Autumn Jubilee Harvest Star Quilt Along – Block B

Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along continues today with the second block.  Block B is simple, we’ll take two pieces of fabric and sew/cut, sew/cut until we have two quarter square triangle units.

Begin with two pieces of fabric, one in the black background, and the other in the center star print, both 13-1/2-inches square.  Or you can use a different print if you prefer.  The idea is that the quarter squares will tessellate with the star background, making a pointed background.  Start by marking two sewing lines on the lighter of the two fabrics, one quarter inch away from a center diagonal line.

Sew on those lines, then cut apart.  Reposition so that the colors are opposite each other right sides together, and draw two more lines perpendicular to the seam line.  I forgot to take a photo of this step, but this one from another project will hopefully help you see what I mean.  The one on the left is a QST.

Moda Candy Twist Block at From My Carolina Home

Sew on those lines and cut apart.  Square up to 12-1/2-inches.

For the Harvest Star runner, I am using a large cornucopia and leaf print.  This is a great time to use large prints as this block has a big area to showcase them.

Assemble the runner with the star in the middle, and the Quarter Square Triangle Block B on either side, with the black backgrounds sewn together.  Next week, we will finish it off, with borders and another idea to expand the runner.

If you’d like to make a quilt with this idea, here is how it might look.  I did not have time to do a whole quilt for you this year, but I did mock it up in EQ8.  I’ll show you some additional ideas next week.

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Just leave a comment on this post, which Hobbs batting would you like to try first?


77 thoughts on “Autumn Jubilee Harvest Star Quilt Along – Block B

  1. Lou M.

    This is such a classic table runner with the star in the center. I am thinking it would be great for the Christmas holidays and/or maybe later for the Fourth of July.

  2. Liz Horgan

    I’m waiting to see how you expand the table runner!
    I’d love to try the cotton/wool blend, or the 100% cotton batting.
    Thank you to you and Hobbs!

  3. lewisnancy54

    I would like to try the wool batting. When I started quilting, I thought polyester was the only way to go, but boy have I learned how mistaken I was. My quilts with polyester feel so scratchy, and I have learned that using other types, you don’t have that feeling.

    1. Gwynette in NW Arkansas

      Love the look of the larger “quilt”! Thanks for the pattern and all your effort! I am torn between wanting to try wool and silk.

  4. Janice Snell

    Looking good! I love those Tri Recs blocks made into a star. I would like to try the silk batting. I have been stuck in a rut lately of using only cotton/bamboo.would also like to try the wool batting or the wool/cotton batting. Someday!

  5. Cathy B.

    Gotta try that silk! For a very special quilt with embroidered squares. Thanks so much for sharing your runner pattern with us!

  6. I have fabric to make both a fall & Christmas theme table runner. I so look forward to your Autumn Jubilee. Thank you for all the work you do to give us such great projects!

  7. Jean

    I can’t find my comment, Carole! I did post one though! “I would love to try Tuscany Collection Washable wool!”
    -Jean ❤

  8. Paula

    I’d like to try the cotton wool blend. From what I’ve read it has the best qualities of both in one batiing.

  9. Susan Stanton

    I have never used a wool batting before, but I hear that it is very easy to use and quilts beautifully!

  10. connie wolfe

    I think that I’d like to try my hand at the Thermomore batting next. From all users, this sounds like a good one to use with tablerunners and placemats.

  11. Karen Anderson

    I would like to try the silk but I’ve been reading about bamboo batting lately. I haven’t found it anywhere but I’m searching for it to try.

  12. Patricia Evans

    I would like to try the wool or the cotton wool blend. The wool batting seems to give a lovely definition to FMQ.

  13. Niki W

    I have never used wool batting. I’d like to try the Hobbs Premium 80/20 batting. And maybe someday be ambitious and daring enough to try the wool.

  14. Becky Gilliam

    I really enjoyed your presentation to the Electric City Quilt Guild tonight. I want to try all of the different types of batting.

  15. dezertsuz

    Tagging along behind, as usual lately! The table runner is very nice, but I do like the look of the quilt. I can see doing this for American Hero Quilts, too.

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