Friday, September 23, 2011

Free Pattern Day ! Autumn Leaves quilts

As of this September post, autumn is on the way in the Northern Hemisphere. We've collected 48 free patterns for leafy quilts and for the warm colors of fall.  (This post was updated on September 15, 2017.)
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Scroll down the page until you see the quilt you like, then click on the colored letters of the link to the pattern.

Modern Maple pillow, free pattern at All People Quilt

Autumn Road throw quilt, 53 x 71", free pattern at Wilmington Prints

Drifting Leaves quilt, free pattern by Shannon Brinkley for Fabri-Quilt (PDF download)

Tutorial, Maple Leaf centerpiece by Connie Kresin 

Fallen Leaves applique throw pillow, free pattern by Shannon Brinkley at CTPublishing

Modern Maple Leaf runner tutorial at The Sewing Party 

Charm Leaf runner tutorial by Anjeanette Klinder

Autumn table topper tutorial by Trish Poolson for Moda Bakeshop (PDF download)

Turning Leaves quilt, 54 x 54”, free pattern at Cloud 9 Fabrics

Modern Maples throw quilt by Amanda Woodward-Jennings at Lark Crafts

Autumn table runner, free pattern at Quilters Newsletter

Super Sized Maple Leaf Throw Quilt by Anjeanette for Moda Bakeshop (PDF download)

Scrappy Maple Leaf quilt, free pattern by Cindy Carter at Carter Quilter

Maple Stars quilt, 52 x 52", free pattern by Diane Nagle for RJR Fabrics

Fluttering Leaves lap quilt, 54 x 75", free pattern by Bonnie Spencer for McCalls Quilting

Tossed on the Breeze quilt, 72 x 84”, free pattern by Denise Russart for Hoffman Fabrics (PDF download)

Square Dance quilt, 52 x 63”, free pattern by Diane Nagle for Benartex

Autumn Abundance quilt, free pattern by Jennifer Brinley for Studio E Fabrics

Autumn Splendor quilt, 48 x 54", free pattern by Tammy Silvers for Fabri-Quilt

Falling Leaves quilt, 82 x 98”, free pattern at Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Falling Leaves quilt, 56 x 68", free pattern by Stephanie Sheridan for Windham Fabrics (PDF download)

Tumbling Leaves wall quilt by Gail Abeloe for All People Quilt

Treeline Drive quilt - Autumn colorway, 59 x 71", free pattern by Wendy Sheppard at Ivory Spring

Maple Leaf Quilt from France by Pom at Atelier Papillon.  Free pattern by Cindy Carter at Carter Quilter

Leaf It To Joe, 67 x 67", free quilt pattern by Joe Wood at Thimble Creek (PDF download)

Forest Floor quilt, 63 x 75", free pattern by Stephanie Sims for Clothworks (PDF download)

Harvest Leaves quilt, 46 x 46", free pattern by David Textiles  (PDF download)

Maple Leaf Log Cabins quilt, 35 x 44", inspired by Pam Buda, free pattern at All People Quilt

Fall Leaves Table Topper, 18.5" square, free medallion quilt pattern at All People Quilt

Mirrored Leaves quilt, 65 x 83", free (archived) pattern by A.E. Nathan Co., Inc. (PDF download)

Autumn Splendor, free pattern by Lynn Dash for the Jinny Beyer Palette collection at RJR Fabrics
(PDF download)

Autumn Leaves, free pattern by Jan Krentz at Jan

Fire Island, by Janet Page Kessler for Tuscan Garden Balis at Benartex Fabrics

Autumn Ripples, free pattern by Denise Russart for Hoffman Fabrics

Falling Leaves by Nancy Rink for Hoffman California Fabrics  (includes leaf applique template)

Safari Quilt, free pattern by Margrit Hall for Robert Kaufman Fabrics

Acorn Autumn, by Cheryl Almgren Taylor for McCall's Quilting

Autumn Melody quilt by Janet Page Kessler at Benartex (PDF download)

Autumn Bliss wall hanging, free pattern by Lisa Bongean for All People Quilt 

Sienna by Lisa DeBee Schiller for Windham Fabrics (includes oak leaf applique templates)

Country Road quilt, ~49 x 49", free pattern by Nanette Berkeley for Kona Bay Fabrics (PDF download)

Changing Seasons quilt, free attic windows pattern by Rhoda Nelson for RJR Fabrics
(PDF download)

Scarecrow's Puzzle, free pattern by Angie Hodapp for Quilters Newsletter

Scrappy fall leaves, free pattern by Cindy Carter at Carter Quilter

Maple Leaf Applique block, free pattern by Kimara at Wee Folk Art

Oak Leaf Applique block, free pattern by Kimara at Wee Folk Art

Falling leaves, free foundation piecing pattern for aspen leaves at Quiltmaker Magazine

Harvest Windfall, free pattern with templates, at Piecemakers

Image credits: All images are copyrighted by their owners. Please respect their generosity in sharing their free patterns, and the restrictions they have placed on the use of these designs. Complete information can be found at the designers' websites provided in the links. Some of these are tutorials while others have downloadable (.pdf) patterns; we have tried to note which is which in the title above each photo. If any links are broken, we'd love to know; email us at quiltinspiration [at] blogspot [dot] com.


  1. What a nice post - thanks for pulling these all together for us!

  2. I posted a link to your blog today.
    Thanks for sharing these wonderful patterns!

  3. I wish you had the pattern to Ann Orr's beautiful Autumn Leaf quilt. It is stunning but I can't find a pattern anywhere.

    1. Holy cow you want a challenge! I just looked it up

  4. Those are all so beautiful. I'm glad I don't have to pick a favorite!

  5. It seems as if the year is rushing by really fast seeing your autumn post. I really love the leaf applique blocks, just lovely.

  6. We'll keep our eyes peeled for the Ann Orr pattern ! Thanks to all for your comments.

  7. Thanks for the link and introducing me to your blog. So many wonderful, accomplished people sharing such creative ideas. How exciting to nestled amongst this talented group :)

  8. Wonderful love them all!! Great colors too :) Thank You :)

  9. Thank you so much for all the patterns. Your generosity is very much appreciated.
    I hope you will continue to offer patterns such as this from time to time. It is a big help for all quilters!


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