Autumn Jubilee Harvest Star Quilt Along Finishing

Today we finish up the quilt along table runner, and I’ll show you some more ideas for making full quilts from the blocks.  We left off last week here, with two quarter-square triangle blocks, one on each side of the Tri Recs Star block.

For the Harvest Star runner, I added only one border 2-1/2-inches wide.  Quilt as desired.  I used a leaf pantograph to blend with the Harvest theme.  The project is small enough to quilt on a domestic machine.  Stitch in the ditch and free motion quilting are just a couple of ideas.

When quilting is done, attach the binding.  I used the same print for mine.

Harvest Star table runner is complete.

And here it is in progress with a Christmas theme.  The black background has a red and green print.

If you would like to have a longer runner, add another triangle to the ends to create a pointed runner.  Just cut one 13-1/2-inch square, then cut it diagonally into two triangles, then attach one to each end and square off.  I then decided that having a thin accent border would look even nicer.  So, add a first border cut 1-1/2-inches wide of star color fabric, then a wider 2-1/2-inch border of your focus fabric.

Once again, here is the EQ8 image with the accent border.

If you’d like a larger quilt, here are a couple of ideas for you.  The Harvest Star with the print center square in the star block might look like this.

Making it with the solid center gives a different feel.

One more idea, combine it with the Pumpkin block from last year’s Autumn Jubilee.  How fun is this!!  I didn’t do the borders, but you could also extend the black into the borders to finish off the black on-point squares.  As usual, I have more ideas than I have time, LOL!!!

 Backside Fabrics is today’s giveaway sponsor.  Ever since I found this North Carolina company, I have been addicted to their wide back fabrics.  The quality is superb, and Christine has been kind enough to support my big charity event last year too, the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project.  One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate!  Just leave a comment on this post, with any comment on the quilt along, then click on the Rafflecopter pic below to enter.  When leaving a comment, please scroll to the bottom of the comments for the comment form.

70 thoughts on “Autumn Jubilee Harvest Star Quilt Along Finishing

  1. Joy B

    I like that the Harvest runner design and the Christmas one with points are the same pattern but look so different! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Love the use of the larger fall prints with the bigger blocks. You really see the leaves and pumpkins. That Christmas one is beautiful too. Great ideas. You seem to have mastered EQ8 !! 🙂 I was thinking back over a conversation we had about this time when EQ8 first came out. I have “another” class scheduled for January!

  3. lewisnancy54

    I love your table runner. I didn’t see how it really captured the tri-rec block, until it was completed, and then it just amazed me. I love how it changed with Christmas fabric also. Great design!!

  4. Cathy B.

    Thanks for showing us all the different options for this runner. With Christmas coming up this is a good one to have up my sleeve!

  5. I really like the proportion of the Christmas runner with the added triangles. And I love the ones with the two borders—just can’t seem to keep things simple! The TriRecs star is really neat, too.

  6. Brenda @ Songbird Designs

    Great quilt ideas Carole. I really like the one with the pumpkin block, as well as the pointed table runner!

  7. Kathy Inozarks

    Good morning, this is a pattern my Mom would have loved making-she was always making up table runners and she loved stars in quilts. thanks for the link to the wide back fabric I will be looking for that again Happy friday Kathy

  8. Amy L

    Thank you for the great QAL, and all the marvelous options today! I have an idea for the table runner with the triangle points, and may have time to make it for Christmas…

  9. Mary Wheeler

    Your giveaway sponsor for the day, Backside Fabrics, is a really great source for wide fabrics. They ha e really nice quality for backing, not the cheap stuff you find at discount fabric stores.

  10. farmquilter

    Love the table runner with the thinner inner border and the pointed ends!! Thank you for hosting this…it’s a lot of work and I appreciate it!

  11. Joan Sheppard

    Can you hear me clapping my hands? Love the Star shape and the “quiet” spaces. Can’t wait to try this one.
    Thanks time and again for sharing your gifts with us.

  12. So much versatility with these blocks! I’m hoping to complete my star blocks this weekend and have my variation complete next week. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us, CArole!

  13. Laura M

    I love what I’ve been learning. I love how the dark fabrics make the other fabrics pop. I don’t normally use darks for backgrounds, but i will certainly try now.

  14. It is so fun designing with EQ. I like being able to recolor borders and sashing to see what I like best. Thanks for sharing your variations. You have some awesome sponsors!

  15. Love the autumn look. I just found quite a few autums fabrics from a shop hop that I had put away and never used. They’re perfect for an autumn table runner. Thank you, this one is great.

  16. Patricia Evans

    Your Harvest table runner just glows. I think a Christmas one with a poinsettia print would also work well and could be used through January. Thanks for all your effort with Autumn Jubilee.

  17. Judyk

    Thank you for working hard to provide us some fun. I so enjoy your posts, no matter what the content. Love your part of the world and enjoy sharing your adventures there.

  18. Kathy E.

    I really like the addition of the pumpkins with the stars! The colors make it so festive for the autumn season!
    duchick at gmail dot com

  19. Mary D

    Thank you for the awesome ideas. I like adding an extra triangle on the Christmas table runner! I needed a longer runner and that works perfectly.

  20. I absolutely love this pattern! It is so pretty and so versatile. You can go from a table runner to a quilt and you can change up the fabrics to reflect any season or holiday. Thanks!

  21. Donna W

    Thank you for this fun Autumn Jubilee. Love the star quilt you have shared with us and enjoyed reading each post and seeing the beautiful pictures you include.

  22. dezertsuz

    That did come out nice, but I think I like the Christmas one with the breaker border and pointed ends even better. I’m going to try it with an American Hero quilt next year, and see what I think.

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