Decorating for Autumn with Quilts

I adore Autumn, as most of you already know, LOL!  So it isn’t a leap to think that our home is covered in Autumn glory in the form of quilts when the season arrives.  While it is still warmer outside than I like, inside it looks like fall and I can imagine the crisp days to come.  Quilts are a wonderful way to decorate with little fuss, and make the season come alive.  In the kitchen, I placed my little Autumn Miniature Mariner’s Compass quilt against the wall.  It is only 8 inches square total, with the compass 3-1/2-inches square.  Yes, it was paper pieced.

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On the sideboard in the kitchen that serves as a makeshift island, an Autumn Maple Leaf runner covers the top and flows down the sides.

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The little cookbook side table at the edge of the cabinets in the kitchen holds another runner that matches the one on the island.  It is topped with an art glass pumpkin, a soup cookbook with lovely autumn colors on the cover, and another one of my pumpkin dishes.

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In the den, my ottoman sports the latest Autumn quilt, Square Dance.  The  pattern for Square Dance is on My Patterns page.

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DH’s ottoman has a Autumn Bright quilt made several years ago.  The pattern isn’t mine, it is called Around the Bend, so this quilt is named Autumn Around the Bend.  It came from a book, but unfortunately, I don’t remember which one.

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A little table topper graces the coffee table in the den.  This pattern is from Quilter’s Cache called Christmas 2004.

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Hanging over the railing in the loft is another quilt made years ago from a free pattern called Goose Creek.  I made mine with fussy cut pumpkins and leaves in the center squares, with scrappy nine patches.  I call it Goose Creek Pumpkin Patch.

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The Wool Penny Rug from Autumn Jubilee two years ago holds a crackle glass candle holder with a cinnamon scented candle.

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On another side table in the library, I placed my Moda Bake Shop quilt called Maple Star.  That pattern is free at Moda Bake Shop.

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On the cookbook shelves, I changed the display to showcase some comfort food cookbooks like chowders and pot pies.  The leaf dish is decorative decoupage on glass by a local artist.  In front of the plate (a bit hard to see) is a darling little amber glass pitcher, a recent gift from a dear friend.  My mother’s animal print votives are on the left, with rust color candles in her glass candlesticks.  Looks like a good spot for another runner!

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On the Mini-Quilt Stand, the Pumpkin and Leaves mini quilt from Autumn Jubilee 2016 is displayed with some of my ceramic pumpkin collection.  I’ll add the wool face bits to turn the pumpkin into Jack-O-Lantern for October.

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On the wall behind is the larger Autumn Jubilee table topper, this year used as a wall hanging.

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Autumn Jubilee starts Monday!!   You will not believe the line up of sponsors and fabulous giveaways, most available to international readers too.  I’ve been working hard on new designs with some tried and true blocks, new ideas for stitching and gifts, tablescapes and gardening, all really exciting.  Tell your friends to follow, and get ready to have some fun in October.  I’m going to show you some of the wildlife around our place on Sunday, then we get rolling on a whole month of fun!  New readers, welcome!!  Don’t be surprised to see posts on a variety of subjects on my blog.

Are you decorating for fall? (or spring for my southern hemisphere readers?)

If you missed the post on the Carolina Hurricane Quilts, click HERE to see the block and the plan.  More on this in November after Autumn Jubilee.Fat Quarter Shop’s Notion of the Month last few days – 30% Off Superior Threads including King Tut, Bottom Line and SoFine!!  And don’t forget the Daily Flash Sale!

19 thoughts on “Decorating for Autumn with Quilts

  1. I love the way you change up your decorating each fall! You are right…that bookcase needs a little runner! 🙂 I stopped in at the quilt shop yesterday to pick up a particular fabric for a couple of pillowcases, and was ooohing at all the great fall fabrics! I still have a bin stuff FULL from the last 2 years, so left with only what I came for!

  2. Your handmade items lend such a welcoming, comforting atmosphere to your lovely home. I really like the wool penny rug and votive, and the tabletop leaf and pumpkin quilt. As a new reader, I can’t wait for Autumn Jubilee to start!! Looks like so much fun and a wonderful way to celebrate my favorite season, too. (I just really like the word “jubilee”!)

  3. I love fall too. Normally it is not cool enough outside, so I decorate inside and try to cool off. LOL
    I have yet to get my fall items out, but that’s OK, soon DS will get them out of the shed for me.

  4. Sandy

    I am looking forward to decorating for fall. Autumn Jubilee sounds like it will fit right in with the project ideas I have floating around in my head!

  5. Susan F Bott

    I love that your house features WOOD items. I’m so tired of seeing all these houses where everything is white. So BLAND. I love wood and the quilts make it look so homey.

  6. Linda Lou Harris

    Since I am new to the blog (since I just met the blogger at the retreat) this is my first time to experience the Fall Fun. I am excited!!!!

  7. It makes a big difference when you have a home that has places to display quilts.. Love seeing you make the most of the beautiful quilts you have.

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