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Wrapping Up Autumn Jubilee, Quilting Stars

Quilting Stars on Autumn Lane was fun, as was able to use both my favorite Autumn pantographs. The first step was to decide on the color of thread, so many pretty ones to choose from!  I could choose two colors as I had two quilts to do.  It was a bit difficult to decide between these wonderful matching colors of Essentials threads.

First I loaded the beautiful root beer backing that I got from Backside Fabrics.  Then I floated the batting and the first quilt top on the longarm.

On the small lanes design, I used the pantograph Meandering Pumpkin Patch designed by Patricia Ritter for Urban Elementz.  Cute isn’t it!  The medium brown thread works well, showing up nicely in the background and letting the pretty fabrics shine, while blending nicely on the back.

A tip for the other quilt, as I had to piece the backing for the second quilt.  If you are using a longarm with a pieced backing, put the piecing seam nearer to the top.  This will ensure that the edge of the quilt and the backing seam are as far apart as they can be.  This is really important when there is a chance that the backing seam will land right on the edge of the quilt if loaded the other way around.

On the tesselating design, I used Maple Dance designed by Karen Thompson at Intelligent Quilting.  I used the orange on this one.

Then, both quilts were bound in the usual manner.  All finished.

I hope you all enjoyed Autumn Jubilee.  It has been a busy month, and hopefully there is enough time left in November for you to complete your projects to use this season, or give as gifts during the holidays.  The pattern and pdfs will remain on the blog at least to the beginning of December, then after that will be taken down and the pattern produced for sale.  If you missed one, just look at the Friday posts in October for all four pdfs.

Get started on your holiday shopping for family and friends with these links. If you want to get some of gorgeous fabrics for your holiday sewing, check out the Fat Quarter Shop’s Moda Line.  Get spools and cones of the fantastic Aurifil Threads at Fat Quarter Shop Aurifil Threads.  Be sure to see all 17 pages, there are a few of the collections on sale, and special pricing on bundles of fabrics with Aurifil threads. You’ll love the extra light with the Sewing Machine LED Lighting Kit.  If you would like to have a pair of wonderful serrated edge scissors, click on Karen Kay Buckley’s Perfect Scissors to get your pair from Fat Quarter Shop.  Or, get the 4-inch ones at this Amazon link-  Karen Kay Buckley 4-Inch Perfect Scissors.  Get your Olfa Splash Cutter at FQS too – Olfa Splash. Thank you for using my links!!

Winners of the last week of giveaways have been drawn.  All winners have been notified, and all shipments are on the way.

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The winner of the tomato seeds is Gwynette drawn from comments on the gardening post.
Gwynette in NW Arkansas wrote “I cannot believe that October is here and almost gone! “Oh, Happy Fall” is about to turn into “Arrgg, it a Cold Winter”!! This is the first Autumn Jubilee (such a happy word) I’ve participated in and it’s been fun! Husband picked the last of our tomatoes yesterday, even the green ones for fried green tomatoes, as we had our first heavy frost last night! Happy impending retirement!!!”

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And lastly, a few shares from our Flickr group, starting with Kristi’s quilt top with a nice solution to a border dilemma.

Laying out the Border! Using up my extra pieces!

Judy completed a beautiful tablet cover.

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Danice did a terrific job with her wool penny rug.

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Diann’s quilt top blocks done have a lovely color palette, the grey is a surprising and lovely choice.

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Elaine’s colors are just so fiery! She bordered her top with a brown solid to frame a scrappy one, and the outer border in red. It works so nicely!

Stars on Autumn Lane top ready for quilting. Used scraps for border. thanks Carole.

So, Autumn Jubilee comes to a close for this year.  I hope you enjoyed all the projects and fun, giveaways and sharing.  The Flickr group Autumn Jubilee and Facebook Autumn Jubilee Sharing will remain open to share your progress as you finish your quilts, tablet covers and penny rugs.  You can also post your Autumn Jubilee tablescapes and cards! Share links to your best Autumn Recipes on Facebook in the Autumn Jubilee group too.  Please share my blog with your friends, and get ready for more fun in the coming weeks!

Please comment on this post if you had fun, and join me in thanking all the wonderful sponsors of this event. 

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Autumn Jubilee Stamping Fun

One of the things my family looks forward to every year is a Thanksgiving card. I started sending them years ago, when it was very difficult to find them in card boxes in the stores. But I liked sending a card when it wouldn’t get lost in the deluge of holiday cards. One year I didn’t send them, and everyone missed them. Now that I stamp my own, it is much easier. I have so many ideas, everyone will get a unique card.  Beginning with the card stock, I pulled some pretty colors.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

I wanted to give you some ideas for autumn inspired cards, some Thanksgiving, but any could be changed to a birthday or friendship card just by changing the sentiment. I had so many elements to play with, pretty papers, leaf stickers, ribbons, lots of stuff!

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I got out my embosser, and embossed rust card stock with the closest thing I had to a leaf design.  I like the addition of some texture to the cards.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

I stamped a pumpkin scene on ecru stock, and colored it with pencils. It was mounted on dark brown card stock for a frame, then on the gold color card base with the embossed paper on the upper left. A nice small sentiment is stamped in the lower left corner space with a pine cone accent.

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It looked like it needed just a bit more, so I added some leaf die cuts, like they were falling. The envelope got a leaf and some acorns.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

Inside, a sentiment of Thanksgiving stamped in brown with more leaves stamped in rust.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

Of course, all the backs got my personal stamp, some with a pumpkin too.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

On the next card, I did one of my favorite things, stamping lots of leaves in different colors of ink.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

I put the leaf ribbon across the middle, adding a framed sentiment on top.  While mine says Happy Thanksgiving, it could just as easily say Happy Birthday for a November birthday.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

I really like this ribbon, so used it on the next card with some pine cone design paper.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

Over the top, I added another embossed rectangle, with an accent of dark brown to set off the leaf stamped on gold.  The sentiment again is Thanksgiving themed, but also could be something else.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

While looking at the papers, I found this leaf one and wanted to use it too.  Starting with a rectangle on the side, I had room to stamp another Thanksgiving themed sentiment.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

Using the same idea from the previous card, I added a brown accent, then topped it with a stamped turkey framed with an embossed rust paper.  On the left, the card uses the same leaf paper across the bottom with the brown accent above.  A sweet stamp of a harvest scene is framed with embossed rust paper, and the sentiment Happy Thanksgiving is stamped above.

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So there you have it, five cards all variations on a theme with stamped envelopes ready to sign and mail.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

One more card, I needed to send with a gift, and I wanted a Friendship theme.  The leaves are the piece left over from die cutting leaves out of a piece of card stock.  I backed them with some of the patterned paper and glued them to the bottom front.  Friendship was stamped at the top, and then thin ribbons were added on the left and across the top edge of the plum card stock.

Autumn Cards at From My Carolina Home

So there are all the cards.  Just to let you all know, if you are a stamper, I have a number of new listings in my Etsy store of stamp sets, and my pin cushions make nice gifts too.  I have nice quality fabrics and vintage items as well.  Check out my listings Craftnuts Studio on Etsy.  Today, I’ll give away two Stamp sets to one lucky reader!  The one on the left is a build-a-flower set with friendship and birthday messages, and the one on the right is suitable for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Do you enjoy stamping for holidays?

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Autumn Brunch

Autumn Jubilee wouldn’t be complete without a pretty table and some yummy ideas for an Autumn Brunch. The idea of an Autumn Brunch reminds me so much of my mother. She and I loved to read cooking magazines and cook together, and never more so than when pumpkins were in season and a chill was in the air. We once hosted an Autumn brunch for our extended family of 15 guests with an all day affair starting with a tea breads course and working our way through more hearty dishes ending with a pumpkin roll cake, all while chatting and watching football on TV. It lasted hours, and we loved every minute of it.

Autumn Breakfast at From My Carolina Home

With those memories filling my thoughts and warming my heart, I set out a large ceramic pumpkin on the placemats I made a few years ago. I added the color corn and crackle glass votives to both sides.

Autumn Breakfast at From My Carolina Home

For the place settings, I set out the brown chargers, and added brown napkins held with my pumpkin napkin rings.

Autumn Breakfast at From My Carolina Home

The place settings were completed with white stoneware topped with my autumn leaf small plates, and everyday flatware. The pumpkin bowls are set out for cereal, and glasses added for water or juice.

Autumn Breakfast at From My Carolina Home

A simple setting, festive and fall-like.

Autumn Breakfast at From My Carolina Home

OK, so now, what do we eat?  Today, everyone is a winner with a round up of some of my favorite fall recipes!  First, my original delicious Pumpkin Orange Bread.  Download the PDF  for this recipe – Pumpkin-Orange-Bread

Pumpkin Orange Bread ~ From My Carolina Home

Next, Spiced Pumpkin Cake Donuts!  Download that recipe – Spiced Pumpkin Cake Donuts

Spiced Pumpkin Cake Donuts at From My Carolina Home

Caramel Apple Coffee Cake , download the pdf for this recipe – Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

Caramel Apple Coffee Cake

Apple Cake Donuts is one of the first recipes I did for the blog in 2014.  Download the recipe – Apple Cake Donuts

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See this post for making Perfect Breakfast Eggs.

Perfect Breakfast Eggs | From My Carolina Home

Breakfast for Thanksgiving day (and many years Christmas Day as well) is usually a baked egg dish with sausage or bacon and lots of cheese.  I haven’t done a post on it yet, even though I have made it year after year.  This year I’ll try to remember to get photos and give you my recipe.  It is flavorful, cheesy deliciousness with hot coffee and scones or biscuits.  I am reworking my scone recipe and should have that for you soon as well.

Autumn Breakfast at From My Carolina Home

Do you have a favorite autumn recipe?

 

Sharing…

Merry Monday

 


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Autumn Jubilee Week 4 Winners

One more week of giveaways, and we have several more winners. There is an additional surprise today too, so read on to the end. There is still time to enter this week’s giveaways, just look back to the previous posts.  Today is the final day for entering the Electric Quilt drawing from last Sunday, be sure to get in on that one!

First up, the Perfect Scissors!

The very lucky winner of the Karen Kay Buckley Scissors is April, congratulations!!

Giveaway winners at From My Carolina Home

If you would like to have a pair, click on Karen Kay Buckley’s Perfect Scissors to get your pair from Fat Quarter Shop.  Or, get the 4-inch ones at this Amazon link-  Karen Kay Buckley 4-Inch Perfect Scissors.

Giveaway winners at From My Carolina Home

Congratulations to Joni who won the new purpla Olfa Splash rotary cutter!  Get your Olfa Splash Cutter at FQS too – Olfa Splash

Did you see the gorgeous fabric available in wide widths at Backside Fabrics?

Amber wins the Backside Fabrics gift certificate with her tweet, congratulations!!

Giveaway Winner at From My Carolina Home

I have had such a great time reading all your comments this month!  Although there are too many to respond to every one, I want you all to know that they have been so fun, and some very heartwarming, thank you!  That brings me to the winner of the out-of-print Gooseberry Patch gardening book, For Bees and Me.  If you didn’t win, Amazon has some for just a few dollars plus shipping, click on the title link or the picture below to see them and order your copy.

For Bees and Me by Gooseberry Patch

The winner of the book is Jill K, who lives in New Zeeland. She wrote “I am really enjoying your posts. I loved this latest post with all the various animals and bird life wandering freely – I do miss seeing this close up. I live in New Zealand and we are coming into Summer. I have just moved house and I am looking forward to putting my mark on the garden. Spring growth is lush at the moment. Thank you for sharing as it is always a pleasure to see what each issue brings.”  I am thrilled to have another international winner!!

The surprise is I have decided to share my tomato seed bounty with a couple of readers.

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For the first winner, I picked a second name from the gardening comments, and the winner is Nancy H.  Nancy said “We moved into our home last fall. I am afraid this last spring and summer I did not get much done in my garden. My husband decided to rip out much of the shrubs that were present. I am hopeful for next spring when I will have retired and has more time to work in the yard.”  I hope you want to grow tomatoes next year.

The second person will be chosen from comments on today’s post.  Both seed winners will get some of my heirloom red tomato seeds along with some Cherokee Purple seeds, and maybe a surprise addition too.  So leave a comment today about the Autumn Jubilee event overall, what you liked best, what you would like to see more of in the future, or anything you want to say.  And again, thank you for reading, and commenting!!

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Stars on Autumn Lane Assembly and Borders

Are you ready to assemble?  I know some of you have already done this, and I am enjoying seeing all your shares on the groups on Flickr and Facebook.  I will finish up with the quilting next week, I know it will be November, but we just need an extra post to get it all in.

For both designs, arrange blocks in an alternating pattern.  The borders on this one are simple, a pretty print or a textured solid first border.  Certainly you can add additional scrappy borders as you like.

If you have done the tesselating design, you may wish to do the first border with the points extending into the border.  This is fairly easy, just figure out how many points you need.  You’ll make flying geese for those, adding fabric strips to the ends to complete the border.  For the table topper you need four flying geese units.

So make the geese using two more HSTs per point needed.  Instructions and sizes in the pdf.

Note that the scrappy print is the exterior of the geese, and the geese section is background.

For the table topper, the strips are added on each side, exactly the same length.  For other sizes, I have included the formula for figuring out exactly what you’ll need.

Attach to the opposite sides first, then you’ll add 3-1/2 inches to the strip length to accommodate the first border width.

Attach the border pinning the points to be sure they line up nicely.  Cut the border to exact length prior to sewing.

Now put the other sides on, again pinning is key to getting them perfectly placed.  Here’s a pdf of the border instructions for the points – Stars on Autumn Lane Borders

Add more borders if you like.  Quilt as you like and bind as usual.  Next time I’ll show you how I quilted mine.

Facebook Autumn Jubilee Sharing group is getting rolling with shares, and everyone who has asked to join have been approved. You can also upload your photos to our Flickr group Autumn Jubilee.

Today’s Giveaway is a Fat Quarter Shop $25 Gift Certificate!  See their gorgeous autumn collections, layer cakes and cake mix recipe papers for your next project, or to make another Stars on Autumn Lane Quilt. Check out today’s flash sale!

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Giveaway entries will be open until October 31st.  What are you wishing for from Fat Quarter Shop?

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Autumn Jubilee Tablet Cover Sew Along Finishing

Today we’ll finish the Tablet Cover, and have another Giveaway.  I hope you are enjoying the projects for Autumn Jubilee!  Share your progress and finished projects on the Facebook Autumn Jubilee Sharing group.  You can also upload your photos to our Flickr group Autumn Jubilee.

Tablet Cover Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

Using the last two layer cakes, cut strips 2-1/4 to 2-1/2 inches wide, as is your preference for binding. I used two more prints in the same colors, sewing the strips end to end alternating the prints.

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Fold in half lengthwise and press.  Sew to the right side.  I have a multi-part tutorial on Binding, to show exactly how to do the corners with tips on getting those perfect miters, joining the ends and finishing.  Since we are using straight of grain binding this time, start with Part 2 Here.

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Finish stitching the binding, either by hand or machine.

Tablet Cover Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

Press the completed piece to sharpen up the corners and crisp the quilting.

Tablet Cover Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

Add 4-inch velcro strips to the inside of the rounded end, and the outside of the opposite end about 1 inch from the end edge. Put the soft side on the rounded edge so it won’t scratch the tablet. Center both from the side edges. Top stitch in place.

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Fold the base up from the bottom 10-1/2-inches, this should be right at the seam between the two blocks.

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Stitch in the ditch of the binding.

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Fold the top over and press the velcro together to hold it closed. All done!

Tablet Cover Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

Slip your tablet inside for easy carrying and to keep the screen safe and clean.

Tablet Cover Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

Wouldn’t this make a great gift for the holidays this year for your tablet lover?

Tablet Cover Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

The backside is just as nice as the front.

Tablet Cover Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

Suitable for guys too, DH likes his.  Of course, fabric choices are key for the guys.

Tablet Cover Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

Today’s giveaway is sponsored by Moda Fabrics by United Notions, and the prize is two layer cakes!!  Thistle Farm and Harvest Hill prints are perfect for fall sewing, and making gifts.  They would make a bunch of Tablet Covers!

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There is still time to enter the giveaways for Backside Fabrics and EQ8 gift certificate, see the previous week’s posts.


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Wool Stitch Along Finishing and EQ8!!

Today is the finishing post for the wool stitch along penny rug.  Just a few tips to show you the way I like to finish mine.  Fast and simple is is the goal.  Here’s the finished project to tempt you, LOL!!  You can still see the steps and get the pattern on the previous Sunday posts.

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I use fusible stabilizer on the backside of the stitched piece, mainly the ends and bits left over from other projects.  I fuse to the stitching side with a hot iron no steam, according to the directions for the brand.  Be sure to read the instructions on yours.  This does two things, it locks down the stitches so it is less likely that they will become loose over time, and adds some body to the finished piece.

Wool Applique for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

Next, audition your base color.  I thought about this green as it went well with the buttons and set off the rust appliques.  I also tried out a rust base color, which accented the buttons more than the appliques, so I went with the green.

Wool Applique for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

Lay your applique piece on the base, and mark a cutting line 1/2-inch away from the edge of the applique piece.  I use a Chaco chalk marker for thin lines, like this one – Clover Chaco Liner.

Wool Applique for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

The thin lines are easy to see for cutting and brush off easily.

Wool Applique for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

Trim to the line with your Perfect Scissors.  The drawing for the Karen Kay Buckley scissors was this morning, so if you didn’t get an email, order your pair with my affiliate links at Fat Quarter Shop HERE or at Amazon 7-1/2-Inch Perfect Scissors, 6-inch Perfect Scissors, and 4-inch Perfect Scissors.

Wool Applique for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

Pin in a few places to keep the piece in place.  Using two strands of matching or contrasting color floss, begin the stitching of the base  by burying the knot between the layers.

Wool Applique for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

For the edge, I think a deep whip stitch looks nice, kind of folk art style.  Blanket stitch would also work well, your preference.

Wool Applique for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

Continue all the way around, catching just the top of the base layer so no stitches show on the underside.

Wool Applique for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

After your last stitch, make one more just catching a bit of wool to knot off.

Wool Applique for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

Pass through the loop just once.

Wool Applique for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

Pull securely but not too tight, the knot is tiny and really won’t be noticeable.

Wool Applique for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

Now insert the needle between the layers on the edge right at the knot, and bring up at some point in the interior of the top piece.

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Pull up slightly and cut the floss.

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The end of the floss will retract behind the top, disappearing.

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All done!!

Wool Applique for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

Display with a candle or other autumn decorative piece.

Wool Applique for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

Did you enjoy the stitch along?  Share your progress and finished projects on the Facebook Autumn Jubilee Sharing group.  You can also upload your photos to our Flickr group Autumn Jubilee.

Have you heard, EQ8 releases tomorrow for current EQ7 owners!! If you are a current EQ7 owner, beginning tomorrow you can Upgrade From EQ7 to EQ8 25% OFF until November 6, 2017!!  Yes, I’ll be upgrading my EQ7 so I can bring you more mysterys and quilt alongs.  General release for new buyers is 11/13.  This is NOT an affiliate link.

So help celebrate, Electric Quilt is providing a $25 gift certificate for today’s drawing!  Even if you don’t have quilting software, you can still use the gift certificate on other items anyone can use like their Printables.

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If you don’t have the software, check out the Behind the Mouse blog, they often have giveaways and who knows what will happen with the EQ8 launch?  You can subscribe to be notified of new offers too.

So leave a comment on the stitch along or EQ8, and be ready for entering the giveaway!  Thank you all for stitching along.

 

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