Cascade Blog Tour + a Tutorial

I’m going to Quilt Market! Well not really, me, but one of my quilts is and that is almost as exciting as being able to actually go to quilt market. Color Block is going to market! Welcome to my stop of the Cascade blog tour! blog tour icon The wonderful, talented Jessica Levitt is releasing her new line of fabric, Cascade, which debuts at Quilt Market later this month and I am thrilled that I was able to make my Color Block quilt to showcase her awesome fabrics. Cascade is Jessica’s third collection with Windham Fabrics. With Art Nouveau references, Cascade is Jessica’s graphic interpretation of water in many of its forms. She used a beautiful palette of shades of blue, gray, green, and other earth tones that are fresh and luxurious to create 19 wonderful prints and four coordinating solids. glacier stack   pond stack

Check out the Cascade Lookbook to see all of the fabrics and the inspiring quilts, bags, and clothing made with the fabric and be sure to check out the rest of the blog tour participants (they are hosting giveaways as well so you have more than one chance to win)!

Monday October 13th – Jessica Levitt – Juicy Bits / Windham Fabrics
Tuesday October 14th – Julie Herman – Jaybird Quilts / Jenn Nevitt – knit ’n lit
Wednesday October 15th – Amanda Kattner – What the Bobbin / Andy Knowlton – a bright corner
Thursday October 16th – Marci Debataz – Marci Girl Designs / Jennifer Auh Chon – Sunny in Cal
Friday October 17th – Angela Walters – Quilting is my Therapy / Rachel Gander – Imagine Gnats
Saturday October 18th – Elizabeth Timmons – andpins / Andrea Taddicken – knitty bitties
Sunday October 19th – Erin Erickson – Dog Under my Desk / Jessica Skultety – Quilty Habit
Monday October 20th  – Caroline Press – Trillium Design / Karin Jordan – Leigh Laurel Studios

To celebrate the release of Cascade, Windham has graciously agreed to give away a fat quarter bundle to one lucky andpins reader! Details on how to enter are after the tutorial for Color Block Quilt. Cascade_ColorBlock_andpins

The amazing quilting and photography was done by Jessica Levitt.


I designed Color Block to be a simple, fast baby quilt that lets the fabric shine. The clean, bold aesthetic is fun as well. It has only ten pieces! I’d love to see your version of Color Block, tag me on Instagram @andpins and tag it #andpinscolorblock!

Color Block Quilt

Designed by Elizabeth Timmons,

Finished Size: 33.5” x 41.5”

Fabric Requirements (quantities have very little margin for error, you may want to purchase extra)


IF Directional Fabric (like Cascade)

IF Non-Directional Fabric

A Cascade in Ice

One well cut fat quarter or 1/2 yard

One well cut fat quarter or 1/2 yard

B Splash in Midnight

2/3 yard

1/3 yard

C Drip in Haze

1 yard

1/2 yard

D Splash in Fog 1 ¼ yard

1 yard

Cut All dimensions are listed as height (tall) x width. If you are using directional fabrics, use the diagram and be sure that your pieces follow the directional fabrics.ColorBlockQuilt_diagram_ElizabethTimmons_andpins

Fabric A: 17.5” x 15.5”
Fabric B: one 21.5” x 4.5” and two 2.5” x 15.5”
Fabric C: one 29.5” x 6.5” and two 4.5” x 19.5”
Fabric D: one 41.5” x 8.5” and two 6.5” x 25.5”

Sew Sew all fabrics right sides together (RST) with 1/4” seam allowances and press seams to one side. If you are sewing with a directional fabric, pay special attention to how you place the strips before you sew. That extra second or two of thought will save you from ripping stitches. (Ask me how I know!)

  1. Sew 2.5” strips of Fabric B to the top and the bottom of the center rectangle of Fabric A, press seams to one side.
  2. Attach the 21.5” strip of Fabric B to the left side of the panel, press seams to one side.
  3. Repeat process with Fabric C and D, sewing the short strips to the top and bottom of the panel and then the long strip to the left.

Give the entire top a good press and marvel at your new quilt top! How would you like to win a fat quarter bundle of Cascade? Windham would like to send one lucky winner a complete bundle of Cascade by Jessica Levitt. To enter leave a comment telling me what you would make with Cascade – and let me know you commented by using the Rafflecopter link below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

There are some optional, bonus entry options as well. The giveaway will close on Tuesday, October 21st at 6pm EST and I will announce the winner later that evening. The giveaway is now closed! Thank you for entering. The lucky winner is Must Love Quilts who would love to make a water inspired quilt.

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62 thoughts on “Cascade Blog Tour + a Tutorial

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  5. Denise W October 21, 2014 at 12:37 pm Reply

    This is a such a simple, pleasing design. How nice to find a way to show the fabric as beautiful as it is. Thank you!

  6. Tamie October 21, 2014 at 11:34 am Reply

    I’d love to make a new throw sized quilt.

  7. Umaesew October 21, 2014 at 8:53 am Reply

    I would love to make a quilt that reminded me of a waterfall.

  8. cdahlgren2013 October 21, 2014 at 4:02 am Reply

    I love your quilt, and I would make this if I won. I really do like it, and I’m not just saying it to win. It’s a quilt either of my sons or husband would like, and that’s difficult to do. cdahlgren at live dot com

  9. gator1378 October 21, 2014 at 12:59 am Reply

    I would love to make some lap quilts with these!

  10. diane beavers October 20, 2014 at 10:04 pm Reply

    Two baby quilts of course pronto…thanks for the fabulous and quick tutorial! Gift For expectant nieces, due date has moved up. Glacier and Pond colorways are both so soothing:)
    Thank you so much.

  11. Vicki Barnes October 20, 2014 at 9:47 pm Reply

    What a beautiful quilt! I would like to make some bags for my teen daughter and myself.

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