Monday, November 3, 2014

A Touch of Fall Inspiration

Just a quick update to show you my fall inspired quilt top I just finished.  I'm calling this one October Romance since I really had fun pulling lots of floral fabrics I haven't used in quite a long time.  There are 210 different fabrics in this quilt.  
This quilt probably doesn't read FALL to most of you in the traditional sense.  I find that it's really difficult for me to use the color orange!  And yellow!  But that being said, I tried to make it look less Easter-like than most of my quilts. 
Remember my "inspiration" fabrics that I showed you?  I tried to stay within these color ranges when I pulled fabrics for this quilt, although I will admit, I pulled in more blue than what you see in the fabrics above.  Blue is a main color in my home, so I always try to incorporate blue in most of my quilts so they will look like they blend in with the rooms where they are displayed.

And just an update on my quilt, Color My World. . .it came home with it's second ribbon last week.  I was delighted to find out that it won Best Interpretation of Theme at the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, California.  The theme for this year's show was The Whole Nine Yards, although I didn't know that at the time I made this quilt.  I think it just turned out to be a happy coincidence!
Hope you are enjoying your fall, wherever you are!  Happy Quilting!


  1. Beautiful quilts no matter the season.I cam relate with the Orange, but I don't mind yellow. Isn't color wonderful it speaks to us on so many levels. Enjoy the quilts and the seasons.

  2. I did get to see your quilt at PIQF and was so excited for you! Everything about your quilt is beautiful!! You definitely deserved your ribbon!! Your fall quilt is gorgeous also! I am also in the category of not using orange!! Your florals that were your inspiration are stunning! Have you used them for anything?