Autumn Jubilee!

Finally, it is almost October and we can really get into the Autumn season, my favorite!  It was wonderfully cool last night, down to the low 50s, and I got out my sweater this morning to go to the Asheville Quilt Guild’s Quilt Show.  I have been working on a special event for the past month by sewing, crafting and designing just for you dear readers for Autumn Jubilee!  Gather all your scraps in Autumn colors as we will begin a quilt along next Friday, the 7th.  There will be four posts for the quilt along, every Friday in October, (part mystery and part quilt along) and at the end you will have one or more items finished for decorating and tablescaping well before the season ends.  There will be prizes too! Other posts this month will feature crafting, sewing, stamping ideas and recipes with the fall season in mind.  There will be a couple of posts to celebrate Halloween, later in the month, and some of the projects will work for both holidays.


I am thrilled to announce the sponsors for this event, who have all donated wonderful prizes for readers to win. Returning sponsors Fat Quarter Shop, Connecting Threads, and Aurifil are participating for the quilt along, plus I welcome new sponsor (and North Carolina business) Backside Fabrics.

Aurifil will ship an Autumn Collection Thread set to a lucky reader!  Gorgeous colors.  I wish I could enter this drawing myself!

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Fat Quarter shop and Backside Fabrics have pledged gift certificates so you can go shopping.  I already went shopping, LOL!!

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Connecting Threads will ship a mini quilt stand with an acorn and leaf topper just like mine to one lucky reader!

Decorating for Autumn ~ From My Carolina Home

AND there will be more prizes for crafting inspired posts later this month, including this Paisleys & Posies Bundle from Stampin Up!


All drawings will be based on comments on the post featuring each sponsor, and will remain open for the remainder of the month. Reveal of the winners will be November 4, with quilt along participant features.

Plus one lucky winner will get their Autumn Jubilee table topper size project quilted by me, batting included! If you want a head start on the project, gather scraps in Autumn colors and begin cutting 2-1/2 and 3-inch squares of those and a background or light background scraps.  You’ll need a few larger bits too, so save a few aside.  How many will be decided by you as you see the design and decide on how many projects you want to do and how big you want them to be.  I am going to give you instructions for the completion of three projects, each one can be finished in less than a week.  The winner will be chosen by random drawing from participants with the new Flickr group, Autumn Jubilee.  This is a public group, open to anyone wanting to participate, no invites or approvals needed.  Just join the group and upload your pictures as you make progress on the projects.  Only photos related to the quilt along are eligible for the drawing.

We are going to have fun and be all ready for Thanksgiving, with Autumn inspired projects.  There will be Halloween inspired projects and a tablescape later in the month too.  There will be a lot to do this month, and I invite you to follow me (if you aren’t already) by any method – email, Bloglovin, RSS readers – so you don’t miss a post.  This will be a month of fun and projects to celebrate Autumn, my favorite season.

Update! – Autumn Jubilee is underway, these posts are live with  more coming this month!

Harvest Wreath

Autumn Valence

Pumpkin Orange Bread

Autumn Jubilee Part Mystery Part Quilt Along Begins!

Pine Cone Candle Wreath

Celebrate Autumn Jubilee at From My Carolina Home!  Are you excited to get started?  Please, comment on this post to help me thank all the sponsors for their support.




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54 thoughts on “Autumn Jubilee!

  1. Kathy Bertelsen

    Sounds wonderful. Living in the Midwest now I have fallen in love with Fall/Autumn. The colors are magnificent. Can’t wait for more info.

  2. Susan Jendry

    I am so excited to start this project!!! I look forward to your emails every day as I truly love and share the same interest in quilting, decorating, tablescapes, and reading! Thanks for being such an inspiration:-)

  3. Susan

    Looks like a fun sewing time. Hope I can participate as our guild show is soon! I live in the mountains of NY and the leaves are still mostly green despite the cold nights. Are your photos recent?

  4. Sounds like a nice way to “fall” into October, lol. I’d like to play along but know that the first 2weeks I’m already over committed. So hopefully I’ll be able to catch up and play with y’all as the month ends. Thanks Carole and all the sponsors you’ve solicited. Nice gifts!

  5. Melanie

    I can’t wait to see what you have in store for all of us!! The prizes are wonderful by your great sponsors. Let the fun begin. :o)

  6. I am amazed at the wonderful goodies you are able to obtain. Each and every one of them is something I would love to have. Hoping I am a winner….but if not I will still enjoy each and every post! Thank you so much!

    Crystal in Cedar City

  7. Good Morning Carole! Goodness Gracious Me Oh My….What a wonderful post to be reading while having a fresh cup of hot coffee and just waking up to start another day! Your quilt along sounds magnificent, along with everything else you have planned for October! Plus, wow Great Sponsers! I would absolutely love to win any of the prizes from these special Sponsers. So I need to get things done and out of the way before Sunday! With the wedding being on the 8th and rehearsal dinner on the 7th, I doubt that I get in on the first post. Yet, I will get caught up as soon as possible. Looking forward to it Carole! Have a fantastic creative day!

  8. Jayne

    Autumn colours are my favourite. A big thank you to all the sponsors and to you for all your hard work in putting it all together

  9. Another beautiful header photo,misty and dreamy, .A super quilt along, and even though it’s spring down here, sounds like I need to be there too. What a wonderful group of sponsors, and I’m sure lots of prep work from you before all this could happen. Have a great weekend when it arrives.

  10. lois92346

    What an exciting month! It’s hard to get into the fall mood here in (hot) Southern California but I’m sure I’ll be inspired by all the upcoming posts and photos. Many thanks to you and the sponsors of this October event.

  11. apylinski

    Wow what a wonderful group of giveaways! I hope I’m one of the lucky ones. We are In the midst of moving and I can’t wait to get back to sewing and making something for the fall. Love this time of the year. Thank you for sponsoring this.

  12. sheila Scott

    Looking forward to this quilt along, and such awesome prizes from some great sponsors. Joined the flicker group, my first one.. I also went to the Asheville quilt show today. So many beautiful quilts on display.

  13. Barb S

    Wow, how exciting! I am looking forward to Friday when the first post for Autumn Jubilee comes out, can’t wait to see what’s in store and have the opportunity to win some fabulous prizes!

  14. I’m not a quilter but the ones you’ve shown are gorgeous! Love the fall colours and patterns. Beautiful “October” outdoor pic too!

  15. Denise force

    In the Colorado hills right now enjoying the colors.look forward to the new projects. Thank you sponsers .

  16. What great sponsors you’ve found for this! I hope hubby gets better soon so I can get back to the sewing machine! Thank you, Carole, so much! (I actually salivated when I saw the gorgeous Autumn Aurifil collection!….lol)

  17. sgrancio

    Sounds like a lot of fun! I will follow on the blog and I spirit, but I have such a long list of other projects, dare not start something else new right now! My Sceap Dance Tango top will go off to the quilter this week, hooray! @susansquiltstudio

  18. SO many wonderful prizes!! Thank you for the chance to win!! Ya know I love Fall….and will be in the studio most the day….perhaps I have some Fall scraps???? I will be looking…

  19. Lisa

    Fall is also my favourite season. I don’t think I can sew along but it will be fun to see what’s in store.

  20. Pat Evans

    Sounds like fun. Great prizes, thanks to the sponsors. Since I just finished the last seam on Scrap Dance Tango, I’m not sure I’m ready for another mystery, but I’ll followalong and maybe get caught up in it.

  21. dezertsuz

    Wow, fabulous sponsors, and wonderful fall excitement! Thank you and thanks to the sponsors! I’ll blog this on QuiltBOM, too.

  22. crowcabincreations

    I am so excited ti begin this quilt-a-long! This will be my very first one! I can’t wait and all the wonderful sponsors and their prizes are so generous! Thanks to all of them! I hope I can win something! Thank you to Carole for hosting this!!

  23. Connie Kresin Campbell

    Oh my gosh Carole, does this sound like fun and wow are those some great gifts! Autumn is my favorite time of year also so I can’t wait to see more about your QAL!

  24. Wow, those are some beautiful prizes Carole, and those autumn leaves too! I think we are finally seeing the end of summer in Southern Nevada!

  25. That sounds like a lot of fun! I don’t have Flickr, but I might join along anyways. Or maybe I will have to get an account. 🙂

  26. Carol Preston

    Another exciting opportunity! The Aurifil collection is just beautiful!!
    I’m looking forward to your post on Friday.

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