Quilting Stars on Autumn Lane was fun, as was able to use both my favorite Autumn pantographs. The first step was to decide on the color of thread, so many pretty ones to choose from! I could choose two colors as I had two quilts to do. It was a bit difficult to decide between these wonderful matching colors of Essentials threads.
First I loaded the beautiful root beer backing that I got from Backside Fabrics. Then I floated the batting and the first quilt top on the longarm.
On the small lanes design, I used the pantograph Meandering Pumpkin Patch designed by Patricia Ritter for Urban Elementz. Cute isn’t it! The medium brown thread works well, showing up nicely in the background and letting the pretty fabrics shine, while blending nicely on the back.
A tip for the other quilt, as I had to piece the backing for the second quilt. If you are using a longarm with a pieced backing, put the piecing seam nearer to the top. This will ensure that the edge of the quilt and the backing seam are as far apart as they can be. This is really important when there is a chance that the backing seam will land right on the edge of the quilt if loaded the other way around.
On the tesselating design, I used Maple Dance designed by Karen Thompson at Intelligent Quilting. I used the orange on this one.
Then, both quilts were bound in the usual manner. All finished.
I hope you all enjoyed Autumn Jubilee. It has been a busy month, and hopefully there is enough time left in November for you to complete your projects to use this season, or give as gifts during the holidays. The pattern and pdfs will remain on the blog at least to the beginning of December, then after that will be taken down and the pattern produced for sale. If you missed one, just look at the Friday posts in October for all four pdfs.
Get started on your holiday shopping for family and friends with these links. If you want to get some of gorgeous fabrics for your holiday sewing, check out the Fat Quarter Shop’s Moda Line. Get spools and cones of the fantastic Aurifil Threads at Fat Quarter Shop Aurifil Threads. Be sure to see all 17 pages, there are a few of the collections on sale, and special pricing on bundles of fabrics with Aurifil threads. You’ll love the extra light with the Sewing Machine LED Lighting Kit. If you would like to have a pair of wonderful serrated edge scissors, click on Karen Kay Buckley’s Perfect Scissors to get your pair from Fat Quarter Shop. Or, get the 4-inch ones at this Amazon link- Karen Kay Buckley 4-Inch Perfect Scissors. Get your Olfa Splash Cutter at FQS too – Olfa Splash. Thank you for using my links!!
Winners of the last week of giveaways have been drawn. All winners have been notified, and all shipments are on the way.
The winner of the tomato seeds is Gwynette drawn from comments on the gardening post.
Gwynette in NW Arkansas wrote “I cannot believe that October is here and almost gone! “Oh, Happy Fall” is about to turn into “Arrgg, it a Cold Winter”!! This is the first Autumn Jubilee (such a happy word) I’ve participated in and it’s been fun! Husband picked the last of our tomatoes yesterday, even the green ones for fried green tomatoes, as we had our first heavy frost last night! Happy impending retirement!!!”
And lastly, a few shares from our Flickr group, starting with Kristi’s quilt top with a nice solution to a border dilemma.
Judy completed a beautiful tablet cover.
Danice did a terrific job with her wool penny rug.
Diann’s quilt top blocks done have a lovely color palette, the grey is a surprising and lovely choice.
Elaine’s colors are just so fiery! She bordered her top with a brown solid to frame a scrappy one, and the outer border in red. It works so nicely!
So, Autumn Jubilee comes to a close for this year. I hope you enjoyed all the projects and fun, giveaways and sharing. The Flickr group Autumn Jubilee and Facebook Autumn Jubilee Sharing will remain open to share your progress as you finish your quilts, tablet covers and penny rugs. You can also post your Autumn Jubilee tablescapes and cards! Share links to your best Autumn Recipes on Facebook in the Autumn Jubilee group too. Please share my blog with your friends, and get ready for more fun in the coming weeks!
Please comment on this post if you had fun, and join me in thanking all the wonderful sponsors of this event.