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.
What Wide Back print or pattern do you like best?
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