Published – Autumn Aglow Quilt

Autumn Aglow by Lori Miller Designs

I think it is too early to think of fall, yet here I come with a colorful fall quilt call Autumn Aglow. This gorgeous quilt is reminiscent of falling leaves. The large block is simple to piece and when put together creates a unique tesselating quilt design. I love the cheery fall colors.

Featured in the September/ October 2021 issue of Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting magazine, this issue is full of delightful fall, leafy projects… including my Autumn Aglow quilt.

I used blender cottons called Canvas by Deborah Edwards for Northcott. The blenders are perfect for creating the maple leaf pattern in the blocks.

I designed this quilt with EQ8 Quilt Design Software. It made it so easy to try different colors and draw up the blocks.

This quilt uses only four colors and you only make multiples of these two blocks for the design. Looks complicated but it is super easy.

Photo courtesy of Fons & Porter Love of Quilting Magazine, Copyright 2021

I used an allover edge to edge maple leaf design. The batting is Tuscany Cotton/Wool batting 80/20 generously provided by Hobbs. This is my favorite batting as the loft really shows off the quilting.

Pick up a copy of Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting September/October issue for my pattern and more information.

Happy Stitching!

Fall Leaves and a Thank You!

Well, September is certainly here with the cool fall weather and I am not quite ready for the leaves to change colors. While I am holding onto the green a little longer outside, inside is all about quilting some autumn leaves. First up, a beautiful pieced maple leaf quilt. I am working on this special project for my mom.  (Shhh – she does not know so don’t spill the beans).  She really admired a maple leaf quilt when I was back in Des Moines visiting her and we went to a see quilt show.  She said she just loved all the tones and colors in the fall leaves.  I tucked that hint away and started to work on her quilt.   I found a great pattern on All People Quilt called Tumbling Leaves.


I enlisted my sit and stitch group to help stitch some of the leaves over the past year and this fall I am trying to get them all pieced together.  I used all of my fall colored stash fabrics in green, yellow, red and orange.


I am about half way through putting the blocks together.  I am trying to just do a random order with not too many of the same colors together.  I can’t wait to share the quilt with you when it is all finished.


The second part of the post has to do with my Pattern, Quilted Pile of Leaves. This wonderful fall themed project pattern is one of my best sellers.  I really appreciate the support and wanted to give you all a big Thank You.  It means a lot to be able to share my creativity with you.  I was delighted to receive a thoughtful note from Cindy Young who had gotten the pattern and was beginning to stitch up her own Pile of Leaves.

Photo Courtesy of Cindy Young

Photo Courtesy of Cindy Young

She sent me some pictures of all of her handy work and even shared a few tips that some of you may find helpful.  She uses the flexible cutting boards to make her plastic templates for quilting and for these fall leaves in particular.  She says they are very economical and sturdy.  She also decided to use  Insul-Bright from the Warm Company  insulated lining for her leaves so she could use them on the table and protect the finish from hot dishes.

Photo Courtesy of Cindy Young

Photo Courtesy of Cindy Young


Here you can see what a big pile she made and she also started to create even more shapes that turned out darling.  Beautiful fall leaves and wonderful tips!  Thanks Cindy!

What fall projects are you working on?