Autumn Patchwork

There is nothing better than snuggling up on a chilly autumn evening in my cosy patchwork blanket on the sofa enjoying a nice cup of hot chocolate! There have been so many patchwork inspirations for me this autumn that I just had to create a patchwork design journal page.


I started by dividing the page into sections to represent patchwork pieces, and then I stamped a Hessian texture stamp using London Fog Memento Ink to the whole page to give a woven textile look. I cut pieces of green flowered and grey dotted decoupage paper and glued them into place using a UHU Stic. Next I painted some of the other sections green using diluted Spectrum Aqua Marker ink and then stamped a leaf design over the top using Distress Ink. I painted diluted mahogany Distress Ink to the remaining sections, then stamped a maple leaf design on some white tissue paper using the same ink. This tissue paper was cut to size and then stuck on top of the mahogany sections with a UHU Stic. The hexagon shape is made from paper which I cut to shape and glued down, it’s from an oddment paper bundle I bought from my local craft shop – I love the little hearts design. I then stamped borders along each section to represent stitching, using Hampton Art Doodlebug Design stamps and Archival Ink. To finish I added grey dotty flower stickers, some lace trim and a lovely felt bird.forest

This is a photo we took of the fall foliage in New England, I remember remarking at the time when I first saw the hills and mountains that they looked like a patchwork quilt of beautiful fall colours. So I am very pleased to be able to join Valerie over at Art Journal Journey with this month’s theme “Indian Summer – Golden October – Autumn”.


We often walk to town and last weekend I captured these wonderful clouds, which look just like patchwork too.


And here’s my blanket I snuggle up with on the sofa, it has a lovely patchwork design.


Oh and not forgetting the hot chocolate, this time of year we often enjoy a cup of my hubby’s secret recipe hot chocolate, even I don’t know how he makes it! All I know is it has malt and pumpkin spice added to the mix and cream and mini marshmallows on top – yummy! Today we are serving it with scrummy Lebkuchen which have just come on sale in our local food store. These ones are dipped in dark chocolate – delicious! As T Stands for Tuesday I’m saying a big welcome and hello to the T Gang – Happy T day!

Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.

Here is a list of all the materials used to create this art journal page:

  • Memento Dye Ink (London Fog)
  • Spectrum Aqua Artist’s Markers (Moss)
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Peeled Paint, Aged Mahogany)
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Uni Pin Fine Line marker (Black 0.1mm)
  • Faber-Castell Big Brush Marker (Black 199)
  • Kaisercraft clear stamp (Texture – Hessian CS153)
  • Docrafts Papermania Urban Stamps 4×4 stamps (Owl Folk – Sentiments PMA 907228)
  • Royal & Langnickel clear choice stamps (Pressed Leaves MIN-CCS102)
  • Hampton Arts Doodlebug Design cling mounted rubber stamps (Borders ICO160)
  • Santoro Decoupage Papers (SNDEC039)
  • Vivi Gade Decoupage Paper (Skagen 25564)
  • Paper Bundle
  • Wilko stickers (Flower Embellishments)
  • The Works stickers (Felt Bird Embellishments)
  • Lace trim
  • UHU Stic
  • Zig Memory System 2 Way Glue (The Dual Action Glue Pen)

44 thoughts on “Autumn Patchwork

  1. Your journal page is really fabulous Jo, the whole thing looks totally fabric.
    Did you make your lovely patchwork blanket too?
    Great photo of the trees in New Hampshire, even that seems to have a lovely texture.
    Thanks for visiting just now and the lovely comments – I wish I’d made lots of the same style Christmas cards too. I thought I was being clever using up lots of different leftover bits I had accumulated over time, but all it did really was made things harder,
    Have a great week too…. Gill xx

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    • Thanks so much Gill! I didn’t make the blanket, I have had it quite a few years and bought it on one of my trips to America :-). Your Christmas cards look fabulous and I’m sure the people who receive them will appreciate and love them too! J 🙂


  2. Your patchwork journal page is brilliant Jo!! Gorgeous NE foliage photo, and your quilt along with the hot chocolate and cookies are sure to warm. Happily we are enjoying a bit of a super warm up and i don’t mind it one bit:) Happy T day , and thanks for your earlier visit!

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  3. Holy cow, Jo. That autumn patchwork AJJ entry is fabulous. Very inspiring. I adore it. Wonderful. And so is the patchwork quilt you snuggle under. Of course, the New England foliage is beautiful and really does remind me of patchwork. You are lucky to have that beautiful photo, because the leaves don’t get that pretty here.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful hot chocolate with us, too. Those cookies look delicious. Sounds like your husband knows how to fix a great cup of hot chocolate.

    Thanks for sharing your art, your patchwork inspired pieces, and your hot chocolate with us for T this Tuesday.

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  4. What a GORGEOUS patchwork piece. You have a great theme in this post. The quilt your use is beautiful and it makes a wonderful inspiration piece. And Special hot chocolate=YUMMY! I love those cute white mugs and the whip cream…what good is coco without whipped cream. Enjoy your warm cup of chocolate and that quilt. Hugs-Erika

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  5. The patchwork page is just ADORABLE and I love this wonderful photo of the fall foliage Jo!
    Your chocolate looks more than yummie!
    Happy T-Day and thank you so much for supproting Art Journal Journey with such a beautiful entry again!
    Wishing a wonderful week to you!
    oxo Susi

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  6. Love your patchwork pieces, so beautiful, and the journal page is stunning, thanks for joining us again at AJJ! And Lebkuchen is one of my faves – it’s been in the shops here for weeks, and I try not to buy any Xmas goodies just yet. The tree photo is wonderful, what gorgeous colours. Happy T Day, have fun, hugs, Valerie

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  7. A fabulous journal page Jo, I thought it was fabric until I started reading the post. Your snuggle cover looks beautiful as well., you will be cosy with that and the hot yummy cup of chocolate close by.
    Happy T day
    Yvonne xx

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  8. We should all have some secrets…lol Let hubby keep his mystery… you just enjoy the hot chocolate…. 🙂 Lovely photos you shared with us Jo… Love all your patchwork… What patience and attention to detail you have! And a great sense of color theory.. Happy happy Tday! Hugs! deb

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  9. That chocolate drink looks and sounds very yummy! I’d like to come and visit when your hubby makes some more….
    The patchwork is lovely.. your page, the trees and the blanket. All of them.
    Happy T-Day,
    And have a good week,

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    • Thanks for your lovely comments! There were so many wonderful patchwork inspirations that I just had to create my patchwork page, it was so much fun and I’m glad you think it looks like fabric :-). Have a great week! J 🙂


  10. You have tied together your patchwork theme beautifully!
    You page is sweet and the little bird is the perfect touch to your lovely patchwork creation.
    You had me at Lebkuchen yummy yum and your husband is quite a guy with a secret hot chocie recipe no less 🙂
    Lucky you getting to see the brilliant New England foliage in all its glory.
    That is something we would like to enjoy one day.
    The seasons just come and go so quickly it seems.
    Sorry that I missed T this week.
    I am enjoying our son’s visit before he heads west to Colorado.
    Lots of cooking and fun being had.
    Happy October days to you dear Jo oxo

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