Alturas Quilt Pattern
Named after a nearby town, Alturas features a retro-tile-inspired design that is fun to make in a variety of different fabrics and colors. The design also offers up a great opportunity to explore using a large-scale print as the appliqué that can be cut up and sewn into the project, allowing for both the print and appliqué designs to shine.
Additionally, the small block size makes for an addictive and portable project that works well with both yardage and precuts!
46 1/2″ x 42 1/2″ (Wall), 18" x 18" (Sham), 21 1/2" x 42 1/2" (Runner)
Works well with 5" squares, Fat Quarters (18" x 22") and/or Fat Eighths (9" x 22")
Confident-beginner friendly needle-turn appliqué (can use another appliqué technique if desired), basic piecing and binding
How-to work with large-scale prints and a continuous design, two projects and three size options, how-to make pillow sham and bias cording, how-to instructions with illustrations, suggested quilting diagrams, directions for making a hanging sleeve
Featured Projects + Additional Resources
Alturas projects on the blog