Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My Jubilee Quilt

Last April I turned 50 years old and I thought it would be neat to commemorate my 50th year by making a quilt.  The idea simmered on the back burner and didn't go any further than that.  Then a week or so ago Lori at Humble Quilts mentioned the idea of doing a Jubilee quilt to celebrate turning 50 and that we (bloggers) should unite and do it together.  What a great idea!

That lit the fire under my butt to get going.....I only have until near the end of April to finish my quilt!  I decided I do want to do this in my 50th year - no cheating! :)

I have been working on replicating an antique quilt for a few months that I absolutely love and I have been trying to figure out what to name it.  Well, now I know - Jubilee!!  Obviously I am a little farther ahead in my progress than some of the other Jubilee participants but I still have a ways to go.  I have been taking pictures of the steps because I knew I would someday post this quilt on the internet. Here is a picture of the first step.
The quilt is made of all scraps and solid red,  solid yellow, and a blue print fabric.  These blocks are just some of the blocks used.  Hundreds of scrappy 2"squares, paired, waiting to be sewn together on each side of the line then cut diagonally.

Keep watching and I will show you my steps!

If you would like to join us in doing a Jubilee quilt to celebrate your 50th birthday this year please link up with us at The Jubilee Quilt Project and join in the fun!



Nadine said...

Hellooooo, there ! ;>)
I'm just discovering your blog and -WOW!- another GREAT one to keep in my records ! LOVE your quilts, creativity, and inspirational posts. THANKS for that, dear ! I'll be back VERY often ;>)

(PS : LOVE your yoyo's header, actually I'm piecing a Xmas yoyo curtain - want to see it? Just email me ;>)

FabricandFlowers said...

Came over from the Jubilee blog. You have lovely quilts here!

KOcanQuilt said...

Can I still do a Jubilee quilt even though I just turned 51? Newer quilter, and I have yet to make a quilt for me. Finishing up the ones for my kids first.