Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Finishing the Quilt

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Finishing the quilt along today for Autumn Jubilee, I’ll show you my quilting and finishing.  I don’t know if you go back to read comments on previous posts, but I added one myself with another idea for arranging the blocks.  After I had mine on the quilt frame, I thought about doing them in rows – a row of pumpkins then a row of stars, like a row by row quilt.  That might have been fun, and maybe an idea for next year!  I really enjoyed reading all your comments too.

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Backside Fabrics gave me this gorgeous wide backing fabric to use for this project, called Brushline by Andover in the Coffee color.

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Next, the decision on batting, this time I had two in the stash and decided on the Heirloom cotton for this quilt.

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Here’s my trick one more time to see if I did the borders right.  Placing the quilt on the edge of the longarm (or you can use the edge of a bed or table) fold up the bottom edge to meet the top edge and then see if the fold is straight across the bottom.  If it bows up in the middle, the borders are too long.  This one is straight across, so the borders are the right size.  New readers – see my tutorial on Understanding the Why of Measuring Borders with two identical quilts made with two different ways of putting on the borders, and Another Lesson on Measuring Borders showing the fold up trick in more detail along with figuring your target border size by ‘doing the math’.

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I chose Glide thread for a bit of shine in a taupe color, with Bottom Line in the bobbin.

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This pantograph has leaves and pumpkins, the perfect choice for this quilt top.

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This is turning out nice, love that Hobbs batting.

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In a couple of days, I had the quilting done.

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There was enough of the backing left at the bottom to make long strips for binding.

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Attaching the binding went quickly.

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Then I could have a nice handwork project for the football games on the weekend.  Is there anyone else that enjoys this like I do?  There is something really satisfying about making a perfect miter at the corner.

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All done, I put it on one of the library chairs for the light.

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Then I took it outside to the bench for another photo.

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Today’s Giveaway is a $50 gift certificate code to Fat Quarter Shop for an online order, open to international entries!!! Visit the Fat Quarter Shop and see What’s New with my affiliate link.  If you’d rather not use that link, use the one in the Rafflecopter which is not an affiliate to see What’s New.  Check out the Daily Flash Sale too.  This drawing will close on the 31st.

Today is the day I am scheduled to be on Pat Sloan’s podcast at 4 pm, Eastern Daylight time, and I am really excited.  Find it here – American Patchwork & Quilting Talk Show/Podcast and see Pat’s website Creative Talk Network to hear past podcasts.

I’ll be the fourth guest on the program, and the podcast will air live at 4 pm Eastern time.  It will be available later as well, on her podcast archive.  You can listen live with iTunes or an Android App, see the link for ways to listen.  If you are finding me from the podcast for the first time, I hope you’ll look around my blog and follow if you like what you see.

My blog is a variety of subjects, quilting and sewing, tablescapes and recipes, book reviews and hand stitching, crafting and mountain living. I love to have new followers, too!  If you just found me, please stay a bit and have a look around, my tutorials are gathered at the top in pages to make them easy to find. Lots of fun is had here, and I invite you to follow with any of your favorite methods, several on the sidebar. Follow by email so you won’t miss the last of my annual Autumn Jubilee event with lots of projects and tutorials though the month and a great line up of giveaway sponsors.  Giveaways from last week are still accepting entries!!  Click on the blog title above to see the latest posts on the blog.

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Now I can wrap up in a cozy quilt sitting in a rocker on the veranda, and enjoy the leaves turning.  Autumn Jubilee wraps up on Wednesday!

90 thoughts on “Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Finishing the Quilt

  1. Your quilt turned out so well…….gotta just love holiday/seasonal quilts… always your detailed ‘how-to’s’ were so generous and excellently presented!!

  2. Jean

    Have fun today! My punpkin quilt is out for the holiday season! Thank you for the giveaway! I need batting!
    -Jean 🎃

  3. I love the quilting pattern you used. The finished quilt is beautiful! Have loved working on this project, especially the Scrap 9-patch Star. Have to figure out a simple quilting for my topper, since I’m not a free-motioner. Can’t wait to set the T/G table with this and the placemats! Thank you again for such a fun month of projects and great ideas.

  4. Toni Anne Potter

    I LOVE all the Batiks, I can’t seem to have enough. I’d be thrilled to try the Block Lock rulers. Thanks for the chance to win. Your Autumn Jubilee quilt is beautiful, autumn is my favorite season. I think this quilt is next in my list of, I gotta make this quilt.

  5. Cathy B.

    Lovely pumpkin quilt – thanks for the inspiration in your autumn jubilee! I’m a sucker for layer cakes and like the idea of those COLOR cuts – a perfect way to build my stash up where it’s lacking.

  6. BEAUTIFUL – mentioned your podcast in my blog post today, going to make sure I gave the “right” link. Love that backing fabric. Will they send a swatch from Backside Fabrics if requested? I have the “project” that is in need of this color I think!

  7. Brenda @ Songbird Designs

    Beautiful finish!! Love the backing fabric – it’s perfect for this project! And your quilting was just what it needed! Thanks for sharing! And for the opportunity to win!!

  8. Mary D

    Beautiful Autumn quilt! I enjoyed your Autumn Jubilee, especially the detailed instructions! Thank-you. Now to finish my table runner. Looking forward to your next quilt along.

  9. lv2bquilting2

    Good morning Carole…The quilt is beautiful, dressed in it’s fall finery, and I would think it looks even better in person. I am a person who dislikes sewing the binding on by hand, especially for quilts. I don’t mind the hand sewing on smaller items, but the arthritis has gotten to the point where it is so difficult to do. Hope you have a good day.

  10. Camille

    I am wishing for Clearly Perfect Slotted Trimmers from the Fat Quarter Shop. The Autumn Jubilee has been a fun journey. Your quilt is lovely!


    Beautiful quilt! Thanks for all your hard work and great giveaways. I like Spotted by Zen Chic and lots of other items at FQS

  12. Sue H

    I thought the Measure Twice, Cut Once socks looked like a lot of fun. I also liked the Norm & Nan garden gnome quilt pattern. Looking forward to listening to you on Pat’s podcast later!

  13. Laura M

    Thanks for sharing your lovely quilt and all the closeup photos. I’d love More Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 Book by Lori Kennedy to practice my free motion quilting.

  14. carolyn montgomery

    your quilt is perfect for the fall season. i would like for the fqs to issue vol.2 of cake mix quilt book.

  15. Oh Carole! Today’s the day – I get an email tomorrow about Pat Sloan’s podcast and usually listen from that. I can hardly wait to hear it. {{Hugs}} a bunch – you’ll do just fine. Happy Monday to you. ~smile~ Roseanne

  16. Amy L

    Your pumpkins and stars make me smile! I love where you posed them.

    And I wishing for 4 yards of Kona Cotton in the Crimson color because I need it for a project.

  17. Barb K

    I always enjoy your blog–I guess fabric would be my wish at FQS. The new Fall and Christmas fabrics are very tempting!

  18. ANN D

    Fat Quarter Shop just announced their 2019 mystery quilt. If I win this giveaway prize that could pay for some of the months of blocks. Thanks for the chance to win.

  19. I love, love, love the pumpkin fall quilt! It is so beautiful. I always want to do a fall project but before I know it, fall is gone and it’s still not done, maybe next year I will start some pumpkins in January! 😀

  20. Lisa Marie

    Your quilt is gorgeous! I checked out the FQS site and I’m wishing for the Cloud Fat Quarter Bundle Curated by Fat Quarter Shop featuring Art Gallery Fabrics.

  21. Linda Douglas

    Hello, your quilt is so beautiful! I’m wishing for a “Caroline Layer Cake
    Brenda Riddle Designs for Moda Fabrics”! Thank You for sharing !

  22. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole, Your quilt is lovely. I would chose the Natures Choice Batting 100% Cotton. Thank you for everything. Have a great day!

  23. Donna W

    Your quilt turned out beautiful. I love the fall colors. I think a block of the month would be a fun choice.

  24. quilterpt

    Your quilt turned out great. And the quilt pattern is so appropriate ! I would like the Bee Basics AuriFloss Thread Box from FQS. Good luck with the interview. Can’t wait to hear it.

  25. judystolz

    Gorgeous quilt! I hadn’t planned on doing this one, just watch and enjoy, but now I’m thinking twice about it!!

  26. Sharon Schipper

    My mom was big into the 60’s Early American decorating, complete with loads of autumn colors and those big glass globe lamps in golden browny orange! I never was, my dream was blue and cream (ha!) but I do have a fondness for the autumn quilts. Busy handquilting the leaves from last year’s autumn tutorial that I made into a runner (should have it done for Thanksgiving I hope I hope!) and I do love the pumpkins. I did finishe the wall hanging from the panel and fabric I bought from you TWO years ago, Thanks for your generosity!

    sharon in colorado

  27. Julie Dunn

    Love your pumpkins and stars. I’m going to have to start collecting oranges, so I can make fall quilts. My pink & lime greens just don’t cut it.

  28. Michele T

    Oooh! I love your Quilt… beautiful!! I love the Fat Quarter Shop because they have a incredible collection of fabrics and notions!!! I’ve been wanting to get a Wool Ironing Mat.

  29. Pam O

    You are so right that borders must lie flat. I once had a border that waved. I took it off and remeasured correctly. Never happened again.
    Thanks for the reminder.

  30. Melanie

    I really like everything about your pumpkin and stars quilt including the beautiful quilting! Hobbs 80/29 is my all time favorite batting, but I have some wool I’m anxious to try. I also love hand work, finishing the binding by hand while relaxing and holding the quilt on my lap. Ah… Thank you Carole, for sharing your quilt progress and for your raffles.

  31. Pam

    I love the photo of your pumpkin quilt on the veranda. The quilt is beautiful! Thanks for all the things you have shared during autumn jubilee. And thanks for the chance to win a gift certificate from the Fat Quarter Shop. I would love to get lots of zippers and mesh for bag-making.

  32. EllenB

    Love your pumpkins and think it would look great any way you set the blocks! FQS has the best BOMs and I’d wish for the 2019 Designer Mystery.

  33. Lynne Stucke

    I would love to have some neutral fat quarters to use on this year’s Quiltville mystery by Bonnie Hunter.

  34. Your quilt is looking beautiful. I still have to quilt mine and bind it. From FQS, I love the new collection Lambent Playwright Virtousa Fat Qtr. Bundle.

  35. Suzy R.

    Your quilt is absolutely beatiful! I enjoyed your podcast interview with Pat Sloan – it was very interesting. Congratulations!

  36. sheryl harrison

    i love the shabby fabrics. they remind me of my favorites…moda marbles. i love blenders! most of my quilts are applique and blenders work awesome and don’t over power the applique.

  37. I have been looking and my little bit of orange to make some pumpkin blocks and finally decided to make a full size star, and 4 half scale pumpkins for the corner, and two maple leaves on each side. I think that will work out with the falling fabrics I have. Now to have time to sew it! 😊 I love how your pumpkin stars came out. That pantograph is perfect!

  38. Carla Hundley

    Your quilt is amazing and Love the pumpkins. I really like the Complete Cute Sewing Tin Set Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet.
    Carla from Utah

  39. Hi Carole! I finally got a chance to listen to the podcast today, and you sounded wonderful. I didn’t notice that your quilts were named after dances – that is so cool. I love the tip about adding some blue to your fabrics to make it appear less in the autumn genre. Hmm – I’ll have to give that a try! It’s so cool to know someone so famous, and your voice sounds so friendly just like you are. Happy Halloween! ~smile~ Roseanne

  40. Monica Kostak

    oh my gosh this is SEW cute…SEW fall. I love it. I have been wanting to make a fall quilt for the last couple of years-andddddddddddddddddd still on my list. My husband broke his leg (tibia fracture) falling 8 ft from a ladder in August. My life has been on hold and i’m still trying to catch up with literally EVERYTHING including blog reading so i’m behind. It was hit and miss on reading and loved your wool pumpkin and decorating. Always enjoy reading even if if don’t comment. Thanks so much for the inspiration. Maybe next year i can participate in one of your projects.

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