Autumn Splendor Gallery
Here's the scrappy version of Autumn Splendor, which Scarlett made as a 99" square quilt. The setting of the colors is barn raising, but with each leaf made from a different fabric. Instead of binding, the edging is prairie points, cut from assorted black prints.
Scarlett's original quilt design was published in Great American Quilts 1993 and Scrap Quilts (1995) by Oxmoor House. She republished her pattern, as both printed and e-pattern, because the books are now out of print.
Here are some EQ7 color layouts showing how this block, and the whole quilt, can be done in different colorways and with creative fabric placement.
This modern straight furrows layout has rows of blocks made from the border fabric, so that the other rows stand out more.
This is straight furrows, a traditional log cabin style setting.
Here's a modern barn raising quilt layout, with the rows of leaf blocks floating on the background.
Here is rail fence, another traditional log cabin style setting. A black and white diagram is included in the pattern for trying out different colorings.
Scarlett used the Autumn Splendor pattern as the pieced background for "Symbols & Seasons of Japan", an art quilt she designed that received an Honorable Mention in the 2001 Sulky Challenge. The quilt toured for a year to major quilt shows and conferences.
Here's another coloration that Scarlett did of this pattern, for use at Christmas!
Scarlett used the border fabric for the corners, rounding off the center of the design. This sample was done with the 6"(15cm) template, set 5 x 5 blocks, making this a 42" (107cm) wallhanging. Scarlett is thinking of adding embellishments to this, once she decides how she's going to finish machine quilting it!
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