This week we finish the top for the Quilt Along. Last time I showed you several options for arrangements, and this week, I’ll show you how I did mine.
First, I lay out the squares and decided on the arrangement. Once I had this done, I looked carefully at the placement of the fabrics to minimize the same one being sewn next to each other. Oops, I have one turned the wrong way here.
Fixed that, then spotted a couple of blocks I wanted to turn around or move.
When I was done fiddling with the placement, I stacked it to sew using the same web method I showed in the block assembly.
Webbed in a really short time, and no block out of place or turned wrong.
All sewn and ready for borders.
Add a first border of the background strips you cut in the first week to set the scrappy border apart from the center.
Next, if you haven’t been using the bricks you cut in the first step for leader/enders, sew lines of them together now, on the 3-1/2-inch sides. I used a group of scraps that were all 3-1/2-inches long, in varying widths. Nothing says they all have to be the same.
Add to the quilt top, measuring for size on each side. Make the borders just a bit too long, then use my trick to get them the right size.
Go to a seam somewhat down from the edge, and resew taking up just a bit more of the brick. This shortens the border without being obvious. Do as many as needed to get the measurement correct. It works best to do just a little on several seams, rather than a lot on one. Unless you are doing the uneven widths like I did.
Next time, we’ll finish the quilting and binding. I didn’t do a pdf this week, I figure putting on borders doesn’t really need one.
Today’s giveaway is sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop! They will award one lucky winner a gift certificate for $50 to shop in their online store. And Fat Quarter Shop will ship internationally! Visit FQS for great sales on Notions, Books, Patterns, and Fabric. This month get 20% off the Basic of the Month, Confetti fabrics from Riley Blake. Start your holiday sewing with 30% Off the Books of the Month – Christmas theme books from Its Sew Emma, and the Patterns of the Month, also Christmas theme from Its Sew Emma. See the Precuts of the Week, and don’t forget the daily Flash Sale!
Which sale item looks like the most fun?
78 thoughts on “Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Assembly and Borders”
Love the Fat Quarter Shop. Always a good experience shopping there when I am looking for something specific. They are reliable and timely when shipping orders.
I would love to have the Peppermint Lane block of the month book. Great price and love Christmas quilts.
That quilt is coming together beautifully!!
I love blocks like this that make a pattern beyond the single block.
Love the way you finished the Autumn Jubilee. Thanks for sharing.
I’m just a step behind and can probably catch up by next Friday. Autumn yard chores keep getting in the way! I’m loving this and will be so happy to have it on my table! Thanks Carole, for all you do!
I thought the Spotted More Paper block of the month was very interesting. Fat Quarter Shop is great.
That is going to be such a pretty quilt, Carole. I am drawn to the Riley Blake Farm Girl Vintage Confetti collection. Just what I need for my Lori Holt Farm Girl quilt!
I like the Sincerely Yours fat quarter bundle by Sherri and Chelsi
The Fat Quarter Bonanza grab bag sounds like fun!
I see Sunday Stroll canvas is on sale!!! That would be great for some pillows!
This is the first time I’ve read your blog. The quilt is stunning. I just bought an Autumn quilt kit but didn’t open it because it’s my Christmas present from my hubby. We will both be suprised when I open it. I love Kimberly and her team.
Even though I don’t quilt, I learn a lot (and increase my appreciation for the work) when I read your posts!
I really love this quilt and how it turned out. Wowie. Sweet and a quickie
I love the border too. Yes, good tips for fitting by taking a little from each seam.
This turned out perfect, Carole
I can’t “like” this bc something weird with my settings.
but I do LIKE this one a lot
I just entered the give away, I do not have FB any more (too many things for me)
but I love FQS. I have many of their treasures.
This is a very nice give away. Thanks to both of you!!
I like the Star Crossed and Winterberry quilt patterns. Both look like antique quilts to me!
I would love the Fat Quarter BONANZA – 12 Fat Quarters that would be so much fun to get different fat quarters to make several projects with.
Christmas Figs Block of the Month book looks really exciting.
What a gorgeous small quilt – and a versatile block! I’ve been eyeing the Jingle All the Way book at FQS.
FQS never disappoints! 103 pages of sale fabrics & I’d like at least a fat quarter of each. However, the Kim Diehl journal is calling to me. I had so much fun making this year’s quilt blocks, I kept making more. Half of them are sewn together this morning. The other half waits for this afternoon after errands are completed. Then on to the borders.
That “Mad Masquerade” fat quarter bundle looks interesting to me. I have a friend who loves Halloween and I’ve been wanting to make her a quilt. This would be a great place to start!
I like the Jingle All The Way book. I love small Christmas projects.
I’ve been wanting to try toe Slap and Wrap Peels.
Opps, that should be THE Slap and Wrap Peels.
I love the star setting and secondary pattern it makes. Can’t wait to get back to sewing room in November 😉
Great way to shorten
the border strips. I
like the 3-Pack Slap
& Wrap Peels.
Carla from Arizona
I would love to make a quilt with the
Farmers Market Half Yard Bundle Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics!
Isn’t Fat Quarter Shop wonderful? I would love the Christmas Figs Block of the Month Book. Fig Tree does the most beautiful quilt project and fabric lines.
A Very Coriander Christmas book
Good Tidings downloadable pdf looks interesting to do. I’d like to do that one.
I love FQS sales! I saw this lovely fabric there: Shoreline Batiks Seagull Square Stripe Yardage
As for FQS Sale items, I love the Vintage Christmas Book by Lori Holt!
The 3 pack slap and wrap kit looks great for my stabilizers!
The midnight misty morn 1 yd bundle
It’s fun to window shop at the Fat Quarter Shop. I’m smitten with Prairie by Lori Holt!
I thought this book might be fun. Design Make Quilt Modern Quilt Book | Heather Black #11394
Enjoy the Daily Flash Sales – today they have Kim Diehl’s Simple Reflection Journal.
The Halloween Masquerade bundle was a great deal, but sold out. 🥲. The quilt top looks so pretty.
The Mad Masquerade fat quarter bundles looks like fun! Love Fat Quarter Shop!
Their inventory is so impressive. I was struck by the Farmer’s Market line.
Corey Yoder’s A Very Coriander Christmas Book looks like a wonderful addition to my bookshelf
I love FQS! They are located less than an hour from me, though they don’t have a store front, but it does mean I get things delivered quickly 🙂 I’m always a fan of their flash sales, and I will be partaking in today’s – I want more Halloween fabric, so the Mad Masquerade FQ bundle will be coming to my house, lol
Love this quilt and can’t wait to get it finished. Love the Fat Quarter Shop! Thank you for all you do.
The Tradition Continues II fat quarter bundle looks like a lot of fun. I’m a sucker for red trucks and I love how the black in this fabric really makes everything pop.
A friend recommended that I start a journal for a new phase in my life. The Simple Reflections would do the trick. Thanks.
The quilt is great!! I love the Masquerade line and the fabric panel of it would be fun!
I like tha Angles Velvet Coordinates Fat Quarter Bundle.
I like the Solid Farm Girl Vintage Confetti Cotton bundle that is on sale.
Barn Quilts 10 inch stackers for me, please. I’ve been enjoying the Jubilee posts. Thanks for doing this.
I’m working on my last two blocks for the tablerunner size. Looking forward to getting them sewn together, and adding borders. The Confetti Cotton Solids thar are on sale at FQS caught my eye!
I could never get the hang of webbing. i always end up with a tangled mess 🙂 The Spiced Garden fabric at the FQS is really pretty!
I love your quilt. Such gorgeous colours. Thanks
I think the Birds in Toyland book looks like the most fun.
Thank you, Alexandria.
Your quilt is lovely! Thanks for sharing. I think it would be fun to make a quilt out of the Mad Masquerade.
Beautiful finish! I love the scrappiness of the quilt.
What a fun quilt!
I have had my eye on FQS’s sale of Confetti Cottons this week. They are wonderful fabrics, much better (IMHO) than Kona or Bella. I don’t know if this fabric is the most fun but to me, it’s the most desirable!
Thanks for offering the giveaway and hosting Autumn Jubilee.
I have an Olaf panel so the Happy Snowman Downloadable PDF Quilt Pattern by
Jocelyn Ueng caught my eye. Love the Fat Quarter Shop.
That makes a nice quick top for a gift. Your scraps came out wonderfully beautiful together.
Love your border with the variety of key widths. Thanks for all you share.
It’s so much fun to see the finished quilt. It’s gorgeous! I enjoyed my virtual visit to the Fat Quarter Shop too. The Grab Bag with 12 fat quarters looks like fun! Thanks again for Autumn Jubilee!
I like the Simple reflections quilt journal the best.
I like the confetti cottons. Like quilts made out of solids.
There are so many great sale items it’s hard to choose just one, but the First Light Layer Cake by Ruby Star Society caught my eye…such gorgeous colors. It’s always fun to sift through all the squares and imagine all the possibilities for lovely quilts.
Kaffe Fassett Spring 2022 Mars Design Roll | Free Spirit Fabrics would make a beautiful quilt.
The Confetti Solids Aquamarine bundle looks good to me. Your top is lovely.
I check the Flash Sale every day (sometimes from your site!) and the others monthly. Right now I’m wanting the basics of the month- maybe that jelly roll of white?
The “Magnetic Spool Pin Holder” looks like a fun item to add to my Christmas stocking stuffers!
Shopping at Fat Quarter Shop is like shopping in a candy store….I want it all!
One item I’d really love in the What’s New section is Lori Holt Stash Builder FQ Bundle. Lori Holt always has such great fabric collections!
I like the Barn Quilts line by Tara Reed for Riley Blake. FQS has great deals, would love to win the certificate! Love the jubilee quilt too. I use the the same hack when doing piano key borders! I thought I was cheating, glad to see I’m not the only quilter that adjusts the seam allowance!
Thanks for the great quilt-along! I love the piano key border on the quilt, especially using varying widths of strips.
FQS is a favorite shop. I love the Lori Holt background bundles.
I love the scrappy border! Can’t wait to see this quilted!
The Star Crossed and Winterberry caught my eye, as did the Barn Quilts layer cake.
I’m actually keeping up! And having fun doing it. The Barn Quilt fabric is calling my name.
The Pre-cut flash sale looks interesting.
Which sale item looks like the most fun?
Mini Cut N Press Mat . This would be nice to have on my sewing machine table. Not taking up too much space
I love the Fat Quarter Bonanza Grab Bag. Your Autumn Jubilee quilt is beautiful.
I really like this design😊
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