Pumpkins and Leaves Quilts for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival

The Blogger’s Quilt Festival is going on this week, a neat virtual quilt show.   This fun annual event is hosted by Amy’s Creative Side.  Quilters are allowed two entries, so here is my second share.  Last fall, I did a month long event on my blog that began with making several blocks in two patterns, then assembling them into several complementary items.  The blocks were pumpkins and leaves.  To begin, we made a mini quilt with one pumpkin and three leaves.

Autumn Jubilee Mini Quilt at From My Carolina Home

Adding black felt details, just placed on top of the pumpkin, turned it into a Jack-O-Lantern.  The felt clings to the fabric so I don’t have to sew them on, which makes the little quilt changeable for the season.  The bits are pinned to the back for storing so I won’t lose them. They go on the front in October, and are pinned on the back for September and November.

Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along ~ From My Carolina Home

Then, we made more blocks for a table runner. Turning the pumpkins towards the outer edges makes the runner right side up no matter where you are sitting.

Autumn Jubilee Runner Finish 1

Then we made more blocks, and put together a table topper. Once again, I turned the pumpkins so that each side of the topper has one right side up. I entered the topper into the NC Mountain State Fair this year, and was absolutely thrilled to win not only a first place ribbon, but also a Judge’s Choice.

NC Mountain State Fair 2017 at From My Carolina Home

I am doing Autumn Jubilee again this year, beginning October 1.  It is a month long event of giveaways, patterns, quilt along, sew along, stitch along, tablecapes, recipes, card making and more.

My blog is a variety of subjects, quilting and sewing, tablescapes and recipes, book reviews and hand stitching, crafting and mountain living. I love to have new followers, too! See the buttons on the sidebar to follow by your favorite method (smart phone users, the sidebar is below the comments). If you are visiting, please stay a bit and have a look around, my tutorials are gathered at the top in pages to make them easy to find. Lots of fun is had here, and I have more fun patterns and events coming up!

Happy Cloud Quilt Batting by Fat Quarter Shop

The Fat Quarter Shop is raising money for Hurricane Harvey relief with a special pattern called Healing Hearts. Click on Fat Quarter Shop, hover over patterns/books and then click on the banner for Healing Hearts. While you are there, check out the Flash Sale and the Precuts bargains to help you make your quilt.

Fat Quarter Shop's Notion of the Month Sale

Hop over to the Fall 2017 edition of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival to see more quilts!  There are prizes too, so if you can share about your competed quilt, there are multiple ways to enter.

The free patterns for these quilt blocks are HERE.

Are you ready for fall quilting?  Are you entered in the Bloggers Quilt Festival?

18 thoughts on “Pumpkins and Leaves Quilts for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival

  1. Oh I just love that you can make your mini quilt changeable for the seasons! Brilliant idea! Your work is just beautiful. My grandmother was a quilter and I cherish everything she made me. I am in the process of having my great grandmother’s Singer sewing machine from the early 1900’s repaired and hope to sew with it. The man doing the repairs makes needles for it too. I am planning on making a quilt with it! It won’t be any time soon, so maybe I can join in next time.

  2. Phyllis Smith

    Good morning Carole,

    I remember well you working on this last year, it’s still in my computer. All my leaves that are still hanging on have turned their pretty colors. The hurricane blew off a lot of the leaves but there is still some to enjoy. I’m so happy you won first place and the judges prizes, its so much fun to know all the hard work that goes into the pieces earns a prize and it feels so great that our efforts paid off, congradulations!


  3. I love the removable felt extras. Halloween is mostly a non-event in Australia, but this idea would be great for other holidays too Fantastic. Congratulations on your ribbon. And the acorn stand too is lovely too….. 🙂

  4. Linda B

    These are just so perfect, Carole! I am going to go get some orange fabrics and work on all three projects for fall. I love these! Congratulations on your win. I am sure you inspired a lot of quilters who saw the table topper at the fair. And I just love your mini quilt stands…where have you gotten those?

  5. Linda B

    Oh, I meant to say I am in my first joint project with a dozen of us where we are making a leaf quilt, and swapping leaves among us. It is paper pieced and also has courthouse steps. A little intimidating for me, but sure it will be a great learning process and fun.

  6. joymcd305716439

    Love your fall projects! I keep meaning to make a pumpkin and leaves quilt.. one day! Nice to “meet” you and I’m going to check out some more of your website 🙂 xx

  7. Monica Kostak

    Congrats on your winning quilt! The mini quilt , runner, and quilt are all so cute. I have started sewing some leaves from the Farm Girl Vintage Book and hadn’t decided what i was going to do yet for a runner. The wheels are in motion…. I’ve started following your blog for over a week now, and i will do some more browsing. Thanks so much for the ideas and Happy Fall from Texas! 🙂

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