It’s October, cool, and time to think about glorious leaves falling. I love to see the leaves drift down from the trees, and I love the colors as the chlorophyll breaks down. The shades of red and yellow taking over from the green are spellbinding. And orange is there, too.
Orange is not my favorite color in decorating or in quilts. But this time of year, I incorporate it into our lives. Our guild’s designated Challenge Queen, Tess, loves to require a bit of orange in her rules; so I’m learning to incorporate it without screaming. And, if the theme is fall, I get to use pumpkins, which I love. I love their shapes, texture, and color. The pillow here is wool appliqué. The pumpkin and leaves wools were purchased hand dyes, the background is a recycled wool skirt, felted and reused.
This post describes some earlier quilts with fall themes and colors.
And to read more about Tess and challenge quilts, you can type “challenge” in the search box, or click on that category name. There are several related posts. Many include orange.
And, an earlier quilt called After the Chlorophyll is here.