Introducing Cadence Court!

We published a new Block-of-the-Month book back in October and haven’t gotten around to chatting about it. Cadence Court is our latest book and it is more of a Wedge-of-the-Month! Let’s get down to some quick facts, then I will share all the different versions we made. So, grab a cup of tea or wine, because this is a long post =]

Material Requirements

Fat-eighths of 24 Assorted Fabrics for the Colors
1⅝ yards of 3 Background Fabrics
1⅜ yards of a Light Fabric (includes binding)
⅞ yard of a Medium Fabric
1½ yards of a Dark Fabric
3¾ yards of Backing Fabric
Letter-size Foundation Paper
Freezer Paper for the Templates
Add-A-Quarter™ ruler

The Cadence Court Book Includes:

A swatch page to keep all your fabrics organized from block to block!
Full foundation paper-piecing step by step directions with diagrams.
Each wedge has its own page with a cutting list for each color and foundation piece.
Random tidbits about fussy-cutting and ironing!
Background cutting diagrams for the most efficient template placement.
Eight different quilts to give you as many different ideas as possible!
Full-size foundations on letter-size paper ready to photocopy.
A coloring page and full-size background templates in the center pullout.

Now, let's check out the quilts! We made a bunch so, stick with us.

Rainbow Cover Quilt

The cover Cadence Court quilt is made with my fabric line, Foundation, from Windham Fabrics. 24 different colored prints are the focus of the wedges and accompanied by a light grey, medium grey and black print for the accents. The background is made up of 3 different low volume prints to give it a unique scrappy look! The colors are arranged in a spectrum that creates a rainbow color wheel around the quilt. I mean, who doesn’t love a good rainbow?!

Cadence Court in Foundation Fabrics

Low Volumes + Denim Quilt 

This version of Cadence Court makes me swoon! We picked out 24 low volume prints from Art Gallery Fabrics for the focus fabrics and paired them with some orange, coral and pink prints for the accents. With light wedges, we decided to choose some background fabrics that were on the darker side. We picked 6 of Art Gallery’s denim prints that allow the blocks to pop and still have a little flair of their own! This version was made and quilted by our talented friend Juli Kieny.

Cadence Court in Art Gallery Low Volumes

Kate Spain Longitude Batiks Quilt

When I saw Kate Spain’s new Longitude Batik fabric line for Moda Fabrics, I pounced! The rich jewel tones look fabulous swirling around this Cadence Court. We chose 3 different chartreuse fabrics for the accents and they really pop! This line didn’t have enough light fabrics for the background, so we picked 6 different low volume prints from Natalia and Kathleen’s line, Thrive, also from Moda. The combo of rich batiks and subtle backgrounds makes a stunning quilt!

Cadence Court in Kate Spain Fabrics

Christmas Cadence Court Quilt 

Feeling festive? I dug into my stash of Christmas prints to create this holiday version of Cadence Court. We picked out 12 green and 12 red prints for the focus fabrics. There are some sweet surprises fussy-cut into some of the larger spots! Our accents for this one were chosen to go with the one solid light aqua background - two of the accents are slightly darker aqua tone-on-tones and a white polka dot print. Finishing at 60” x 60”, this is perfect holiday decoration for couches and walls!

Cadence Court in Christmas prints

Kaffe Fassett Quilt

Cutting up Kaffe Fassett prints into our intricate paper-pieced BOMs is one our favorite things to do! We ordered 24 different red, orange and coral prints for main focus fabrics and paired them with two aqua and one white shot cotton. These accents contrast from both the warm prints and the dark backgrounds. The 3 background fabrics are dark shot cottons with different colors, but a similar value. This version was also made and quilted by the amazing Juli Kieny!

Cadence Court in Kaffe Fassett prints

Black, White & Lime Quilt

We love Hoffman’s modern Me+You Batik fabrics. They are awesome and so current, that of course, we had to make a version of Cadence Court with them! We picked 24 different black and white prints that were more black than white for the main focus fabrics. The background is a little different in this quilt. We used two different chartreuse fabrics, one solid and one printed, for the backgrounds and arranged them in quadrants. We picked two aqua fabrics and a white for the accents. I am in love with this quilt and for some reason, it reminds me of playing cards!

Cadence Court in Me+You Batiks

Novelty Prints Quilt

I wanted to make a version of Cadence Court with novelty prints. The large spots in the diamonds were screaming for some fussy-cut critters! I combed through the amazing collection of cute prints from Dear Stella Fabrics and picked out 24 fabrics that create a spectrum of color. The accents and backgrounds in this quilt stick to the pattern, there is a light grey for the light, medium grey for the medium, black print for the dark and three low volume prints for the background. 

Cadence Court in Dear Stella Prints

Spectrum of Batiks Quilt

And last but not least is this stunning version of Cadence Court made up in batiks. Kristy dug through her stash to pick out 24 saturated prints to create a rainbow for the main fabrics. She added three light grey batiks as accents and three navy blue batiks for the backgrounds. The colors really pop off the background and create a beautiful color wheel! Kristy added a few bits of the rainbow fabrics to the binding to pull a little color out of the center.

Cadence Court in Batiks

We really love this Block-of-the-Month and hope you do too! The Cadence Court pattern is available as a pattern book only. If you make this quilt or any other Sassafras Lane project, we would love to see it! Send us photos, post them to our Flickr group or use our #sassafraslane hashtag on Instagram!


Sharma Young

Sharma Young said:

I purchased the BOM kit. I just got my first month and it was not what I anticipated. I was expecting to colors on opposite sides of the color wheel that would have the same pattern – how the book is laid out. A dark orange and a light green was in my pack. My 5"XWOF "desert print fabric for the dark accent was light. And there is no grey. I’m confused. Help!

Vicki DeLalla

Vicki DeLalla said:

Cadence Court BOM book just said to come to the tutorial pages but I get a 404 message. I have received my 3rd month but I’m afraid to start because of the different background fabric. I’m trying to decide by measurement. It would be so much easier if at least in block one they could be labeled

Enid Graham

Enid Graham said:

I have been following BOM and am at the stage where I attach the background fabrics.

Should I remove the papers before I attach the background using the templates?

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