Rainbow Cascade – Let’s Get Started!

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Welcome to the Rainbow Cascade Quilt Along! I’ve been so excited to share and today is the day we begin!


Rainbow Cascade is the single 10″ paper pieced block you see above, made in a literal rainbow of colors, all put together to create one stunning quilt!

The free pattern includes complete paper pieced patterns in shaded & unshaded versions, 1″ scale for proper printing, suggested cutting instructions to make piecing (and chain piecing!) easier, Coloring Pages for all quilt sizes, fabric amounts needed, and printing permission in case you’d like to print at a copy shop.

Need to learn to paper piece? I can help with that!

On the second and fourth Mondays of each month through April, I’ll be sharing a nudge and letting you know which blocks to make next.

To make this as easy as possible, and to not tie you down to a single quilt along (because we all know that never works!),  you will never need to make more than four blocks in a two week period.
Fabric pull for #rainbowcascadeqal! We begin next Monday on #sewhooked. I'm working entirely from stash to make the 70" x 80" version. Will you be quilting along? Show us your #fabric! #quiltalong #qal #freepattern #sewhookedpattern #jenniferofenstein #ra

I’m making my personal Rainbow Cascade quilt as a stash-busting project. I’ll be talking about that more tomorrow on Talk to Me Tuesday!

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Blocks to Make Sept 11 – Sept 24

this information is also included in the pattern

The amount and colors of blocks you will make will depend on the size you quilt you choose to work on.

The amount and colors of blocks you will make will depend on the size you quilt you choose to work on.


I’m truly sorry for any inconvenience.

30″ x 40″  1 Red
40″ x 50″  1 Red  1 Orange
50″ x 60″  1 Red  1 Orange
60″ x 70″  1 Red  2 Orange
70″ x 80″  1 Red  2 Orange  1 Yellow

★ Get the FREE Rainbow Cascade Pattern! ★

or Download Via Craftsy!

red block teaser press seam allowance

I highly recommend using an Add-A Quarter-Ruler during paper piecing to minimize bulk AND to press seams open when piecing paper pieced sections together.

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What can you make out of these fun blocks?

Why a Rainbow Cascade Quilt of course!

Fabric amounts and instructions are included for the following quilt sizes. Feel free to add or remove rows as needed for your own personal use.

30 x 40

30″ x 40″

40 x 50

40″ 50″

50 x 60

50″ x 60″

60 x 70

60″ x 70″

70 x 80

70″ x 80″

70 x 80 black background

70″ x 80″ with black background fabric

I’m sure it’s easy to see where the name Rainbow Cascade came from!

★ Get the FREE Rainbow Cascade Pattern! ★

or Download Via Craftsy!


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Join the Sewhooked Facebook Group for community, support & prizes! I’ll be there, as will many other friends of Sewhooked. We’ll answer your questions and nudge you along if you need it. Joining the group is never required, but it is fun!


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9 thoughts on “Rainbow Cascade – Let’s Get Started!

  1. Susan Milow

    I was looking forward to participating in the Rainbow Cascade challenge. Unfortunately, the pattern will not print. 😦 Is there somewhere else that the pattern can be obtained? I’m thinking it might be too big, although with the width being only 10 inches, it should print. I’ve tried printing from two different browsers.

    Thank you,



    1. Cheryl

      I have found that if I save a pattern to my computer, then print from the download, it works, when it won’t work normally. Try that. I just did that, and it printed out great.

  2. Bella G. Bear

    ooh I love this! Especially with the black background. If I understand it correctly the colours is one rainbow, one grey and a black or white background?


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