Now that we have all the elements done, today will be the assembly of the quilt project. We’ll add the squares of accent fabric, and finish the borders today. Begin by sewing the leaves and 6-1/2-inch fall color squares into four sections. Two sections will have three leaves separated by 6-1/2-inch squares for a total of five blocks each. Two sections will have one leaf with two color blocks, one on each side of the leaf for a total of three blocks each. You may wish to lay out the top elements to be sure your leaf stems are oriented the way you want.
Arrange the sections around center nine patch unit as shown. Attach three-block sections to center. Note my leaf stems point to the corners on all four corners, and the others go around the center the same way.
Sew remaining units to the center. Sew rows together and press.
Using the scrappy 3-1/2 inch squares, make four borders. Two of the borders will have 10 squares each, and the other two will have 12 squares each.
Measure them to be sure they match your center section. Two of them should be 30-1/2 inches.
The other two should be 36-1/2-inches.
Sew the 10-unit borders to two opposite sides of the topper.
Then audition the remaining two 12 patch borders to be sure you don’t have the same print adjacent. Sew the borders to the topper.
Using your width of fabric strips, measure and cut final borders.
You can stop here for a table topper, or add more borders and scraps to make it larger.
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Here’s your pdf for your sewing room – Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along Assembly. Next Friday, we’ll finish up with quilting and binding. I auditioned thread colors in anticipation for that step. The middle one worked well for both the top and this bright backing.