Autumn Jubilee continues with table runners for your two block designs. How you put this together is up to you, and the size you need for your table. I’ll give you several layouts, remember that each block finishes at 6 inches square, so measure your table to see how many you need to get the size you need. Then you can improvise! Our wonderful giveaway today is sponsored by The Fat Quarter Shop! Read all the way to their logo to see how to enter.
Using the leaves and pumpkins, here’s the first table runner for Autumn Jubilee, that will also look great on your Thanksgiving table. A single row of blocks like this one with a 2-inch finished border will yield a width of 10 inches with a length of 34 inches.
I started with my blocks, four pumpkins and four leaves, and began playing with more arrangements. Here’s pumpkins on the ends and leaves in the middle.
Or I could arrange them alternating.
Or I could put the pumpkins in the middle.
Ultimately, I thought that more leaves would suit me better, and give me the length I needed. Plus, I liked the pumpkins separated a bit more.
I actually had this in EQ7 this way. Two blocks wide with a 2 inch border all around will give you a width of 14 inches, and a length of 40 inches, a nice size for a table runner.
So, I sewed the blocks together, and added a border.
I like that leaf fabric. My friends would say that I have never met a leaf fabric I didn’t like, LOL!! Anyway, quilting went quickly using a fall pantograph with pumpkins. I used a gold variegated thread.
I like the quilting to show in the background and recede on the motifs.
Bound in a dark rust, all finished! Don’t forget to put a label on the back.
But, you might like a different arrangement, so here are a couple more ideas for setting your blocks. Sometimes I have the pumpkins facing the sides, and sometimes facing the ends. The leaves are set randomly, except in the first layout where they are oriented to the corners. I’ll show you both scrappy leaves and single scrappy color leaves, along with dark and lighter borders. Just play with what you have until you are happy. Next Friday we will do the larger topper, so make more pumpkins and leaves! And read on for the giveaway!
Update – Click HERE for the pattern for the larger table topper.
Just in case you need some more autumn colors to complete the projects, today’s sponsor is The Fat Quarter Shop! They are offering a $25 gift certificate to a randomly drawn comment on this post. To enter, visit the Fat Quarter Shop and find a collection you like, come back and leave a comment about what you found. Once again, if you follow my blog, leave a second comment for a second entry telling me how you follow – email, Bloglovin, Feedly, blogroll, or a blog reader. The drawing will be held November 1, so you have plenty of time to enter and tell your friends! Share it!
Don’t forget to upload your progress pictures to the Flickr group Autumn Jubilee! For next week, you’ll need 4 pumpkins and 12 leaves to make the final design, along with some additional background fabric and a pretty autumn print for accent. Dig in your stashes, and make more blocks for next week. Hope you are having fun! And I hope you will have at least a couple of finished pieces for use this year. Remember, one lucky reader who has posted progress on the Flickr group will get their project quilted by me, with batting included, and return shipping paid.
So, what’s your favorite collection at Fat Quarter Shop?