Today’s table topper is the largest of the Autumn Jubilee projects. It is designed with some sashing and cornerstones to separate the blocks a bit, adding another level of interest to the finished piece. Our sponsor for today’s post is Backside Fabrics, a fabulous North Carolina online store with wonderful wide backings of nice quality fabrics. Read more about how to enter the giveaway at the end of this post.
With four pumpkin blocks and 12 leaf blocks in assorted colors, you will need to cut 40 sashing strips 2-1/2 x 6-1/2-inches from your background, and 25 cornerstones 2-1/2-inch squares. Then, lay out this design, making sure your leaf stems point in random directions. Note that the pumpkin blocks face each side in the round. In this design, the topper becomes non-directional, as every side has a pumpkin right side up and one on its side. I put the pumpkin stems in a clockwise pattern, using EQ7.
I began with laying out my blocks.
Then I put the sashing strips together. Press toward the cornerstones.
Then sew the rows of leaves and background strips. Press toward the blocks. Lay the rows out to be sure your pumpkins are in the right places, to make one on each row us right side up.
Sew the rows together, nesting the seams.
Quilt as you like.
A closer look.
All done and bound in a dark brown.
Don’t forget, upload your progress pictures to our Autumn Jubilee Flickr group.
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