Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Bedroom Projects

 I'ts hard to believe it is Fall already. Last week it was in the 90's. I'm ready to bring out my sweaters, bake some pumpkin muffins and drink cider. I might put those things on hold until the weather cools off. In the mean time I wanted to get into Fall gear. I love fall the best out of all 4 seasons.

 Lori and I were discussing the windows at The Quilt Barn and we came up with 2, if I do say so, great ideas (the second idea will be posted later this week or next and I am super excited about it too).
The black cheater quilt turned out so great we knew it needed to go on the bed. Black is so chic and a great fall color, I think. It needed a pop of color and nothing is more fall than orange. I would have loved to have made a queen size quilt for my bed but time was not on my side.

Along the top of the iron bed is a bunting flag using fabric and vintage ric rac.

I struggled with what pattern to use for the bed runner. The fabric was easy. I just went around the store and pulled every orange bolt. Not all made the cut and I ended up with 13 different half yard cuts.
I ended up making up a Courthouse Steps as the pattern and added a squares strip around the outside. What do you think?

I have a soft spot for these crocheted lovelies. If I can think of a way to use them every season or occasion I do. And I did this time. I bought some orange liquid dye (not easy to find in a BSU loving town) and had plans of dying a doily as a pumpkin. I ended up finding an orange one so the dye got put aside for another project. I might add a little green wool stem.
The fabric pumpkin is a project idea taken from some Country Living inspiration.

The pillow was made out of Halloween and Fall selvege and pieced using a paper pieced string block method.
We have a few more ideas for this window but I wanted to show you what we had done today.
These projects were so fun and easy that I am going to show you how to make them. Everyday th
is week I will share how to make these fun fall projects. Make sure to check back.

I am linking up here

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  1. love the bed runner and the term-since i keep a quilt down at the foot of the bed, too, but never knew what to call it!

  2. Gorgeous b&w quilt and orange quilt! Love them!

  3. That looks beautiful! I'm loving the banner... so into them right now.
    Thanks for the ideas.