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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    October 27, 2009

    Looks awesome!!!! Enjoy your cozy time under it this fall & winter! I need to START my quilt 🙂

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    October 27, 2009

    Oh wow! This is simply beautiful! I love the darker background fabric you choose. It switches the colors from spring to fall perfectly!

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    October 27, 2009

    Oh…My…Gosh! I love, love, love every bit of this!! I want it 😉

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    October 27, 2009

    I really love it! Really like the sashing you chose too!

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    Katie B.

    October 27, 2009

    I love this quilt! The grey is perfect. It looks so cozy!

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    October 27, 2009

    What wonderful colors!!

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    October 27, 2009

    Love that binding! the whole thing rocks and is inspirational! but that binding is hands down my favorite aspect!

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    October 27, 2009

    I absolutely love this quilt. What wonderful colours.

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    October 27, 2009

    A stunnin gquilt! The back is fabulous x

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    wishes, true and kind

    October 27, 2009

    Gorgeous colors! Love the gray! Really cool quilt!


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    izzy inspired

    October 27, 2009

    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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    October 27, 2009

    This truly is beautiful! Your style is amazing…what great taste!

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    Cascade Lily

    October 28, 2009

    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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    October 28, 2009

    It looks wonderful! I hope to make an autumn quilt one of these years too.

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    October 28, 2009

    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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    October 28, 2009

    Beautiful! And I love how it’s Jeremy’s favorite quilt. Can I make fun of him for that?

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    October 28, 2009

    It’s fantastic! I love the colors, so perfect for October!

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    October 28, 2009

    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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    October 28, 2009

    Ooo, I got one, I got one! Ask Jeremy if his nailpolish matches his apron.

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    October 29, 2009

    Wow! I saw this and instant LOVE. This is wonderous!

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    Lauren Hawley

    November 3, 2009

    I literally gasped when I scrolled down and saw this gorgeous thing! The colors are absolutely stunning. Brava!

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    November 4, 2009

    this is so beautiful! perfect for this time of year!

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    January 11, 2010

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

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    January 23, 2015

    Hi Faith,
    I love this quilt. Did you add the patches onto the grey fabric. If so then how did you do it?

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      January 26, 2015

      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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    January 31, 2015

    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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      January 31, 2015

      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.