Hello and happy Monday! While the temperatures are still in the uncomfortable 100’s here…fall really is just around the corner. And I’m happy to be able to share a favorite fall quilt I have in the October issue of American Patchwork & Quilting, on newsstands now!
Introducing Fall Dash
I love churn dash blocks…and they seemed the perfect frame for some favorite pumpkins and maple leaf blocks made with a scrappy mix of Fig Tree fabrics old and new from my stash! I was able to shop my Fig Tree stash for this entire quilt. It always feels so good to use up fabrics on hand.
One of my favorite things about publishing designs is seeing the beautiful professional photography of my quilts. It’s kind of an extra special treat that Fall Dash is also able to be the cover quilt! I want to decorate my porch just like this one! And of course, I can’t wait for the cooler temperatures which will make it okay to start bringing out the fall décor!
Every Quilt Has a Story…
As I mentioned above, this quilt is a terrific stash buster. Fall is my favorite season, and yet most of my fall quilts are smaller. I’ve been wanting to make some more lap-sized and bigger fall quilts for a little while now, and began pulling favorites from my stash right after designing this quilt on my computer.
More Fall Inspiration…
I know it’s still summer (or winter if you’re in the southern hemisphere)…but fall really is just around the corner. Here are some of my fall posts if you’re ready for some more fall inspiration:
- My Fall Quilts and Fall Projects Round-up post
- Patterns in paper and PDF for my Maple Sky and Maple Sky Mini quilts
Happy Quilting, and thanks so much for stopping by!
Have you made a fall quilt before? Share in a comment below!
Beautiful! Thank you for sharing this – will have to purchase the magazine!
Such a beauty! I can;t wait to get my copy of the mag!!
Michelle H says
That is really a sweet pattern! I’m going to see if my local shop has this issue yet, I need to make that quilt!
I love that pattern and the lovely fabric you chose! Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us! Must get a copy soon.
Congrats on having your quilt on the cover of American Patchwork and Quilting! Your quilt looks so fun ( the blocks would also make cute mini quilts, table runners and pillows, too). And the Fig Tree fabrics you selected are perfect for this design.
Nelda Shumway says
That is the best Fall quilt! How exciting for you to have your quilt on the cover. I am going to look for the magazine today. Thanks for sharing!
Kate C says
It’s the perfect fall quilt, and it’s on my list. The ever growing one.
Sherri, I was so excited to see that great churn dash quilt on the cover of the latest APQ magazine, and even happier to see that it was your design! Well done, you. Churn dash is my favorite block, and filling the centers with fall themes is brilliant. Can’t wait to make this one with my own Fig Tree stash. Thanks!
Congratulations on getting your design published and beautifully shown on the front cover of such a well known magazine. You truly have earned this recognition Sherri!
Susan Gilden says
Congrats on the cover! I just received this magazine and was loving that cover quilt! I love Churn Dash blocks and fall so this is perfection! I am a big fan of yours!
I have this issue,love your quilt! Congratulations ?!
Love your quilt! Perfect for fall! Congratulations on nailing the cover.
Congratulations on the magazine cover, my copy arrived yesterday and I’ve added it to my ‘make soon’ list. I love fall colors, pumpkins, churn dash and maple leaf blocks…this is the perfect pattern!! I enjoy your blog posts and the photography is really nice.
Pam Landolt says
I received my issue a few days ago and fell in love with your quilt so beautifully displayed on the cover! I definitely will be making this! Congratulations on making the cover, well deserved.
Little Quiltsong says
Loved this quilt on sight – what a beautiful design, Sherri!! I too love churndash blocks, but really have to watch them, when trimming :)! Love the Maple Leaf and Pumpkin inserts – perfect Fall Quilt!
Congrats on making the cover! There are so many great projects in this issue, but I loved yours and Corey’s the most!
Robby H. says
I was delighted to see this on the cover of my copy. What a fun idea, obviously adaptable to any season so there could be a year’s worth of them. Congratulations on the cover spot!