Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Block B

The Autumn Jubilee quilt along continues today with the second block to mix with the pumpkins.  Did you get some pumpkins made?  You’ll see more of my quilt retreat photos as I constructed most of these blocks there.  Staying ahead of the quilt along was a challenge this year, LOL!!  Quilt retreat came at just the right time.

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Going big with 12-inch finished blocks, let’s mix a star with them.   I figured out this Nine Patch Star last Christmas with the quilt Table Topper Quilt Along, and thought it would be a major stashbuster for Autumn Jubilee.  So, gather some squares and come quilt along!

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Cutting for one block, multiply by number you want
Nine patch squares 2-1/2-inch squares = 9
Corners Background 3-1/2-inch squares = 4
Star Points Color 4-inch squares = 4
Star Points Background 4-inch squares = 4

Begin by making the nine patch center units with the scrappy 2-1/2-inch squares.

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Press rows opposite to allow nesting of the seams. Square to 6-1/2 inches.

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Sew the half square triangles with the 4-inch star points colors and backgrounds.  See my post on Making HSTs for detailed instructions.

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Square the HSTs to 3-1/2 inches.  Sewing the HSTs units together into flying geese with the background as the geese. Press the seams open on these units to reduce bulk.  These units will be 6-1/2-inches.

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Now it is decision time. Since the HSTs make two of the same print combination, you need to decide if you want to match them like this….

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or mix them up scrappy like this. I liked scrappy for mine.  In this one, I noticed I had two of the same print on the star points, so I switched one out and played with the positions of the others a bit.

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Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along at From My Carolina Home

Sew the units in rows, pressing the center towards the nine-patch units, and the other rows towards the corner square.

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If you choose scrappy, make some piles of 8 HSTs to be sure your prints aren’t duplicated in the same block. Doing this near the end of the sewing of this unit, I found I had too many of two prints, and needed to make a few more HSTs in other prints.

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Make the number you want for you chosen size. I needed ten.

Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along at From My Carolina Home

If you are doing the alternate colorway, your stars will look like this.  After I did this, I thought it might look better with the white on the star points, and scrappy green nine patches.

Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along at From My Carolina Home

Backside Fabrics will award a $25 Gift Certificate for their gorgeous wide backing fabric, your choice for today’s giveaway!!  You’ll love the high quality backings and great prices at this North Carolina online store.  Open to international entries too!

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I’ve been having such fun reading all your comments, thank you so much for the kind words!  I do post on the comments here and there so you all know I am reading.  Go back to previous posts and see the fun ideas being shared too.  Share your Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along progress on Flickr in our group From My Carolina Home Project Sharing on Flickr , or share in our facebook group – From My Carolina Home Project Sharing on Facebook.  Please comment on each other’s shares too, being a part of the From My Carolina Home community is fun!  I spend about 5 minutes a week on facebook to see your progress, and want to thank my wonderful moderators Mary and Pat for keeping up with the group to add new members.

Last week’s winner of the Aurifil Festive Collection is Joni W!!  Congratulations, Joni, I sent you an email.  There is still time to enter the other drawings from last week if you missed any.

67 thoughts on “Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Block B

  1. lewisnancy54

    The scrappy star blocks are so versatile. This is a block that I will keep in my library for using up scraps. Thanks for a great quilt along.

  2. Lisa Clark

    Love the scrappy stars done in fall fabrics. I made the Christmas Stars last year and really enjoyed the project.

  3. Jennifer Rauch

    Uh-oh! I’m gonna have to pick up the pace on this one – got distracted getting creative with pumpkin colors! Today is card-making group, further distraction! Good thing I have a day tomorrow free & clear of leaving home for the day. Excited to see what happens next!

  4. Isis Elisbeth Pluut

    The two blocks look great and are a good stashbuster indeed. I see a quilt in African batiks coming up.

  5. Beth Stanfield

    I love the scrappy stars. Easy. Great way to use up my scraps. These blocks would make a festive Christmas quilt too. Thanks for the giveaway. Blessings.

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  7. Love the scrappy 9-patch Star block! Maybe I’ll make one in Christmas colors for my table stand while I;m at it—with the 2 1/2” scrap bin out. Having lots of fun with Autumn Jubilee! Thanks.

  8. Diann@ Little Penguin Quilts

    That’s a great star block – I really like the 9 patch center! Thanks for all the ideas, Carole!

  9. Amy L

    Pumpkins and stars, a match made in Autumn! Can’t wait to see your finished top next week and the other design options.

  10. lv2bquilting2

    Good morning Carole…I’m loving all the fall blocks and would like to participate, but Christmas sewing for family members keeps me very busy.

  11. ‘Love the stars so much. I am doing the alternate colorway. Deciding whether to have the Nine Patches or the Star points white instead. I like yours with the Star points white.

  12. Maureen

    I love stars and I love scrappy—this is a great autum block! It would look good in any fabric combination.

  13. Brenda

    I love all the fall colors and really want to try the 9 patch star pattern. Thanks so much for all your beautiful work.

  14. Niki W

    I really like the star blocks. I think you are right, with the alternate colorway, the white might be better as the star points. I can hardly wait to see it all put together. Thanks for sharing.

  15. I’m following and hope to make a few pumpkins this weekend. Thank you for all the options and great instructions. I’m hoping to head to a quilt retreat in 3 weeks and may just pile fabric in a bag to work on these blocks at the retreat!

  16. shoshana

    i usually hoard my fall fabrics, but you have the knack to get me to use them! thank you. the correction page doesn’t work for me, have you corrected the original page?

  17. Christine Y

    I love the patch star block stars are one of my favorite blocks. . They are going to look so pretty with the Block A pumpkins.

  18. judys

    Wonderful use of Autumn fabrics! I’d like to see the green and white star blocks done the opposite way, sounds like it might be nice too.

  19. Nancy

    Your blocks are turning out just great! Thanks so much for sharing the tutorial and the chances at all the giveaways!

  20. Gwynette in NW Arkansas

    Great combo….fall leaves and pumpkins!! So many possibilities. Thanks for the ideas and patterns.

  21. Debbie Miller Meyer

    I’m already behind, but love the Star. Have a huge craft show I’m in for two weeks, will get into it when that’s over!

  22. Melanie

    Wow, 3 of my faves in one block: scrappy, 9 patches, and stars! Thanks, Carole, for all the inspiration and fun you bring to all of us! :o)

  23. Carla Hundley

    I like seeing how you arrange your colors. I would have problems choosing where to place them. Having fun! Carla from Utah

  24. dezertsuz

    Cute Block B! I agree that I’d like green in the center and white on the star points, but I think it would be interesting this way, too. I’m enjoying all the fun things in the Jubilee – maybe even more varied than past years! Thank you for all the time and effort you’ve put into the posts, and into acquiring sponsors. You’ve found some great ones, and I thank them for joining you this month!

  25. Nancy Daugherty

    You are a step ahead of us here in Alaska. It is in the 40-50 range temps and no snow. Looks like you got a lot there. Stay warm and safe and I enjoy your patterns and directions. Hubby is still playing golf and just cleaned up the garden. Unusual fall for here.

  26. Dian

    Thanks for sharing your talents in both quilting and all around decorating. It’s so uplifting to read about your quilting and traveling adventures. Love seeing the countryside with you!

  27. Monica Kostak

    This block is so versatile-love it-and i can see it in Christmas and Americana prints as well as a mini quilt for a 12 in stand by itself. Thanks for the idea.

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