Just a few months ago, I was whining to you about the spring snowstorms we were experiencing in central Minnesota. Well, I’m back with a new weather complaint today . . . it’s 92 degrees F, with a “feels like” temperature of 100 due to the high humidity. Good grief, that’s hot!
While I don’t want to wish away my summer, my mind can’t help but console itself with the thought that in just a few months, autumn will be here. Right now I’m imagining myself taking a long walk wearing bluejeans and a sweatshirt, tromping on some crunchy fallen leaves and enjoying the crisp fall air. Doesn’t that sound lovely? In case you are experiencing a similar heat wave in your neck of the woods, I decided to reach out to you with an autumn giveaway, as well as a roundup of my fall quilt patterns!
First up, let’s talk about the patterns.
Pumpkin Sky is a fat quarter friendly pattern which includes a material list and instructions for you to make two projects: a wall hanging and coordinating pillow. The wall hanging measures 38 1/2” x 25 1/2”, while the pillow finishes at 18 1/2” square.
One of my Instagram friends, Tricia Rayburn, has made a beautiful version of the Pumpkin Sky wall hanging featuring white pumpkins! When I saw her creation, my jaw dropped. How genius was it of her to use that petite autumn floral as a background fabric? The earth tones in Tricia’s wall hanging are sophisticated and timeless. It is such a thrill to see another quilter sew up one of my patterns following her own creative style.
|Photo courtesy of Tricia Rayburn|
Tricia also made a darling Pumpkin Sky pillow in a salmon and aqua color combination. Once again, she has blown me away with her color choices and background fabric selection. And check out that fussy-cut star center! I love it! If you are on Instagram, be sure to follow her work at @triciarayburn. Many thanks to Tricia for allowing me to share her work.
|Photo courtesy of Tricia Rayburn|
My newly released Fall Flight pattern is also fat quarter friendly and super fun to make. Fall Flight is a 66” x 76” throw quilt featuring my signature pumpkin block alternating with scrappy flying geese blocks. While my sample is colorful, I’ve heard from a few quilters who plan to sew up Fall Flight using Fig Tree’s new All Hallow’s Eve collection, which is comprised of orange, black and gray. That will be gorgeous!
Don’t forget to think outside the box when deciding upon an autumn sewing project. Two of my favorite fall quilts were created with non-themed patterns: my autumn versions of Picking Petals and Sweetly Scalloped. It’s a fun creative exercise!
Finally, even a simple little pattern can shine with the right fabrics. Here is a Halloween version of my free tutorial titled Coffee Time Quilt. Just grab a cute mini charm pack and get started!
Let’s do a “beat the heat” giveaway! I have one layer cake of Hallo-Harvest by Basic Grey for Moda that I would just love to send to one of my lucky followers! This collection features a rich range of color with a nod to both the autumn season and Halloween.
To enter the giveaway, simply leave a comment below. Be sure to include your email address. The giveaway is open to US mailing addresses only due to the high rate of international shipping. Comments are open through 5:00 pm (CST) on Monday, July 22, 2019. At that time, I will do a random drawing and announce the winner. *Only one comment per person/per email address.
Thanks for stopping by today. If you are interested in any of the patterns I shared today, please visit the links above for more details, or just head on over to my Etsy Shop. Have a great week, stay cool and as always, get carried away quilting!
54 thoughts on “Autumn quilt ideas and a layer cake giveaway!”
I’ve made one of your patterns (Picking Petals) and I’m hooked! My new wishlist pattern is Lakeside Star ⭐️. Glad I found you on this big World Wide Webemail@example.com
Love your Pumpkin Sky pattern! Thanks for the opportunity to win and trying to stay cool here in Wisconsin firstname.lastname@example.org
We are having weather in the hot and humid temps that are close to 100. I would love some fall weather right now. email@example.com
As always I love your patterns and fabric choices. Am heading to check the stash to use in several wall hangings or table toppers/runners. Thanks for your blog!! firstname.lastname@example.org.