Are you caught up and ready for the next row? This week for #AutumnJubilee2020 we do some leaves. Note that the leaves are not the same size as either of the other rows. I have deliberately made some variations in size for added interest in the rows.
The leaves row has five blocks with two spacers. The blocks will finish at 9-inches.
Focus Leaf Fabric (cut five sets)
4-inch squares – 2
3-1/2-inch squares – 3
Strip 1-inch x 5-inches – 1
Background total for all five blocks
4-inch squares – 15
3-1/2-inch squares – 5
Sashing strips 9-1/2 x 2-inches – 2
Start by making the stem, using the leaf fabric strip and one of the 4-inch background squares. Cut the square in half diagonally, and place on either side of the strip. Sew and press, then square up to 3-1/2-inches. Do five stems, one in each color.
On the back side of the remaining 4-inch background squares mark diagonal sewing lines 1/4-inch away from the center. Using two per color, pair with the leaf fabric 4-inch squares and make half square triangles.
Lay out your elements as shown here.
Sew in rows.
Make five blocks.
Assemble the row with three blocks in the middle sewn together, then add the sashing strips to each end, and then the last blocks to each end. Turn the stems in different directions. DO NOT sew the rows together yet, we have more to add between them later.
Download the pdf for this row – AJ Leaves Row 3
Today’s giveaway is sponsored by Aurifil Threads!! This awesome large spool box of Perfect Neutrals will be sent to a winner, international entries accepted!! Find Aurifil threads at Fat Quarter Shop, and Amazon.
Just leave a comment on this post, then click on the Rafflecopter icon to enter.
How is your quilt coming along? Are you a fan of Aurifil threads?
If you are just now finding the quilt along, here are links to the first two rows.
Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along Week 1 – Stars Rows 1 and 5
Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along Week 2 – Trees Row 2
113 thoughts on “Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Week 3”
I love the colours of your leaves, they would make nice placemats.
Enjoying all the posts for the Autumn Jubilee. I am not caught up, but hope to get some sewing in this weekend. Have Aurifil on my machine right now.
I absolutely love this leaf pattern…so pretty and so versatile. Your color choices are so nice. What a gorgeous thread collection from Aurifil. I love their thread.
Love the simplicity of the block construction and colors. Freeze in Iowa this morning.
I love fall leaves – this is very nice! Aurifil is my thread choice and my machine loves it!
Ooh maple leaves, how lovely! One thing I am really loving about this year’s Jubilee QAL is the use of different sized blocks in the rows. It adds real interest to this project. Thank you Carole for ALL you have given us this year for Autumn Jubilee. It’s been an added niceness for my favourite season!
Loving these blocks!
Thanks for another fun row!
cool autumn colors. I dont see much of that outside, here in florida.
Love your autumn quilt along and yes I love aurifil thread. I use it pretty much everyday!
Love your quilt!
I love leaf patterns. I made a leaf quilt, I think 2 years ago, but it feels longer. Must be the 2020 effect. When Autumn Jubilee launched I first found the 2018 pattern & made a pumpkin & stars quilt. When AJ2020 finishes, there will be three fall quilts that all play together.
Love the leaves! Can not wait to get home and sew me some leaves.
Very pretty! I love Aurifil, it is the only thread that I use!
oooh great blocks….more gorgeous autumn fabrics to showcase…and awesome giveaway
Your colours are gorgeous! I must confess, I’m too much of a control freak to participate in mysteries. I prefer to collect clues but wait until they’re over to actually sew, just so I can control a little better what colours go where. Love your Stars & Pumpkins mystery quilt!
I like your way of making the leaf stems. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the rows.
It’s a perfect Autumn day to play in the sewing room and make some of these lovely leaf blocks.
Maple leaves are one of my favorite blocks. Yours look beautiful!
I really like the way you explain how to make the leaves. I’m going to try to make them this weekend. Thanks for your tutorials!
Lovely leaves – I am glad to know how to make them.
I love Aurifil thread. It’s quite fine and doesn’t leave lint. Thank you Carole for introducing me to this wonderful product!
I have chosen to get in some me time and sew the day away-so I’ll be making some fall leaves and watching the real ones cover my back yard through the window! Love your red and orange leaves and love Aurifil thread!
I’m really enjoying seeing your quilt slowly being revealed
I hope to get back into ‘normal’ sewing after 6 months of mask making 🙂
Aurifil thread produces beautiful stitches on my machine. I love using it, but don’t have many colors. The assortment is wonderful! We took a “leaf-peeping” ride yesterday and saw many colors that are going into my blocks. And I have an idea now what to do with the tree blocks, so the sewing break was productive. Now on to the sewing room!
Can’t beat a leaf block for a Fall quilt!
I do love Aurifil thread and I love seeing all the creations on Friday and Sunday.
I have not used Aurofil thread but it’s on my wish list.
Great fall colors in your leaves. The sashing also caught my eye.
I love Aurifil thread. Those colors are perfect for the ajqa quilt.
This is a pattern I might attempt. Thank you
Love the leaf blocks. One of my favorites!! Oh, I am going to have a hard time not going for scrappy leaves though….I may have to be a rebel.. 🙂 I use aurifil thread in my featherweight, which helps me keep it extra clean.
I was sure we would get some leaves at some point! So far, I am keeping up.
Your leaves are beautiful colors! I started using Aurifil threads two years ago. Aurifil thread is my favorite thread now. My fall quilt is on hold as I am making many masks for the Christmas season. Looking forward to finishing this Fall quilt.
Those Perfect Neutrals threads are perfect for this fall quilting project!
Not quite caught up. I’m still working on the stars. But, then again I’m working on 3 other QALs. Yup, I’m crazy! But Autumn Jubilee is my favorite! Thank you & your sponsors. Would love some Aurifil thread, my favorite.
Just finishing a rush project, then I’ll have time for some fall sewing of my choice. Love this. I use Aurilfil often. Thanks.
Another great QAL! Thanks for keeping me occupied during this pandemic.
I would love to make the leaves with Aurifil Thread
This quilt is going to be so lovely. I love maple leaf blocks and have made quilts and table runners with them.
Nothing says fall like beautiful colorful leaves. It’s a glorious time of year.
I enjoy using Aurifil threads for hand piecing and quilting. Thanks for such an amazing giveaway! I’m slowly making a block or two of your designs each week. Maple leaves are some of my favorites to make!
Aurifil threads are definitely top notch quality and I do use them when quilting. I’d love to have more of a selection of colors and weights.
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I love the fall colors of your blocks, Thanks for a chance to win the aurifil threads they are wonderful.
Love Autumn colors, just right in the stars and maple leaf blocks!!
Making a few of your blocks each week.
Thanks for the quilt along, appreciate your creativity!!
Well these fabrics certainly say fall. Glad these are easy blocks.
I like the variety in maple leaf blocks. A great addition I am sure.
My, how the weeks fly by! I am just finishing the first row of stars. This 3rd week’s leaves should not take as long, sew will do these then do 2nd week’s row. Thanks for this sew along.
loving your leaf blocks-wonderful prize today thanks
I sure like your fall colours and thank you for the row patterns.
Lovely autumn colours, we get muted tones where we are, but in the fare south with their colder winters, the colours are equally dramatic. Super design again for your leaves.
Fun QAL and love your leaf colors. Behind on the QAL and need to catch up.
I love the fall colors and the maple leaf blocks
I am loving making this sew-along Autumn quilt! We don’t get much Fall color where I live in Florida so I have to get it in my quilting! I miss the beautiful Autumn days in Colorado where I grew up.
Aurifil thread is wonderful thread. Would love to win it!
Love your blog and your QAL’s
I love those colorful leaf blocks, I’ve made several wall hangings and a quilt with similar blocks. I need to try a few more.
Thanks again for all you do for us.
Love the colors of fall in these leaf blocks. Thank you.
Aurifil is about the only thread I use. There’s hardly any lint and the 50 weight lasts a long time in the bobbin. Loving the autumn quilt but need to get caught up!
Third row looks like fun. I’m a tad behind, so will work on both trees and leaves this week!
Working right along – I now officially have 5 quilts started and DUE FOR DELIVERY in one month (baby shower “Jack’s Chain”, Halloween, and 2 Sewing for the Kids plus this one. They all have their plastic bins and it looks like I’m moving – all packed up.
Did all the cutting together, all the blocks together, sewing the rows one by one, but loving this Sew Along. Never did one before! Thanks
This quilt is going to be beautiful and your colors are gorgeous. Thanks for all the time you put into the quilt and for sharing your talents with us.
Thank you for all you do and for putting this pattern up for us. Great color choices.
Another beautiful step to this mystery! Today is my day to get caught up!
Like your tip for the stem
Can’t believe its week three already!! Quilt definitely has a fall appearance!
I love Aurifil thrad! I like the different colors used in these blocks.
I love these leaves! Fall is my favorite season and the colors are so pretty!
really enjoying the fall colours in this quilt along. I use aurafil thread for most of my projects.
Beautiful autumn leaves! Thanks for sharing the giveaway!
I’ve never used this kind of thread, but would really like to.
I’ve never tried Aurifil threads. I am enjoying this series. Thanks for sharing!
I love Aurifil thread! My quilt is still on the to do list, I have a couple of must finish projects that must be done soon.
I love these blocks, it’s so nice seeing all of them filling up my Facebook feed!
Love this pattern and the colors you used! I wish we had fall here.
Aurifil thread is wonderful stuff! I went to the fabric store today to buy the pillowcase material, (Saturday’s is all finished :)) and somehow 3 fall fat quarters and 1/3 yard of pumpkin fabric JUMPED into my bag…my only recourse was to start the quilt…the four patches are half done and after I cut back ground I will be ready to work on stars. 🙂
I love aurifil threads and the stem method makes sense to me. Thanks!
The Maple Leaf is a favorite pattern–and those Fall colors are lovely!!
I’m a little behind but will catch up before winter! LOL I love Aurifil thread, have used them for years. Happy autumn quilting and enjoying the colors of nature!
Such interesting blocks so far. Love the leaf pattern. I’ve never used Aurifil thread, but I have heard great things about it.
As usual, I am really enjoying Autumn Jubilee! Thanks!
I purchased an older embroidery machine from someone because it fit my space perfectly and I love the idea of adding embroidered designs to quilts. This may be just the opportunity to try it out! And yes, I DO love Aurifil threads and neutrals spools are a staple.
Love the leaf row and look forward to seeing it all together. Thanks
Thank you for your quilt along. I love using Aurifil thread.
Perfect thread colors for AJ!
Love fall colors. Aurifil is the only thread I use for piecing! I’ve not tried it on my longarm, but my Solaris loves it!!
I love the colors of fall and the colors in that box of thread are perfect for the season. Love Aurifil threads!
Beautiful Fall leaves. Love Aurifil threads.
This looks so doable! And pretty too. I hope I can finish what I need to do and reward myself and make this quilt. Thank you for sharing and teaching us all.
I love that leaf block, It is so versatile and easy to use up scraps.
I like the different leaf patterns.
Love the colors and love Aurifil thread! Thanks so much!
Honestly, I haven’t gotten beyond pulling fabric for my leaves, but yours are inspiring me to make the time to get started! Thank you! As for Aurifil thread, my machine and I love it!
I’m not sewing along
but love seeing your
Carla from Utah
Those fall colors are scrumptious! Love the autumn leaves blocks.
I also love Aurifil threads!
Autumn is my Favorite season…Love the Leaves..thank you for the pattern!! 😀
This looks like a fun QAL, glad I found you again today Carole!
My quilting project has fallen by the way side this week, but seeing your beautiful design makes me want to get moving on it!
Enjoying this quilt along, thanks!
I’m not making a quilt right now. I have to start smaller, and I can work up to a quilt!
Thanks for the giveaway!
oops I forgot to answer about aurifil thread – I’ve never used it. I’ve always preferred rayon thread – it’s so nice & shiny!
I just love how this is turning out. Now to my leaves. Thank you, Carole, and thank you Aurifil for the giveaway!
I am very excited about sewing fall things right now! Your leaves are lovely. Thanks for the chance at the Aurifil threads, they are fabulous.
Your maple leaves are so pretty. They remind me of ones I have picked up on my walks and pressed inside a book.
Quilt in a Day Large Aurifil Thread Box Is my favorite!
Thanks for sharing a great giveaway!
Love this pattern! Love the dark red you used! Thanks for sharing!!!
Love your fabric choices & the threads.
I just found this Quilt-a-long and really love it! Fall is my favorite time of year. And yes, I love Aurifil thread too!
Fall leaves are so pretty. Thank you
I just made some maple leaves for another project, so I’m an expert now, right?! I love that you provide an easily printable instruction sheet. Thank you.
Have them cut and ready – catching up this weekend.
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