As if the cooler temperatures and colors on the trees weren’t enough of a giveaway, the fact that I finally made pumpkin chocolate chip cookies for the first time this year can only mean one thing: it’s Fall.
I’ve been in the mood to play with this color palette for a few years now, last week I finally busted out my stash and started hacking it up. I didn’t have a lot of time, so I needed a high-yield project – something that I could make to show off a lot of good prints and colors, but finish quickly.
I’ve been in need of a fall table-runner for my kitchen table for a while now. A few weeks ago I found some perfect gold placemats at Target and it motivated me to finally make something that would look good with them.
I decided to go with the ever-popular, always classic quarter-square triangle/hour-glass block. I used the same pattern and method in this Hour Glass block tutorial. It’s so great for making an effortless, scrappy quilt.
And because I got carried away cutting fabric, (I probably cut enough to make 5 table runners) I used some of the squares to make a fall-flavored half-square triangle pillow. I laid it out in the traditional Broken Dishes pattern and it makes me happy to look at.
I started with 5″ x 5″ charm squares for both projects and squared-up to 4 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ for the half-square triangles in the pillow and squared the quarter-square- triangles/hour-glass blocks to 4″ x 4″.
While we’re on the subject and in the mood for fall, I thought I’d share a few pictures from the mountains near my home here in Utah. I has been an especially pretty one, I think.
My husband has been an avid hiker for a few years now. I decided last fall that I needed to do more to take care of my own health and committed to starting to hike with him at least once a week. Can I just say what a difference it has made? No only do I get good exercise in beautiful surroundings, but it also does wonders for clearing my head and heart.
I’ve become a firm believer in the power of getting outside.
I’m glad to say that I made it into the mountains multiple times over the past month+ – and glad that I did because the colors in the hills are already starting to fade. 🙁
So there’s a little fall inspiration to get your own creative juices flowing.
If you’re looking for more fall sewing and quilting inspiration, check out this post with a whole list of Fall and Halloween projects.
If you’re looking for a great deal on fall-themed fabric, check out the clearance sale happening at the Little Fabric Shop.
They are closing up shop and all fabric is marked down to $6 a yard.