The Steep Rock Quilt: Autumn Rainbow Version

Autumn Steep Rock

Sometimes you get an itch that you just have to scratch!

That’s exactly what this quilt was for me. I’ve been wanting to make a new Steep Rock Quilt sample for quite some time now, and all of sudden I was just like… NOW!!
Autumn Steep Rock Ground

A deep, saturated rainbow of colours is always a win for me… and this Steep Rock version using curated autumn-inspired tones is no exception. See it go from fabric bolts to full quilt top here

Here are the Kona Cotton colours I used: 

Autumn Steep Rock Fabric Rainbow

I chose Homespun Essex Linen in Natural as the background fabric and all I can say is… yum! The added texture is chef’s kiss!

I decided to stick with all solids for this quilt and used Kona Cotton in Raisin on the back. I chose Kona Cotton in Paprika for the binding to pull it all together. 

Autumn Steep Rock Closeup

I pieced and quilted it with my Janome MC6700p with 50wt Aurifil Thread in Muslin

For the quilting, I went with really dense 1/2" straight-line quilting for two reasons. One, I wanted to showcase the gorgeous texture of the Essex Linen and I knew tighter quilting would do that. Second, since this quilt is made with all solids (no patterns on the fabric), the quilting lines act sort of like a "patterned" fabric. So, I figured the more lines the merrier! 

Autumn Steep Rock Quilting

Autumn Steep Rock Closeup

Is this my favourite quilt to date?! I suppose probably not. But holy moly… it’s definitely ONE of them! See it in all its beauty here

Autumn Steep Rock

Autumn Steep Rock Ground

Autumn Steep Rock Ground

Autumn Steep Rock Erin

Since I love this quilt so much, I wanted to share the love. There are fabric bundles for this exact version (throw size) available in the shop! A new addition to the ever-growing TBS fabric bundle selection.

Autumn Steep Rock Fabric Bundle

You can also purchase the binding in Kona Cotton Paprika for the finishing touch!  

Autumn Steep Rock Paprika Binding

Let’s give bonus points to the Steep Rock Quilt pattern because I made the quilt top in just one day! It’s the perfect pattern for quilters of all skill levels.

To see other Steep Rock versions I’ve made in the past plus lots of pictures and details, take a look at this blog post here. And if you love rainbows as much as I do, you’ll want to check out my Pinterest board here for more inspiration! 

Have you made your own Steep Rock Quilt? I’d love to see it! Don’t forget to use the hashtags #steeprockquilt and #blanketstatementpatterns on Instagram… there’s a chance you could be featured on my social media and/or newsletter!

Have questions about the Steep Rock pattern or any other ones in the shop? Please reach out to and we’ll help you out!  

Steep Rock PDF Pattern

Steep Rock Paper Pattern

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