Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Autumn Jubilee Finish: Cheddar and Blue

 Every October, Carole, at From My Carolina Home, hosts Autumn Jubilee.  Her posts are packed full of quilting and stitching projects, decorating ideas, and yummy recipes.  I always try to join in along the way, and this week I finished up a wall-hanging inspired by her quilt-along for this year.  See Carole's gorgeous finished quilt HERE

This year, I made one, two (or a few!) of the blocks from the QAL, and put them together into a wall-hanging that measures 25 x 52.  I've been wanting to play with the color Cheddar for a long time, so I bought a fat quarter of Kona Cheddar, pulled some coordinating scraps from my stash, and added in several tone on tone dark blues. 


The border and backing is "Thankful" by Deb Strain for Moda, and I loved the selvage so much, I pieced it into the back!


Binding is leftover strips of the different blues 
sewn together in scrappy fashion!

One block I added, that isn't in Carole's pattern, is a stack of flying geese.  My tree needed some help to connect it to the rest of the quilt!


Autumn is moving into winter in our neck of the woods.  The trees have pretty much lost their leaves, and we've had some snow.  


My Autumn Jubilee wall-hanging has landed on this wall in my sewing room, where it will stay for awhile so that I can enjoy its pretty color!

Thanks, Carole, for another wonderful design!

Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday!












18 comments:

Michele McLaughlin said...

I love that wall hanging! The blue is PERFECT with the cheddar! It's gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

Early morning here, Diann, as I catch up on your posts. Beautiful photo of Mike. Now would you have been scared close to those big horn sheep. They look huge. I like those neutral string blocks you are stitching. They will come in handy sometime. Cheddar is beautiful and my favourite photo is of your hanging outside...the setting is perfect for it. I've been trying to build a little stash of cheddar for something someday. Smile

Sharon - IN said...

Cheddar and Blue, what a fun little quilt. Great color combo. Don't you just love how cute selvages are these days!? I like that little pumpkin piece next to Cheddar and Blue too!

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

I love what you did with the blocks from Autumn Jubilee, Diann, thank you so much for sharing!!

Deb A said...

Love how that came out! So fun and love seeing the snow on the ground.

Linda said...

This is a great advertisement for Kona Cheddar, and the dark blue complements it perfectly. Your sense of design is spot on - the flying geese really tie in the tree. It's beautiful Diann!

Libby in TN said...

Love the final product! After you wrote about the cheddar/navy combo, I got inspired to pull some of those fabrics and have a table runner pattern selected. My family members are going to be covered in runners this Christmas!

PaintedThread said...

Some selvedges are so pretty! It's a great looking quilt. How nice to have it done on time to hang on the wall for a while.

Pat said...

What a wonderful wall hanging! It's hung in the perfect spot!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

the quilt looks perfect where you hung it. The snow if pretty but I felt a little chilly just looking at it lol

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

The wall hanging is beautiful! I broke down a year or so ago and bought a charm pack of Kona cheddar. I've used it here and there, but I need to pull it out and let it shine in a quilt like yours is doing!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Great use of Carole's design, Diann! Your wall hanging turned out beautifully. I absolutely LOVE the fact that you adapted it to fit your space!

MissPat said...

That's a great adaptation of Carole's Autumn Jubilee row quilt. I've been trying to find ways to participate in some of the many QALs without making big quilts, both because I don't need big quilts and I'm more likely to finish a smaller piece. We're back to normal western NY November weather, cold and gloomy, but the warm up was nice while it lasted.
Pat

Janice said...

I really love the combo of colors you chose here, Diann! A nice addition to your sewing room!

Vicki in MN said...

Aren't you glad you made it in time to still enjoy Autumn inside, even if it doesn't look like it outside. I have pumpkins displayed around until after Turkey day.

chrisknits said...

Great finish!! Love it.

Kate said...

Such vivid colors! Congrats on the finish, it looks great. Definitely something bright and fun to enjoy this autumn.

Bernie Kringel said...

Wow Diann! This is so pretty - I always love autumnal tones - so warm and cozy. Using the blue and cheddar together is so pretty. Also - leaving the selvage showing on the back is clever. Well done!!