Fall inspiration

As I type this, it really feels like Fall in my neck of the woods.  Finally!  Rain is expected, but it’s just been drizzling so far today.  A perfect day to do some sewing, baking and catching up with email.

Fall inspiration inside the house

Sometimes my older tutorials get lost in time.  Especially if you’re new to my blog, you may have missed this Fall table runner tutorial from 2012.  It’s made of three blocks set on point with setting triangles.  It would look great in any color scheme, but this one really stands out for Fall.

Fall Inspiration @ The Crafty Quilter includes this fall table runner tutorial

Fall Inspiration @ The Crafty Quilter includes this fall table runner tutorial


With Halloween around the corner, you may want to try using your fabric scraps to decoupage a foam pumpkin.  It’s easy (and a little messy) – perfect for little helpers, too.

pumpkin montage close side copy
Fabric Decoupaged Pumpkins


You could also make this Candy Corn Candle Jar in about 10 minutes.  All you’ll need is some candy corn, ribbon, a candle and a glass jar.

Candy Corn Candle Jar


This Halloween wall hanging is still my favorite quilted piece for October.  I love the black and cream colors and that applique is just adorable.  The pattern is from Fig Tree but I can no longer find it on their website.  They may have retired it.  Another one of their mini patterns that is equally as cute is Figs & Woolies Pumpkin Patch.

Fall Inspiration at The Crafty Quilter


I have my Autumn Reflections quilt hanging in a corner of the dining room and I just love it there.  This is one of my favorite makes this year.

Fall Inspiration at The Crafty Quilter


Here’s an oldie but goodie.  This is a wall hanging from A Harvest Melody by Nancy Halvorsen.  This was made before I really knew how to applique.  It’s still just fused in place -no stitching around those shapes!

Fall Inspiration at The Crafty Quilter


This quilt is from 8 years ago (or more?) and still one of my favorites.  This is similar to a crazy quilt and it was so much fun to make.  I could do this one again.

Fall Inspiration at The Crafty Quilter


I love decorating for Fall.  Our house has furniture and decor in rich, dark tones so it’s a perfect backdrop to the traditional hues of autumn.

Fall Inspiration at The Crafty Quilter

Fall Inspiration at The Crafty Quilter


Fall inspiration outside the house

Outside the house, mother nature is just starting to show her colors.  The shadows are getting taller and the days are getting shorter.  I took some pictures around the neighborhood and our yard a few days ago.  It was a beautiful day, with temperatures still in the 70’s.  Not that I’m complaining, but I’m ready to bust out my sweaters and boots.





Pomegranates hanging from the tree.


Yes, I love this time of year.  If you want more inspiration, check out my Fall Projects/Decorations Pinterest board.  But be warned, you may find yourself spending far too much time on your computer!  (I say to grab a cup of tea and a cookie and just go with it!)

Happy Fall!

Julie 176 x 116






About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

13 thoughts on “Fall inspiration

  1. Thanks for sharing this fall inspiration post. I have not done much to decorate for fall, my favorite season but have enjoyed your pictures, maybe I will do a few things tonight.

  2. You’re so much fun! I don’t decorate for seasons or holidays any more….well, I guess I do when I’m in Tx at my daughter’s. I, at least, lend a hand. Your pics are all lovely. Thanks for the inspiration! XO

  3. Love your decorations!! I have the pumpkins and black & white fabric to make the pumpkins you have. Can’t wait to get all of my fall stuff out. Better late than never!

  4. Some really nice projects. I enjoyed your fall Pinterest board and grabbed a couple of them for myself.
    We are experiences some record breaking warm weather for Kentucky right now. We haven’t had rain for too long so our foliage isn’t a pretty as it should be. And leaves are dropping too quickly. But in the same breath , thank God we are not flooding either. Praying for those people.

  5. Julie, your Fall photos are really beautifully done; a real good job to inspire us. Thanks for taking the time to take them and send them our way. Loved looking at them! Lynne

  6. Love the colours in your table runner – the colours from 2012 are still ‘in’ and this pattern would fit any season 🙂

  7. Love your Autumn Reflections quilt. I would not have thought of the color combinations, and it is lovely.
    I copied the picture so that I could use those colors from my stash to make a small Fall quilt. I have lots of Kaffee Fall fabrics (and others), and other solids as well.
    Thanks for all the beautiful Fall Inspiration!

  8. Great blog – enjoyed all the fall decorations including your marvelous projects. I really love the Halloween quilt. What a great use for all those Halloween and fall fabrics. I have several boxes of this stuff in my stash and need to find a way to move this fabric out. Any chance you can tell us the pattern?

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