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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    jaylene says

    love your quilt.. making daughter her graduation quilt and this design caught her eye.. would you be willing to share dimensions of the square and how wide your sashing is?

    thanks so much

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      Hi Jaylene! Thanks for your kind comments! Unfortunately I don’t have this quilt anymore, and I don’t have any details about the block sizes/sashing. I think if you want to make one, just make consistent sized blocks (say 9″, 10″, 12″, etc). Lay them out on the ground, spacing them until you like how it looks. Then measure the space between and come up with your sashing width from there.

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