Maybe it’s because I’m spending so much more time at home or maybe it’s the sudden change in weather, but my desire to dress up the house for fall seems to be stronger than ever! Normally, I feel a little regret with taking down summer things and getting ready for fall, but not this year! If you’re like me and ready to embrace the change in seasons, then you’re probably ready to whip up some cozy feeling new projects.
Right at the top of my list for seasonal decorating are quilted wall hangings. Wall hangings are such an easy way to make a seasonal statement for your home. If you have a designated spot for wall hangings, all you need to do is switch it up and you’re done! This might be a hanging quilt rack, a quilt ladder full of quilts, or simply a blank spot on your wall. The GO! Fall Frolic Skinny Wall Hanging (PQ4326i) is great for a small space, and can be make with a wide variety of fabric including wool.
If you prefer piecing to appliqué, check out the GO! Qube 6” Spinner Squares Wall Hanging (PQ11087), warmed up for fall with some seasonal batiks it will make a real statement in your home!
Pillows are a great way to add some seasonal flavor into your home. You may want to select a size (or 2) that you like and make removable pillow covers in the same size so that your seasonal switch is made easy. You could even make the exact same design for every season by just switching out the fabrics! One of my favorite pillow patterns is the GO! Hattie’s Choice Pillow (PQ11631). Don’t forget to use GO! Quilt to lay out the colors for your own seasonal version.
Table runners are great quick projects for each season. Social media is full of fun table settings, so why not create your own picture-perfect table! AccuQuilt BOB (Block On Board) dies and GO! Qubes are great starting places. Look no further than the new GO! Maple Leaf-8" Finished (55195) for a great start to any fall project, like the GO! Maple Leaf Table Runner (PQ11732).
Table runners, and table toppers, don’t have to be limited to your dining tables! Look for places like side tables, coffee tables and even footstools to highlight with a fall runner. Don’t forget to add some fall colored candles, flowers or pumpkins and gourds to complete the look.
Speaking of setting a table for fall, don’t forget about the new GO! Big Bowl Cozy (55208). Fall is soup weather, so don’t forget to make some of these useful items for yourself and your family. They also make great gifts and can be filled with some tasty goodies for gifting.
Accents & Décor
Do you have a mantle? I recently decked mine out with a vintage tailgating theme in honor of all the football games that won’t happen this fall! What about a bench in your entryway? How much cuter would a grouping of pumpkins be if they were accented by accented by a festive throw quilt? Better yet, why not make your own fabric pumpkins with our dies?
Which leads us to quilts themselves. Changing out bed quilts as well as throw quilts is a sure-fire way to warm up your environment for fall. The GO! Maple Leaf (55195) can certainly shine here as well, with some wonderfully seasonal patterns like the GO! Falling Leaves Throw Quilt (PQ11748) or GO! Maple Leaf Sunflowers Throw Quilt (PQ11749) but what about something a little different like the GO! Twirling Star Quilt (PQ10294) that’s made with the GO! Half Hexagon-4 ½” Sides (55437).
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So, warm up some spiced apple cider, bake some pumpkin bars and settle in to think about ways to warm up your look for fall!
Treat Yourself to the Best Pumpkin Bars Ever!
I’ve had this recipe since junior high, from my friend Lori V.
- 2 cups of canned pumpkin
- 1 cup oil
- 4 eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
Beat together well, then add:
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ¼ tsp ground cloves
- ¼ tsp ground ginger
Beat together, then pour into a buttered and floured 10"x15” pan. Bake at 350° for approximately 30 minutes. Frost when cool.
Cream Cheese Frosting
- ½ cup softened butter
- 8 oz. softened cream cheese
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 lb. powdered sugar
Beat together well and spread on the cooled pumpkin bars.