Long time, no see!
Last month, Susannah Kate asked her Instagram followers if they’d like to test her new quilt pattern for the Cascade Quilt. Although I consider myself an intermediate to advanced quilter, I’ve never made one from a pattern so I jumped on the idea. I have a ton of fabric in my stash and went to my DS Quilts collection from Joann’s. I settled on red and green with the intention of it being a Christmas quilt. I ended up loving the twist on a plus quilt and found the pattern really easy to follow.
Cutting the plusses before sewing and tossing them in labeled bags and having the background fabric cut and labeled was a huge help in getting the top put together very quickly. I think a beginning quitter could easily get this done and more advanced quilters could have a lot of fun with it. The only thing I suggest is thinking about where you want your colors to rest. I didn’t lay it out before I sewed and ended up with a big chunk of red on the right and a big chunk of green on the bottom. I don’t mind it, but just be on the lookout if that’s not something you’d like if you make it a two color quilt. I alternated green and red as odd/even numbers, so don’t go that route if you want more randomness.
If I didn’t have 5 Halloween costumes to make, I would have finished it, but at least I have time to get it done before Christmas this year, right?!?
If you’d like a chance to win a copy of the Cascade Quilt pattern from Susannah Kate’s etsy shop leave a comment with what fabric/color palette/etc. you might use for the quilt. I’ll pick a random number tomorrow at noon, Arizona time. Be sure your email is either linked to your comment or you leave it in the comment. Visit the other blogs to win a copy there, as well!
If you end up making the quilt, you can add the hashtag #cascadequilt to Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook to get yourself in the pools there.
Oct 26 – Trina @ www.trinapeterson.com
Oct 27 – Alex @ www.sewcutebyalex.blogspot.com
Oct 28 – Diane @ www.randomthoughtsdoordi.com
Oct 29 – Jenny Mae @ www.ohjennymae.com
Oct 30 – Courtney @ www.monpetitlyons.blogspot.com
Oct 31 – Heather @ www.quiltsinthequeue.com
Nov 1 – Mary @ www.fairlymerry.blogspot.com
Nov 2 – Summer @ www.artfulife.blogspot.com
Nov 3 – Susannah Kate @ www.susannahkate.com
Also, please visit Amber @ www.olivegypsy.wordpress.com where you can see another post about the quilt with great photos.
I can’t leave out the cute picture of Finney and Molly holding it up this morning before school. It was too overcast to see all the colors, so I took a better one when I came home from music class.