Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along

Did you get at least one end of your runner done?  Working on it during football games, I’ve been able to get the leaves stitched down, and begin the embellishments on one end.  Here is where we left off last week, with the shapes pinned in place.

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I really love the Aurifil wool thread!! It embeds beautifully and make the stitches practically invisible!

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Once you have the shapes stitched down, use matching colors of DMC floss to add the details such as the leaf veins and the pumpkin lines.  I pulled these colors to go with the wools I am using – 730 Olive Green Very Dark, 680 Old Gold Dark, 801 Coffee Brown Dark, 301 Mahogany Medium, 3777 Terra Cotta Very Dark, 920 Copper Medium, and 814 Garnet Dark.

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I use a back-stitch to add the leaf veins.  When I finish all the details, I’ll add some seed beads to give it a bit of shine.

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I’ll have to revisit this stitch along in November. I just have had too much to do during this past week to finish it yet.  I have a backlog of quilt repairs to finish, and I want to get them all done and shipped out so I can concentrate on holiday sewing next month.  Share your Autumn Jubilee projects in our From My Carolina Home Project Sharing Group on Facebook.  If you haven’t joined yet, be sure to answer the questions when you ask to join or the moderators may not approve you.  Someone sharing there will receive a special surprise at the end of Autumn Jubilee.  But first, congratulations to Pam Arbour who has won a charm pack for being the first person to post an Autumn Jubilee project in our Facebook Sharing Group!!

New sponsor and new affiliate C&T Publishing is providing today’s giveaway of a $50 gift certificate for their online bookstore.  See the new fall catalog on their website including a wonderful new wool book publishing this month.  I have an advance copy, and it is chock full of great Autumn ideas!  There is a section on collecting wools, care and preparation of wool fabrics, stitches to use, finishing and more.  The projects cover Autumn inspired as well as Christmas and Springtime designs, all inspired by antiques and heirlooms.  Click on the cover photo to check it out.

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I wish all my Canadian readers a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving Weekend!!

76 thoughts on “Autumn Jubilee Wool Stitch Along

    1. Cathy Cavagnaro

      Lovely project! And I am intrigued by embroidery threads stored in individual bags with easy to read labels. Looks like I have two projects now – one creative and one organizational.

    1. Gwynette in NW Arkansas

      It’s getting cool enough here to think about sitting in front of the fire and doing some hand stitching.

  1. Karen A

    There are too many to pick from! Right now I am enjoying a more recent publication Smash Your Precut Stash by Kate Colleran.

  2. I subscribe to C&T Publishing, so I saw this book in a recent email. It is definitely on my wish list. I am so used to seeing buttonhole stitch for applique that I forgot there were other options (especially when matching thread is used.) I really do need to dig out my wools and get started!

  3. Cathy B.

    Too many choices in craft books! I’m a big fan of both Bonnie Hunter & Doug Leko, But also now dabbling in wool, so Bonnie Sullivan has to also make the list.

  4. Marianne Patterson

    I love any of Bonnie Hunter’s quilt books (lover of fat quarters and scrap quilts). Also love the quilt and wool patterns by Lisa Bongean.

  5. Karen Williams

    I am going to be new to wool applique.I just bought some kits to do for Christmas and we will see if I enjoy the process. I have found I really enjoy sewing by hand.

  6. Your wool project is going to be pretty. I am intrigued by the wool appliqué, but haven’t tried it yet. I do, however, enjoy hand stitching.

    There are so many great books. It would be tough to choose a favorite. I suppose the one I go to most often are my resource and technique books.

  7. Lou M.

    I love wool applique. The purple and red wools really enhance the other fall colored wools. What a great project!

  8. Loris Mills

    Right now my favorite quilt book is Autumn bouquet by Sharon Keightley..
    Your table runner is looking wonderful!

  9. Susan Stanton

    I’ve never tried wool applique, but your table runner is looking beautiful. Such pretty stitches! I make a lot of quilts so my favorite books are the Moda All Stars series of books.

  10. Patricia Evans

    I have lots of (mostly) quilt books and can’t say that I have a favorite, but I do enjoy scrap quilts. Haven’t done any wool projects, but several of our quilt group members are very into it.

  11. Your wool applique is lovely, I have just begun working in wool and find it a little intimidating but I push on since practice makes the stitching improve.

  12. Nancy D

    I would be Simple Blessings, by Kim Diehl. Over the years I have referred to this book for inspiration in color and design so much that it is literally falling apart!

  13. farmquilter

    My favorite quilting book is Free Motion Quilting by Angela Walters. Your needle work is really making your applique look fabulous!!

  14. quilterpt

    I am a domestic machine quilter, so I frequently refer to Angela Walters machine quilting books for inspiration!

  15. Camille

    I am a “browser”. I do not have a favorite craft book but like to revisit magazines and books for inspiration. My tastes have definitely evolved over the years and projects I overlooked previously often become more interesting with another look.

  16. Kim Sharman

    Your table runner is such a pretty piece; perfect for Fall. The embroidery stitching is lovely and I love the thought of beads added to this pretty to add a little bit of shine and sparkle.

  17. Carlie Holdredge

    Great giveaway! I just love your blog. I’m a new follower, can’t believe I haven’t ran across it before and especially being a Carolina girl myself!!

  18. Beth Talmage

    “Liberated Quiltmaking” (either edition) by Gwen Marston is my favorite quilt book. I find it so inspiring, and turn to that book–or any of Gwen’s other “liberated” books, to jump-start my creative thinking when I am stuck, or feeling low.

  19. Pam

    Your wool project is going to be gorgeous! My current favorite book is Sue Spargo’s Creative Stitching. Thanks for Autumn Jubilee!

  20. Orla Villiam

    Your colours are so wonderfully rich looking – it is going to be beautiful. And the book looks fascinating – the wools and stitching give everything a lovely softness. I have to pick up a wool project (Purrfectly Pieced) I started last year, that got put aside for the summer. Thanks for sharing your progress.

  21. Phyllis Smith

    Hi Carole,

    Well, here we are in an extreme drought and still no rain here where I’m at. Didn’t have any luch with my flowers without the rain and money is so tight right now so most of the things I planted didn’t make it.

    Didn’t you do something similar to this recently about 2 or 3 yrs. ago? You have done so many things you are hard to keep up with at times. Have a terrific week.


  22. Kathy E.

    Your photos make me want to work with wool! I love the textured look!
    My favorite quilt book is Tula Pink’s City Sampler. I’ve made all 100 blocks and loved all but one! It was really tricky!
    duchick at gmail dot com

  23. Debbie Miller Meyer

    I love this runner and the colors. I won’t be starting anything for another week or so. Autumn Jubilee runs concurrently with the largest festival that I’m a vendor at each year. So, I’m always behind on the jubilee! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  24. kattails

    I have my leaf shapes cut out but want to find some purple or magenta wool scraps. I see how beautiful the purple leaves you have used accentuate the brightness of the overall colors. Imitation IS the sincerest form of flattery.

  25. dezertsuz

    To figure out my favorite craft book, I’d have to figure out my favorite craft! I will say I have used and used and used Carole Samples’ book Treasury of Crazy Quilt Stitches, and always find something to inspire me. Thanks so much for the suggestions here and the chance to win from C & T. Thanks to C & T for offering a prize!

  26. Christi

    I am crazy about quilting books. Love them all. Right now I am reading Red and White Quilts so that’s my favorite.

  27. Melanie

    Oh how I love wool projects! I’m a little behind this season, but loving all the projects you present to us, Carole, and your interesting blog posts. C&T Publishing has some very wonderful books; glad they are a new affiliate and look forward to your presenting their books. Happy day!

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