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

  1. Kelly Wilson October 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm Reply

    I would like to make some bag projects. The fabrics, especially the glacier color way, are very rich tones, I’d love to work with them. Thanks! Notwendy gmail

  2. farmquilter October 20, 2014 at 6:31 pm Reply

    I would make a quilt! Your rafflecopter isn’t visible for some reason.

    • farmquilter October 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm Reply

      OK, I read down farther and found it!! Thank you!!!

  3. Kathleen Dalecio October 20, 2014 at 5:19 pm Reply

    I truly love this gorgeous, contemporary fabric line. I live in AZ and the soothing palette of Cascade is v-e-r-y appealing to me! I think I would like to make a Seaside table runner and a Chopsticks quilt.
    Thank you for the Color Block pattern & Tutorial. This will be a go-to pattern for a baby quilt!

  4. Must Love Quilts October 20, 2014 at 4:11 pm Reply

    I’d love to make a water inspired quilt!

  5. Sarah October 20, 2014 at 2:16 pm Reply

    I think I’d make a quilt for my sister. This fabric would look great in her house. Cheers!

  6. Anita C October 20, 2014 at 11:53 am Reply

    Fabrics are just beautiful. Just returned from family weekend at the beach brings back all those wonderful memories. I think I would make a quilt to bring back for next years trip.

  7. Maureen October 20, 2014 at 10:11 am Reply

    I think I would try to design a Franklin Lloyd Wright style quilt with this line. Love it! Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. L October 20, 2014 at 10:09 am Reply

    I’d make a baby quilt for my sister-in-law–maybe a swoon block?

  9. Carla S October 20, 2014 at 5:56 am Reply

    I would definitely make a quilt with this fabric. It is beautiful.

  10. Tabitha Keener October 20, 2014 at 1:55 am Reply

    I would love to make the cascade quilt and matching pillows! Thanks so much!

  11. minibea12 October 20, 2014 at 12:23 am Reply

    I would make a quilt for my son. Love the cool colors of this fabric.

  12. Sarah J. October 19, 2014 at 10:05 pm Reply

    I have 3 quilts in the planning stages and there are prints from this line that would be perfect for each of them– I would first have to get myself a bag out of them though! Thanks@

  13. Lisa Marie October 19, 2014 at 7:07 pm Reply

    I would make a lap quilt to give as a Christmas gift. Love the colors and fabrics in this collection!

  14. Cynthia Brunz Designs October 19, 2014 at 5:13 pm Reply

    I would definitely make a quilt. I really like this fabric collection!

  15. Mary D October 19, 2014 at 3:42 pm Reply

    I would make a nice lap quilt for my daughter.

  16. chanzy01 October 19, 2014 at 3:07 pm Reply

    I would make myself a nice lap quilt for next summer.

  17. Mara October 19, 2014 at 2:02 pm Reply

    I just love the blues, I might make another anchor quilt, with such pretty blues.

  18. skylinequilts October 19, 2014 at 12:51 pm Reply

    I’m busy checking out bag tutorials for QuiltCon. I’d totally make an awesome quilting supplies bag!

  19. Martie October 19, 2014 at 10:10 am Reply

    I think I’d make a stacked squares quilt to show off all the great fabrics!

  20. anestinthemaking October 19, 2014 at 9:30 am Reply

    I am not sure what I would make yet. The line is so beautiful, I don’t know that I wouldn’t make another quilt for myself!

  21. Neva Asinari October 19, 2014 at 6:05 am Reply

    I would love to make a lap quilt.

  22. Pam S October 19, 2014 at 12:59 am Reply

    Thanks for the tutorial! I would love to make a quilt with this beautiful fabric!

  23. Amorette October 18, 2014 at 11:28 pm Reply

    This looks like a great easy project! I would love to make some patchwork pillows!

  24. Pauline Perry October 18, 2014 at 10:07 pm Reply

    I have just started collecting fabrics for a blue and white quilt that I am planning and these will be beautiful for it. Very exciting.

  25. Sarah October 18, 2014 at 9:02 pm Reply

    I would make something for my daughter who loves the color blue, and loves to swim.

  26. Linda Webster October 18, 2014 at 7:24 pm Reply

    I would make a table topper for my dining room table.

  27. rosa October 18, 2014 at 6:27 pm Reply

    Your quilt is stunning and thanks for the tuto.I`d love to make a lap quilt to my godson!

  28. rosa October 18, 2014 at 6:26 pm Reply

    Your quilt is stunning and thanks for the tuto.I`d love to make a lap quilt to my godson.

  29. Lee October 18, 2014 at 6:02 pm Reply

    I would love to make a quilt for my niece in college. Thank you!

  30. Lori Morton October 18, 2014 at 4:14 pm Reply

    We have a new Granbaby due this Spring…would make a quilt for sure! :)Love your Awesome Quilt! Thanks for the tutorial too!

  31. Cheryl October 18, 2014 at 3:41 pm Reply

    I would make some little girl dresses.

  32. Cathy October 18, 2014 at 3:37 pm Reply

    PS from my earlier post– I would love to make a handbag, a large one for the beach!

  33. Cathy October 18, 2014 at 3:35 pm Reply

    Congratulations Elizabeth on your beautiful quilt! You did a great job

  34. Michele Timms October 18, 2014 at 3:18 pm Reply

    i love the colours and patterns in this collection!! I would make a lap quilt!

  35. Carla G October 18, 2014 at 2:11 pm Reply

    I’d love to make a quilt for hubby in these fabulous fabrics. I’m thinking the Chopsticks quilt would be perfect. 🙂

  36. Delaine October 18, 2014 at 2:07 pm Reply

    I would make your quilt. It is beautiful! Thanks!

  37. alexis October 18, 2014 at 1:50 pm Reply

    What a lovely boy quilt! I’d like to make some pillows in the same pattern.

  38. Linda October 18, 2014 at 1:41 pm Reply

    I need to make a quilt for an old friend, this fabric would be perfect !

  39. LINDA October 18, 2014 at 12:36 pm Reply

    HELLO, I’d like to make my Great Grand Son a quilt!
    Thanks for sharing!

  40. Beth T. October 18, 2014 at 11:48 am Reply

    I just purchased a Quick Curve Ruler and I would love to make a quilt with that ruler and some Cascade, especially in the gorgeous Pond colors.

  41. Quilting Tangent October 18, 2014 at 11:34 am Reply

    I would make a scrappy quilt.

  42. Barbara Dillard Smith Woods October 18, 2014 at 11:25 am Reply

    Great job

  43. quiltingjetgirl October 18, 2014 at 11:20 am Reply

    I would like to make a baby quilt with Cascade. 🙂

  44. Kay October 18, 2014 at 11:18 am Reply

    I would like to make some cushions, or maybe a table runner and mats, but I am also partial to bags. x

  45. Sandy K October 18, 2014 at 10:52 am Reply

    I would like to make a nap quilt for my little man (grandson).

  46. Vicki H October 18, 2014 at 10:49 am Reply

    I am wanting to make my sister some pillows for her cabin at the lake.

  47. Joyce Mitchell October 18, 2014 at 10:29 am Reply

    Thanks for the great tutorial. I’d make a donation baby quilt if I’m lucky enough to win.

  48. Valerie Boudier October 18, 2014 at 10:19 am Reply

    I’d like to make a lap quilt

  49. Marti Taylor October 18, 2014 at 10:13 am Reply

    My mother-in-law requested a quilt that ‘feel beachy’ so I would make a quilt for her. I definitely think Cascade fits and would be well loved!

  50. buntyw October 18, 2014 at 9:39 am Reply

    I’d love to make a baby quilt for my new nephew using your tutorial!

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