Assembly of the quilt begins today, and I will give you several ideas to choose from to make your Autumn Jubilee 2018 quilt uniquely yours. You can also use the category Autumn Jubilee on the sidebar to go back and get the patterns from previous years.
Only for you, dear readers, I got down on the floor and played with layouts. This first one has all the pumpkins oriented the same way on the longer axis of my 4×5 block quilt top.
Then I tried doing rows on the shorter axis, with one row right side up, then the next row oriented the opposite.
Using a tumbling pumpkin idea, this way makes the quilt non-directional.
I liked that idea best for mine, so I messed with the orientations a bit.
I sewed the rows, then joined the rows into a top.
Then, I sewed the white pumpkins and stars into a topper. I only made four of these blocks.
After I did that, I thought it might look nicer with sashing. So, I took the topper apart and added black sashing. Putting the sashing in creates a bit of space between the pumpkin and the star point. I actually liked this even more, but I already had the other topper done and wasn’t going to rip it up. I may be nuts, but I’m not crazy, LOL!!
I added two borders to the orange pumpkins top – one of background and a second one of a fall print.
Here’s a close view of the corner. The leaf print goes well with the scrappy fabrics in the top. Next week, we’ll finish it up with quilting.
Now you can decide, pumpkins all the same direction or tumbling? Sashing or no sashing? One or two borders, or more? Scrappy border to use up more bits? It is your quilt! If you use Flickr, I hope you’ll share all your projects as you keep making progress or finish up on 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!
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Thank you to everyone that has blogged about Autumn Jubilee to help spread the word, and I want to return the favor! Mary has been quilting along with me for a couple of years, and her quilt show on this post is just super. Are You Having Fun Yet at Stitching Grandma. See Diann’s post at Little Penguin Quilts – It’s Autumn Jubilee Time and see some of her past projects. Thanks to One Creative Family who posted Happy October, and Susan at Desert Sky Quilting, can’t wait to see some of your progress! Stop by Kathy’s Quilts to see her Scrap Dance Square Dance quilt, and be sure to visit her Slow Sunday Stitching linky. I know I have not found all the mentions, so if you have a link to an Autumn Jubilee mention on your blog, feel free to add it to your comment!