Misty Mountains | A Quilt Pattern

The second Patchwork & Poodles pattern is officially live! I’m very excited to introduce you to the Misty Mountains Quilt. This quilt pattern uses big cuts of fabric and bold geometric piecing for maximum effect. You can purchase the pattern here.

Misty Mountains quilt comes in 3 sizes – wall hanging (24″), baby (36″) and throw (60″). Although written as a square pattern, it comes with bonus instructions for turning it into a rectangular quilt. Beginner friendly, with LOTS of easy-to-follow diagrams, and best of all, it is fast! All my testers remarked how rapidly this quilt came together. Some days, you just need a quick win, you know?

Misty Mountains was inspired by mountain ranges and how the mountains further away will look lighter in color than the nearer ones due to the cloud cover and snow. Therefore it works well with 6 shades of the same color family.

However, feel free to go bold and modern too! Mixing in pops of color really makes the Misty Mountains pattern shine!

I’ve made 4 versions so far, let’s break down their colors…

Misty Mountains Throw | Cover Quilt

The first one up is my pattern cover quilt, a throw size Misty Mountains made with the brand new Cotton + Steel basics. I love the new basics, they add just enough texture and interest while still reading close to a solid.

Color 1: Go Dot Go Indigo
Color 2: Stitch and Repeat Avocado
Color 3: Clover and Over Narwhal
Color 4: Stitch and Repeat Teal
Color 5: Go Dot Go Sidewalk Chalk
Color 6: Clover and Over Pocket
Background: Freckles Sandcastle
Binding: Navy Solid
Backing: Kinoko Yama in Lemon from the Mori No Tomodachi collection by Cotton + Steel

Misty Mountains Baby | Art Gallery Fabrics

I had the pleasure of making a Misty Mountains quilt in Art Gallery Fabrics. I simply love AGF, their fabrics are so soft and great to work with. For this version, I went with a more traditional approach, using variations of the same/similar color. I quilted it using my all-time favorite quilting book, WALK. That’s right, this was done on my domestic machine, all with my walking foot! Curves included!

Color 1: Nocturnal
Color 2: Mediterrano
Color 3: Spruce
Color 4: Ocean Waves
Color 5: Tender Green
Color 6: Icy Mint
Background: Snow
Binding: Fresh Water
Backing: Squared Elements in Turquoise

Misty Mountains Baby | Stash Buster

The original MM I made, pulling from my stash late one night. Read the full blog post on this quilt. In full transparency I don’t know the names of all the fabrics in here, but I’ll put the closest thing I can find. I’m hand-quilting this one with a baptist fan design (learn more about baptist fan quilting!)

Color 1: Kona Eggplant
Color 2: Cotton + Steel Sprinkle in Corduroy
Color 3: Kona Ice Peach
Color 4: Cloud 9 Cirrus Solids in Coral (Could substitute Kona Salmon)
Color 5: Kona Shell
Color 6: Kona Peach
Background: Kona Snow
Backing: I pieced a back using a big piece of Sunshine Collage Grey from the Sunshine collection by Cotton + Steel plus scraps from the front

Misty Mountains Throw | Kona Solids

I also made a throw size Misty Mountains quilt in Kona solids. Beautifully Mended Fabrics has kits for this colorway! I decided to do some basic straight line quilting that echoed the mountains, and added a few lines of hand-quilting for interest and texture.

Color 1: Windsor
Color 2: Cadet
Color 3: Denim
Color 4: Dresden Blue
Color 5: Bluebell
Color 6: Cloud
Background: White
Binding: Denim
Backing: Flannel Target Sheet (read all about using sheets as backings!)

Tester Versions

My patterns wouldn’t be what they are without some wonderful sets of critical eyes. Check out my testers’ versions below, they all absolutely KILLED it!

Brittany (@loandbeholdstitchery) made this stunning version with prints!

Donna (XOXSEW) made TWO versions! I love her wavy line quilting in the background and the straight lines on the mountains!

Laura (@finleyfabric) also used a stunning array of prints!

Ashley (@oso_quilty) made this super fun blue and orange version. That orange binding just makes everything pop!

Joy (@themakingsofjoy) turned her bright and fun wall-hanging size into an oversized pillow! Those little embroidered stars!

Sherry (@sherrypurtell) added a pop of green to her quilt and it is gorgeous!

Angela (@spicyredhead) based her color pull off a recent hike of Angel’s Landing at Zion National Park and she totally nailed it!

Coby (@lifewitheleanor) went with a winning solids combination (feet for scale on the throw size!)

LT (@panola.isle) made the wall-hanging size in warm tones and I’m beyond obsessed with her background fabric and how she quilted it.

Shannon (@beachmamamade) got fancy with her quilting! I can’t stop staring at all the different textures.

Kelsey (@midwestnotions) used a fun combination of prints. I really love that speckled blue fabric!

Kasie (@marmalademoodquilts) made a Christmas throw version! Christmas in April! I’m digging it.

Emily (@homemadeemilyjane) hand-quilted her baby version! And look at baby Beau chilling on the quilt. Never grow up, Beau. Emily wrote about her quilt in a blog post!

Buy the Misty Mountains pattern!

7 thoughts on “Misty Mountains | A Quilt Pattern

  1. Hello Eliane,

    I’m making Misty Mountains in the baby size for a specific bed size. The 36″ width is fine, however, I need to make the quilt 62″ long. I would, therefore, need to add a border to the top and bottom of the quilt. What border sizes would you suggest?

    Thank You!


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