Fall decorating and some finished projects

I busted out the fall decorations and found that I needed to update my look.  After years of accumulating “stuff”, it doesn’t all fit in with my current, modern farmhouse style.  It was time for a trip to HomeGoods and boy did I get lost in there!  But it was so much fun (and productive).

I had a hard time (at first) coming up with a color scheme for fall that would work with gray.  Then I found this wreath and it was “hello sweet orange and pale cream!”   I added some goldenrod yellow to the mix and it was a done deal.  Here’s a little Fall inspiration for you:

Fall Decorating @ The Crafty Quilter

Fall Decorating @ The Crafty Quilter

Fall Decorating @ The Crafty Quilter

Fall Decorating (with Cooper) @ The Crafty Quilter
Cooper gets to help with the decorating

 

Fall Decorating @ The Crafty Quilter

Fall Decorating @ The Crafty Quilter

 

I love my quilt ladder!  I finally have a place to show off my quilts.

Fall Decorating @ The Crafty Quilter

Fall Decorating @ The Crafty Quilter

Fall Decorating @ The Crafty Quilter

Fall Decorating @ The Crafty Quilter

 

I love picking hydrangeas at the end of their season and letting them dry out.  They change colors from a vibrant pink, to a dusky rose to a grayed lavender.  You can see the difference below.

Fall Decorating @ The Crafty Quilter

Fall Decorating @ The Crafty Quilter

 

I had to take a picture of this basket of fat quarters.  It’s such an easy way of decorating and why not let your fabric show off?

Fall Decorating @ The Crafty Quilter

 

I finished quilting and added the binding to my candy corn table runner.  I’m not sure where it will end up in the house, but it will find a spot somewhere.

Fall Decorating @ The Crafty Quilter

Fall Decorating @ The Crafty Quilter

Fall Decorating @ The Crafty Quilter

 

I also finished quilting my I Love Home BOM (block #2 Autumn); the binding is almost there.  I added some tight quilting to the checkered, gray squares and it really makes the orange ones pop.  The corners were stitched with a free form feather design.  I can’t wait to hang this one!

Fall Decorating @ The Crafty Quilter

 

It’s so much fun getting ready for Autumn.  There is so much inspiration in nature, and you can always look online for lots of decorating ideas.  I spend way too much time on Pinterest, but if you don’t mind that rabbit hole, check out my  Fall Decorations Pinterest page for more inspiration.

I’ll be back soon with some information on how the quilting community is joining together for the benefit of the recent hurricane victims.  The destruction we’ve seen on the news has been enormous and our hearts are with those that have been affected.

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About Julie Cefalu

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

26 thoughts on “Fall decorating and some finished projects

  1. I love your fall decor!! So beautiful!! and I love your fall love of home wall hanging: such warm and lovely colors!! And who is the maker of the the pattern of the quilt that says “For these I give thanks”? I’ve seen it somewhere before and it is such a sweet quilt. Thanks! Hugs, H from Healdsburg

  2. i love the quilt that is on the ladder. The one that is the stitchery and for these i give thanks. I love it, where do you find the pattern? Please

    1. Hi Kathleen (and Marie), The quilt ladder was made for me by a friend and her husband. They just do it for fun, not business. I’ve seen similar quilt ladders on Amazon and on Etsy. Good luck!

  3. Gorgeous colors you chose for your fall decorating! And I love the colors and fabrics in your BOM too. I am inspired for sure!

  4. The decorating you have done in your home is lovely. The colours give a feeling of peace and tranquility.
    Your quilts and hangings give a lovely homely touch.

  5. What beautiful inspiration to get into the Fall decorating. Love your ideas, such as the basket of Fall fabric. So fun and inviting! Happy Fall.

  6. Your home is beautiful, Julie! Especially all decorated for fall. You’ve certainly got the knack! Doesn’t your Candy Corn table runner look adorable! And I’m very impressed with your I Love Home BOM! I seldom participate, and always regret it when I see yours completed!

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