works every time! Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. I love smaller quilts lately and am thoroughly enjoying some mini quilts. Can't wait to give this pattern a try!

  19. I like making anything the size of lap or baby quilts and smaller. I really like making table runners. The smaller ones are much easier to quilt on a home machine! I think your Dad will just love his lap quilt!

  20. My favorite size quilt to make is lap size…quick to make and great size for gifts.

  21. I love making lap size quilts as thank-you gifts. This one is awesome and would look good in any colorway.

  22. I'm always looking for a man quilt pattern….so thank you for the download! I think your dad will love his!! Also, thank you for the wonderful give-away and a chance to win!! Keeping my fingers crossed for sure. V

  23. I really don't have a favorite size that I like to make. Although I do like your idea of making a crib size and adding a border to make it more of a lap size quilt.

  24. The easiest is lap size, but I am such a practical person that a twin size seems at least it would completely cover some who wants to roll up in a quilt. jarvenpa1ne at gmail dot com

  25. I downloaded the block pattern. This is f pattern I have had on my list to make. Having the block pattern on my computer will make it easy. Thanks!

  26. Lap size are my favorite because they are the perfect size for gifting. I figure everyone can use them.

  27. I mostly make bed size quilts, but occasionally smaller runners and such. This pattern looks like a keeper for sure!

  28. I enjoy making queen sized quilts. Yet recently I have really been doing a lot of smaller quilts. I think this pattern and tutorial will be so much fun using up nothing but scraps!

  29. Lap quilts or just a little bigger are the perfect size for me to work with. That said all I make lately is Queen. Go figure.

  30. I love the colors you chose for your Dad's quilt. I love making lap sized quilts. I haven't tried anything larger. If I had a larger place to sew, I would like to make a king size quilt for my bed.

  31. HI! Connie, I can see your dad is going to love that quilt. The fabric colours are so fresh with the white main colour.

  32. Thanks for sharing your version – I love seeing how everyone interprets the pattern – looks great!

  33. My favourite size is a lap or throw quilt. Big enough to be interesting, small enough to make the construction manageable. and just the right size to snuggle in on the couch.

  34. I've made wall hangings more often than not, but I'm determined to make a quilt that will be useful, rather than just hang there.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

  35. I am tall so I like a cozy quilt that will cover my legs and keep me warm. I usually make a large throw or full size.

  36. Thanks for the pattern. I like large lap quilts. They are easier to quilt on my machine, but I've done king size, too.

  37. I like to make lap size quilts. They come together quickly and make nice gifts for babies and children. Thanks for the great giveaway! Love the pattern.

  38. I like to make lap size quilts. They are a quicker finish and allow you to move on to other projects. I have a king size one that has eaten up 3 years so far, what with the hand quilting.

  39. Okay, found and downloaded the free block pattern, (not quilt pattern)!! I was like huh? Thanks Connie! And FQS!

  40. What an Awesome Quilt!! Beautiful!!

    My favorite size quilt to make has been Throws, Baby, and few Table-runners. Would looove to make a Queen size tho! 🙂

  41. I love to make table runners most and have made countless of them as gifts for my sisters, aunts, cousins, friends, etched!! I do love this quilt pattern thanks for the tutelage and download!!

  42. Beautiful job Connie – your dad will be thrilled! Fun use of the eagle fabric on the back. I like to make throw and lap size quilts – they are easiest to handle on my machine.

  43. Beautiful job Connie – your dad will be thrilled! Fun use of the eagle fabric on the back. I like to make throw and lap size quilts – they are easiest to handle on my machine.

  44. Beautiful job Connie – your dad will be thrilled! Fun use of the eagle fabric on the back. I like to make throw and lap size quilts – they are easiest to handle on my machine.

  45. I like to mix it up with sizes. Finishing up a full and moving to a baby – both as much fun as each other!

  46. Your delectable mtn quilt is beautiful, I'm sure your Dad will love it. Hmm, I like to make quilts that fit our beds, so usually queen's. Although I've made a lot of littler quilts over the years, sewing bigger ones as my children have grown. LOL. thanks for the great giveaway.

  47. I've only made three quilts so far, but they've all been lap-sized. I feel like it's a manageable size,but I'd like to try a bigger size soon

  48. I tend to make queen size the most but throw size is my favorite to make. I like giving that size away and it's the perfect size to try a new pattern.

  49. I make more table runners and minis than any other size. When I make a quilt it is usually a lap quilt. Thanks for the giveaway

  50. Very nice quilt Connie. I know this may surprise you with as much as I talk about nothing BUT purple, but Hunter Green is one of my favorite colors too. I am sure your Dad will just love this quilt.

    Thank you for the chance to win. That's a nice prize for sure.

    I hope you have a great weekend.

  51. I tend to make queen size quilts, but I have to say that throws are more fun…less bulk to manage.

  52. I like making wall hangings right now because I have a lot of empty walls to fill up. Thanks for a chance.

  53. I love the colors you used for your quilt. It looks lovely. My favorite size quilt to make is a throw quilt, around 56" x 70" -ish. Thanks for the chance to win!

  54. I try to make at least an 80" square. Lap quilts aren't quite big enough to snuggle under, and I am short.

  55. Lap size is my favorite, but lately i love doing table runners. Great job on this, Connie…..your Dad will love it!

  56. I am a new quilter and have only made mini quilts so far….I hope to start my first throw size very soon.

  57. I love queen size quilts…great for beds and great to wrap up in and snuggle! onlydiamonds at hotmail dot com

  58. I like to make bed-size quilts-twin, full, queen. I'm presently sewing a crib size now and will start a king size one this fall.

  59. Bed sized are my favorite to make but I seem to make more throw sized. I'm always anxious to move on to the next idea. I think everyone does that…

  60. Lap to twin sizes are most manageable for me. I want someone to use my quilt, not just look at it.

  61. I make a lot of lap size quilts for my grandson. They are the perfect size for a 3 yr old to play on the floor on. This new pattern is on my to do list it is one I don't remember seeing before!

  62. I am pretty new to quilting, so baby quilts are good for me because they are smaller. But I would love to make a bigger one soon for the hubby.

    logged in as debbyg***

  63. I love seeing this in more masculine colors. He's going to love it. Lap quilts are my favorite. Thanks!

  64. I love to make "couch" size quilts. Big enough to cuddle under while watching TV or a movie, but not a full size bed quilt. Love your quilt for your dad!

    Sandy A

  65. I. Make lap/twin size quilts, usually about 60×80. I probably should get the queen tops quilted so I have a fresh look in the bedroom! Thanks for the giveaway. Delectable Mountains is such a pretty pattern I love the colors you used for a masculine version.

  66. I have only finished a queen size, though I do have a lap size sewn and waiting to be finished, at this poing, I do not have a favorite yet! 🙂

  67. My favourite size is a lap quilt. So quick to put together and then onto another project. Thanks for the giveaway.

  68. I like a throw sized quilt. It is a good size to practice free motion quilting without too much wrestling.

  69. I have downloaded the pattern, and I should have said my favourite size is lap size or smaller because they're easier to handle.

  70. I have downloaded the free block pattern and will use it! It reminds me of the bear claw pattern, which my husband loves!

  71. Baby size is my favorite simply because it's easier to handle and I don't lose interest as fast. Your quilt will be adored by your dad! It's almost sad when we use up a favorite fabric in our stash, isn't it? But, on the other hand, now there's more room for new stuff!

  72. I like to make a full sized quilt the most because it doesn't take too long, but is still big enough to work on for awhile.

  73. My favorite size quilt to make is a lap quilt. It comes together faster than the bigger quilt sizes, but it's large enough to be usable. It's also a LOT easier to quilt on a home machine!

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