Well, whether one likes it or not,
but fall is here!
I find fall interesting.
On one hand I heave a sigh of relief that the hecticness of summer is over.
And, I look back at the whole year,
thinking about things done, accomplished,
and things that have not gotten done.
But, on the other hand,
even though I love fall,
I always wish there was another three weeks of warm weather,
without all the tourists, cars, and the frantic behavior
living in a tourist state engenders.
And, let’s face it-
fall in New England is special.
I love going to the apple orchard to get cider and apples.
I love the colors of the season,
the piles of pumpkins and other winter squash,
and the smell of chrysanthemums,
which decorate nearly every business and home.
And, we have fabrics that celebrate the season.
One of the most popular is the
Scandinavian Tree fabric.
What I like about this is the clean ,
stylized look of the the trees,
interspersed with the over sized oak leaves.
It has a touch of whimsy about it,
which makes it fun without being cutesy.
And, the colors say “fall”.
We have the modern horse hunt fabric in four colorways.
The orange/gold gives the appearance of a fall fabric,
even though those colors are only used for the coats of the riders.
This butterfly fabric also has fall colors.
Even though none of these are actually monarch’s,
this always reminds me of the monarch butterfly’s migration flight.
The fishing toile fabric also gives a sense of fall.
While part of it is the colors used,
part of it is the pattern,
which has not just a fishing motif,
but also a hunting motif,
with two hunters and dogs,
with geese flying over-head.
There are some florals that have a fall feel.
The Crane Garden Fabric is a gorgeous fabric.
Both the fabric itself and the pattern are wonderful.
This colorway is filled with fall tones
on a smooth brown background.
A very different look is this fabric with a
It has a mix of flowers- camellias, columbine, and dahlias.
The Scandinavian Floral
reminds me of fall-
the red flowers remind me of berries,
and the seed heads remind me of dandelion docks and
the seed heads of Queen Anne’s Lace.
There are two novelty fabrics that could be used for a fall effect.
One is the orange red blue seashell fabric.
This has large shells in fall colors,
punctuated by sky blue,
on a background of tan coral.
The other one that I like for a fall fabric is the
Japanese Lantern Fabric, in taupe.
I love the pattern itself with the different lanterns hanging from cording.
But, I also like the colors.
The touch of violet pink adds an interesting counterpoint to the fall tones.
Two of the windowpane plaids could also be used for fall.
There is the Red Green Gold Windowpane Fabric,
and the Orange Green Gold Windowpane.
To see more fall fabrics type
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