I’ve been doing autumn theme quilts since my early days of quilting. The second quilt I ever did was a huge, oversized king with tossed leaves on a beige background. One of the three borders has uneven numbers of flying geese on each side. It was only the second quilt I had entered into competition and I won my first ribbon with it. I called it Autumn Breeze.
It is quilted with a swirly design pantograph (by someone else) that gives the feeling of wind. It won an honorable mention for design. And with that, I was hooked on quilting.
I have a cute little stand for mini quilts, and this year I put the Autumn Jubilee Mini Quilt on it from 2016. Next to it, I have a pair of quilt hangers, and I put the Maple Star table topper there this year.
My little miniature mariner’s compass was done with Carol Doak’s book Easy Paper Pieced Miniatures (affiliate link). It is only 8-inches square. I usually display it on a book stand.
Every Autumn Jubilee has a Quilt Along. I display quilts from years past all over the house. This Pumpkin and Leaf Table Topper is from 2016, and is on the library table between the wing chairs.
Tables in the kitchen are dressed with leaf runners made several years ago. Both have a border print I really like, with little chickens and fall colors.
Place a quilt on a bench on the veranda with a little pumpkin. This one is my Square Dance quilt.
Put 2018’s Autumn Jubilee Pumpkin Star quilt on your guest bed, folded at the bottom.
Or place it on an ottoman to grab and snuggle under on a chilly evening.
Last year’s Harvest Star had two finishing options.
See all the projects, recipes, crafts, sewing, quilting and more from previous Autumn Jubilee events by clicking on the Autumn Jubilee category on the sidebar. This year’s event begins Thursday, and you won’t want to miss a single post. Tell your friends too!!
Last year’s Wool stitch along project table runner is on the large dining table this year with an art glass pumpkin.
Small projects like penny rugs are set around on tables with pumpkins or candles.
Is it getting cooler where you are? Along with cuddling with an Autumn quilt, I made some soup this week too. Comfort food for a cold day, my White Bean and Ham Soup got a substitution. When I defrosted the ham bone I saved for this, I found it was ruined with freezer burn. I guess it was older than I remembered. So, I substituted four slices of bacon for the ham, and it came out wonderful!! So no more waiting for a ham bone if I am in the mood for soup. Served in my pumpkin bowls, we had a hearty meal on a chilly evening.
Do you decorate for Autumn with quilts and fall-inspired handwork?