Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fall Quilting Projects

Hello and happy Wednesday!  Little by little I've been getting the fall decor out and spread throughout the house...I am hoping that yesterday might have been our last day above 105...so ready for the fall temperatures around these parts!


One thing I love about fall decor is that it never seems to go out of style...while


colors may change just a bit over the years, going brighter or staying with more earthy tones, my quilts and fall decor items always seem to work together!


I try to add something new each year, and last fall I made my Maple Sky quilt...truly one of my favorites of all (original post here and pattern here and here)!


And then because I had to keep making maple leaf blocks, I made a Maple Sky Mini quilt last fall (original post here with pattern available here and here).


A Maple Leaf Pillow was next on my list, but I didn't get that finished up until just a few weeks ago (I used my Maple Sky Mini pattern for the blocks and sashing).




This summer I also added a new scrappy fall quilt to my collection.  This one is dear to my heart because it is modeled after a scrappy quilt my grandmother made.  See the original post with links to the free tutorial for this quilt here.


This table runner (pattern by Heather Mulder Petersen--the "Crossroads Runner" from her book Charmed and Dangerous) is a favorite.  I've made lots of runners from this pattern and love how well the design works with holiday fabrics.  The little fabric basket is another older project from the Pink Penguin tutorial several years ago!


My little Churn Dash table topper was a magazine project for Quilts & More magazine back in 2015 (see the original post here). As I mentioned earlier, these brighter fall prints by Deb Strain just blend right in with my other fall decor!


This is my first maple leaf quilt that I made about 20 years ago.  My grandmother also made one using this same pattern.  Most of the fabrics for this quilt were from "shopping" in my grandmother's stash...and it was one of my early hand-quilted projects.


This is another one of my early fall quilts.  The pattern is by Debbie Mumm, and I also did the hand quilting on this one.



This Thimbleberries fall fquilt was one of the first quilts I took to be machine quilted.  There is a combination of stitch in the ditch and stipple quilting on this one.



These three table toppers are all from the Little Quilts designers.  I made them all in the mid to late 90's and love bringing them out each fall to add warmth and fall color to our decor.



My large fall wall hanging is another favorite!  I'll always remember this quilt because it was the first time I used the interfacing technique for turned edge applique...and I was pretty happy with the results.  The gorgeous custom quilting by my friend Andrea really makes this quilt come to life.


And my Pumpkins wall hanging...the first quilt I machine applique'd.  Thanks to some of my readers I can let you know the pattern is "Pumpkins 4 Sale" by Country Threads...but it's an older design so may be hard to find.


And I can't finish up this post without my most recent fall finish...my Mini Pumkins from this pattern.  I have some pretty good scraps left over from this project that are tempting me to make just one more project this fall...we'll see if I'm able to get it finished up!



Thanks so much for stopping by for my fall quilting projects and decor tour!  Happy quilting!


13 comments:

gailss said...

Here in Fl. the weather is not quite fallish but after seeing all your beautiful quilts and etc.....I am going to start putting out some "fall stuff" to cheer me up! Thanks Sherri, you made my day...

T Holzer said...

Oh this post makes me green with envy, Sherri!! What a beautiful collection and I don't even have one fall quilt yet!! Maybe I'll start collecting "fall Colours" now!?!

Angie&Gary Short said...

Beautiful projects! Have a great day!!

Donna Adams said...

I love your fall collection. After dealing with bad weather the last few days from Hurricane Irma, I'm happy to say here in Georgia it feels like fall. Do you know the pattern name for your large appliqued quilt? It's so beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Hildy said...

I love your fall projects hard to pick a favorite!

Audrey said...

I think the Pumpkins in the Wagon is a Country Threads pattern and I will look at home to see if I have it and can tell you the name. I love all of your fall quilts but what is with all of the pop ups on your website??? I haven't had the time to come see what you are up to until today
but these pop up ads are very distracting.

em's scrapbag said...

So many great fall projects! I'm thankful that the nights have been cooler and fall is in the air. Hope the cooler temperatures reach you soon.

patricia ludwiczak said...

Your beautiful fall quilts made me smile. I hope you'll share for the other seasons too!

OPQuilt said...

So beautiful to get a tour of your autumn quilts and fall projects! I loved reading through this, and since it is a rainy day in Switzerland, I can almost believe that fall is around the corner! Such a beautiful array of quilts, Sherri. What a treat!

margot said...

Love fall! My daughter often tells me I live in a "fall house" and I think she's right! I think the maple leaf quilt from 20 years ago was the first quilt I ever made!

Helen L said...

What a fun "quilt show" of fall quilts! I really love the first maple leaf quilt you did: the colors and the layout make it really dynamic! And I love your fall wall hanging with the blackbird: there is so much to look at! So fun with all the different blocks! We're having a wonderful day here, the windows are open and the air is cool. Wish it could stay like this always!! I hope it cools down for you soon!! Hugs, H

Helen L said...

PS> wish I could ship you some of this air. :-)

Barb Neiwert said...

What a fantastic collection of projects! I don't have a favorite - I like them all! Enjoy the season :)

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