20+ Inspiring Mountain Quilt Patterns to Bring the Outdoors In 

Reach for the heights with these gorgeous mountain quilt patterns. Make a mountain quilt block or mountains quilt for yourself or your loved one.

If you’re reading this article I know there are at least two things that we both like. Or love. Quilts – for sure. But probably mountains, too. 

We’ve got so many gorgeous mountain trails here in Slovenia and whenever I find the time to go hiking, it’s a complete reset for my brain and such an inspiration for all my design (and quilt) work. There is just something magical that happens when you move. By foot or by walking foot, don’t you think?

So why don’t we take the best of both worlds and talk about mountain quilt patterns?

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What is a Mountain Quilt Pattern?

I don’t know what the dictionary would say about the term ‘mountain quilt pattern’. But for us, mountain quilts are all quilt patterns that are inspired by mountains. And the inspiration field is huge! 

There are many different techniques and design approaches to transforming an organic mountain scenery into a quilt pattern design. But generally, I’d say there are two most popular types of mountain quilt patterns.

Firstly, there are quilt patterns that treat the entire quilt top as a natural mountain scenery. The end result is a quiltified mountain ‘snapshot’. Sometimes these quilts depict only mountain ranges. Other times, you might see additional elements, like a river in the front or the Sun above the mountains, etc.

A popular colorway for these patterns is a monochromatic ombre color combo (read more on different color combinations in Ula’s Quilting Color Wheel article). Using different tints of the same color creates a realistic fading effect making it seem like some of the mountain ranges are further away in the distance.

The second type of mountain quilt patterns would be block-based. These patterns take one block depicting a mountain and multiply it to create a more abstract or geometric mountain landscape.

What is a Mountain Quilt Block?

A mountain quilt block is the main building block of a block-based mountain quilt pattern. Most often, it’s made of pieces that form a triangular mountain shape. 

A mountain quilt block can be built of different right-angled pieces, for example, half square triangles or half rectangle triangles. This results in a geometric look of the quilt pattern. A great example of mountain quilt patterns made of half-square triangles is The Pure Bliss Pattern by AGF Studio which you can see below.

If the mountain quilt block is made of an irregular triangular shape, the final quilt pattern looks more relaxed, abstract, and illustration-like. The Mod Mountains Quilt Pattern by Suzy Quilts is a great example of this.

To get a glimpse of different pattern design styles we’ve gathered some inspiring mountain quilt patterns. I hope they inspire your next quilting project!

20+ Stunning Mountain Quilt Patterns

Pure Bliss by AGF Studio

Pure Bliss by AGF Studio
The Pure Bliss Pattern by AGF Studio is a great example of taking a snapshot of nature and turning it into an abstract geometric design. This is a free pattern and gives you suggestions of fabric selection for making the pattern in a sunrise or sunset color variations. 

Eastern Sierra Quilt Pattern by XOXSEW

Eastern Sierra Quilt Pattern by XOXSEW
This picture-like pattern is made of simple geometric elements which give the quilt a very modern look. It uses mostly large pieces, so this should be quite a quick sew. And you can practice some curve piecing for that Sun detail.

Range by Modern Handcraft
Minimalists, this pattern is for you! I love how Nicole made an illusion of a mountain range with irregular horizontal zig-zag stripes. This is a great example of creating the mountain landscape atmosphere using tints of a chosen color. The cover quilt made in tints of blue gives the feeling of a cold winter morning while the warm orange-pink-purple ombre colorway creates a warm summer sunset vibe. 

Misty Mountains by Patchwork & Poodles

Misty Mountains by Patchwork & Poodles
Eliane goes minimalistic too. In her own words,  ‘the Misty Mountains quilt pattern uses big cuts of fabric and a bold geometric piecing for maximum effect.’ The pattern is inspired by the imagery of mountains that recede into the distance. She suggests using 6 colors of the same color family, but don’t be afraid of using completely different colors – this simple pattern can handle them easily!

Snowy Mountain Quilt Pattern by See Kate Sew

Snowy Mountain Quilt Pattern by See Kate Sew
Make your snowcapped mountain range! This adorable pattern is made from just one snow-capped mountain block which results in a simple and modern look. 

Scrappy Mt. Range Bundle by Leila Gardunia

Scrappy Mt. Range Bundle by Leila Gardunia
Want to empty your scrap bin? Make a Scrappy Mt. Range! If you’re into foundation paper piecing, this pattern is perfect to create accurate mountain blocks. I really like how colorful mountains pop when using low-volume fabric or fabric with a subtle print for the background.

Mod Mountains Quilt Pattern by Suzy Quilts

Mod Mountains Quilt Pattern by Suzy Quilts
I love the hand-drawn, illustration-like feeling of this quilt top design. Did you notice that it’s made entirely of identical triangle blocks? It’s hard to see at first, right? All the triangles have the same finished shape but the irregular piecing and fabric choice make them look completely different. A perfect pattern for a scrappy quilt too!

Ridges Quilt Pattern by Bookends Quilting

Ridges Quilt Pattern by Bookends Quilting
If you’re looking for a calming mountain quilt, you will love the Ridges pattern. I love how Steph uses very basic quilting blocks to create this incredibly realistic landscape. And then mirrors the whole thing to give it a completely new dimension.

FalconRidge-Green-QuiltTop_The Blanket Statement

Falcon Ridge Pattern by The Blanket Statement
This mountain quilt pattern is one of my favorites. I like how Erin from The Blanket Statement combines modern and 90s styles. There are lots of color options to choose from, and Erin suggests some great modern color schemes.

Mountain Diamond Quilt Pattern by Side Lake Stitch

Mountain Diamond Quilt Pattern by Side Lake Stitch
This simple quilt pattern is pieced using same-sized triangles, resulting in a geometric form. It’s a great option for those who appreciate minimalistic quilt patterns!

Cabin Peaks Quilt Pattern by Cotton and Joy

Cabin Peaks Quilt Pattern by Cotton and Joy
This mountain quilt pattern offers a modern twist on the traditional Log Cabin quilt block. Experiment with various tints to create the illusion of mountain ranges, or explore ombre colorways for a stunning sunset or sunrise effect.

Dusky Peaks Quilt Pattern by Rachel Block Party

Dusky Peaks Quilt Pattern by Rachel Block Party
The large surfaces in this minimalist mountain quilt pattern provide an excellent canvas to showcase your quilting skills. Adding a special touch with different patterns, such as straight line quilting patterns, can elevate the design even further.

Thrive Quilt Pattern by Suzy Quilts

Thrive Quilt Pattern by Suzy Quilts
This modern twist on the classic chevron pattern reminds me of simple mountain shapes. It’s easy and fun to make, plus it’s fat quarter friendly pattern!

Diamond Tides Quilt Pattern by White Plains Quilts

Diamond Tides Quilt Pattern by White Plains Quilts
This pattern is another excellent example of modern mountain quilt patterns, capturing the essence of mountain ranges in an abstract way. The ombre colorway is a fantastic choice for emphasizing the depth illusion.

Welcome to Colorful Colorado by Crafting Shell

Welcome to Colorful Colorado by Crafting Shell
This quilt pattern is inspired by the impressive landscapes of Colorado and the Rocky Mountains. With its unique double-sided design, you can enjoy either a prairie sunset backdrop when viewed vertically or the distinct geography of Colorado when viewed horizontally – love the idea! It is a queen size quilt, approx. 90×99″.

Rocky Mountains by Phoebe Moon Designs

Rocky Mountains by Phoebe Moon Designs
This pattern is also inspired by the Rocky Mountains. Featuring playful flying geese blocks, it comes in two dimensions (twin and queen) and includes helpful tips for sewing with flannel.

Mammoth Lakes Quilt Pattern by XOXO Sew Studio

Mammoth Lakes Quilt Pattern by XOXO Sew Studio
This quilt pattern isn’t one of the typical mountain quilt patterns, but it evokes the feeling of gazing at the sun peeking through the forest trees in the mountains. Simple yet eye-catching!

Winter-Solstice Quilt Pattern by Alderwood Studio

Winter-Solstice Quilt Pattern by Alderwood Studio
I love this simple geometric design! It’s both visually appealing and easy to put together. However, dealing with bias edges can be tricky. Don’t let that discourage you though! We’ve got some great tips to help you tackle bias edges with confidence and create this stunning quilt.

Pathways by Pacific Spirit Quilts

Pathways Quilt Pattern by Pacific Spirit Quilts
This mountain quilt pattern captures the essence of life’s journey through abstract elements reminiscent of mountain paths and experiences. Inspired by her own life, Lorna from Pacific Spirit Quilts designed this modern quilt pattern with passion and purpose.

Pinnacle Quilt by Piccolo Studios

Pinnacle Quilt by Piccolo Studios
This is one of the mountain quilt patterns that features large surfaces and a simple geometric design, perfect for showcasing your favorite fabrics or highlighting quilting designs.

Forest Quilt Pattern by XOXO Sew Studio

Forest Quilt Pattern by XOXO Sew Studio
I love mountain views, especially at night when the stars twinkle in the clear sky. Imagine quilting a night view onto your sofa—how cool is that!

Congratulations, you’ve reached the top bottom. 😂 I hope these mountain quilt patterns inspire you for your next quilting project. And I would love to see your finished mountain quilts. Happy quilting!

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