Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along Update

Reading all of your comments on the quilt along has been so fun!  I am delighted with the response to the blocks and the giveaways.  Some readers are starting to put progress photos on the Flickr group too.  I wanted to share with you a couple of ideas outside of the quilt along.


If you like the leaf block, there are ways to use it alone in some interesting projects.  This is my Autumn quilt I made several years ago. The leaf block is a classic design that I used in my first really big king size quilt.  These blocks finished at 9 inches square, and there are 56.

Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along ~ From My Carolina Home

They are set 7 x 8 with the stems pointing in random directions.  The sashing is background fabric and cornerstones of the border fabric to make the leaves float. The quilting is a pantograph that gives the feeling of wind blowing. I was delighted to win an honorable mention on this quilt for design. You can see that I was still very new at quilting at this stage by the cut off points all over.

Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along ~ From My Carolina Home

If you would like just leaves for a table topper, my Maple Star for Moda pattern might be one to consider. To get the free pattern download, just click on the link.  I quilted this one with a maple leaf pantograph, brown thread, and Warm and Natural batting.


From our Autumn Jubilee Flickr sharing group, Quiltmouse shared her gold leaves arranged for a picture like the Maple Star setting.

Autumn Jubilee 2016 - Block #1 - Leaves

I really love these colors that Diann is using!


Anna has some gorgeous batiks in her leaves.

Autumn Jubilee #1

And don’t you love her photobomber, Boris?

Autumn Jubilee  Boris almost done

Susan has a bunch of gold leaves too.

Maple leaf blocks, up scaled to finish at 12"

And here are Mary’s, gold is really popular this year!

Leaf blocks for Autumn Jubilee

Quiltmouse has started her pumpkins too.

Autumn Jubilee - Block 2 - Pumpkin

Judy finished her mini quilt, love the orange binding!

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Danice finished her mini too.


I can’t wait to see your progress as we go forward.  If you missed any of the giveaway posts, please click below and enter.  Sponsors like to see a lot of comments and visits so they will continue to support the giveaways.  I am missing a lot of my local readers on these, so come on and enter!

Aurifil Giveaway

Connecting Threads Giveaway

Many of you may not be stampers or card makers, but please enter the Stampin’ Up giveaway anyway.  If you win and you don’t stamp or have someone to give it to, I can always draw another winner.

Stampin’ Up Giveaway

Coming up are giveaways from Backside Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop, so stay tuned!  And post your progress on any of the Autumn Jubilee projects on Flickr.

Judy posted her Harvest Wreath, her elements blend together beautifully!


And Carol was inspired by the leaves so much she made a necklace.

Carol's Fall necklace

Val pulled out some wools from her stash and started the Sunday Stitch Along. Look at all her pretty hand embroidery thread colors so well organized!


Are you having fun with Autumn Jubilee?


Linking up

Let’s Bee Social


14 thoughts on “Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along Update

  1. Carol Preston

    I have ALWAYS considered Fall my favorite season. This year Carole has elevated it to a whole new level!!! Thanks Carole for all your wonderful projects to keep us actively participating!!!!!!

  2. Seeing all the projects together is just so inspiring!!! I had time and visited all the sponsors and got in my comments….oh they sure do offer a lot of eye candy! Thanks so much for organizing this fun event. I’m hoping to perhaps start some leaves after work tonight…if not this weekend!! LOVE THEM! Have a great day! V:)

  3. Margaret Mccaffrey

    Carol gave you a big recommendation at area 5 min. yesterday about the autumnjubilee 🙂 Thanks Peggy

  4. So fun to see all the different colors that people are making their leaves! Thanks for showing mine, too! I love those minis – I might turn 3 of my leaves and the pumpkin into the mini, but then again, maybe I will make a few more! Hard to decide!

  5. This is wonderful to see other autumn leaves and pumpkins. Will I need much more of the background fabric, as I raided my stash and had to use different paler shades in almost all of the blocks? The pumpkins are done, 3 leaves and 1 pumpkin are together, just the binding to do. Those bright leaves by others are fabulous.

  6. dezertsuz

    Very much enjoying your posts. I loved seeing the other people’s blocks today, and hate that this week put me even further behind. I am envious of Val’s thread box. I need someone to shop for me. Every thread I look at these days looks like all the ones I already have. =P Thanks for sharing your big quilt, too. I’m actually making my blocks 9″ already. I just like that size best.

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