Free Pattern: Autumn Medley Quilt



80″ x 80″

by Betsey Langford

Fabric Requirements:

Yellow Fabric – 1 yard

Middle Ray Fabric – 1 yard

Outer Ray Fabric – 1 yard

Inner Square Fabric – 1/3 yard

Middle Square Fabric – 1/3 yard

Outer Square Fabric – 1/3 yard

Background Fabric – 2 1/3 yards

Binding – 1/3 yard

Note: For the sample we used scraps. At times we pieced together smaller pieces to equal the size needed.


Cutting Instructions:

From the yellow fabric, cut:

(1) 20 1/2″ x 20 1/2″ square

(4) 11″ x 11″ square for half square triangles


From the middle ray fabric, cut:

(8)  11″ x 11″ square for half square triangles


From the outer ray fabric, cut:

(8)  11″ x 11″ square for half square triangles


From the inner square fabric, cut:

(4) 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ squares


From the middle square fabric, cut:

(4) 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ squares


From the outer square fabric, cut:

(4) 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ squares


From the background fabric, cut:

(8) 10 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ squares

(8) 20 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ rectangles

(4) 11″ x 11″ square for half square triangles



Draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on the backside of one of the half square triangle 11″ block sets.

For each set, lay the marked 11″ square on the unmarked 11″ square, right sides together.

Sew a 1/4″ seam on each side of the diagonal line.

Cut the one the diagonal line.

Press the half square triangles and trim evenly to 10 1/2″.

Using the diagram above, layout the half square triangles and other pieces.

Sew the blocks into sections and the sections into a quilt!

Quilt as desired and bind.


This quilt is a part of our One Block Quilt series. Take a look at the other quilts in this series.

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Joy B

I don’t see a background fabric amount listed in the “needed” fabrics. Was it forgotten?


Wish the PDF of the pattern included a picture of the finished Quilt! Not user friendly in that regard!!!


When you click on the print for the pattern, the whole Archives print out! would be nice to have it set up so that only the patteern prints. Jean

Maggie Carter

The colors used are amazing and I love the pattern. I would like to do a pillow with this pattern. Is it possible to reduce it to a smaller pattern? Thank you for your beautiful work.

Susan Moore

Betsey, I just finished (well, almost finished) cutting the fabric for this quilt. I did not make any mistakes and cut in the order the pieces were listed. Since I could only get three 11 inch squares from a width of fabric, I did not have enough background fabric. I would recommend amending the pattern to list either 2 1/3 yards for the background (which would be the bare minimum). I used good quality batiks from my local quilt shop. I’ve never made a one-block quilt before and look forward to making it and donating it to relief efforts for… Read more »

Susan Moore

For anyone purchasing fabric to make this quilt, please be advised that 2 yards is not enough background fabric. 2 1/3 or even 2 1/2, if you like to have a little extra, is much better! The quilt is lovely and I’m enjoying making it!


new to this, so plz bear with me. Thinking this would be a great way to use a layer cake, or what’s left of it…..hmm would that make it cake crumbs?…………anyway….hoping for more of a table top size…… do I apply the “work in 8s” theory, as noted in your previous response to Maggie Carter? I also love the color combinations, reminiscent of autumn in Minnesota.


I am sorry, but what is the size of this block? Is it really 80 x 80? I was looking for smaller dimensions in the cutting directions, but alas not there. Is this block in any of you issues, as I am a member of AQS and get you magazine. Love your colors.

Judith Cabaniss

I would enjoy receiving these quilt block patterns and other information. Thank you for the opportunity to sign on.


It’s so generous to offer these beautiful FREE patterns! And you are beyond gracious in your responses to the technical questions and critiques. Thank you.