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, my completed quilts side by side in the gorgeous Autumn Lane fabrics.
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!!
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Are you quilting for Autumn?
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