Rainbow Cascade – Nudge 2

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Welcome back to the Rainbow Cascade Quilt Along!

We’ve passed the two-week mark and it’s time for our next prompt.

But first, some housekeeping:

After numerous requests, I’ve decided to make some small updates to the Rainbow Cascade instructions in order for it to be in true ROYGBIV order.

This change will only affect you if you’re making a Rainbow Cascade in the 30″ x 40″ OR 40″ x 50″. For these two sizes, the amount of Orange and Yellow blocks needed will be reversed. 3 Yellow & 2 Orange for both quilt sizes.

If you’re making ANY other quilt size, the ONLY change will be the block order when piecing the quilt top, not the number of blocks you make.

If you finished your first set of blocks, alternative instructions will be noted in the chart below in parenthesis. If you are at all confused, please let me know and I’ll be happy to help.

I am truly sorry for the change. I had planned to leave the order red>yellow>orange, but it was causing confusion, and I didn’t want that at all.

Pattern pages updated:

  • Blocks Needed Per Quilt Based On Size (pg 7)
  • Block Schedule for Quilting Along (pg 8)
  • Block Color Order Per Quilt Size (pg 9)

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.

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Blocks to Make Sept 25 – October 8, 2017

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.

Please note, if you made your first set of blocks, the next blocks you need to make are in ( ) to account for the minor color rearrangement. The pattern itself has not changed. I’m very sorry for the inconvenience. 

30″ x 40″  1 Orange
40″ x 50″  1 Orange  1 Yellow
50″ x 60″  1 Orange  1 Yellow
60″ x 70″  3 Yellow (2 Yellow) (1 Orange)
70″ x 80″  2 Yellow (1 Yellow)  2 Green (1 Orange)

Total Block So Far

Includes blocks this week and previous prompts. See quilt images below to see where we’re going!

30″ x 40″  1 Red 1 Orange
40″ x 50″  1 Red 2 Orange  1 Yellow
50″ x 60″  1 Red 2 Orange  1 Yellow
60″ x 70″  1 Red  2 Orange  3 Yellow
70″ x 80″  1 Red  2 Orange  3 Yellow  2 Green

★ Get the FREE Rainbow Cascade Pattern! ★

or Download Via Craftsy!

Want to choose your own colors? Here’s a fill-in-the-blank color chart!

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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