Wildfire Designs Alaska Aurora Nights Across the Flats Applique Quilt Pattern
Across the Flats quilt pattern features a herd of caribou crossing the valley floor after dark with the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) in full view over a mountain backdrop. Caribou are the only member of the deer family where both sexes grow antlers, although the male antlers are much larger.
This wall hanging can be made individually or combined with the other four Aurora Nights series of patterns to create a large 42 1/2" x 59" combined wall hanging. The last photo shows the combined wall hanging using all five patterns.
Wildfire Designs Alaska patterns are designed for fusible applique, so I recommend that you use an Applique Pressing Sheet. The pattern contains a layout guide, full size applique pattern pieces that are already reversed, and instructions. Although the instructions do not say this, I recommend that all the applique pieces should be sewn down to the quilt top after fusing using the stitch of your choice (straight stitch, zig-zag, buttonhole or satin stitch). All the original fabrics shown on the pattern cover are Hoffman Fabrics batiks.
Skill Level: Intermediate