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Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along Embellishment

Did you get your shapes stitched to your base this week? Today will be embellishing the leaves and pumpkins to add detail and shine. To begin, mark two curved lines on the pumpkin shapes to enhance the illusion of roundness. Mark vein lines on the leaves. I use a yellow chalk for marking as it brushes off easily.

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

Stitch the lines in a complementary color with 2 strands of floss, using a backstitch. Don’t worry about how it looks on the back, it won’t show in the finished piece.

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

Do the leaf veins in the same manner.

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

Dig out your seed beads and choose some to add a bit of shine. Buttons and other embellishments can be used too. Auditioning several things, I chose gold seed beads and green buttons.

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The container of gold seed beads is pretty full, and I didn’t want to take the chance of spilling them on the floor.

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

So, using the lid, I put five or six beads in the lid and stitch those, then reload with a few more.

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

Bringing up the floss from the backside, use two strands of matching color floss. I started with just one strand and had to stitch each one twice, so I switched to doubling the floss.

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Sew five seed beads on only the left detail line on the pumpkins, spacing them out. I think putting the beads on only one side will enhance the feeling of three dimensional light on one side.  But, you could put them on both lines if you like.

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

Then sew five or seven seed beads on the leaf main vein. Using odd numbers is more pleasing to the eye.

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One last detail, I wanted to add some small buttons in an evergreen color. Trying to match the green was a bit of a challenge. None of them were an exact match, so I just picked the one that looked the closest.

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Place one button between the appliques about a half inch from the edge.  Don’t worry if they aren’t all exactly the same distance apart or the same distance from the edge.  A bit of variation just adds to the charm of handwork.

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Stitch each one with double strands of matching floss. I used an X pattern, but you can use an = pattern if you like. Doesn’t matter, just do what pleases you.

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

All done for this week’s steps.

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

Next week, we will finish the piece so it is ready to give as a gift or use with a candle or other autumn item.

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

Today’s giveaway will be a pair of Karen Kay Buckley’s Perfect Scissors.  You will get to choose the size you want, visit the Perfect Scissors website to see all the options or to order from Karen directly.  Or, get the 4-inch ones at this Amazon link, and if you win you can get another size to complete your set.  Karen Kay Buckley 4-Inch Perfect Scissors.

Rafflecopter Giveaway Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Scissors Click Here!!

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Good luck in the drawing.  What size Perfect Scissors would you like to win?

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Stars on Autumn Lane – Star Block

Are you caught up with your cutting and making half-square triangles?  I hope so, but if not, just continue to make progress and keep the pdfs for future reference to complete the quilt.  Today we’ll make the star block for Stars on Autumn Lane.

It is really easy, just follow the diagram contained in the pdf to place your 3-1/2-inch background, scrappy and HST elements.  I have to do these patterns this way now, as WordPress will not allow me to put a no-pin code on the pattern itself.  I don’t mind pinning of the pictures, but the pattern itself I prefer not to have on Pinterest.  Here’s the pdf with the placement diagram – Autumn Jubilee Star Block

Table Topper make 5
Lap make 6
Twin make 18

If you missed the first post with the cutting instructions, click HERE.

Today’s giveaway is sponsored by Aurifil Threads!!  Whoopee, a collection of 12 large spools of Autumn colors, the Chestnut Collection!  Just look at these gorgeous colors!   Aurifil is my favorite piecing thread, strong and thin it is perfect for many applications, but absolutely the only thread I use for piecing.  I also quilt with it, using it frequently in the bobbin of my longarm, and also in the top when I want the quilting to be subtle.  I wish I could win this collection myself, but it is for a lucky reader.  Be sure to tell your friends to enter, you could always tell them they have to share if they win, LOL!!  I’d be delighted if they also chose to follow the blog.

Autumn Jubilee is a way for me to grow my blog readership.  I am very grateful for your shares on Facebook, Tweets to your friends, and any other way you let other readers know what my blog is about.  If you are on a quilting forum, chat room, guild email list, please let others know about the quilt along and Autumn Jubilee.  Oh, and one more thing, I am not collecting email addresses or contact info, so you will not be put on any mailing lists.  You can use your Facebook acct to log in, or just enter your name and email.  The email is so I can contact the winner, and will not be used for any other purpose.  Enter the Aurifil giveaway by clicking on this link –

Rafflecopter Aurifil Thread Chestnut Collection Giveaway!!

What do you love about Aurifil Threads?  How do you like to use them?

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Want to try Aurifil?  Get spools and cones 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.

Spelling Bee Book by Lori Holt

Psst – Fat Quarter Shop’s Notion of the Month is Stabilizer!

Fat Quarter Shop Daily Flash Sale

Happy Cloud Quilt Batting by Fat Quarter Shop


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Stamping Halloween Cards

Getting farther into October, it is time to begin stamping cards for Halloween.  Autumn Jubilee wouldn’t be complete without some cards!  I have so much Halloween fun stuff, thanks to Katie and her generous gift. I wanted to use some of the stickers and elements with the stamps, but I had more ideas than time, LOL!! Anyway, I began with my roller as I haven’t used it in a while.

Halloween Cards for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

I have several Halloween wheels, and this year used the spider web. I rolled it on my paper mat first to ink up the roller well, then rolled one line of spider webs on the orange paper, on a diagonal.

Halloween Cards for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

Then I use my roller guide to get the next lines straight, and rolled the entire front of the card.

Halloween Cards for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

On top, I placed a translucent ghost with some spray adhesive so the glue wouldn’t show through. The sentiment ‘just flying by’ from another stamp set went perfectly with the ghost. If you look closely, you can see the spider webs through the ghost.

Halloween Cards for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

I made several of these at once, and one of them I messed up. The roller missed a section, and I foolishly tried to re-roll over it. But no matter, this is an opportunity to do something different. So I got out my Sizzix embossing machine, a spider web embossing folder and black card stock.

Halloween Cards for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

Then, I found the eerie tree with no leaves, and stamped over the embossing with Versamark.

Halloween Cards for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

I really wasn’t sure this would turn out, the embossed paper wasn’t flat anymore. But the Versamark did stick fairly well. Covering it up with white embossing powder…

Halloween Cards for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

I tamped off the excess, and hit it with the embossing heat gun. Pretty cool!!

Halloween Cards for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

So, why not add a spooky ghost owl? The bits where the white powder didn’t stick on the tree just adds to the creepy factor.

Halloween Cards for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

Embossing the owl, and adding the sentiment, completed the front.

Halloween Cards for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

Both cards have Happy Halloween with a jack-o-lantern face inside. A cute little bat on the envelopes, and my signature stamp on the backs, and they are ready to mail.

Halloween cards ~ FromMyCarolinaHome.com

All done for this year’s designs, at least for now.

Halloween Cards for Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home

This one from last year is still my favorite card. The witches hat and shoes are from one stamp set, while the sentiment is from another one with shoes.

Halloween Cards 2016 ~ From My Carolina Home

The giveaway today is from my personal stash of brand new, never used stamps. I bought a box lot of them from a friend, and had some duplicates as she is a dealer. This set has the ‘EEK’ stamp, so I thought it would be fun for the giveaway.  It also has six more stamps suitable for other holidays, plus you’ll receive the flower stamp set with birthday and than you sentiments.  I’ll ship these anywhere in the world, so international entries are welcome!!

Rafflecopter EEK! Stamp Sets Giveaway Click Here!!

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Are you stamping cards for Halloween?

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Autumn Jubilee Sew Along Tablet Cover

Making gifts for the holidays especially for the guys in your life is sometimes a difficult task.  Today, we’ll begin a sew-along to make a very fast tablet cover/carrier that will finish in just three installments.  The cutting and making the half-square triangles will begin today, using a different method – Moda Cake Mix Recipe papers.  Some of today’s links are affiliates.

Tablet Cover Sew Along ~ From My Carolina Home

The tablet cover fits DH’s Lenovo Tablet. He reads news stories and surfs the internet on this, and one of these days I’ll get him a newspaper subscription for it as the local paper won’t deliver to our home.  It is a great gift idea for a special person to start holiday shopping, not as expensive as others.  The case fits it just right, with nice quilting for padding, easy enough to do on a DSM.

This was my first time to use these papers from Moda for making HSTs and I have to say I am a total fan!  This was quicker and easier than any other method, and turned out perfect 2-1/2-inch HSTs with very little cutting, and no squaring up needed.

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You’ll need two cake layers the same print for background, one medium and one dark cake layer print that coordinate.  In addition you’ll need three more for lining, and 2 additional (if you want to use them) for binding.  Additional supplies, Moda Cake Mix papers set #3, I got mine at Fat Quarter Shop.  There are a lot more papers than you will use for this project, but trust me, you’ll like them so much that you will be happy you got them.  If you don’t have them, just make HSTs the usual way – you’ll need 16 of each medium-background and dark-background, all 2-1/2 inch unfinished size.

Autumn Jubilee Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

Put one background cake layer and the dark cake layer right sides together.  Lay the Cake Mix on top and pin in a few places.  Be careful not to pin over any lines.

Autumn Jubilee Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

Begin sewing at the ‘start’ line.

Autumn Jubilee Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

Sew following the direction of the little arrows on the lines.

Autumn Jubilee Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

Little numbers on the lines tell you the order of sewing.  On some stitching lines, the lines extend off the grid and turn so you can just follow around instead of pivoting.

Autumn Jubilee Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

Pivot where indicated and continue sewing on the line.

Autumn Jubilee Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

There are two sewing lines that will mean only two starts and stops. Mostly, this is continuous sewing, fast!

Autumn Jubilee Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

When the lines are all sewn, take the piece to the cutting table and cut off the edges on the lines.

Autumn Jubilee Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

Then cut on the solid lines between the lines of stitching to create the HSTs.

Autumn Jubilee Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

Autumn Jubilee Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

Carefully tear away the paper, it will tear easily as the sewing line perforates the paper. Press your half square triangles towards the darker side.

Autumn Jubilee Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

Repeat with the medium and background cake layers to make more HSTs. The papers make 18, you’ll need 16 for the project. It is up to you whether or not to trim the corners. I did some, as I needed to, but not all. However, trimming them all would reduce bulk in the corners.

Autumn Jubilee Sew Along at From My Carolina Home

Today’s giveaway is a Moda Fat Eighth bundle of Thistle Farm by Lynne Hagmeier of Kansas Troubles!  There are several ways to earn entries, the more you do the more entries you get!  See all the Moda Fabrics at Fat Quarter Shop.

Rafflecopter Moda Fat Eighth Giveaway

 

 

If you’d like to sew along, but you don’t want to make a pieced block, just fussy cut two 8-1/2-inch squares of a pretty print, and continue with the sew along next week.

Have you ever used the Moda Cake Recipes to make HSTs?

 PS – A note to my Canadian readers, Happy Thanksgiving!!

 


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Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along

Sundays are great days for some handwork while watching TV, football games or old movies, whatever is your favorite thing.  I have designed a new wool penny rug for Autumn Jubilee and the stitch along begins today.  To begin, download the pdf with the pattern – Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along Pattern. Then choose your wools.  I have these lovely orange and brown patterned wools, and now was a marvelous time to use them.  If you don’t have a pair of Karen Kay Buckley’s Perfect Scissors, they are on sale here Karen Kay Buckley 7-1/2-Inch Perfect Scissors.

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

The pattern has the base, a pumpkin shape and a leaf shape. You’ll need one base, four pumpkins, four stems and four leaves.  I thought about using this muddy green for the base, but it looked better with the gold.

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

Choose floss to match your leaves and pumpkins.

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

Cut all your bits, and pin to the base, centering the pumpkins alternating with the leaves in the rounded scallops of the edge.

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

Stitch using either a whip stitch or a blanket stitch with two strands of DMC floss.  I apologize for the pictures being somewhat dark, they were taken in the evening, and I didn’t want to wait to begin the project for sun the next day.

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

The cutting and stitching can be done in an afternoon.  It took me longer to decide on colors and then to match up the floss colors, LOL!!

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

Fat Quarter Shop has a wonderful array of wools in gorgeous colors!  They are the sponsor for today’s giveaway of a $25 Gift Certificate!  You can use it for whatever you like, not just wools, but if you are a stitcher, this is a great way to add to your wool stash.

Rafflecopter Fat Quarter Shop $25 Gift Certificate Giveaway

You have until October 14 to enter, then the winner will be drawn and notified via email.

Next week we’ll embellish the piece, and in two weeks, finish it off in time to use this year.

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Week One Winners for Autumn Jubilee, and a pdf

The first winners have been drawn for two prizes for Week One of Autumn Jubilee!!

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Winner of the Inspired LED Sewing Light Kit is Nancy!  Nancy won for her comment entry where she said “I’m most interested in the LED sewing machine lighting kit. This all is amazing.”  Congratulations, Nancy, you got the prize you commented that wanted most!!  How great is that!

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Congratulations to Danice who wins the Fat Quarter Shop $25 Gift Certificate, for her entry following Jolly Jabber.

Autumn Jubilee Winners! at From My Carolina Home

Both winners have been sent an email.   I do want to let you know that the first drawn winner was disqualified, as she did not make a blog post comment.  So, be sure that if you check off that box, that you do make a comment.

Stars on Autumn Lane Quilt Along for Autumn Jubilee ~ From My Carolina Home

Thank you to a lovely reader who asked about a pdf for the cutting instructions for Stars on Autumn Lane.  I can only say I just didn’t get to it and then forgot, in all the run up getting prize sponsors, completing two quilts, two other projects and writing three new patterns for a quilt along, sew along and stitch along and a new recipe.  But I have remedied that!  Here is a pdf with the first step cutting instructions, and I’ll do more for the next three steps as we get to them.  Stars on Autumn Lane Cutting Instructions.

I have read every comment, and I am delighted with your enthusiasm for this event!  I have also read the Facebook comments, and noted your shares, thank you for that!!  I am still figuring out Facebook, and I don’t have a good grasp on it yet, but know I do appreciate each and every one of your likes, shares and comments.  I only figured out today how to do a message on it.

I’d love it if you are on Twitter, to tweet about the quilt along, sew along and stitch along. My Twitter id is
@frmmycarolinahm so please include me in your tweet along with the #autumnjubilee2017 hashtag. I know some of you have been tweeting about it, but the hashtag isn’t showing me any tweets with it other than my own. Maybe I don’t know enough about Twitter either, LOL!! I am such a dinosaur, social media challenged.

Enjoy Autumn Jubilee!!  Are you having  fun?

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Stars on Autumn Lane Quilt Along

The Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along starts today with a new pattern, Stars on Autumn Lane!  I have designed this with two options, both using exactly the same number of squares and half square triangles.  Pull your autumn colors, and quilt along!  The steps will come out once a week on Fridays, and be done in four weeks, with a final Friday post in November to wrap up the quilting and finishing.  The table topper is 36-inches square before borders, and will have only nine blocks, easily doable for your Thanksgiving table.  Since this is a quilt-along and not a mystery, here are the two options, my completed quilts side by side in the gorgeous Autumn Lane fabrics.

The table topper is the tesselating option on the right.  On the left, is the smaller lane option in a lap quilt size.  You can do either option in any size.

Table topper 3×3 – 36-inches square before borders
Lap Quilt 3×4 – 36 x 48 inches before borders
Twin – 5×7 – 60 x 84 inches before borders

Step One – Cut squares and make HSTs (half-square triangles) from the table below for the size you select.  Both options use exactly the same units.  For the table topper, I used the Autumn Lane fabrics and all scrappy Autumn Lane background fabrics, chosen from the fat quarter bundle.  For the lap quilt, I purchased additional yardage of one of the ecru fabrics along with 2 yards of the leaf print for borders and binding for both quilts.

Cut these squares.  Bkgd = light neutral background fabrics, Scraps = medium to dark colors

Size   3-1/2-in Bkgd   3-1/2 in scraps    4-in Bkgd    4-in scraps

Table             20               36                        44                        44

Lap                24               48                        60                        60

Twin              72               140                      174                      174

Background yardage needed if using all one fabric
Table Topper – 3/4 yard
Lap size, about 1-1/4 yard
Twin – 2-1/2 yards

Pair up the 4-inch background squares with the 4-inch scrappy squares and make HSTs.  If you need a refresher on how to mark and chain piece HSTs, click on Chain Piecing HSTs.

Be sure to square to 3-1/2 inches.  How To Square UP HSTs.

Update – here’s a pdf for the cutting instructions – Stars Autumn Lane Cutting

Next Friday we will construct the first block. – Block A is posted!

Enter today’s giveaway for a Fat Quarter Bundle of Autumn Lane Fabrics generously donated by Connecting Threads.  The lucky winner will also receive 4 coordinating Essentials quilting thread spools!

Visit Connecting Threads to see all their wonderful fabric collections.

Click on the Rafflecopter link below to enter the giveaway, there are multiple options to get more entries.  Use as many as you like.  The giveaway will remain open through Thursday October 12, with the winner drawn on Friday and notified via email.  If you are on Twitter, please tweet with the hashtag #autumnjubilee2017.  Let’s see if we can make the quilt-along ‘go viral’, LOL!!

Rafflecopter Connecting Threads Giveaway Click Here!

Share your quilt along progress!! Facebook users, you can now follow my Facebook page for the blog.  It will add my posts to your news feed, if you would like to follow that way. From My Carolina Home on Facebook!  I have a Facebook group for the quilt along, sew along and stitch along too, so you can share your progress there.  Sign up to follow by email by using the box on the sidebar (smart phone users, scroll past the comments to find it). The Autumn Jubilee Flickr group is still active as well, if you like sharing that way.

Are you quilting for Autumn?

Please share with your quilting groups, quilting forums and friends!!

Sharing the first post only for the quilt along, follow my blog for all the fun and giveaways during Autumn Jubilee…

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