Friday, April 13, 2012

The Beginning of My Jubilee Quilt

I am so excited to be joining in this Jubilee Quilt Project.  Thank you Barb for encouraging me.  When I turned 40, I was told it was the new 30.  When I turned 50 I was told it was the new 40.  A few months ago I turned 60 and was told it is the new 50 :)!!  So I'm good to go!  I've been searching for inspiration, and here are some of the blocks for the quilt I've finally decided on.
It all started when I saw this book last month at our quilt show.  As I flipped thru it this one quilt almost screamed out - "Make me"!!!  So I bought the book.
The second part of my Jubilee quilt will come from this book.  My mother paints theorems - paintings on velvet. It's very difficult and she is very good.  But she's given it up and has passed along her books. I was intrigued to see if any of them could be interpreted thru quilting.  I've picked a pattern and I guess I'll find out if it can.
Here are the templates I made for the flowers.  I have never done reverse applique before, but I think that's the only way these flowers can be made.

Another element of the block are these little darlings.  They are 1 1/4" cut and will finish at 3/4"!!!  I had to make 64 of them, so not too bad.

So this is where I am at the moment.  I'm happy to be along on this journey, I have a feeling this will be a very special quilt for me.
Until next time,


  1. Sweet! It's going to be a fantastic project Karen!!

  2. Welcome to the project. I've seen the Kentucky book on other blogs - it must be a good one. Isn't it funny how quilts in books talk to us? lol
    Love your beginning and look forward to seeing this project progress.

  3. This looks interesting. It is always fun to see how other people are inspired and how they work out their projects. Thanks for sharing your progress and welcome to the Jubilee group! :)

  4. Karen this looks like such an interesting project. Can't wait to see how is pans out! Welcome. Meredithe

  5. Karen, this looks great. I love the pink and red and your reverse applique looks great. -
    I have that KY book, it is a good one!

  6. nice to see your inspiration prompts and wonderful that you can use your mom's books as part of the process. it's all looking very tempting.