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.
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”
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!
Love the scrappy pumpkins!
Love the scrappy pumpkins. I’ve been wanting to make a small pumpkin mat for awhile. Thanks for the pattern.
Thanks for the icon.
I like wide backings but don’t use them much because the selections are so limited, at least where I shop.
Love your pumpkins! I will spend the day playing with my fabric.
Those are really cute. I’m so glad you added the pumpkins to the quilt.
Your scrappy pumpkins are cute and, what a great idea for creating the white corners!
I just love these scrappy pumpkins!!
I like to use wide backing fabric on my quilts. I would use a pretty fall color.
Never used wide backing, but love the idea. Your pumpkins are so cute.
I am going to have SO much pumpkin fun! Thanks for this great project Carole! I can’t wait to see the pumpkins popping up on the Facebook group this weekend!
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!
Two yards should be more than enough for the back and binding.
Love the pumpkins. I think I would like a medium muted brown or leaf fabric for the backing.
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.
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.
So happy I found Backside Fabric through you awhile back. Love their selection, prices and service.
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.
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.
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.
Great pumpkin design with a wonderful scrappy look.
Scrappy pumpkin blocks are one of my favorite fall blocks.
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!
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Thank you for the Pumpkin pdf – I may be using it for a table runner 🙂
I do like wide backings. I would use either a black or white backing.
I order a lot from Backside fabrics. They have great sales and I watch for them. I’m going to have to make some pumpkins!!!
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!
Thanks for the pumpkin tutorial. These Autumn Jubilees are always so fun!
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!
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!.
I’ve purchased from Backside Fabrics before–they have terrific stuff!
oooh (squeal squeal!) i brake for pumpkins!!! this is gorgeous and can’t wait to get mine sewn…..
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 😀
Your Punkin’s are coming along nicely. I love the variation of the oranges!
I used this pattern to make a lap quilt. I love it.
Wide backings are nice to work with–an Autumn color or leaf design would be pretty!!
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!!!
I love wide backs, and will pay the$$$ needed! I did piece one or two backs, but didn’t really want to again.
How big will this quilt be? I love wide backs, not having to piece a big quilt is always a bonus for ne.
The pieced section will be about 52 x 62, but your choices of how many borders will affect the final size.
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.
I love wide backings. I’d probably get a orange or brown
I love the table runner!
Busy on my pumpkin patch row.
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.
Love your darling pumpkins! I’d go with some type of shiny orangish color. Like the wide backing.
Carla from Utah
I love seeing everyone’s fall colors in this quilt on the facebook group “Friends of From My Carolina Home Blog”.
I hate piecing quilt backs so I love wide backs! I’ve always had great luck with Backside Fabrics.
I’m glad there’s pumpkins! I’ve used wide backs once or twice but I prefer to make scrappy coordinated backs.
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!
Great pumpkins Carole!!
I love wide backings … and this quilt should definitely be backed with something flannel!!!! 🙂
I have only used a wide backing a few times and it would be easier than piecing a backing. I would love a medium to light brown for the backing of the Autumn row quilt.
Loving this autumn project! Thank you so much for providing it!
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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