Fall is a time to get “ready” for winter, and those cold cozy nights ahead. Of course, that means QUILTS. Or table runners or placemats or Christmas projects.
I love the colors of fall fabrics. When the fabric colors are inspired by nature, how can you go wrong putting them together in a project.
My maple tree in the fall of 2016 was glorious!
My husband and I were in the local quilt shop earlier in the month and I had to stop and touch every bolt of those beautiful fall fabrics. I used great restraint not to bring home more fabric than what I went into the shop for specifically!
If you have been following me for any amount of time, you know that I enjoy sewing along with Carole and her blog – From My Carolina Home . Carole is in full AUTUMN JUBILEE mode! The link above is to the B Block of the current sew along. Last week was pumpkins, but I am not telling you what this weeks are…you have to go look for yourself.
Regular readers KNOW that I keep a “container” of fall fabrics to make projects for the Autumn Jubilee (AJ) sew along. I like making half square triangles and sewing with these fabrics all year long. I take my container of AJ with me to many quilt bees, and keep working with the patterns and projects. (I think I bore my bee mates working on the same thing every month, but I LOVE having a container, ready to go, that I don’t have to think about! I just pack it in the car and keep working. )
This is the 3rd season I have followed along with Carole, and I enjoy seeing the new patterns and projects she comes up with. Truth be told, I did not make the 2017 projects. I am still sewing blocks from 2016.
I will leave you with a look back at my previous Autumn Jubilee projects and projects inspired by Carole’s patterns –
Table runner from Autumn Jubilee 2016
Placemats from Autumn Jubilee 2016
Then there was this great quilt inspired by Carole, made by my bee friend Joyce —
And my Pumpkins from 2016 getting prepped!
And a table runner or 2 or 3 – from the 2016 Autumn Jubilee
So, since the first AJ that I followed in 2016, I have had fun with the pattern. I finished the 8th placemat this year, and will work on 9-12 next year!
Hoping for a bigger dining table some day!
Just think, it all started with Carole’s great patterns and this little bundle I picked up at Quilters By The Sea Quilt Show in the fall of 2016 –
The blocks that are showing up inspired by 2018 Autumn Jubilee month look interesting….and I wish I was able to sew along. I’m saving the patterns for now, along with the 2017 “Stars on Autumn Lane”. I have a few of those hanging on my design wall…..
Are you following along with Autumn Jubilee and From My Carolina Home ? Did you know you can share your projects inspired by Carole’s pattern on a special Facebook group? It is From My Carolina Home Project Sharing Group
I had fun looking back at my projects and sewing along. I hope you did too!