Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along Leaf Blocks

Starting the sewing, let’s begin with the block that is the most work, and get easier as we go. We need 8 leaf blocks, so let’s do those this week. We’ve made these many times over the years of Autumn Jubilee, but this year they are smaller, just six inches finished. This time, the leaves will be totally scrappy. Start by pulling the elements you need from your cutting step.

Using the strips and 8 of the 3-inch background squares, make the stem unit. Cut the background square in half diagonally, and sew one long edge to the strip with a quarter inch seam.

Align the second half of the square on the other side of the strip and sew.

Press towards the background, and square up to 2-1/2 inches.

Make half square triangles by marking two lines diagonally one-quarter inch from the center line on the remaining 3-inch background squares. I find the Quilter’s Magic Wand is the best tool for this job as it has a thin center line.

Chain sew. If you need a refresher on this technique, see my post Chain Piecing Half Square Triangles.

Cut in half diagonally between the stitching lines.

Square up to 2-1/2-inches.

Arrange the elements as shown with the stems pointing to the corner.

Sew in rows, pressing seams in opposite directions to nest rows.

Make eight. Here’s a pdf for your sewing room – Autumn Jubilee Leaf Blocks.

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to my Canadian Readers!

Today’s giveaway Sponsor is Fat Quarter Shop with the first of their gift certificates worth $50!!! Check out their What’s New page, what would you like to order from FQS with a gift certificate? Don’t forget to see Today’s Flash Sale too.

Leave a comment on this post with your favorite new item at FQS, then click on the Rafflecopter button below to enter the drawing.

Next step will be next Friday. Share your progress in the Friends of From My Carolina Home Facebook group! If you aren’t a member, ask to join and be sure to answer the questions so we can approve you right away.  There is also a prize for someone in that group sharing their progress and projects this month. 

What’s your favorite new item at Fat Quarter Shop?

76 thoughts on “Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along Leaf Blocks

  1. Rheanna

    So excited to see this!
    At Fat Quarter I saw they have a woolies flannel fat quarter bundle called Sorbetto. The purples and teals caught my eye. Hard to beat soft flannel in fall.

  2. Candy Soehren

    Wow! I fell in love with the “World Peace” quilt kit with the Pin Drop fabric! There is so much at this Site to love. I’ll be spending more time checking out the sales.

  3. Sheryl Karpinski

    Looking at Fat Quarter Shop I would like their beginner cross stitch as I am taking their cross stitch university classes.

  4. Sheila

    Thanks for the quilt along Carole. It was very appropriate since this is Thanksgiving weekend in Canada. I have been thinking of making DH a throw and the Kansas Troubles Homemade Homespuns bundle would be perfect.

  5. Linda B

    Need to add to my neutrals, and loved the Hush Hush Fat Quarter Bundle by Riley Blake at FQS…that or a solids bundle… Thanks for the leaf tutorial!

  6. Debbie Miller

    Great leaves-love the smaller size! It didn’t take me long to find something I would like to have on Fat Quarter Shops new list-Belle Isle Fat Quarter Bundle by Minick & Simpson!

  7. Bonnie Larson

    I love all the new fabric collections showing up in the shop. I am really drawn to the new Woolies Flannel Sorbetto FQ bundle by MayWood Studios. Thanks fo much for the opportunity to win.

  8. Juana Ibanez

    What don’t I want to buy from Fat Quarter Shop? They have a broad assortment of Art Gallery fabrics that are not in my stash yet. I can always use fat quarter bundles and all things Halloween including threads. More rotary blades are on my shopping list, too.

  9. Brenda @ Songbird Designs

    Thanks for the leaf pattern – one of my faves! From FQS, I would order maybe a cross stitch pattern and I really love their Basic of the month this month!

  10. Sandra B

    So many things that I love in the New Items category at FQS. I would choose the Hush Hush fat quarter bundle by Riley Blake Designs. I have depleted my low volume stash and need to build it back up…
    Thanks! Good luck to all who enter!!

  11. Kathy E.

    I am still hoping to follow along with this project, but time is really crunched right now! Fingers crossed! I love the reserved bundle of Ombre Galaxy Metallic Fat Quarter Bundle
    V & Co for Moda Fabrics in the What’s New section at FQS.

  12. Dot

    Sigh! I’m tempted by the Prairie Schooler Santas Revisited IX pattern, but am not sure I want to get back into cross stitch, on top of everything else!

  13. Julie

    I love making these leaves. Once I learned the pattern I made a quilt (no pattern) using leaves & quilted it with fmq leaves. It makes an appearance at home every autumn. I love shopping at the Fat Quarter Shop, the selection is so broad there’s always something that works. I love the new Ruby Star Koi Pond line. But then, I love every page.

  14. Beautiful Leaf block and great fabrics. Excellent tips & tutorial too! As far as new stuff at FQS, I’m drawn to Halloween Kisses Cross Stitch Pattern, by Primrose Cottage Stitches

  15. Celeste Delostrinos

    There are many things I love about Fat Quarter Shop, but what I appreciate the most are the charity quilt-alongs, such as the Serendipity QAL.

  16. lee

    I do love the stitching with the housewives Sunflower sets – the one with the white truck is my favorite and on my wish list! Thank you – I love the look of these leaves and hopefully will have time to give them a go.

  17. New at FQS: Moonstone Iron Dandelion yardage–LOVE! And the Harmony Apricot fabrics are gorgeous. Thanks so much for offering the giveaway and the sew-along.

  18. Joan Sheppard

    Looking forward to this – my fall quilt from 1999 is looking very sad – although still a favorite. My daughter and I made it together – used batting and sticky floor tiles dipped in dye to color the backing! Thanks

  19. Bobbie Woodruff

    I visited the fat quarter shop. Wow I love Robert Kaufman Flower house Scarlet Garden fat quarter bundle. That’s going to be a beautiful quilt. I also liked a pattern Gingham style it’s a leaf something like you are doing. It’s is really cute. Love your directions you make them so easy to follow.

  20. mary4g

    FQS has the best fabrics and patterns and anything stitch related!! Organic Mammoth Flannel and the Andover Moonstone are on my want list, Thank you again for your tutorial on the adorable 6″ leaves, they are so addicting!!!

  21. Mary D

    I visited the fat quarter shop and liked everything I saw! My favorite was Nutty Creatures fabric collection by Tula Pink! Awesome colors.

  22. Melanie

    Those new backing fabrics at FQS are so beautiful, and would be a nice thing to choose for my next quilt top. Love your fall leaves, Carole.

  23. Sherrill

    Hi Carole, Just letting you know I’ll be mailing 8 blocks on Mon. for your Safelight quilt project. Please let me know when they arrive. Thanks!

  24. Pam

    My favorite new item at the Fat Quarter shop is Jen Kingswell’s Quilt Recipe template set. Thanks for this beautiful post and the quilt tutorial, and for everything you post during Autumn Jubilee. You remind us of how beautiful this season is, and how to bring it indoors.

  25. The item at FQS that caught my eye is the Spray and Bond Basting Adhesive since I’ve never tried that yet.

    I sure hope I can carve out some time soon to catch up on this! Fortunately, I’m not too far behind.

Due to the volume of comments during Autumn Jubilee I cannot respond individually via email as I usually do. Please know, though, that I read and appreciate each and every comment.

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