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.
21 thoughts on “Wrapping Up Autumn Jubilee, Quilting Stars”
IF, i had fun, this was fantastic,[and not yet over as i still have to baste and quilt my tabletopper],
thank you thank you thank you! can’t wait for more!!!!!!!!!
Loved all the quilts, especially the one with a touch of grey. Well done to all the winners in your comp – it’s always nice to get some freebies in the post. If I don’t comment again before the date, Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
This was a lot of fun and something for everyone. Thank you, Carole, for hosting this wonderful jubilee and many thanks to the sponsors who helped make it possible! Happy Fall!
I enjoyed following along on this adventure with all of the participants. Well done, all of the ones shared today. I hope others will share theirs to your blog when they are complete. It is always so inspiring to see everyone’s ideas and creativity. I love that.
congratulations to the well deserved winners.
I have been reading every day, just not always time to tap out a comment.
I had fun following along, thank you for all your festive inspiration! The quilts all look great, I really like Diann’s, and guess what? I finished my pumpkin woolie!
Beautiful finishes. Your choice of threads and quilting designs are perfect. Thank you for the pattern too.
What a lovely treat you gave us all. Thanks so much Carole, and thanks to the sponsors also. And a Happy Thanksgiving to everyone too!
Thank you for all your hard work and posts about gorgeous projects! And thanks to your sponsors for their support. I enjoyed it! Have a wonderful holiday season.
I loved participating in Autumn Jubilee and receiving the patterns for potential Christmas and birthday gifts. Thank you for your effort to pull this all together. I sincerely hope you had as much fun organizing the Jubilee as I had while participating. Looking forward to more of your ideas as we move into the holiday season.
Great event – thank you for all your hard work! Thanks to all the sponsors with wonderful giveaways! Lots of fun! Thank you, Susan
Hello Carole; What wonderful projects you have shared with us today. Everyone did such beautiful jobs creating their projects! Of course, I loved your Autumn Jubilee and after reading the other comments, so did everyone else! I do believe you have started a yearly part of your blog! I apologize though, I keep forgetting about the Facebook ! It is a bummer that this has come to a close, yet as always and as you mention, you do have a lot more fun planned and coming soon! So now is the time to look forward and see what does happen next. Have a great day!
Congratulations on another great autumn jubilee with so many project creativity and fun, enjoyed very much!
Another Jubilee is over, and although I did not join in this year, ( health and other things got in the way)have followed along the posts and enjoyed seeing those finishes. Congrats to the winners. And Carole, you are a winner of the Purple Rosette for giving us the chance to quilt along, super instructions, and photos, all details so easy to follow, enjoy your winter that is right on your doorstep.
All the posts here and on FB were beautiful. I enjoyed reading and following along. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to participate this year, but managed to atleast to purchase some wool fabric to begin early for next year: ) Thanks for taking the time out on this event as i can’t imagine the preparation and planning that went into it. Working full time limits hobby time 😦 and I was currently participating in a couple other quilt alongs. I normally have more ambition than i do have time! Again, everything so inspirational. Happy Fall-Happy Thanksgiving. 🙂
Love the beautiful finishes!! Where can I go to print out the pdfs for the blocks? I can’t seem to find them. Thanks for the great tutorials and tips. Always helpful!
I love your Autumn Jubilee series, Carole! Thanks so much for all that you share with us. My hubby and I have been out of town for a week, but will be home tomorrow and I’m anxious to get my Stars quilt finished up!
Thanks to everyone for a fabulous event! It’s so wonderful to see everyone’s quilt tops! I do have mine sewn together now, but had to move onto a holiday gift project, so I haven’t quilted it yet. I love your pantograph quilting…I’m hoping to get a laser for my frame for Christmas! 🙂
This was so fun to read about and participate in. I am thrilled for everyone who won, and especially grateful to the sponsors. Even more though, for you for being the best hostess. I loved all your projects and tablescapes, and now that you have shared other’s projects. I think they are ALL beautiful but I am especially drawn to Diann’s quilt top with the grey. Of course, I am partial to that pattern as well. ~smile~ Roseanne
love all your threads
I got my friend Mary in Arizona to follow your blog and she finished your Autumn sew along. It came out beautifully and I will send you a pciture through email!
Thanks so much for the fall fun. I’m going backward to find all that I missed with the computer outage and the school misses.
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