Winter haters beware—this post might cause you to feel a chill. As I sit here in the midst of August (in 90° plus heat) I am pining for a breeze and some morning crispness. I know what you’ll say—‘Summer is so amazing!’ ‘Embrace the sunshine!’ I agree—however at seven months pregnant I feel like I get a pass and can wish for the next season and a break from the high temperatures. To that end I’ve turned my quilting thoughts to fall quilt patterns —the warm colors and classic designs warm my soul while cooling the summer intensity. It’s a great time to begin a fall quilt—get a jump on your fall creations today and you’ll be ready for the season in no time.
• Deb Tucker
Deep reds and vibrant oranges are quintessential for fall—but can become overwhelming and muddy looking. Not in the “Links” quilt by Deb Tucker though! She’s mixed these hues with complimentary prints and has cream and other solid accents to give each block room to shine. I love the variation in star block size in this piece—gives the eye lots to explore!
Alternative color schemes
• Diane D. Knott
Not all fall colors are created equal! Have you ever been driving home in the evening and glimpsed those deep, colorful sunsets that crop up that time of year? Diane D. Knott must have seen some because her quilt “October Sky” features deep blues edged with orange (kind of like those sun-haloed dusk clouds). Framed by pieced sections of cream and tan the quilt is soft and bright. Check on Diane’s fun orange binding for that final finishing detail.
• Jenny Doan
You guessed it—we couldn’t have a fall quilt pattern blog without mentioning some turkey décor! Why are turkeys so funny (or is it just me?). Well, “Let’s Talk Turkey” table runner is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face! Jenny Doan’s turkey sports a jaunty tie! A great place to use your favorite collection of prints, or pull out the scrap bin, this runner will have your guests asking you to make them one as well!
Are you ready to get started on those fall projects yet? Grab one of these or explore a huge library of patterns here!