Select an assortment of fall-theme fabrics and sew a cozy bed quilt. Fabrics are from the Chestnut & Vine collection by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics.

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Materials

Inspired by Sort by Color from designer Lori Mason
Quilt tester: Karen Gilson

6-7/8-yard pieces assorted prints in rust, tan, olive green, gold, orange, and cream (blocks)
3 yards brown floral (border, binding)
7-1/2 yards backing fabric
90x96" batting

Finished quilt: 82x88"
Finished block: 10-1/4x6-3/4"

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Cut border strips lengthwise (parallel to the selvages). Click on "Download this Project" for patterns and tips on how to make and use templates.

From each assorted rust, tan, olive green, gold, orange, and cream print, cut:
10 each of patterns A and B

From brown floral, cut:
2-10-1/2x82" border strips
2-10-1/2x68" border strips
9-2-1/2x42" binding strips

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Assemble Blocks

1. Aligning dots, pin together a rust print A piece and a tan print A piece (Diagram 1). Sew together to make an A block. Press seam toward rust print. The block should be 10-3/4x7-1/4" including seam allowances. Repeat to make five matching A blocks total for Row 1.

2. Sew together a rust print B piece and a tan print B piece to make a B block (Diagram 2). Press seam toward tan print. The block should be 10-3/4x7-1/4" including seam allowances. Repeat to make five matching B blocks total for Row 1.

3. Using tan print and olive green print B pieces, repeat Step 2 to make five B blocks total for Row 2.

4. Using tan print and olive green print A pieces, repeat Step 1 to make five A blocks total for Row 2.

5. Using olive green print and gold print A pieces, repeat Step 1 to make five A blocks total for Row 3.

6. Using olive green print and gold print B pieces, repeat Step 2 to make five B blocks total for Row 3.

7. Using gold print and orange print B pieces, repeat Step 2 to make five B blocks total for Row 4.

8. Using gold print and orange print A pieces, repeat Step 1 to make five A blocks total for Row 4.

9. Using orange print and cream print A pieces, repeat Step 1 to make five A blocks total for Row 5.

10. Using orange print and cream print B pieces, repeat Step 2 to make five B blocks total for Row 5.

11. Using cream print and rust print B pieces, repeat Step 2 to make five B blocks total for Row 6.

12. Using cream print and rust print A pieces, repeat Step 1 to make five A blocks total for Row 6.

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Assemble Quilt Center

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out blocks in an alternating pattern in six vertical rows. Start rows 1, 3, and 5 with an A block; start rows 2, 4, and 6 with a B block.

2. Sew together blocks in each row. Press seams in one direction, alternating direction with each row. Join rows to make quilt center; press seams in one direction. The quilt center should be 62x68" including seam allowances.

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Add Border

Sew brown floral 10-1/2x68" border strips to long edges of quilt center. Add brown floral 10-1/2x82" border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward border.

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Finish Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste. Quilt as desired.

2. Bind with brown floral binding strips.

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