Ah, Autumn Handmade Quilt by Brenda

 This handmade quilt features traditional autumn colors. (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

This handmade quilt features traditional autumn colors. (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

Ah, Autumn Handmade Quilt by Brenda Morton

Ever wonder what inspires the fabrics in a handmade quilt?

I do every time I see a quilt, especially ones at quilt shows. The 2017 Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild show in Rolla, Missouri featured several handmade quilts in the same pattern with different fabric choices. I will feature each of the three here so we can look at how fabric choices changed the overall design.

This Ah, Autumn quilt was made by Brenda Morton in what I would call more traditional fall colors of burnt orange, green and cream fabric colors.

If you look closely, some of the patchwork designs feature multi-patterned fabrics that add texture.

 Patchwork leaves add more fall color tones. (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

Patchwork leaves add more fall color tones. (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

Those fall leaves are sure familiar, they look very much like the fall leaves in our Fall Leaves Quilt.

This is a quilt pattern from Linda Johnson and Jane Wells, who taught a class in Rolla, Mo. using a patchwork pattern out of their own book.

 And here is what inspired these handmade quilt colors. (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

And here is what inspired these handmade quilt colors. (Photo by Charlotte Ekker Wiggins)

Would these be similar to fabrics you would have chosen for a fall-themed handmade quilt?

Stay tuned, coming up are two more handmade quilts in the same pattern but decidedly different fabric choices.

Charlotte