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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.

AUTUMN JUBILEE WOOL PENNY MAT- 2017

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

Stars on Autumn Lane

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 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.

Saving Tomato Seeds at From My Carolina Home

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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See all my patterns on Craftsy!  There is a free pattern there to say thanks for looking, and considering my other patterns. Your purchases support the costs of my blog.

 


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Autumn Jubilee Week 3 Giveaway Winners

It has been a fun week, with more giveaway winners!  Autumn Jubilee is such fun, and I have really enjoyed reading all your comments, thank you!!  There are lots more giveaways in progress and coming up, so I hope you are entering each day.

The winner of the fabulous Autunm Lane Fat Quarter Bundle and Essentials Threads is Shirley!

Connecting Threads winner at From My Carolina Home

The winner of the Moda Fat Eighth Bundle of Thistle Farm is Sandy!

Moda Bundle Winner at From My Carolina Home

If you want to get some of those fabrics for your autumn sewing, check out the Fat Quarter Shop’s Moda Line.

The next winner for this week is Jennifer, who won the stamp sets from me.

EEK Stamp Set Winner at From My Carolina Home

The big prize this week was the Aurifil Chestnut Thread Collection of large size spools, a drool worthy prize that I wish I could have too.

Reader Susan S. is the lucky winner!!

Aurifil Giveaway Winner at From My Carolina Home

Congratulations to all the winners!  There is still time to enter the drawing from the posts on Sunday and Monday as well as yesterday, and more prizes coming up tomorrow and this coming week.  Autumn Jubilee continues tomorrow with the finish up of the Wool Stitch Along, the sew along continues Monday, and the quilt along continues on Friday.  There will be more cards and an autumn tablescape, and some gardening before we are all done too.  Enjoy!

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Thank you so much to everyone that have used my links to visit FQS and made their purchases with them.

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I am delighted to join the Craftsy Affiliate program.  I have sold my patterns there for some time, and now I’ll be able to let you all know of great sales and interesting buys.  Thank you for using my links!!

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Stars on Autumn Lane Block B

Are you having fun with our Quilt Along?  I want to welcome my new readers, and let you know the first two steps of the Stars On Autumn Lane quilt along are still up, click on Cutting and Star Block to see the steps and download the pdfs.  Next up is the second block to put with the Star block.  Block B will have a choice, and both use exactly the same number of HSTs and squares, just arranged differently.  So your decision is whether or not you want the blocks to tessellate, or interconnect with each other.

In this photo, the tessellating block is the one on the right.

The pattern block diagrams are in color, but you can print in a draft black and white to save ink. You can also choose which one you want and only print that page as the diagrams are on separate pages. Block B pdf – Stars on Autumn Lane Block B

Table Topper make 4
Lap Quilt make 6
Twin Size make 17

When you get your blocks done, assemble them in an alternating pattern like a checkerboard.   Here is the star with the discrete  lane block.  The stars show a bit better in this configuration.

The other way produces the tessellating lanes.  The lanes are a bit more prominent than the stars in this configuration. Next time I’ll show you the border for the tessellating pattern, and begin quilting with our gorgeous wide back.

Sharing!!  The Facebook Autumn Jubilee Sharing group is now open and I finally figured out that I have to approve members.  Everyone who has asked to join have been approved, and I’ll be checking it more often to be sure that anyone who wants to join is in.  Thank you for your patience with me as I learn to navigate Facebook.

You can also upload your photos to our Flickr group Autumn Jubilee. However you share, I love seeing the prints and colors you all choose! Please limit your shares in this group to progress photos on the tutorials of Autumn Jubilee.  As much as we all love to see Autumn color, there are other groups for sharing those photos.

If you are ready for the next steps, click on Assembly and Borders for the next post.

Today’s giveaway is a gift certificate to Backside Fabrics, a North Carolina company.  The gorgeous print above is the wide backing I used on the larger lap quilt, beautiful print isn’t it!!  Their quality is superb, and it is actually less expensive to use a wide back than it is to piece regular 42-inch wide fabrics.  With quilt store pricing approaching $11 a yard for 42-inch width fabric, to get a 108″-width for just a few dollars more makes a lot of sense.  Backside Fabrics run an average of $11-15 a yard (batiks at bit higher) and they often have sales.  Remnants are often large enough for lap quilts.  Check it out! You have until next Thursday to enter.  The entries close at midnight Oct 26th.

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What Wide Back print or pattern do you like best?

I know that there are a lot of bloggers out there that are Fat Quarter Shop affiliates, and more join up every week.  I really appreciate anytime you use my links for your purchases!!  Psst – Fat Quarter Shop’s Notion of the Month is Stabilizer!  Check out today’s Flash Sale!

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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.

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

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.

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

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.

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

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.

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

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.

Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along at From My Carolina Home

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.  Update – Click HERE for finishing.

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.

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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.

The next block is posted, so click on Block B for the next step.

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 –

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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!

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