Over Labor Day weekend, my family went on a trek up Mt Evans in Colorado. It is the highest road in North America and the summit is 14, 265 feet. While we were driving through the mountains I noticed that the leaves are already changing. I love noticing the first leaves turning gold, brown red…
It got me thinking about fall decorating and, of course, quilting. I realized that I don’t have a quilt that is inspired by fall. I think I need to do something about that! So I turned to The Quilting Company to see what kinds of patterns we have that are inspired by fall leaves. Oh my goodness, talk about beautiful quilt patterns!
Here are just a few leaf quilt patterns that caught my eye:
I just love wool appliqué, don’t you? The Falling Leaves project is quick to stitch up with a blanket stitch while you relax with some hand embroidery. If you are looking for a small sewing project, this pattern is for you.
If a more elaborate appliqué project strikes your fancy, take a look at Oak Leaf Cluster by Jo Moury. Isn’t this just delicious with those pieced borders?
One striking fabric is sometimes all you need as with the Leaf Scatter quilt pattern. This beauty graces the cover of the September/October issue of Love of Quilting and features the Autumn Leaves fabric collection from Benartex.
If you like your quilts a bit more modern, I have two delightful patterns for you. First up is the Pressed Leaves table runner. This quilt was featured in McCall’s Quilting magazine.
And finally, the Summer Leaf quilt pattern by Victoria Shackle has a light and airy feel that can be showcased year round. This quilt is from the July/August 2014 issue of Quilty.
Do the autumn leaves changing inspire you to quilt too? On The Quilting Company homepage search for “Autumn Leaves” or even “Leaf”. Leave me a comment below to let me know what quilt patterns you want to make this fall.