Saturday, December 28, 2013

I'm cleaning up my space and will signing myself off of the Jubilee blog. It would be great to see everyone's progress before the end of the year.

Happy 2014!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Susan's Top - finished!!

I'm writing for Susan (non blogger) to share her fabulous Jubilee Quilt top -

 We used the same inspiration antique quilt -

Her modern 3 fabric quilt is so fun and fresh!

I am so looking forward to seeing how Susan quilts this!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

All the Little Stitches

I have finally finished quilting the 1 1/2" grid on Jubilee Tribute - yay!!!
And I've almost finished one corner of the 1/2" grid - happy dance :)!
You can see the complete blog post on
Thanks for letting me share.  I feel like the tortoise, slow and steady will hopefully get me to the finish line.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Back to Work


Look what the cat dragged out.  Fall means time to get back to the hand quilting on my Jubilee quilt.

I like to spray off the blue markings as I go.  Here is the quilt drying and relaxing on a recliner.

I have a long way to go, but I'm really enjoying hand quilting on it again.  My goal is to finish it before my 52 birthday in June.  The move to CT really put me behind on this one.

Coco looks totally bored with the whole thing as usual.

How is your project going?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Jubilee Tribute Update - Stitch by Stitch

Just to let you know, that even though my Diamond Jubilee year is over, I am making progress on my special quilt.  See my complete post at
Happy Stitching,

Monday, May 13, 2013

My Jubilee Quilt Update

Something wonderful happened today..... the last little berry got appliqued down and my Jubilee quilt is ready to be basted so I can start quilting!!  I am so happy.  I posted all about it on my blog.  Forgive me for adding the link, but I'm ready to call it a day. I welcome you to hop over and read all about it.  This has been such a wonderful journey for me.  I'm so glad I started this quilt and I know I will finish it.
Thanks for the encouragement along the way.  It's not done yet, but it's officially a flimsy :)!!!

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Jubilee update

Hi there, it's been a while.  I have been dragging my heels with my Jubilee Quilt but thought it was time for an update.  I spent ages trying to figure out what border to add to my star blocks. 
I finally added the half square triangles.  Now I have spent months trying to decide what to put on the applique borders.  I decided my original idea of having my cats and dogs represented on the borders was not going to happen.  My total lack of drawing skills is holding me back. 
I very nearly gave up on having an applique border at all.  As you can see I've been appliquing my initials.  I was a bit concerned that they are a bit too big and maybe I should have stuck to one colour.  I would appreciate some feedback if anyone has a suggestion. 

Thanks, Debra.x

Friday, March 15, 2013

Jubilee Finale

Most of you may have seen this on my blog, Humble Quilts. I thought I'd share it here on the Jubilee blog where it started.

I couldn't be more thrilled with it!!  

How about some updates on your Jubilee quilt. Is it time to bring it out from under the other projects and see it to the finish?

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Lori's Jubilee

I'm trimming the edges and will make binding soon! I think I'll meet my goal of having my jubilee quilt done before May! My friend did the quilting and used wool batting. It's stellar!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013


My top is done!  After a year of applique, it is finished!!

I did my first post on this quilt on my Fun With Barb blog on January 11, 2012.  Click here to read all about it.

Pride before a fall:

After carefully planning and cutting my borders using long unbroken pieces of muslin, I ran into a little problem when I pinned the last border to the bottom of the top.

 You see how that flower is off the edge of the quilt?  OOOppps.  Okay, no problem me thinks, I'll remove it and move it......

but what here?

Oh yea, I cut the backing out to attach the stuffed berry.  Well, isn't that interesting, I mean maddening!

Here is how I fixed it:

I removed the flower and the berry from the surgical area.  I cut off the "problem area"

I attached a new piece of  muslin with the same angle (45 degress) that I intend to quilt on the border.

I then trimmed the stems and reattached the berry and flower.  Whew.  Pretty good solution.

Here how it looks when done correctly.

I use a ruler and mark the cutting line.

I use scissors, they are slow and accurate and avoid the "oops" slip of a rotary cutter.

Here is coco inspecting the repair.

Friday evening I celebrated in my usual way:

Today I'm hoping to finish the marking and then sew baste it for hand quilting.  I'm using Dream Wool for the first time.

Thank you all for you continued support and encouragement on this long term project.

I'll be back with a quilting update soon.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

It's finished!

I so humbly apologize that I haven't posted in such a very long time but I did want to let you know that I finished my Jubilee quilt =)

And I finished it in the nick of time...tomorrow is my 51st birthday.

If you would like to see more pictures you can visit my blog at
Happy Stitching everyone!