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Sew Ready for Autumn

Happy Friday!

While planning my fall themed projects for our home this year I decided to use ombre fabrics with a black grunge background. Hubby likes bright colors and I like rust/gold/burgundy for fall. So to keep peace and make both of us happy I chose ombre/black fabric combinations.

Are you wondering what ombre fabrics are? Ombre fabric fades from light to dark over a length of the fabric. It’s all the same hue but different tints and shades over the length.

I used both Moda’s Basic Ombre and Wilmington’s Ombre Washart fabrics along with Moda’s Grunge in Onyx for most of my projects.

I fell in love with fellow blogger and friend Roseanne’s Las Vegas Leaves Quilt and knew I wanted to make my own version. I decided to go smaller and make a table runner for the family room.

ombre fabric fall table runner
maple table runner

When I was sketching out potential layouts for the maple leaf quilt block, I discovered if I removed the stem block I was able to get really cool secondary designs — the plus sign and a cross — how cool! My wall hanging was created from that realization!

ombre fabric maple quilt
maple wh

Of course I had to make a few pillows

and coasters….

scrap coasters
fall coasters

Finally for myself a wall hanging in rust, gold and dark red♥♥

hst fall wall hanging
fall wall hanging

Have you started decorating for fall?

Hope you have a great weekend and happy sewing!

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15 thoughts on “Sew Ready for Autumn

  1. Love the way the colors just shine against the dark background! You’ve got a beautiful fall going on, there, Karla! So many pretty projects.

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  2. Hi Karla! Oooh-la-la! Those colors are just jump-off-the-page beautiful. Gorgeous with that black background – it really lets those jewel tones shine. I never in a million years would have gotten these from the maple leaf quilt I shared . . . but thank you! I love yours SO much better, especially with the embroidery in the middle. Makes me want to RUN right home and sew . . . right this second. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  3. Wow Karla, I love all those vibrant colors! I’m not ready to let go of summer just yet but I probably should at least start planning what I’m going to do to decorate for fall. Thanks for the wonderful ideas 🙂

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  4. Vicki in MN on said:

    Oh your fall projects are just beautiful. I am like you and really like rust and golds for fall decorating. Your bright leaf wall hanging really stands out though!

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  5. bewtjwgmailcom on said:

    love your bright colors

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  6. I love those coasters.

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  7. Okay, you must not be sleeping as you are making a whole bunch of awesome stuff! I love strong bright colors against a black background – I love how the wall hanging pops! Those pillows you made are yummy also!

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