Hello and happy Monday! I finally got around to putting away all of my Americana quilts that I decorate with from Memorial Day through Labor Day this weekend. I really have a lot of quilts and quilted home decor items that I use throughout the summer, so things always look a little bare when I change things up in the fall.
This year I decided to
make a list of fall decor items I want to make (and
maybe I'll even get
a few made in time to use this year). The first quilt pictured today is one I made quite a long time ago. I'm pretty sure I shopped in my grandmother's sewing room for the fabric, and I hand quilted it because I hand quilted nearly everything then (at that point in my quilting journey I don't think I had even realized there were long-arm quilters, lol)!
We have a welcome sign with a cute little shelf below it in our front entry way. I change out the pillows seasonally and often add a little basket or other knick knack to go along with it. One of the items on my list is something else to go on this shelf for fall...it always looks a little bare to me with just the two items.
When I first started quilting I used mostly Debbie Mumm, Eleanor Burns, Thimbleberries, and Little House patterns. So many of the projects in today's posts are from those designers.
My Debbie Mumm Happy Harvest embroidered wall hanging has always been a favorite...this is one I'd really love to re-make with today's fabrics!
My scrappy fall quilt hangs in a hallway right off our entryway; the lighting is terrible there, and it's hard to get a good photo of it (the colors look a little washed out from what they really are because of the flash).
I used the interfacing method for the applique and machine stitched everything down. My quilter, Andrea, really made this quilt come to life with amazing custom work on this.
This quilt always seems timeless to me...it's definitely one of the quilts I look forward to getting out every year!
Also in my entry way is this fun Pumpkins wall hanging I made a few years back. It was one of my first attempts at machine applique'!
wall hanging is another one I made quite a few years ago. It's a
Thimbleberries pattern, and I believe most of the fabric is probably
Thimbleberries as well.
These little table toppers were all made from the Little House book. You sure can see that I was a beginner quilter when I made them. But the colors have always reminded me of fall, so I use these as little table toppers and sometimes use them for basket liners during this season.
My front entry way ladder displays Fig Tree quilts in the fall. The warmer tones in so many of the Fig Tree collections are perfect for fall!
Several of the quilts with our Valley fabric are on a quilt stand I have in our family room. These quilts also help create an atmosphere of fall (even when the temperatures are still 100+)!
Finally...my favorite fall quilt...I know I did a photo overload on this one in my last post, but I realized I hadn't shared the scrappy binding, so I thought another photo was in order...I really do love the scrappy binding on this one!
Well...I'm off to finish up my fall project list since we're already a week into September. What fall projects are you looking to make for this year? I'd love to know!
Thanks so much for stopping by!