Friday, September 27, 2013

Friday Inspiration - Autumn Themed Quilting

Ahh, autumn!  I love this season - the leaves, apples, pumpkins, the two autumn holidays and the build up to Christmas .... even though we're in Phoenix during most of autumn, we usually get to see the season in New England and the Pacific Northwest.  And we do get to see changing leaves here also - it just doesn't usually happen until around Thanksgiving!

I came across these three autumn themed quilts that are gorgeous!  Actually, each of these artists have some amazing quilt work on their websites - definitely worth a look!

The color variation and shading on this pumpkin quilt by Australian artist Lisa Davis is beautiful!  And the stitching adds nice dimension.

I've been interested lately in quilts that use printed fabrics in interesting combinations and this quilt by Japanese artist Akiko Wakata from Phyllis Dobbs post on the 2011 Houston Quilt Market is a good example.  Very different prints, but they all work together so well.  And I love how the red of the leaves makes them pop forward from the cooler yellow background.  I haven't been able to find a website for Akiko but will keep looking!

Ellen Lindner's quilt Ripening is another good example.  The blues in the background are all different prints, but come together as a perfect backdrop to the leaves and berries.  Beautiful!

Happy Creating!  Deborah


  1. Very beautiful! But the quilt you attributed to Phyllis Dobbs she says on her blog is made by Akiko Kawata. Thanks!

    1. Oh my! Thank you very much for pointing that out to me!