BasicGrey fabric Fall Quilts

7 Cute Fall Quilts

It’s still 100+ degrees where I live but I’ve gone ahead and whipped out all of the fall quilts! Maybe this will help nudge Mother Nature to turn the heat down? Wishful thinking, to be sure. At any rate, I’ve rounded up 7 beautiful fall quilts today for a little autumn inspiration.

7 Cute Fall Quilts

1. Leaves of Change

This scrappy leaf quilt has a very special place in my heart. I started piecing it about 8 years ago, in the middle of my marriage falling apart. I needed something to distract myself with and this was it. By the time things officially ended, I couldn’t stand the sight of this quilt top. I thought about getting rid of it, but it ended up in a closet, happily forgotten. I rediscovered it a few years later and guess what? It didn’t hurt to see it. In fact, I found that I loved it again. It felt like a sign – proof that my heart had gone through a lot of healing. I named it “Leaves of Change” for what it continues to represent.

Leaves of Change quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Persimmon by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics. Make it with 1 Jelly Roll.
Leaves of Change scrappy leaf quilt by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Persimmon by BasicGrey for Moda.

Quilt Details

Here’s an updated mockup of Leaves of Change using BasicGrey’s Cider fabric collection.

Leaves of Change quilt by Vanessa Goertzen of Lella Boutique. Fabric is Cider by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics. Make it with 1 Jelly Roll.
Leaves of Change jelly roll quilt by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Cider by BasicGrey for Moda.

2. Scrappy Sunflowers

One of my all-time favorites – this one is currently living on the sewing room wall. This design is a nod to the very first quilt I made when I was 14 – a scrappy mosaic sunflower. After quilting for almost 20 years, I revisited the idea to create my very own sunflower pattern. It was a perfect fit for my Farmer’s Daughter fabric collection circa 2017. What really puts this one over the top is the custom quilting by Natalia Bonner!

Scrappy Sunflowers quilt pattern by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Farmer's Daughter by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics
Scrappy Sunflowers quilt pattern by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Farmer’s Daughter by Lella Boutique for Moda.

Quilt Details

Scrappy Sunflowers quilt pattern by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Farmer's Daughter by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics
Scrappy Sunflowers quilt by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Farmer’s Daughter for Moda Fabrics.

3. Hello Fall

I fell in love with this quilt the moment I laid eyes on it. Hello Fall is designed by one of my good friends – fellow Moda designers, Chelsi Stratton. Chelsi has designed some super beautiful autumn quilts over the years and I couldn’t write this post without mentioning a couple. First is this adorable pumpkin patch quilt! It’s on my (ever-growing) list of must-makes.

Hello Fall PDF Pattern image 0 | Fall Quilts by popular US quilting blog, Lella Boutique: image of a Hello Fall pumpkin quilt pattern.
Hello Fall pumpkin quilt pattern by Chelsi Stratton of Stratton Handmade. Fabric is Cider by BasicGrey for Moda.

Quilt Details

  • Pattern: Hello Fall by Chelsi Stratton (fat quarter friendly)
  • Fabric: Cider by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics
  • Finished quilt: 71″ x 71″

4. Forest Drive

Another sweet fall quilt from Chelsi. Who can resist the charm of autumn, when the trees change color and start to lose their leaves? This one is such a beautiful transition piece from fall to winter.

Forest Drive PDF Pattern image 0 | Fall Quilts by popular US quilting blog, Lella Boutique: image of a Forest Drive quilt.

Quilt Details

  • Pattern: Forest Drive by Chelsi Stratton
  • Fabric: Folktale by Lella Boutique for Moda
  • Finished quilt: 75″ x 75″
  • Quilting: Marion Bott

For more of Chelsi’s quilt patterns, be sure to check out her shop over on Etsy at Stratton Handmade.


5. New Leaf

Now here’s a fun scrappy leaf in a sampler style arrangement. I’ve made this one a couple times and would love to make it again! The sampler blocks are made from a Layer Cake (precut squares 10″ x 10″). From there, you’ll need (9) fat quarters for the block backgrounds + 9 fat eighths for the leaf points and stems… see the full materials list here.

New Leaf fall sampler quilt by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Folktale by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
New Leaf scrappy leaf quilt sampler in Foktale fabric

Quilt Details

New Leaf fall sampler quilt by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Folktale by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
New Leaf scrappy leaf quilt by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Folktale by Lella Boutique.

Here is the original version of New Leaf! I had a hard time deciding which sashing color to use for this one. It’s also worth noting that this is the $5 pattern of the month for September.

New Leaf fall sampler quilt by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Harvest Road by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
New Leaf scrappy leaf sampler quilt in Harvest Road fabrics.

Quilt Details

New Leaf fall sampler quilt by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Harvest Road by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
New Leaf quilt by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Harvest Road by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.

Here is the mockup with navy sashing:

New Leaf fall sampler quilt by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Harvest Road by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics.
New Leaf scrappy sampler quilt in Harvest Road fabrics.

6. Scrappy Leaf (Sampler Spree Quilt Along)

This is my most recent quilt top finish! These sampler blocks are from Susan Ache’s Sampler Spree book. I designed my own layout – a giant scrappy leaf and shared all the details in a blog post here. It’s back from the quilter, and as soon as I can get it bound – I’ll share a lot more pictures.

Sampler Spree Quilt Along. The FREE Scrappy Leaf Layout by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Cider/Persimmon by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics.
Sampler Spree quilt in a scrappy leaf layout by Lella Boutique

Quilt Details


7. Chandelier 2

There’s a little secret about autumn quilts… they don’t all need to have leaves or motifs specific to fall. With the right fabric collection, any pattern can become a fall pattern. Like this autumn version of my Chandelier 2 quilt made up in Maple Street fabrics.

Chandelier 2 jelly roll quilt by Lella Boutique. Fabric is Maple Street by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda Fabrics.

Quilt Details


Which one of these quilts is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

Which of these 7 Fall quilts is your favorite? Let me know in a comment below!

6 Comments

  1. Sharyn Hudson

    September 1, 2021 at 1:20 am

    all of your quilts are too cute. So I will leave your post as new mail for a while so I can enjoy them for a while.

  2. Julie B

    September 1, 2021 at 3:55 am

    These are all so pretty. I especially love anything in the Harvest Road fabric. 💕

  3. Karen Jones

    September 1, 2021 at 6:17 am

    They are all so beautiful, but if I had to choose a favorite, it would be the sunflowers!

  4. Nilene Thompson-Finn

    September 1, 2021 at 9:02 am

    I have to say that I love them all, truly! That being said, Leaves of change is tugging at my heart. It’s going on my hysterically long must-make list.

  5. Janie Rossetti

    September 1, 2021 at 10:47 am

    I really like New Leaf. All of these quilts are an inspiration. I am looking forward to starting my Fall quilts. I have to finish my September quilts first. I have a baby quilt for my new grandson to finish and a few quilts that are waiting to be quilted and bound. These quilts are an inspiration to get them finished so I can start on some of these.

  6. Jeri Gibbs

    September 9, 2021 at 6:55 am

    Chandelier is probably my all-time favorite of your patterns. However, I love the pumpkins in Hello Fall and giant new leaf sampler so much that I will just need to make all three! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration your fabrics provide!

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