Welcome back to the Rainbow Cascade Quilt Along!
Today is Nudge 14, our final Rainbow Cascade nudge!
Haven’t started yet? It’s never too late! Thanks to my Patreon Patrons, this quilt along post will remain free for your quilting pleasure.
And here it is, my own completed quilt top!
A lot has happened since I first created the pattern for Rainbow Cascade. I want to thank each and every person who has joined me on what turned into an amazing journey!
I’d also like to share an extra thanks to my friends who allowed me to photograph in their beautiful home. The weather (and pollen!) haven’t been great for outdoor photography.
Did you make this quilt, too? Share in our Facebook Group or tag it & me on Instagram – #rainbowcascadeqal @sewhookedjen!
I added a white 3″ (3 1/2″ with seam allowance) outside border to my 70″ x 80″ Rainbow Cascade. My final quilt top is 76″ x 86″ (+ 1/2″ for binding). If a simple border like this is something you would like to do, I HIGHLY recommend cutting your border to the appropriate size first and pinning well before stitching. Rainbow Cascade’s many pieces are fraught with bias edges. Accurate borders will help keep your quilt top edges from distorting.
Need a little help with fabric amounts for your borders? I use the Robert Kaufman Quilting Calculator App on my smartphone. This is not a paid endorsement, I just love the app! It’s highly useful to calculate amounts for borders, backs, binding, and more.
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Final Blocks to Make
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.
Color listed below indicates MAIN COLOR. See pattern for details.
|30″ x 40″||1 Violet|
|40″ x 50″||1 Red|
|50″ x 60″||1 Orange||1 Yellow|
|60″ x 70″||2 Green||1 Blue|
|70″ x 80″||1 Blue||2 Indigo||1 Violet|
Includes all previous sets.
|30″ x 40″||1 Red||2 Orange||3 Yellow||3 Green||2 Blue||1 Violet|
|40″ x 50″||2 Red||2 Orange||3 Yellow||4 Green||5 Blue||3 Indigo||2 Violet|
|50″ x 60″||4 Red||4 Orange||4 Yellow||4 Green||5 Blue||5 Indigo||4 Violet|
|60″ x 70″||6 Red||6 Orange||6 Yellow||6 Green||6 Blue||6 Indigo||6 Violet|
|70″ x 80″||8 Red||8 Orange||8 Yellow||8 Green||8 Blue||8 Indigo||8 Violet|
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. You’ll find more instructions in the pattern document.
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Rainbow Cascade Size Options
Feel free to add or remove rows as needed for your own personal use. You can change the colors, add borders, or whatever works best for you!
Fabric amounts and instructions are included in the pattern for the following quilt sizes.
30″ x 40″
50″ x 60″
60″ x 70″
70″ x 80″
70″ x 80″ with black background fabric
I’m sure it’s easy to see where the name Rainbow Cascade came from!
BIG THANKS to all of my Patreon Patrons from the last year for helping make Rainbow Cascade a reality!
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