Color Palette- Summer into Fall

I’m not sure I started out to create a summer-into-fall palette, but that’s definitely what’s on my mind these days so I’m not surprised!  I am so ready for apple cider, apple pie, cold nights and bright sunny afternoons, planting winter greens, picking up my knitting needles, watching the leaves change color and then drop… Summer in Maryland is no celebration in my book, but here the Fall seems to stretch out forever, and for that I will be grateful.

Fabric images courtesy of Pink Chalk Fabrics
1.Erin McMorris Astrid Mitte Poppy 2.Free Spirit Designer Solids Chartreuse 3.Tula Pink Acacia Pixel Dot Honey 4.Heather Ross Briar Rose Cricket Clover Pink 5.Anna Maria Horner Hand Drawn Garden Fanfare Brass 6.Moda Bella Solids Orange 7.Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Honey Dew 8.Heather Ross Briar Rose Nanny Bee Orange 9.Tula Pink Prince Charming Snail Scallop Olive 10.Andover Chambray Pumpkin 11.Denyse Schmidt Chicopee Shirt Stripe Red 12.Robert Kaufman Essex Yarn Dyed Leather 13.Lily Ashbury High Street Floral Ingrid Clementine

Once again Pink Chalk Fabrics had just what I had in mind in stock- rich, warm fall colors set off by a few pale summery greens.  Perfect.

I love this star block which I first saw on the blog of Eleven Stitches, who got the block out of Carol Doak’s book 50 Fabulous Paper-Pieced Stars.  I am not a machine-paper-piecer so I modified it to something that I would enjoy doing.  I figured you could do this in slightly- improv- fashion and love the results just as much!   (Or in my case, much much more!)

In real life this would look scrappier -especially where the corners meet- but my I do have my limits when it comes to Photoshop time. 🙂  Now I’m off to place a little fabric order to celebrate Fall’s arrival.  Oh and a little knitting as well.  So happy this time of year!

3 thoughts on “Color Palette- Summer into Fall

  1. Jessie, I LOVE this palette! Fall is the best time of the year, good riddance summer! The cool weather today and these beautiful fall colors are really getting me in the mood for all things autumn.

  2. As usual another beautiful photo to work your magic with in color ways. I get the feeling you may be a tad influenced by the meeting with Victoria at the PA retreat, and I can totally relate to not wanting to make a super detailed foundation paper pieced project. Somehow the fun would drain out of it for me having to stick so close to lines on a pattern page. Hope you get to make this one or a sample to explore the scrappy look in reality. Thanks for the seasonal visions.

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