Wednesday, November 5, 2014


It is finished!  2 years and 10 months.

Pop over to my blog to see a complete post.

This is me, Barb Vedder, signing off of the Jubilee Blog.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Diamond Jubilee

I'm excited to have this quilt finished and to share all I have learned from this project.  It is the first time I have machine appliqued and I think I got fairly good at it :0).  I did my birth date 1-3-53 in thread painting which I have never tried before.....I did okay but not as well as I would have liked. Lastly some machine quilting.  I made pumpkin seeds ,swirls and flowers, did some echo quilting and on the outside border some straight line quilting.  And I got it finished before I turn 62!
I want to thank Randy and Lori for this terrific sew along and inspiring me to mark my 60th year.

Happy Sewing, Kim

pumpkin seeds

echo quilting on the outside of the vine with straight line stitching on the inside of the vine.

A little thread painting

Swirls in the light triangles and flower in the dark ones.

Friday, May 30, 2014

Brenda's jubilee quilt finished after three years

I joined up here three years ago,
thinking I could easily finish my Jubilee quilt in a few months.

Today is my 53rd birthday, and now I'm officially showing off  my B quilt.
It's made from 50 Bs sent to me by quilting friends from all over.

Thanks to all of those who joined in.

I'm glad to be done,
and I hope to take a nice long snooze under this quilt today.
Read more about it here at my blog.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Jubilee Tribute is Wearing Blue

Our Quilt Show opened today and my Jubilee quilt has won a blue ribbon.  I am so thrilled!!
I've written a longer post on so you can pop in to read a little more.  I have loved being a part of The Jubilee Quilt Project and this quilt is the most wonderful thing. Thanks to all for the encouragement. It's been a wonderful journey.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ready for quilting! Woot!

It's been a long time coming, but I finally finished piecing the back of my Jubilee!  Woot!

The front was finished in record time, but I agonized over the back for nearly a year and a half!  Deciding to enter it into the Vermont Quilt Festival was the push I needed to figure it out!  And I'm so happy with it now!

The Front.....

and the Back.....

I love how the back turned out.  The orange section with the milk in it is 'made fabric' and was a total blast to put together.  And I'm loving the wavy line between the two sections.

My plan is to embroider the story of the quilt along the wavy line in the orange section with white floss (in tiny little letters!).  It will become the label for the quilt!

Now I just need to get busy with the quilting (which I haven't decided on yet!)!  LOL


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Two down, one to go

Today I hit a milestone, two spools of quilting thread in my Jubilee quilt.
I should have known it would take a lot,
but even for me, this is a lot of hand quilting.
To read my complete post, see
I'm still on target to finish this, it's only taken me two years!!!
Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Happy New Year!

It seems like I've been quilting on my Jubilee quilt forever.   I've almost finished the center of my quilt.  Hooray~

I've "super sized" the photos so you can see the quilting better.

Here is the center flower.  I still need to quilt inside the leaves.  I decided to add this thinking it was a little too puffy.

Here you can see how they will look.  What do you think?  better?

Here is the back of the quilt.  I really like looking at this side too.  You can see the difference in the leaves here.

Hope you are all staying warm (or cool for our Aussie friends) and enjoying quilting time.

My goal is to finish this quilt for my birthday in June.  I'll be 52 but a lot has happened in my life since turning 50.  When making a quilt like this, you have to enjoy the process and I have.

Happy 2014