Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Week 4 Updated

Our final row will be sewn this week, and it is a favorite block from years past. Ready for the next one? I hope you have some orange fabrics in your stash for #AutumnJubilee2020!  Resending this post as the link for rafflecopter was missing.

Yes, you probably guessed it. It just isn’t Autumn Jubilee without pumpkins! Mine are orange, but gold would work too, plus if you are doing a dark background, white pumpkins would be fun.

Cutting Instructions
24 scrappy pumpkin color strips 2-1/2-inches x 10-1/2-inches
16 background squares 3-inches
8 background strips 2-1/2-inches x 5-1/2-inches
4 squares 2-1/2-inches for the stem

Sew the strips together in sets of six. Make four.

On the backside of all 16 background 3-inch squares, mark diagonal lines from one corner to the opposite diagonal corner. On each strip set, place a 3-inch background square on each of the four corners, with the lines intersecting the sides, and sew just slightly to the outside of the line.

Flip the square over and press. Trim the excess to 1/4-inch seam allowance. Sew one background strip to opposite sides of the stem squares.

Sew the pumpkin unit to the stem unit.

Square up to 12-1/2-inches.

Sew your pumpkins in a row.

Download the pdf – AutumnJubileeQAPumpinRow

That’s it for this week. Do NOT sew your rows together, there is more to do next week. Now is the perfect time to order a wide back for completing your quilt from today’s sponsor, North Carolina based, Backside Fabrics!! They will send a lucky winner a gift certificate to their online store worth $50!! See their high quality fabrics and bargain backs. International entries welcome! Just leave a comment on this post, then click on the Rafflecopter icon to enter.

Do you like wide backing fabrics for your quilts? What color would you like to have for your row quilt?

57 thoughts on “Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Week 4 Updated

  1. sheryl harrison

    i love your scrappy pumpkins. i just finished the pumpkins and creme quilt and would like to make your scrappy pumpkins with the left over fabric. thanks!

  2. Kathy Harris

    Love the scrappy pumpkins. I’ve been wanting to make a small pumpkin mat for awhile. Thanks for the pattern.

    1. Linda Brayton

      I like wide backings but don’t use them much because the selections are so limited, at least where I shop.

    1. Debbie Miller Meyer

      Love, love, love the pumpkins! Hope you can answer my question, how much of the 108” fabric is needed for our quilt. I saw something I like from Backside Fabrics! Thanks!

  3. Pam

    Thank you for sharing this tutorial! I love strip-pieced projects because sewing long strips is something my 10-year-old granddaughter likes to do, so I can engage her in the quilting process. And we both like pumpkins. And thanks for everything else that you have shared in Autumn Jubilee. I look forward to it every year because its such a wonderful way to celebrate and appreciate this beautiful time of the year.

  4. Mom C

    I was glad when fabric started coming in much wider yardage. I don’t buy exclusively wide backs but they sure are great when I’m tired of piecing another back. Thanks.

  5. I love wide backing. They are also good to use for the front of the quilt and not just the back. The color I would like to have for my row quilt is a cream color.

    Your scrappy pumpkins are great.

  6. Kathleen Bellue

    I’m not participating in Autumn Jubilee but I did pull out some fall orange-ie fabric wondering what to do with them. Now I know! Your pumpkin is perfect! At first I didn’t see how it was going to morph into a pumpkin but wave the magic wand and there it is! Thanks so much. I do enjoy your blog.

  7. socarmela

    I love wide backings for my quilts as I usually make big quilts. I’m not sure what color I would like for this quilt I usually finish a top or almost finish and based on the layout with the colors I pick a backing that ‘feels’ right. Just go with what calls out to me.

  8. Kathy E.

    I have not heard of Backside Fabrics and love their “wide” selection to fit every quilt need! Thank you for opening my eyes to this shop. Next time I need a backing fabric, they’ll be my first stop!
    duchick at gmail dot com

  9. Of course, we need to make pumpkins! They are one of my favorite blocks to make. Since my project is in cheddar and dark blue, I’ll need something to coordinate with those colors for the backing!

  10. Melanie

    I’m digging into my fall fabrics for oranges….not my favorite color, so keep them separate…..I think I have your pumpkin block design and love the various colorful strips that can be used. Visiting the fabric link…thanks!

  11. LaLani James

    I have thoroughly enjoyed sewing along on this Autumn Jubilee quilt! I can hardly wait to see how we put it all together next week! Thank you so much Carole! I think I will choose a lovely fall leaves backing to really show off a fabric that is hard to make myself cut up! Think I’ll go make a cup of hot apple cider and get started on this pumpkins!.

  12. Loooove your pumpkins!!! Perfect project for Autumn decorations! 🙂 Thank you for sharing how to make too..I’m off to find orange scraps next…giggle Thank you too..for chance to win your Give-a-way 😀

  13. Brenda Ackerman

    Hello Carole, I would love to have some sort of mixed Autumn Theme Backing Fabric for this Quilt. Which, I am getting farther and farther behind on every day! I am almost finished with my bag and then I hope to get all caught up with my blocks for the quilt. I am making pumpkins for another project, I hope that I have enough orange fabrics to make more blocks. LOL. If not, I will have to make a run to the fabric store…fun, fun, fun!! This is another fantastic Autumn Jubilee, Carole! Thank You for doing everything that you do putting it together! Have a fantastic day!!!

  14. Carol NELMS

    I love wide backs, and will pay the$$$ needed! I did piece one or two backs, but didn’t really want to again.

  15. Sharon Tusa

    How big will this quilt be? I love wide backs, not having to piece a big quilt is always a bonus for ne.

  16. Janet Nancy

    I love wide backing for my quilts. It is so much easier to use than having to figure the fabric needed then to run a seam, etc for backing. Unfortunately, the perfect backing is not always available in wide backing.

  17. TheGranChris

    Love your pumpkins. Yes I buy wide backings. I love them. I didn’t know till recently that I have to prewash them but now I do.

  18. Carla Hundley

    Love your darling pumpkins! I’d go with some type of shiny orangish color. Like the wide backing.
    Carla from Utah

  19. Pat M Semeraro

    I love seeing everyone’s fall colors in this quilt on the facebook group “Friends of From My Carolina Home Blog”.

  20. thedarlingdogwood

    I hate piecing quilt backs so I love wide backs! I’ve always had great luck with Backside Fabrics.

  21. Susan Salo

    I’m glad there’s pumpkins! I’ve used wide backs once or twice but I prefer to make scrappy coordinated backs.

  22. I do like to use wide backing fabric on my quilts. It is easier than trying to sew pieces together to cover the back of the quilts. I would like to use Splash in Black. Thanks!

  23. Hmm – I’m sure I already wrote a comment when I did the raffle deal – but can’t find it now. These pumpkins are really cute. After I finish what I’m working on now I really hope to find fall colored fabric and start this fun project. Thank you for sharing!

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