Free Pattern: Fade Quilt



I designed this quilt specifically with a new collection by Moda Fabrics called Boro Wovens.

Here is the information on the line-




I love reading the tidbits about the lines of fabric.  And, Moda Fabrics does a really great job at making these sheets to go with each of the fabric lines they print.  You can find the original sheet here and see all of the fabrics in the Boro lines (there is both a Boro Wovens line and a Boro Prints line).

I have an affinity for woven fabric.  I love how soft and comfortable it is and how the quilts you make with it, without any effort or time passing, feel like you have had them for years.

This specific line, because of the style it is created after, has the most amazing texture.  Each piece is textured in different ways and they look so nice together.




I hope you'll try some of this fabric out.  I can't recommend it enough!

I created this pattern because my husband wanted a throw quilt for our living room that could be his.  There is no shortage of quilts in my house but each one has been claimed by one of our children :)   I designed this to be a simple, fun, and fast pattern.  I cut it and pieced it in a day.

Although I have used browns, blues, and creams, this could take on so many varieties easily.  You can use prints and organize the colors to fabe into each other as I did here.  Or you could use solids, and get a really nice ombre effect.  In fact, I have made another one for my son that uses solids (light blues and creams/whites)...and I enlarged that one.  I'll be sharing details on that in the future as well.

Anyway, onto the pattern!



Finished Quilt Size: 60” x 60” 


MATERIALS NEEDED:
1 darkest blue
1 fat quarter or 1/3 yard
2 dark blues
¼ yard each
2 medium blues
¼ yard each
4 lighter blues
¼ yard each
2 lightest blues
1/3 yard each
1 medium brown
¼ yard 
4 lighter browns/darker creams
¼ yard each
2 darker creams
¼ yard each
2 light creams
1/3 yard each

4 yards Backing
½ yard Binding
The Warm Company Warm & Plush Queen Size Batting, 90” x 108”



BASIC INSTRUCTIONS

Read through the instructions before beginning
All seams are sewn with ¼” seam allowance unless noted
RST means right sides together
HST means half square triangles
WOF means width of fabric
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COLOR SCHEME

The diagram below shows the placement of each color in the quilt.  This makes it easier to visualize where each fabric goes so you know and also in case you want to make color substitutions.

This quilt is a large version of the Courthouse Steps quilt block.  I’ll be referring to each portion of the quilt as a “step” and the center square as the “center”.  When counting “steps” we will count from the inside to the outside (since that is the way they are sewn on).  The numbers are shown below.




CUTTING

Center Square- 
         -cut 1- 10½” x 10½” square

Brown Step 1 (this will do the brown step on each side of the center)- 
         -cut 1- 5½” by WOF strips;
                 -subcut into 2- 5½” x 10½” strips

Brown Step 2 (here you will need two different brown fabrics- one for each side of the steps and you’ll cut both fabrics as specified below)- 
         -cut 1- 5½” by WOF strip from both brown fabrics;
                  -subcut into 1- 5½” x 20½” strip from each brown WOF

Brown Step 3 (here you will need two different brown fabrics- one for each side of the steps and you’ll cut both fabrics as specified below)- 
         -cut 1- 5½” by WOF strip from both brown fabrics;
                  -subcut into 1- 5½” x 30½” strip from each brown WOF

Brown Step 4 (here you will need two different brown fabrics- one for each side of the steps and you’ll cut both fabrics as specified below)- 
         -cut 1- 5½” x 40½” by WOF strip from both brown fabrics;
                  -subcut into 1- 5½” x 40½” strip from each brown WOF

Brown Step 5 (here you will need two different brown fabrics- one for each side of the steps and you’ll cut both fabrics as specified below)- 
         -cut 2- 5½” by WOF strips from both brown fabrics (you’ll piece these end to end to make 2 long 5½” x 50½” strips later)

Blue Step 1 (here you will need two different brown fabrics- one for each side of the steps and you’ll cut both fabrics as specified below)- 
         -cut 1- 5½” by WOF strip from both blue fabrics;
                  -subcut into 1- 5½” x 20½” strip from each blue WOF

Blue Step 2 (here you will need two different brown fabrics- one for each side of the steps and you’ll cut both fabrics as specified below)- 
         -cut 1- 5½” by WOF strip from both blue fabrics;
                 -subcut into 1- 5½” x 30½” strip from each blue WOF

Blue Step 3 (here you will need two different brown fabrics- one for each side of the steps and you’ll cut both fabrics as specified below)- 
         -cut 1- 5½” by WOF strip from both blue fabrics;
                  -subcut into 1- 5½” x 40½” strip from each blue WOF

Blue Step 4 (here you will need two different brown fabrics- one for each side of the steps and you’ll cut both fabrics as specified below)- 
         -cut 2- 5½” by WOF strips from both blue fabrics (you’ll piece these end to end to make 2 long 5½” x 50½” strips later)

Blue Step 5 (here you will need two different brown fabrics- one for each side of the steps and you’ll cut both fabrics as specified below)- 
         -cut 2- 5½” by WOF strips from both blue fabrics (you’ll piece these end to end to make 2 long 5½” x 60½” strips later)





QUILT TOP ASSEMBLY

Sew the 2 brown- 5½” x 10½” to left and right sides of the blue center square.




Sew the 2 blue - 5½” x 20½” to the top and bottom.




Sew the 2 brown- 5½” x 20½” to left and right sides.




Sew the 2 blue- 5½” x 30½” to the top and bottom.




Sew the 2 brown- 5½” x 30½” to left and right sides.








Sew the 2 blue- 5½” x 40½” to the top and bottom.




Sew the 2 brown- 5½” x 40½” to left and right sides.



Gather the 4 blue- 5½” x WOF strips.  Take the two identical strips and piece them end to end along the 5½” side so that you are left with 1- 5½” x 84” piece. Reapeat for the other 2 identical blue strips. Next, trim each strip to measure 5½” x 50½” .  Then, sew the 2- 5½” x 50½” to the top and bottom.







Gather the 4 cream- 5½” x WOF strips.  Take the two identical strips and piece them end to end along the 5½” side so that you are left with 1- 5½” x 84” piece. Reapeat for the other 2 identical cream strips. Next, trim each strip to measure 5½” x 50½” .  Then, sew the 2- 5½” x 50½” to the left and right sides.






Gather the 4 lightest blue- 5½” x WOF strips.  Take the two identical strips and piece them end to end along the 5½” side so that you are left with 1- 5½” x 84” piece. Reapeat for the other 2 identical lightest bluestrips. Next, trim each strip to measure 5½” x 60½” . Then, sew the 2- 5½” x 60½” to the top and bottom.





FINISHING THE QUILT

Baste, quilt, and bind the quilt using your preferred methods.   NOTE: for the bining, I took the ½ yard of binding fabric and cut it into 6- 2.5” strips and made continuous binding.  



TO MAKE THE EXACT QUILT THAT I MADE, YOU WILL NEED TO FOLLOWING


The fabric line I used for this entire quilt is ‘Boro Wovens’ by Moda Fabrics.  It is the most fantastically textured and beautiful fabric!  

Each of the specific SKUs I used are listed below.


Size Needed
SKU used
1 darkest blue
1 fat quarter or 1/3 yard
12560 36
2 dark blues
¼ yard each
12560 35 and 12560 37
2 medium blues
¼ yard each
12560 19 and 12560 18
4 lighter blues
¼ yard each
12560 16, 12560 17, 12560 15, and 12560 13
2 lightest blues
1/3 yard each
12560 14 and 12560 12
1 medium brown
¼ yard 
12560 28 
4 lighter browns/darker creams
¼ yard each
12560 27, 12560 26, 12560 25 and 12560 24
2 darker creams
¼ yard each
12560 23 and 12560 22
2 light creams
1/3 yard each
12560 32 and 12560 21
Binding
½ yard
12560 35
Backing
4 yards
12560 37




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Talk to you soon,

Jessica


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