Sunday, January 29, 2012

Jubilation!

 Here are 25 blocks and 3 borders from Beyond the Cherry Tree!! Gay at Sentimental Stitches has recreated this quilt from an antique that she purchased and is very worn. The blocks finish at 16" and I believe the borders are about 8". So it will be about 100" square.
 The original maker had one block sideways and I couldn't resist putting mine that way as well. The center block, with hundreds of grapes,  is signed with my name.
 The original maker added the borders log cabin style and I kept to the original. I love it. When it was long enough, she cut it off!! I will be adding a few more leaves and berries to the corner so it isn't quite as bare.
I've always loved old quilts with funky borders and this one is no different. I love it!!

On another note: Are you turning 50 this year? Barb wrote about her Jubilee Quilt and Regan,
Floating on a Quilted Cloud and myself talked about doing a Jubilee Quilt as well. I talked to Barb and she didn't mind at all that we were copying her idea.

I had no idea jubilee had its reference from the Bible
Leviticus 25:10
Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you. 


So, we are making our 50th year a jubilee!! Anybody want to join in? I have an idea for a project, but haven't worked out a pattern or the details yet.

Let's rejoice that we are turning 50 this year!!!!

74 comments:

  1. Fantastic quilt you have really made a lovely job of that one.
    As for making a Jubillee quilt- just a tad to late for me I fear. Lol.

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  2. Your quilt is beautiful! Love the idea of a jubilee quilt. I did a quilt with 49 blocks the year I was turning 49. enJOY!

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  3. Goodness girl...you must never sleep!!! Wonderful, just wonderful!!!

    I did a quilt when I turned 65 (Medicare age!) - should have done one earlier too :o)

    Sending happy stitching thoughts for the final border from another Cherry Tree quilt fan.

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  4. Great job. You have inspired me to get back to mine.
    I think it's a little too late for me and the Jubilee quilt unless I do a turning 70. LOL!

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  5. This is absolutely gorgeous work Lori, congratulations ! I love it, it is light and airy and elegant. Love the funky touches too, it adds so much personality.

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  6. This quilt is so beautiful! and sweet! It honors the original quilter too.
    Love your idea for the Jubilee Quilt...I'm missing it by a decade as I'm turning 60 (!) this year.
    Have a grand year!

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  7. Great idea and beautiful quilt! Can a person join even if they are way past 50?

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  8. WOW!, I'm ticking along with mine, started my 18th block last night! I AM going to finish this top this year. Too many projects in the works to take on another one, but I'm also turning 50 this year.

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  9. Absolutely beautiful!
    All this jubilee talk has me interested. I didn't know about the biblical reference. If I start one before I turn 51 next month will it count? lol

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  10. Your quilt is beautiful. I'm past my Jubillee but would love to join in. Hugs

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  11. OMG it is just beautiful
    you should be so proud of yourself for keeping up with this
    its going to be an heirloom quilt for sure.
    Kathie

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  12. The quilt is fantastic. I loved the first block I saw on your blog and I have loved every block since then.
    I am way over the Jubilee age, but I look forward to seeing what you are going to do to celebrate the big 5 0. :)

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  13. I am beyond 50 so no Jubilee quilt for me. But I will celebrate yours.

    Okay, I have studied the Beyond the Cherry Tree quilt. Which block is turned sideways? I can't figure it out. I must be missing something. Regardless, your quilt is wonderful, wonderful!

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  14. Too late for me too Lori! But have fun!

    Love your quilt with it's quirks! Utterly charming!

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  15. Your quilt is beautiful!! I had been planning to make one, but my son "fixed" my computer and lost the first group of blocks, so I guess it's on to other projects--though yours makes me question that decision! So lovely! Hope you have a great Jubilee!!

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  16. Jubilation for sure!!! no wonder you get so much done, your still just a youngster! i would love to see what you come up with, i could share in the joy but on the very close side to sixty....

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  17. Wow Lori...I am impressed. It is beautiful.

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  18. Just beautiful, Lori! What a joy to create something so special with your hands!
    I love the idea of a Jubilee quilt, but alas, that milestone is barely in the rear-view mirror. I will enjoy watching everyone's creations though!

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  19. O...M...G, Lori! Beautiful! It's going to be a while before I have three borders on mine. I'll bet you've really enjoyed doing this. It's nice to see the quilt with someone holding it up. I had to stand on a chair and that totally messes up the perspective.

    I'm past 50 but I could do one when I turn 75. That gives me a nice long time to plan it!

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  20. Barb's jubilee project got me thinkin' too...I only have until April 26 to get one done (51! eek) Can we say hurry?! lol

    Gorgeous BTCT. Really beautiful!

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  21. Breathtaking is the quilt. I admire those applique quilts so much and you , who makes them.
    Never herad of a jubilee quilt before, but it is too late for me as I am turning 52 this summer.

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  22. It is beautiful! Great idea for celebrating your 50 year, I think you should celebrate all year long.

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  23. Oh, Lori, it is divine. Just the right colors. Made so beautifully. This is a treasure, too, along with your others!

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  24. Wow, what an awe inspiring quilt! I love that you put a block in sideways like the original.

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  25. What an awesome quilter!! Love your quilt...quirky and so much fun. I am 50 in two years...I would love to join in...it will be here in a flash!!

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  26. Another awesome quilt!!!! Wonderful work! And, no, I turned 50 quite a few years ago. Hee Hee! I like the idea of making a special quilt to commemorate the year, though. Maybe I will do a special quilt when I reach a certain age in a year and a half. I will think about it.

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  27. Wow, that is one gorgeous quilt. I have admired this quilt every time I see it on Sentimental Stitches site. Yours will be a real heirloom for sure.

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  28. Beautiful Lori!
    I love how you've kept to the original - so did I. Not as far as you so thanks to you and Mary for the motivation.

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  30. I love how your Beyond The Cherry Tree has turned out - just beautiful. I have kept up with printing out the patterns but have not started on the quilt itself. Perhaps this could be my Jubilee quilt? Hmmm....

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  31. How beautiful! Another gorgeous quilt! Great colors

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  32. Love your quilt! You did a fabulous job. Yes! this is my #50 year too - but not until Fall. Love the idea of a jubilee quilt and I would be interested in joining in on your celebration!

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  33. Beautiful quilt! I can't believe you did this quilt AND a Dear Jane!

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  34. Recreating that antique quilt was such a great idea -- I'm sure the original maker would be so pleased that other quilters were inspired by her work.

    Your quilt is wonderful, and I love that you kept the the details of the original design. First the Dear Jane and now this -- I am blown away. Here's an idea. . . work day and night to finish this quilt before Sisters so I can see it :)

    Congrats on turning 50 this year -- I wish I were turning 50 instead of 65. Maybe I will make a quilt celebrating Medicare.

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  35. You have GOT to be quilting in your sleep, Lori. So many quilts. This is a stunner and joins all your other projects, those finished and those nearing a finish. Wadda gal!

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  36. Your quilt is looking quite stunning! A lot of work! I love that you have emulated the quirky aspects in your quilt as well!!!
    A jubilee quilt sounds a great idea, I wish had know about that a little while back LOL!!!!

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  37. Lori, I LOVE this quilt! It's absolutely beautiful. I'm turning 50 in March! I think a jubilee quilt is a wonderful idea.

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  38. Oh my gosh, Lori! I'm speechless! It's spectacular. I haven't even started mine yet. I changed my fabric scheme, so I need to get that gathered up again.

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  39. It's splendiferous! Just love it in all its wonky glory.....wouldn't you like to know more about the maker?! Good job on all those berries.

    I agree..this is our Golden Jubilee Year! It's nice turning 50 with a CROWD, you know? It's more fun this way!

    Bonnie

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  40. Well done Lori :-) what an achievement! I love everything about it especially the wonky borders and corners.
    The Jubilee quilt sounds great have fun with that.

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  41. Your quilt is so beautiful, had to look, but I found the block that is turned. Makes it more authentic. Will you hand quilt this one?

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  42. Spectacular. It is just wonderful.

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  43. Wow, stunning is just one of many words I would use to describe this beautiful quilt! Fantastic!

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  44. Omigosh! You never cease to amaze me with all these beautiful quilts. I am so green with envy! And what an absolute grand quilt for a Jubilee year! Love, love, love!

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  45. Your accomplishments so far this are totally awesome.

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  46. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Wow, your skill is superb! Lovely quilt!

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  47. Wow, wow, whoa! Amazing. I already beat you to 50 last November so I guess my jubilee has begun :) And there were 49 comments when I clicked on the Add comment button!

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  48. What an absolutely stunning quilt!
    Congratulations!

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  49. Oh Lori it's wonderful!! The borders are lovely. You are nearly finished - what a beautiful job you have done with this pattern. I love the idea of a Jubilee quilt. I can't wait to see what you create for that!

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  50. Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous! I love it!! And is your Jubilee only for youngsters 50?? What about those of us who already saw 50?? VBG

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  51. Love your version so much, and even more so that you left the quirks in - they add such whimsy! Very well done!

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  52. absolutely stunning quilt top~!!!~

    i actually am anticipating turning 50 in a whole new way now~!!~ but alas, it will be a couple more years . . .

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  53. BTCT is a stunner! You amaze me! After Dear Jane and this, what next? I took it as a challenge to find the sideways block and I think I finally found it. Not obvious. I love that you stuck to the original!
    Happy jubilee year! I was actually familiar with this Bible teaching, but never thought to make a jubilee quilt when I turned 50 a few years back. I'll be interested to see your project in celebration of this milestone.

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  54. I am also turning 50 this year, and love the idea of a jubilee quilt. I had originally planned to have friends make me a crow's foot block, and put together a quilt with them to celebrate my 50th.
    I am looking forward to seeing what you plan to do, maybe I will adjust the crows foot idea, and work along with you and the 1962 girls. I love the scripture, thanks for posting it. Lisa

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  55. I am also turning 50 this year, and love the idea of a jubilee quilt. I had originally planned to have friends make me a crow's foot block, and put together a quilt with them to celebrate my 50th.
    I am looking forward to seeing what you plan to do, maybe I will adjust the crows foot idea, and work along with you and the 1962 girls. I love the scripture, thanks for posting it. Lisa

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  56. I am also turning 50 this year, and love the idea of a jubilee quilt. I had originally planned to have friends make me a crow's foot block, and put together a quilt with them to celebrate my 50th.
    I am looking forward to seeing what you plan to do, maybe I will adjust the crows foot idea, and work along with you and the 1962 girls. I love the scripture, thanks for posting it. Lisa

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  57. How fabulous is this! You did a wonderful job.

    Wish I had thought of the jubilee quilt idea but now I'd have to do a "jubilee in memoriam" quilt. I like Juliann's idea, too.

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  58. Dynamite quilt! I love the variances also. What a beauty!

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  59. That it absolutely awesome. I wish I could do those as well.

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  60. Congratulations Lori, your BTCT is gorgeous. I have just started mine this month. Happy 50 year to you.

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  61. I turned 50 on the 6th of Jan. Making a Jubillee quilt sounds like a fun thing to do. Gotta think about this some more.

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  62. Your quilt is stunning!
    LOVE it!
    I love the idea of a Jubilee quilt too! I should start one right now in order to finish in couple of years and put the date when I finish in my 50th year;)

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  63. Your quilt is asolutely GORGEOUS!

    Oh I would have LOVED making a jubilee quilt for me, myself, mwa!
    Unfortunately... I celebrated my 60th birthday last month, so I think it'a bit too late ? Or not ??? ;>)

    XOXOXOXOXO
    NADINE in Belgium

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  64. Oh, Lori, this is just amazing and beautiful, and lots more adjectives. All I managed to do was save most of the block instructions!
    There are two sets of 50 blocks that were gifted to me when I hit my jubilee (love that you are using that term!) That was three years ago, and I think I will join you in finishing at least one of them!

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  65. Simply stunning quilt!!! I'm a 50 this year girl (in fact in 3 weeks!) so I'd be interested in what you have in mind. Jubilee! Thanks for making it not so scary turning 50!

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  66. Lori, you quilt is magnificent - absolutely gorgeous!!! I'm glad that you love it. You should also be very proud!!!

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  67. Lori,

    Your quilt is absolutely STUNNING! It is one of the nicest ones that I have seen. Okay...which block is sideways? Are you going to hand quilt it with the quilting designs on the original?

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  68. Found the side ways one! How cute...

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