Autumn Jubilee Quilt Along – Assembly and Borders

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

  1. Linda Bruce

    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.

  2. Rhonda Pecenka

    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!

  3. Sheila

    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!

    1. Kim Ezman

      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.

  4. 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

    1. 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!!

  5. Keisha Baynard

    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.

  6. Cathy B.

    What a gorgeous small quilt – and a versatile block! I’ve been eyeing the Jingle All the Way book at FQS.

  7. Julie

    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.

  8. Joy Breedlove

    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!

  9. slmrn1

    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.

  10. Patty Brenner

    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

  11. Donna F.

    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.

  12. Kathryn Laposata

    A friend recommended that I start a journal for a new phase in my life. The Simple Reflections would do the trick. Thanks.

  13. Connie S Wolfe

    Barn Quilts 10 inch stackers for me, please. I’ve been enjoying the Jubilee posts. Thanks for doing this.

  14. Nancy C

    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!

  15. Sandi Scarlett

    Your quilt is lovely! Thanks for sharing. I think it would be fun to make a quilt out of the Mad Masquerade.

  16. 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.

  17. Laura Riley

    I have an Olaf panel so the Happy Snowman Downloadable PDF Quilt Pattern by
    Jocelyn Ueng caught my eye. Love the Fat Quarter Shop.

  18. Pam S

    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!

  19. Ellen Miner

    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.

  20. Susan Salo

    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?

  21. Kathy E.

    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!

  22. Darlene

    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!

  23. Julie Kennedy

    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.

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