We took a drive last weekend over the mountains and this was the view that greeted us. I could look at this all day! Here in the mountains of North Carolina, you can see the leaves are turning and the weather has cooled down for my favorite time of year. That means I'm starting to pull out the quilts to sit on the couch and adding another one to the bed.
Snuggle up with a Fall Quilt
Fall quilts bring on not only the seasonal feeling but also the start of the upcoming holiday season. We all have an idea of what fall colors are but it's fun to add in some complimentary colors to make your quilts a bit more modern. Colors such as blue and purple add that little punch in a fun way.
We have found some fabulous fall quilt creations with very diverse themes and wanted to share them (and the designers) with you. Check out the links below to get your patterns and follow these designers.
Falll Quilt Inspiration
First up we have a free pattern from Tilda's World full of fall colors and leaves. This quilt is called Maple Leaf Quilt and you can grab your free copy here. You can use Tilda's new collection or your fall-colored scraps to make this lovely 66" x 82" quilt.
Emily Dodd of Dreamland Quilting has just released her Severus quilt this week. This quilt was pieced by Abby Luchsinger of Abby Maed.with Emily's pattern. She talks about it on her blog and even has a Quilt Along going that started October 13. You still have time to get in on the fun and have your quilt done by the end of the month.
"Featuring my favorite seasonal migrators, the Severus quilt is the perfect addition to your fall decor. While this design is perfectly geared for a classic Halloween palette, it can be easily adapted to use general autumnal colors for a more broad appeal." --Emily Dodd
This is Leafy Table Runner made by our Lisa using raw-edge appliqué. The pattern is a free pattern from Jordan Fabrics and it uses just fat quarters. It is quick, easy, and you can have it done in a day. Lisa use Moda Grunge Fabrics with a contrasting thread color around all the leaves.
Lisa and her hubby spent the weekend with a friend in VA this past weekend and found this adorable table runner on her friend's table. She couldn't remember the pattern name or designer but just look how wonderful those fall colors are with a centerpiece on top.
This is a gorgeous Fall Table Square from The Quilt Factory that can be used all through the Fall and Thanksgiving to give your table that "ready for company" feel. It comes with downloadable templates to appliqué the pumpkins by hand or machine.
Emily Maxwell from Martha Jane Creations just came out with her Gentry Quilt. What a fun pattern to evoke pumpkin picking and leaf-looking. Kristin Weiss of Heart Lake Quilts was a pattern tester for Emily and you can see how using different colors can make a totally different quilt.
"It has been a family tradition ever since I was little to go to the pumpkin patch and walk through the rows and rows of pumpkins until you found that perfect one. This was the inspiration behind my Gentry Quilt. This is a tradition that I have continued with my own son and our favorite Pumpkin Patch to go to is Gentry Farms, a century farm in Williamson County TN, close to where I grew up. It is very traditional in nature and just feels like time stands still, therefore the perfect name for the quilt. I wanted to create a quilt that honored the tradition of fall pumpkin picking, made people feel cozy and that could become an heirloom to pass Dow through generations." --Emily Maxwell
"Patchy Pumpkin Quilt was designed to be a quilt that you can enjoy in your home from the start of Fall all the way through Thanksgiving. I love the nostalgia element the truck brings to the design and the different feel the fabric choices can bring to the finished quilt from all the way from Halloween spooky to the festive farmers market."-- Brittany
Basic Grey has this beautiful Trade Winds pattern written by Richy Lainson using non-traditional fall colors in a fun maple leaf pattern. What an inspiring quilt to use next to the fireplace with your favorite hot drink.
What is your favorite color combination for fall quilts? Do you have a favorite pattern? We would love to have you share with everyone. Add a link to the pattern in the comments.
Happy quilting and enjoy the fall season and these cooler temps!