The quilt story...
This quilt is the third in the #generationsquiltcollection, dedicated to my cute Grandma Alta. She was a bright, angelic little lady. She was raised during the Great Depression and was the youngest of ten children. At only 4’11” tall, she was feisty in her own cute little way. She was an accomplished sewist, clothes to curtains and everything in between!
Visiting her was always a treat…literally! She made us ice cream cones each visit growing up. We assured her she didn’t need to go to that trouble, but she said she was just “building memories.” And she did.
She nurtured a beautiful garden of flowers and vegetables. And as you can see, she LOVED pink. This photo was originally taken at a family reunion. She’s beaming as she was around so many she loved. I remember decorating her room at a care center during the last few months of her life, and I made sure it was alllll pink. She passed away at 96 about 7 years ago, and I feel so blessed to have been with her so long. I think she would like this quilt.
Tell me more about the pattern!
This sweet quilt is a block-based pattern that will teach you skills like four-at-a-time flying geese and matching points. There are a few little tricks mixed into the pattern to be sure things line up just great! It's classified as an "ambitious beginner" pattern. For those of you who dread half-square triangles, there's not a one in this quilt!!
The pattern consists of two block types, with sub blocks that are slightly different from block to block. And the "bloom" portion is actually a secondary design that is formed with snowballs and sashing squares! Need a big quilt? I got you covered. Baby, throw, twin, and queen size instructions are included!
The pattern is pretty versatile and allows you to accentuate different parts of the quilt, depending on your fabric pull. I can't wait to see what you make with this fun pattern! Tag me @compassandwildflower and check out #AltaBloomsQuilt to see all the amazing tester versions!