Where has this year gone? It's already time to think about sewing for a new season. Here are some fun and attractive autumn and Halloween quilts to inspire your creativity !
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Quilt (no title) by Sandy Rauperstrauch
Sandy explains that this quilt was done with paper piecing, and the design evolved when more squares were completed and arranged. Then the border was added in the same pattern.
Sandy's design inspiration was a pattern in an old Quilter's Newsletter magazine. Against a classic back background, the quintessential autumn colors of orange, gold, and tan, with a hint of muted green create a lovely contrast.
Fall Pineapple by Layne Rahbar
We really liked the innovative design and strip border of Fall Pineapple. Layne Rahbar says, "I like to design with the pineapple pattern. This was designed on EQ4 (Electric Quilt), using a multicolor floral and whatever I had in the stash." It was machine quilted.
Finished - at Last! by Maureen Pastika, quilted by Brenda Cornell
Maureen notes that her quilt was started in a class in October 2004. It sat in a pizza box for 10 years, until Maureen took it to a quilt retreat in 2014 and finished it. Finally, in 2015, it was longarm quilted by Brenda Cornell, and that is why Maureen titled her quilt, "Finished At Last." ( Raise your hands if you can relate to this humorous story !) This mystery quilt was designed by Debbie Caffrey.
This butterscotch yellow looks "yummy" next to the orange batik and plum prints to create the traditional "Amish Star" or "Cottage Star" block.
Boo, 44 x 48", by Tamara Watts-McPhail (Iowa), quilted by Linda McGhee
Tamara says that she loves Halloween and needed a new quilt. This quilt combines so many fun elements: a witch, haunted houses, ghosts, candy corn, spider webs, bats, and the words "Boo" and "Halloween"!
Witches by Colleen Earnshaw (Utah), quilted by Cindy Paulsen
What do witches do on their day off ? Apparently, they go shopping ! This darling quilt combines patchwork, applique, and delightful embroidery. Colleen's Witches quilt is based on the Witches in Stitches pattern by Oh My Bloomin' Threads.
Stonehenge Path (Labyrinth Walk) by Ruth Fulton, quilted by Debbie Stanton
Honorable Mention winner Ruth Fulton writes, "I found this pattern on the internet and decided to do it in all Stonehenge fabric." The Labyrinth Walk quilt pattern is by Christopher Florence. We've love Ruth's choice of warm colors!
Longarm quilter Debbie Stanton has quilted this advanced and intriguing quilt pattern in thousands of round and oblong pebble designs. They enhance and complement the angular, geometric motif of this labyrinth.
Image credits: Photos were taken by Quilt Inspiration at the 2016 Arizona Quilters' Guild show (Stonehenge Walk, Finished, and 'No Title'), the 2016 Springville (Utah) quilt show (Witches), the 2016 AQS QuiltWeek in Phoenix ('Boo') and the 2015 Diablo Valley Quilters' Guild show (Fall Pineapple).