Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Jubilee Quilts?

I love the idea of making a Jubilee Quilt.  To me a Jubliee Quilt should be something special, a new technique or a quilt that takes a long time to complete, or maybe a quilt that contains a little piece of other quilts you have made.  But yesterday I  finished a large, time consuming quilt, and I feel very relieved that it is finally done.  I'm not anxious to commit to another big quilt right now.  So I think I might make more than one Jubilee quilt.  Here's my first:

This quilt was begun almost 2 years ago.  I learned machine applique, how to miter and how to do a bargello pattern on this quilt.  I completed the top in 2010, and it just sat until I could save up the money to get it quilted last month.  It is 116 x116.  I'm glad this one is done,  but to me a Jubilee quilt should also be a fun quilt.  As much as I like this quilt, it wasn't particularly fun to make because it was so big and awkward to work on. 

My next Jubilee quilt needs to be fun!  Bright colors that don't necessarily go with anything in my house.  An easy pattern, a reasonable size.  I'm still thinking what to do next.


  1. This is a beautiful quilt, Laura. I don't think I've ever seen a bargello border. I love the variety of blues mixed with the reds and creams.

  2. Love red and blue quilts....the bargello border is beautiful!
    Now you can do something fun, just for you this year!

  3. That is a wonderful quilt Laura!! I like your thinking about a Jubilee quilt, although I'm sure this one deserves some jubilation too! :) it's a beauty!

  4. This quilt is fabulous....and huge! Holy cow! I hope you find a fun pattern and fabrics to make your new Jubilee quilt in. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  5. Wow, gorgeous! I look forward to seeing what you decide to do...seeing as I can't decide. I think it is going to be a wonderful accomplishment to mark 50 with a quilt. And so fun to see how everyone approaches this.

  6. WOW, Laura ! What a job ! That quilt is FANTASTIC. Heartful congratulations, dear... I'm SO curious now, seeing what will be your next one ! ;>)


  7. That is just so beautiful! What a great job, finishing it!!
    Can't wait to see what you decide on for your jubilee!!

  8. Well done you Laura. A fun, easy quilt, and just a tad smaller sounds just the ticket! Looking forward to seeing what you decide on doing.