I love fall. Love every part of it. It’s time to start pulling out my fall decorations and quilts. Now that it’s October 1st, I thought I’d share some Fall and Halloween inspiration with links to some of my favorites, including re-visiting some oldies from the past.
The tutorial contains an added variation for making a whole pumpkin-patch table runner.
This is our Halloween quilt I made a few years ago. I wanted to do something modern in Halloween colors that would use up lots of scraps as well as the assortment of novelty prints I’d collected over the years. This is a fun style if you’re not as into novelty prints, but want to make something just in fall or Halloween colors, like this one by Allison Harris, which very much inspired my own quilt.
Another quilt using Halloween colors, but not overtly Halloween-y is this Disappearing nine-patch tutorial from Jedi Craft Girl.
This chevron quilt tutorial by The Little Fabric Shop is one of the best chevron tutorials I’ve come across. I’ve got it pinned to use sometime soon. And I love it in the fall-ish/Halloween-y fabrics.Some other fun Halloween-inspired blocks and quilts include (many on my to-make list) include the Large Hexagon Quilt by Polkadot Chair, Ghost mug rug by Patchwork Posse, these Barn Bats by Elizabeth Hartman, Candy Corn Bunting by Modern Handcraft, and of course a good spider web quilt. The Moda Bake Shop has this great Spiders and Webs quilt tutorial by Heidi Grohs.
If Halloween is not your thing, here are some fall/autumn-themed projects to inspire you. This is my version of a Modern Maples quilt – taking a traditional maple leaf block and blowing it up. You can find a free tutorial for the Modern Maples block here.
Some years (most) I haven’t had time to make a big fall-themed project, but the colors are in my head and begging to be played with. So I get that out of my system by making small projects like Table Runners. Here is a simple tutorial for a quilt-as-you-go table runner.
Other fun projects include this applique tree from Cluck Cluck Sew
Lori Holt’s adorable apple blocks. I need to make some of these one of these days…
Probably my all-time favorite fall-themed quilt is my Gratitude quilt I made for Thanksgiving a few years ago. This is one that had been on my bucket-list for a long time. It’s a record of the things I am most thankful for.
I wrote this as a pattern for the book Sweet Celebrations with Moda Bake Shop. You could also use any traditional signature block to create your own similar result.
If you’re interested, you can see more Fall and Halloween sewing and quilting ideas on this pinboard