Autumn Love Quilt Finish + Fun Riley Blake Updates

Just as winter is about to rear it’s chilly head, I picked up my Autumn Love small-scale sampler from Sew Shabby Quilting this week. It’s all finished just in the nick of time to enjoy while it’s still technically fall and I still have pumpkin decor in the house.

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I’m so pleased with the way it all turned out. (And also proud of myself for not letting another fall go by before it was finished.)

*pats self on the back*

All of these blocks are part of Lori Holt’s Autumn Love quilt pattern and tutorials. I obviously made my quilt smaller than Lori’s original, using 9 of the 10″ x 10″ sampler blocks and adding sashing and borders.

Melissa from Sew Shabby Quilting added custom quilting to give the quilt even more detail and personality.

I chose to make my applique blocks using delicious felted wool. If you’ve never tried wool applique, I highly recommend it – it’s so soothing and forgiving. I walk through the steps and supplies for wool applique here.

The patchwork star blocks are also part of Lori’s Autumn Love quilt along and you can find the tutorial for the Star blocks here.

I used the Pebble colored prints/gingham Lori Holt’s latest fabric collection, Prim (available here and here) for the sashing and outside borders and the Prim blue bias plaid for the backing. For the binding I used Lori Holt’s Shabby basic in Steel. All fabrics are from Riley Blake Designs.

Now that this quilt is done, I’m excited to pull out the Christmas projects I’ve been making myself put on hold until this was done!

Speaking of Riley Blake Designs, I’ve got another fun current collection/project to share. This quilt is made using Minki Kim’s latest fabric collection, Idyllic

Double Crossed Quilt pattern by Amy Smart, Diary of a Quilter. Fabric is Idyllic by Minki Kim for Riley Blake Designs

I can’t take credit for making this one – this quilt was made by Mindi Watts using my Double Crossed Pattern.  I love the bohemian flavor of this color palette and the way the fabric plays and works together in this scrappy design.

Riley Blake Virtual Quilt Market FB Live

In other news, Riley Blake Designs will be hosting a virtual Quilt Market event on Facebook where they’ll be sharing videos and posts from many of their designers featuring the new and upcoming fabric collections that will be coming to quilt shops over the next 6 months.

Notting Hill fabric collection by Amy Smart for Riley Blake Designs.

If you saw my Union Jack quilt post, you could see a sneak peek of my newest fabric collection, Notting Hill. I’ll be sharing all about this new line next Wednesday here on my blog and on Facebook live at noon MST (2:00 Eastern/11:00 Pacific) on the Riley Blake Virtual Quilt Market page – just click Join and you’re in if you want to tune in and see what’s coming! (And no worries if you can’t tune in live, the video will stay on the page for weeks afterward.)

Finally, I’ll leave you with this super cute Mini Sewing Room unboxing video for your viewing pleasure. It’s pretty dang cute. 🙂

Happy weekend!

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  • Reply
    The Joyful Quilter
    November 14, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Congrats on your freshly finished Fall quilt, Amy!!

    • Reply
      November 16, 2020 at 1:56 pm

      Thank you!

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    Helen L
    November 15, 2020 at 1:14 am

    This quilt is so beautiful Amy! I also started this pattern, but I wish I’d thought of doing it in wool like you did!! It’s so beautiful and rich in the wools: great job!! Hugs, H

    • Reply
      November 16, 2020 at 1:53 pm

      Thank you, Helen!

  • Reply
    November 16, 2020 at 10:58 am

    I can see why you would pat yourself on the back, Amy. There is lots of color, lots of patterns, and lots of work. It is a simply beautiful quilt!

  • Reply
    November 16, 2020 at 7:43 pm

    Your Lori Holt quilt is great! Excited to see your now fabric line!

  • Reply
    Linda Burr
    November 17, 2020 at 6:10 pm

    I loved loved loved your miniature sewing room….I want one of everything…..so adorable.

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    Julie Vogel
    November 18, 2020 at 8:01 am

    I love your fall quilt! I have not done any wool appliqué. Looks great! I also think the mini sewing room is just the cue test! I wish my real sewing room looked like that!!!

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