Monday, September 12, 2016

Fall Quilts and Decor

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'!




This 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!

14 comments:

Ramblings from Randi the Wild Rose Quilter said...

That wall hanging with the crows and pumpkins is one of my UFO's. I fell in love with it when I saw it at an area quilt shop years ago. My mom bought the pattern for me. The appliqué blocks are all done. I need to finish the paper pieced leaves and geese so I can finish the top and load it on my longarm and have some fun. Maybe I will get back to that one before next fall! :)

Little Quiltsong said...

Oh - what beautiful fall quilts and displays you have! They are all so special! I still need to decorate for fall - as I was waiting for cooler weather :)! I'm almost done the last of your cute place mats you showed on your blog. I loved it so much - I ended up making 10 place mats and 7 little mug rugs. I just couldn't stop making little maple leaves. We have those trees in abundance here and they put on the best fall display once their leaves change color. Hope to have everything done today! Then I can decorate for Fall :)!

Jennie in GA said...

How nice to have such lovely display space for all of your wonderful pieces. Funny what we gravitate towards....I actually have more Fall decor than anything except Christmas. Will be watching to see what you make to enhance your collection!

helen said...

Love the latest quilt and its scrappy border

pickinstitchin said...

Love that scrappy binding! My fall quilts tend to be Halloween themed until this year. I'm ready to quilt a Bonnie Hunter Sisters Choice in fall colors and can't wait to have it hanging over the jelly cupboard door.

Hildy said...

Love your fall quilts the old and the new ones! I'm looking forward to make your Scrappy Fall Placemats as a tablerunner for this month parade and a Halloween quilt Fig Tree styled is on my list too. And perhaps a pumpkin tablerunner but a really small one for a little drawer in the hallway.

Brenda said...

Good Morning! Such beautiful fall quilts, wall hangings and table toppers you have that do add the warm colors of Autumn to your home. You have given me some special ideas; I am just now, after 10 years of quilting, beginning to make quilts and wall hangings plus table décor for my own. It will take some time, but with delightful posts such as yours as inspiration, if only I could sew them as quickly as I can picture them! LOL. Thank you for sharing and inspiring me. I hope that you have a fantastic creative day!

Ariane said...

You have a beautiful collection of fall quilts. Thanks for sharing them with us!!

mascanlon said...

Most of my Fall is also older and I have plenty of Thimbleberries too! I started with Little House quilts as well. So now I need to do a few Fall with newer fabri. So I can enjoy have my quilt history on display too! Your Fig Tree display is wonderful.

Sherry said...

I LOVE the Debbie Mum Happy Harvest! I wonder if the pattern is still available! I'm working on a Christmas quilt to hopefully gave out during that time. I'm not sure that I could get a fall one done in time! But maybe a mini! I'm off to search for Debbie Mum's pattern!

Janet Maly said...

Thanks for the show ! It was wonderful !!!

Judy said...

I have your new pattern and bought some Fig Tree fabric today from her new line. I have others I will add to it. Your Quilts are amazing!! I wish I could quilt like you!! I wish I knew a good Long arm quilter. I'm not very good at it. That last quilt on your ladder, it looks like a snowball quilt, it's Fig Tree, can you tell me the name of the pattern? It looks like a beginner could do it. Thank you for your inspiration!! Wish I had learned to quilt 20 years ago!!

gailss said...

So, ...don't laugh but right now I am pulling fabrics and patterns for a "Christmas" top. When everyone in July was doing them, I was to busy and now I want to try and put together a little something for Christmas....that's me, a day late and dollar short!

greg @ grey dogwood studio said...

Sherri, I have Thimbleberries and Little Quilts too! I made them when I was a beginning quilter and loved how Thimbleberries fabrics were already coordinated for me. And it makes me happy to bring them out every fall! Your home looks very cozy and ready for fall!

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