I think the quilt-along part of Autumn Jubilee is the part quilting readers look forward to the most. Seeing another fun pattern in Autumn colors puts us in the mood for the holidays to come, celebrating the fall season with Thanksgiving on the way. This year, I am doing a traditional block in Autumn colors, rather than do pumpkins and leaves again. But if you are in the mood for those, you can go back to last year’s Autumn Jubilee for a fun table topper pattern, shown in the top of the button for this year.
This is probably the most fun time in our Friends of From My Carolina Home Facebook group, and the most active posting all year. But, a number of requests are being declined by the moderators because they did not answer all four questions. Have you tried to join the Facebook group and find yourself not approved? If so, go back and try again, but remember to answer ALL 4 questions. They are really simple – agree to play nice and not guess at mystery quilt along steps. You will also need to disable your popup blocker as the questions are in a popup.
Now, grab your scrap saver drawers and bags, here’s what you need to cut for this year’s project. The project will end up at about 45-inches square, or a bit less if you leave off a border. If you’d like a throw size quilt, just double the number of squares shown.
2-1/2-inch squares – 96
3-inch Squares – 32
Scrappy border bricks – 3-1/2-inches x 2-1/2-inches – at least 60
3-1/2-inch squares for scrappy border corners – 4
2-1/2 – inch squares – 96
3-inch Squares – 32
Strips 32-1/2 inches x 1-1/2-inch wide – 2 Strips
Strips – 34-1/2 inches x 1-1/2-inch wide – 2 Strips
Additional fabric for backing and binding.
Once you have the cutting all done, you can begin the first step. Mark sewing lines on the back of your background 3-inch squares. I have discovered that my HST piecing is even more accurate if I mark the actual sewing lines. I use this quarter-inch ruler to mark sewing lines 1/4-inch away from a center diagonal line, placing the line in the middle of the ruler on opposite diagonal corners, and marking the sewing line at a precise 1/4-inch. Sewing on the edge of the line nearest the center gives me a more accurate half-square triangle unit. Unlike any other quarter-inch ruler on the market, the MadamSew ruler has a non-slip back, making marking easier with less slippage and mis-marking.
Pair the 3-inch scrappy squares with the 3-inch background squares and make half square triangles. Chain piece by setting up all your square pairs, one scrappy square with one marked background square. Pair up all 32.
Chain piece on one line for all the pairs.
The chain makes sewing the seam on the other side really easy as they are all together. Just turn the chain around and sew on the other 1/4 inch line.
Cut the pieces apart from each other, then cut between the sewing lines to yield two HST units.
Press toward the darker of the fabrics.
Square up to the correct size, placing the 45-degree line along the diagonal seam and trimming all four sides.
Here is a pdf for your sewing room – Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along Week 1
Next week, I’ll show you the block. So it will be a mystery for a week, then you’ll know what it will look like.
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