It’s in the air…



Fall has officially arrived because Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes have returned.  Or so I’ve been told by all my friends who love them.  (I admit it… I’m not a fan.)

While it’s still warm-ish here in Dallas, the air feels a bit different and the light is changing. And no, I don’t mean that after a summer driving to work in the soft light of early morning, I’m now reminded that it’s o’dark-thirty.

It’s also the time of year when everything is changing color, transitioning into something warm and vibrant. Let’s call this funky assortment of Reproduction, traditional and classic prints – Wild Fleurie Bramble Gathering.  Warm, rich reds mix with cheddar and mustard-y golds for a Fall-Winter feel while the accents of black, lavender and green give it a nice spark.


Don’t ask me what I’m going to make with this because I still haven’t decided.  For now, it still makes me happy to just look at my stack of fat quarters.

The fabrics I pulled are from the following collections – they’re all available in shops now:


Clockwise from the upper-left corner:

  • Bramblewood – 31524 19 – Bittersweet
  • Grunge – 30150 274 – Vert
  • Christmas Gatherings – 1174 16 – Amber
  • Wild Orchid – 2774 13 – Tree Bark
  • Silver Linings – 42261 14 – Cream Red
  • Wild Orchid – 2771 14 – Lady Slipper
  • Bramblewood – 31521 12 – Sable
  • Ville Fleurie – 13760 18 – Lavender
  • Wild Orchid – 2777 22 – Moth Vanilla Bean
  • Bramblewood – 31522 16 – Bittersweet
  • Ville Fleurie – 13767 15 – Pearl
  • Alpine – 26102 14 – Dew Green
  • Ville Fleurie – 13766 17 – Lavender
  • Wild Orchid – 2774 11 – Vanilla Bean
  • Wild Orchid – 2776 14 – Lady Slipper
  • Ville Fleurie – 13767 11 – Rouge
  • Christmas Gatherings – 1177 22 – Amber
  • Wild Orchid – 2770 13 – Tree Bark

Happy Tuesday!

Thursday!  Happy Thursday!

(It’s been a busy week.)









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11 thoughts on “It’s in the air…

  1. Ahhh, makes me hopeful we won’t be sticking to ourselves much longer!! Thanks for a beautiful post and I like your fabric pull. Such a happy stack. You’ll the know the pattern when you see it. Enjoy the process, Allison in Plano, Texas USA

  2. Allison in Plano! I love your little saying “happy stack”! I will now begin pulling my own “happy stack” for my next project. And Carrie, thanks for your wit and wisdom each week. In the world of social media, I am sure it is no surprise to your readers: This is the only blog I follow. Thanks for making my day quite often and for making me laugh out loud every once in awhile. Happy day to you!

  3. Gorgeous, Ms Carrie!! I wouldn’t have thought to add lavender to an atumny pallet but I like it!! A lot!

  4. It is always so fun to mix up colors from different collections. Makes quilts less recognizable as a “French General” or “Black Bird” quilt, which have shown up more frequently in this era of pre-cuts. Just like with food, it is always a treat to have different “pairings” from time to time. Trust me, I still love the pre-cuts, but even those, I tend to break apart and do some mixing and matching from time to time.

  5. You are the queen of pulling together a wonderful palette from numerous lines! Now who is going to be the first shop to make this bundle!

  6. Ville Fleurie is my all time favorite this year! I have bought several new ones but they can’t compare. I like you fabrics. I’m still more comfortable with the whole line in precuts. Maybe someday I’ll try matching fabrics.

  7. Great post today! Fall is my favorite time of year, and I love these fabrics!! I was just thinking that I need to make a fall quilt….your fabric selections have inspired me!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. Beautiful fabrics, but I must admit I am always so sad to see summer go. I may be a dying breed, but I love it super hot & humid. It just makes me smile & puts a spring in my step. So good-bye for now summer-I’ll miss you.

    I’m glad to know I’m not the only one who has crazy weeks & mixes up the days 😉

  9. I love the lavender it’s my favorite color! I like fat quarter bundles but I have a problem I don’t like to open them and use them. I just want to look at them. Thanks for all that you do!

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