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.
Backside Fabrics gave me this gorgeous wide backing fabric to use for this project, called Brushline by Andover in the Coffee color.
Next, the decision on batting, this time I had two in the stash (ordered from Craftsy on sale) and decided on the Heirloom cotton for this quilt.
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’.
I chose Glide thread for a bit of shine in a taupe color, with Bottom Line in the bobbin.
This pantograph has leaves and pumpkins, the perfect choice for this quilt top.
This is turning out nice, love that Hobbs batting.
In a couple of days, I had the quilting done.
There was enough of the backing left at the bottom to make long strips for binding.
Attaching the binding went quickly.
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.
All done, I put it on one of the library chairs for the light.
Then I took it outside to the bench for another photo.
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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. Find my Scrap Dance Patterns on Craftsy!
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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!