Autumn Squares Quilt

Fall Top

Just in time to see the last leaves turn and fall from the trees, I’ve finished my fall quilt! I started to feel the pressure this week as the wind and rain came and blew so many of the beautiful red leaves away. I considered waiting for a day with blue skies to take my pictures….but hey, this is Chicago and that could be awhile!

I used fabric from my stash for the blocks of this quilt – lots of Amy Butler, with a sprinkling of Lizzy House and Heather Bailey. I originally planned on making this quilt twice as big, but life got in the way so I used the spare squares on the back for a really cool effect. The sashing is Stone by Bella Solids. I love how it has the look of linen without being linen.

I quilted it free motion style but further apart than I usually do because I wanted it to be a it looser. My husband says this is his favorite quilt so far, which surprised me because he wasn’t all about it when I was making it. It measures 62″ x 44″.

Fall Back

Fall Back Close Up 2

Fall Back Close Up


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    We don’t get fall here in Cali. the way you do, I miss all the beautiful fall colors. Your quilt captures the fall season perfectly. It makes me want to snuggle up to a fire with a good book and cup of hot cocoa!!

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    NICE! And it gives me a good idea for how to use some fabric I just ordered which didn’t have quite enough contrast for what I planned to do with it. Good tip on the Bella solids too.

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    Wonderful quilt! I found you via Flickr and am LOVING your blog and your beautiful work! So fun to find a new, modern quilting blogger – you have a new reader!

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    Stephanie says

    Ooo, it is very nice! Haha, Kara is that a valid question? Isn’t the answer always yes between the two of you?

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    Emily says

    THIS IS GORGEOUS! Oh! that stone color with the clay coriander?! WOW – really sets it off! Great eye you have!

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      Hi Erin – thanks for your comment! I didn’t add patches – those are the piece blocks. They are sashed in the grey fabric to complete the quilt top.

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