Stars on Autumn Lane Block B

Are you having fun with our Quilt Along?  I want to welcome my new readers, and let you know the first two steps of the Stars On Autumn Lane quilt along are still up, click on Cutting and Star Block to see the steps and download the pdfs.  Next up is the second block to put with the Star block.  Block B will have a choice, and both use exactly the same number of HSTs and squares, just arranged differently.  So your decision is whether or not you want the blocks to tessellate, or interconnect with each other.

In this photo, the tessellating block is the one on the right.

The pattern block diagrams are in color, but you can print in a draft black and white to save ink. You can also choose which one you want and only print that page as the diagrams are on separate pages. Block B pdf – Stars on Autumn Lane Block B

Table Topper make 4
Lap Quilt make 6
Twin Size make 17

When you get your blocks done, assemble them in an alternating pattern like a checkerboard.   Here is the star with the discrete  lane block.  The stars show a bit better in this configuration.

The other way produces the tessellating lanes.  The lanes are a bit more prominent than the stars in this configuration. Next time I’ll show you the border for the tessellating pattern, and begin quilting with our gorgeous wide back.

Sharing!!  The Facebook Autumn Jubilee Sharing group is now open and I finally figured out that I have to approve members.  Everyone who has asked to join have been approved, and I’ll be checking it more often to be sure that anyone who wants to join is in.  Thank you for your patience with me as I learn to navigate Facebook.

You can also upload your photos to our Flickr group Autumn Jubilee. However you share, I love seeing the prints and colors you all choose! Please limit your shares in this group to progress photos on the tutorials of Autumn Jubilee.  As much as we all love to see Autumn color, there are other groups for sharing those photos.

If you are ready for the next steps, click on Assembly and Borders for the next post.

Today’s giveaway is a gift certificate to Backside Fabrics, a North Carolina company.  The gorgeous print above is the wide backing I used on the larger lap quilt, beautiful print isn’t it!!  Their quality is superb, and it is actually less expensive to use a wide back than it is to piece regular 42-inch wide fabrics.  With quilt store pricing approaching $11 a yard for 42-inch width fabric, to get a 108″-width for just a few dollars more makes a lot of sense.  Backside Fabrics run an average of $11-15 a yard (batiks at bit higher) and they often have sales.  Remnants are often large enough for lap quilts.  Check it out! You have until next Thursday to enter.  The entries close at midnight Oct 26th.

Rafflecopter Backside Fabrics Giveaway $25 Gift Certificate Click HERE!

What Wide Back print or pattern do you like best?

I know that there are a lot of bloggers out there that are Fat Quarter Shop affiliates, and more join up every week.  I really appreciate anytime you use my links for your purchases!!  Psst – Fat Quarter Shop’s Notion of the Month is Stabilizer!  Check out today’s Flash Sale!

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Happy Cloud Quilt Batting by Fat Quarter Shop

45 thoughts on “Stars on Autumn Lane Block B

  1. Hi Carole,
    I am really enjoying your posts celebrating the Autumn Jubilee! Both of these pattern look great – gotta love the half-square triangle versatility. ~smile~ Roseanne

  2. It’s going to be hard to decide which layout I want to make – I like them both! Thanks for the giveaway! I like the Artisan Spirit backings – the one called Autumn would be beautiful for my project.

  3. The quilt looks really cool either way. I know I am not a quilter, but I would have a hard time choosing which layout to use. I guess that is how people get hooked on quilting!

  4. BJ

    Backside Fabrics certainly has a great selection of wide fabrics! I love Fairy Fan Flower in Scuba. It would look fabulous as the back of several batik quilts I’m making at the moment. Thanks again for this fall pattern!

  5. Rosemaryflower

    Oh my gosh, as usual these blocks are so lovely. I do not know how you get it all done — oh yeah, you did not make the dumb decision to get a berserk cornish rex kitten, whilst having two tiny grand daughters that are deathly afraid of both cats, and have an adorable 94 year old daddy to keep occupied… — and more excuses.
    Reading your blog is so nice. I love every day you present an adventure or an inspiring project, Carole. Your blog is one of my very favorites.
    💕
    Happy Week-end.

  6. I LOVE wide backings! I use them every chance I get since they are soooo easy. I usually use a busy print so as not to highlight my less than perfect quilting but my absolute favorites for backings are batiks. Those Hopscotch digital pixelated ones look pretty interesting.

  7. Cheryl Buchanan

    I wonder if I’ve ever been to her shop. I lived in the Lake Norman area and was a seamstress at an early age. There was a fabric shop fairly close to where I lived. Hmmmm. I buy wide backed fabrics from a local quilt shop and you are right, they work so much better.

  8. Helen G

    That is a great place to get wide backings! I love using those. I really liked the one with words all over it by 3 Sisters for Moda. The parchment would be gorgeous on a quilt. Your Stars on Autumn quilt is so pretty and if I hadn’t had so many projects going which included a wedding next weekend, I would love to have made it a long with the others. Hopefully will have time for it in the future. Happy fall!

  9. Carol Nelms

    108″ Essentials Mosaic Wide Quilt Backing – Dark Blue/Green is my favorite, love blue- blue is in a lot of my quilts. Thanks

  10. Evelyn Haupert

    I love the Prairie Vine Vintage Farmhouse in tan, although I usually look for something to “go with” whatever top I need to back. Love the site!

  11. Christine Young

    I love the Ombre Scroll print it is so beautiful for a backing fabric. Thank you for doing Autumn Jubilee I love your designs!

  12. Dian

    Really loving putting this quilt together-it’s fall and beautiful here in WI and your quilt fits right in with the outdoors. Wide backings are the best and Mosaic is a favorite. Thank you for the quilt a long.

  13. Susan Stanton

    The fabrics at Backside Fabrics are terrific! One that I like is Bee Backings by Lori Holt in Blake – Plaid Blue. I’m sure I could use that with one of my quilt tops!

  14. Barbara Kaup

    I like the batik backings although the Kaffe Facett sateens would be good for certain types of quilts.
    barbkaup(at)(yahoo)(dot)(com)

  15. Carla Hundley

    I love this color in their
    wide backing:
    106″ CONFETTI MOSAIC
    EXTRA WIDE TONGA BATIK
    QUILT BACKING – PINATA
    Carla from Utah

  16. Carole, I was so excited, and working hard on this planning to make both the table topper & throw. But this week has been spent sitting in the hospital with my brother. Won’t be able to stitch until life gets back to normal, but will continue enjoying following the blog when I can grab a free moment. Thank you for the beautiful follow pattern!

  17. This is a great setting. I think I like the 2nd setting the best. I love wide backings, and thank you for a new source! They are a great value if you are trying to stockpile neutrals. Buying one yard is like getting 2 or more yards! My favorite was the Kim Diehl Spiced Pomegranate Wide Quilt Back

  18. Rhonda

    Thank you so much for information on backside fabrics, I didn’t know they existed. What a fantastic collection! I am in love with KAFFE FASSETT COTTON SATEEN WIDE QUILT BACKING BLACK CIRCLES for another quilt I hope to finish for Christmas. I’m falling behind on all my sewing (it’s been one thing after another) but I’ll catch up.

  19. Deb Stoehr

    I love following your blog. Unlike other blogs I used to follow, you include everything in the email. I love all of your designs, tablescapes, recipes, etc. Even though I don’t have time to sew right now because I’m packing to move, I have saved all of the directions to do as soon as I have my new sewing room set up. Thank you for all of the opportunities to win some great prizes.

  20. princess

    The fabric I like most is the Circle Play-multi/black. Thank you for doing this. I am not a blogger so I can get a point there and I do not know how to do the Twitter copy/paste from my phone. Twitter is not on my main computer. Oh well, hope this helps. I like their prices.

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