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Astra Printed Pattern


Astra Printed Pattern


By Katie Zahm
  • Designed by Katie Zahm of Zahm Co.
  • Featured on the cover of Quiltfolk, Issue 28: Colorado.
  • The pattern is printed on a 5.5″ x 8.5″ stapled paper booklet, enclosed in a clear zip bag.
  • Soft touch laminate cover (just like an issue of Quiltfolk).

Since Colorado is known for its breathtaking natural beauty and stunning views, we were really hoping to find a cover image that incorporated its famed landscapes. Luckily for us, many of our subjects were willing to join our outdoor escapades to seek that out. For instance, the
Issue 28: Colorado cover shows a glimpse of Red Rocks, which sit west of Denver. And Astra (2022), Katie Zahm’s featured quilt, is both stunning and classic—with colors that complement the environment around it, fitting perfectly in the space. 

And, apparently, our readers agree! So many of you wrote to us asking for more information about Astra, a pattern that Katie designed herself.


About the Pattern + Free Resources

Astra is a versatile quilt pattern, written for confident beginners. The pattern comes in various sizes and two versions: Modern (fat quarter) and Traditional (yardage). The design is centered around the Sawtooth Star block with a mix of squares, rectangles, and Flying Geese blocks. The word “Astra” is a Latin phrase meaning “to the stars.”

The possibilities are endless with the Astra pattern! There are at least 16 different ways to make the quilt from one pattern. And additional free resources, such as a video tutorial, cutting guides, labeling pages, and coloring templates can be found on Katie’s website.

Grab your favorite fabrics and make your own Astra quilt (or pillow, or more …) with Katie’s printed pattern, available now for just $14!

Size Options:

  • Pillow 18” x 18”

  • Baby 42 ½” x 42 ½”

  • Throw 62” x 82”

  • Bed 82” x 102”

Version Options:

  • Modern (included in pattern)

  • Traditional (included in pattern)

  • Two-color block (blog post)

  • Two-color quilt (blog post)

  • Scrappy (blog post)

Pattern Notes:

  • Skill Level: Confident Beginner

  • Embedded hyperlinks

  • Assumes WOF is 42”

  • Includes Youtube Tutorial + Bonus Versions


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