Stars on Autumn Lane Quilt Along

The Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along starts today with a new pattern, Stars on Autumn Lane!  I have designed this with two options, both using exactly the same number of squares and half square triangles.  Pull your autumn colors, and quilt along!  The steps will come out once a week on Fridays, and be done in four weeks, with a final Friday post in November to wrap up the quilting and finishing.  The table topper is 36-inches square before borders, and will have only nine blocks, easily doable for your Thanksgiving table.  Since this is a quilt-along and not a mystery, here are the two options.

The table topper is the tesselating option on the right.  On the left, is the smaller lane option in a lap quilt size.  You can do either option in any size.

Table topper 3×3 – 36-inches square before borders
Lap Quilt 3×4 – 36 x 48 inches before borders
Twin – 5×7 – 60 x 84 inches before borders

Step One – Cut squares and make HSTs (half-square triangles) from the table below for the size you select.  Both options use exactly the same units.  For the table topper, I used the Autumn Lane fabrics and all scrappy Autumn Lane background fabrics, chosen from the fat quarter bundle.  For the lap quilt, I purchased additional yardage of one of the ecru fabrics along with 2 yards of the leaf print for borders and binding for both quilts.

Cut these squares.  Bkgd = light neutral background fabrics, Scraps = medium to dark colors

Size   3-1/2-in Bkgd   3-1/2 in scraps    4-in Bkgd    4-in scraps

Table             20               36                        44                        44

Lap                24               48                        60                        60

Twin              72               140                      174                      174

Background yardage needed if using all one fabric
Table Topper – 3/4 yard
Lap size, about 1-1/4 yard
Twin – 2-1/2 yards

Pair up the 4-inch background squares with the 4-inch scrappy squares and make HSTs.  If you need a refresher on how to mark and chain piece HSTs, click on Chain Piecing HSTs.

Be sure to square to 3-1/2 inches.  How To Square UP HSTs.

Update – here’s a pdf for the cutting instructions – Stars Autumn Lane Cutting

Next Friday we will construct the first block. – Block A is posted!

Enter today’s giveaway for a Fat Quarter Bundle of Autumn Lane Fabrics generously donated by Connecting Threads.  The lucky winner will also receive 4 coordinating Essentials quilting thread spools!

Visit Connecting Threads to see all their wonderful fabric collections.

Click on the Rafflecopter link below to enter the giveaway, there are multiple options to get more entries.  Use as many as you like.  The giveaway will remain open through Thursday October 12, with the winner drawn on Friday and notified via email.  If you are on Twitter, please tweet with the hashtag #autumnjubilee2017.  Let’s see if we can make the quilt-along ‘go viral’, LOL!!

Rafflecopter Connecting Threads Giveaway Click Here!

Share your quilt along progress!! Facebook users, you can now follow my Facebook page for the blog.  It will add my posts to your news feed, if you would like to follow that way. From My Carolina Home on Facebook!  I have a Facebook group for the quilt along, sew along and stitch along too, so you can share your progress there.  Sign up to follow by email by using the box on the sidebar (smart phone users, scroll past the comments to find it). The Autumn Jubilee Flickr group is still active as well, if you like sharing that way.

Are you quilting for Autumn?

Please share with your quilting groups, quilting forums and friends!!

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76 thoughts on “Stars on Autumn Lane Quilt Along

  1. Kathy h

    I am quilting for autumn. I tried to start early this year and I might have a few things finished before autumn is over.

  2. JennyM

    I just finished an Autumn wall hanging this week. Love the fabrics you used in the Stars on Autumn Lane projects.

    1. I’m giggling because I LOVE making HST’s. I use a tool called “June Tailor Perfect Half Square / Quarter Square Triangle Ruler”. I have had this ruler since 2008 and LOVE it. I’ve tried lots of other methods, but I ALWAYS go back to this one! Watch this video and see what you think. (Note she talks about cutting at 5 7/8ths in the video, and I always round up. )

  3. Another great pattern, and I LOVE half-square triangles; especially scrappy ones! I am going to escape to the sewing room early today and dig in my bin of Autumn Jubilee fabrics and make some of these! Oh dear, what size…..twin of course…..THANK YOU for not giving the #’s for a king size!!!!!! This would be a fun one to complete and donate to Hurricane victims. My guild in Dover DE (Helping Hands Quilt Guild) issued a challenge to the members to make some quilts for donation this month.

  4. Christine Young

    Wow love the design and fabrics you Used! I love fall and the colors and for some reason it is my favorite time to sew. Thank you for hosting this sew along .

  5. Rosemaryflower

    I have some placemats for Fall that just need to be quilted. I love the colors in this quilt.
    Connecting Threads is the best, right? yeah

  6. Cathy Cavagnaro

    This will be my second quilt along with you. Your directions are so clear and your color choices are lovely. Thank you.

  7. Krista Wells

    I am quilting for autumn…this weekend I’m planning on quilting my scrap dance tango quilt that I pieced in fall colors. It has been waiting for quilting for far too long. The Stars on Autumn Lane quilt is beautiful – it looks like I may be starting another fall quilt lol.

  8. I love Connecting Threads, and I love your design. I’m going to dig through my fabrics and see what I can do for autumn colors. If that doesn’t work, maybe I’ll just go scrappy or Christmas!

  9. Finally finished Two-Step, will post this weekend! I think the Autumn pattern will be perfect for a new table topper for my 42″ round table – will add a border or two for size. My dining chairs are persimmon leather, so will choose colors that work with them,M although maybe not strictly ‘autumn’ in prints.

  10. Toni Anne Potter

    Yes, I’m quilting. Not for autumn, I’m just finishing sewing down the binding on a baby quilt. I wish I had more time to quilt, I really miss it. I am planning on doing some English Paper Piecing, I just have to get into my sewing room and gather the supplies. Happy Quilting, Toni Anne ;->

  11. EllenB

    I ordered the CT Tradewinds Batiks for this, so, I’ll have to play catch-up when it arrives! Such a pretty design.

  12. Dian

    Love the beautiful fall color choices. This topper would be great for a Thanksgiving hostess gift. Oh, so many beautiful ideas and so little time! Enjoy your blog so much and the table toppings are wonderful.

  13. Hi Carole,
    I think I will play along! I’ll have to check on my autumn fabrics . . . or pop out to buy some new. I am leaning toward the table topper . . . ~smile~ Roseanne

  14. Lisa Marie

    I am definitely quilting for Autumn! I’ve been making pumpkin themed table runners, pot holders and tiny quilts like mad. Might be time to move on to other things. Your quilt is gorgeous, I just might have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Both options are so nice I’ll have trouble deciding which one to make. I am quilting for autumn…just not as much as usual. I did a pumpkin table runner last week and promptly gave it away to a couple in our church celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Hubby came home from church and said she was wishing for a small autumn quilt and suggested I give the pumpkin quilt to her—so I did! I have enough older Thimbleberries autumn leftover for Stars on Autumn Lane. Thank you for sharing!

    1. p.s. Pins and screws came out of foot yesterday….sore today but actually feels like a better range of motion in ankle. Leg break healing wonderfully….partly because of the TLC my quilting friends showed me. (Be sure and give yourself a pat on the back!) As a result I’ve been able to stand and quilt about 15 minutes at a time twice a day. I am SOOOOO grateful!

  16. Deb Stoehr

    Right now I am preparing to move from Indiana to Texas in November. No time to quilt, but am anxious to get to my new home and set up my quilting studio.

  17. Lynda H

    I hope to quilt an autumn themed quilt – waiting for my knee to get better – had surgery a week ago today

  18. Wilma Simons

    Please excuse my last question. I figured it out easy peasy. We are cutting both sizes, but only using the 4″ one’s in the first step. Sorry, my brain has been on overload this week.


  19. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole! I am going to be quilting for Autumn since I am going to be quilting along with this fabulous quilt project you have designed! I can give no promises of completing it though, as you know the reasons. But, this looks like such a fun and lovely project that will work perfectly for one of my nephews for Christmas! I look forward to seeing it all come together. Have a great day!

  20. Quilting Tangent

    Not making an Autumn quilt this year, but it is on my list to do. Pretty fabrics in your quilts.

  21. June

    I’m hoping to quilt for Autumn, but might finish works in progress first… Thanks for the chance and for sharing!

  22. sharon schipper

    Isn’t it weird, I wear blues reds and pinks, decorate my home in blue and burgundy, but I LOVE autumn colors in a quilt! This is gorgeous, Carole. I’ve been looking at CT autumn fat quarter bundles and trying to justify just a wee bit more fabric in my stash! Going to try a day trip to the mountains this weekend, however our first snow is expected Sun night or Monday morning down here in the basin. Already been snowing up higher! sigh

    sharon in colorado

  23. Debbie Miller

    Thanks so much for another great Quilt Along and such wonderful fabrics! I have made my granddaughter so fall napkins for her table.

  24. Judyk

    I am working on several projects right now but I’m trying to figure out how to add another one. I have a stash of fall fabric that I think will work well.

  25. dezertsuz

    I am NOT quilting for autumn. I’m barely quilting at all, because of school. But I’m saving, because I like the arrangement on the left a LOT.

  26. Kristi

    I’ve been cutting out fabric…so fun to shop my stash. I don’t have an autumn quilt, so this will be perfect!

  27. Rhonda Pecenka

    I love this new pattern, thank you so much for keeping me busy and inspired! I just returned from Missouri star with a pile of autumn flannels and this quilt along is PERFECT!!!

  28. Celeste Delostrinos

    All squares selected and prepped for the twin size. I’m ready for your next set of instructions.

  29. Cindy M

    Hi Carole!
    As usual, I’m a bit late to the party, lol! Taking care of my elderly Dad so, hate to admit this, I haven’t seen much of my computer or sewing machine in a few months! This weekend though I started a quickie Halloween quilt for him so I guess that counts for something! Your quilt is gorgeous, am seriously going to have to order some fabric and make this. Hope all is well with you and you’re enjoying this beautiful Fall weather as much as I am!

  30. Mildred Plaskett

    I just finished a mini quilt of last year’s Autumn Jubilee. I have too many projects started, but am slowly getting them done.

  31. Lynne Stucke

    I’m not making anything special for autumn . . . I have too many quilts in progress, and I’m hoping to finish one (or two) of those. I AM tempted, though to start one of your autumn table toppers . . . . your table scapes are always so lovely, and your quilts set them off perfectly.

  32. Oh,, Autumn… stitching for this time of year is fun.. finishing a primitive pumpkin wall hanging .. with some dark embroidery outlines.. for myself, having made pumpkin wall hangings for many others… one with a reverse side of Christmas trees. Now I am planning another using dark ‘broody’ colors .. with maybe a raven perched on the stem. Such enjoyment to have a small project.

  33. Sherrill Pecere

    Definitely going to be working on this one but trying to decide if I want to make the blocks a little bigger or just make more blocks. We’ll see but it’s a beauty!!

  34. Linda W

    Beautiful autumn colors. I’ve been making wall hanging for Halloween. Thanks for the giveaway, grinnie1961 at gmail dot com

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  36. Joni Wright

    I am grabbing my scraps as soon as I press “enter”! Fantastic pattern, Carole! I can see this pattern translating well for QOV quilts also. I love autumn quilting! Finished canning for the season yesterday with grape juice, built the first fire in the woodstove and now
    will get back to quilting!

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  38. Linda Mineck

    Hi from eastern Virginia. Thank you for sharing your wonderful mystery quilts. I am not much of a “mystery quilt” fan usually but I have enjoyed three of your quilts so far. I don’t know how to post my quilts to share, but one was very randomly scrappy, the next one had a controlled palette of batiks, and I am still working on this one. I think I am going to give this one to my grandson who is due to be born at any moment and hopefully he will enjoy it on his big boy bed in a few years. I like your quilts because the patterns are more traditional, there are multiple sizes available, , and they have a lot of movement in them. Not having three million tiny half square triangles in them is an added bonus! ;0) I guess not having to spend a year making one quilt is an advantage to an empty-nester. Anyway, some day I will be motivated to learn to post my pictures but until then, thank you again. Keep on quilting!! Linda

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