Color Cas­cade

Half-square units, a nice back­ground fabric and a col­lec­tion of au­tumn-color fab­rics are all you need to make this stun­ning quilt.

Quilters World - Autumn Colors - - Contents - DE­SIGNED & QUILTED BY TRI­CIA LYNN MALONEY


• 14 as­sorted au­tumn-color fat quar­ters*

5/8 yard burnt or­ange print*

23/8 yards cream print*

Back­ing to size

Bat­ting to size


Ba­sic sew­ing tools and sup­plies • • • • • •

*Au­tumn Leaves fabric col­lec­tion from Be­nar­tex used to make sam­ple.


From each fat quar­ter:

• Cut 2 (67/8" x 21") strips.

Sub­cut strips into 3 (67/8") A squares (42 to­tal—set aside 2 squares for an­other project).

From burnt or­ange print:

• Cut 7 (21/4" by fabric width) bind­ing


From cream print:

• Cut 8 (67/8" by fabric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 40 (67/8")

B squares.

• Cut 6 (31/2" by fabric width) C/D strips.


1. Mark a di­ag­o­nal line from cor­ner to cor­ner on the wrong side of each B square.

2. Re­fer­ring to Fig­ure 1, place a B square right sides to­gether with an A square and stitch 1/4" on each side of the marked line. Cut apart on the marked line to make two A-B units; press. 3. Re­peat step 2 with re­main­ing A and B squares to make a to­tal of 80 A-B units.

4. Se­lect four dif­fer­ent-fabric

A-B units to com­plete one

Tri­an­gles block.

5. Join two A-B units to make a row as shown in Fig­ure 2; press. Re­peat to make a sec­ond row. 6. Join the two rows as shown in Fig­ure 3 to com­plete one Tri­an­gles block; press. 7. Re­peat steps 4–6 to com­plete a to­tal of 20 Tri­an­gles blocks.

I was ‘sew’ in­spired by this gor­geous fabric col­lec­tion, Au­tumn Leaves from Be­nar­tex. I just had to make a quilt or two with it!” —Tri­cia Lynn Maloney


Re­fer to the As­sem­bly Di­a­gram as needed for all steps.

1. Ar­range and join four Tri­an­gles blocks to make a row; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of five rows.

2. Ar­range and join the rows to com­plete the quilt cen­ter; press.

3. Join the C/D bor­der strips on the short ends to make one long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two each 31/2" x 601/2" C strips and

31/2" x 541/2" D strips.

4. Sew C strips to op­po­site sides and D strips to the top and bot­tom of the bor­dered cen­ter to com­plete the quilt top; press.

5. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Basics on page 110.

6. Quilt as de­sired.

7. Bind edges re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Basics on page 110 to fin­ish.

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