Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Birthday Blocks

Here's a closer look at the awesome table runner Sharon made for me. She will be 50 next month!! 

I had several people who asked to see the blocks all spread out. So far there are 87!!  I think you should be able to click on the photo to enlarge.




Thank you again!! This is also going to be called my Jubilee quilt.

I decided to have a celebration of some sort every month that I am 50. I'm already looking forward to June!! Jill and Susan are you ready for me?

31 comments:

  1. Your red and white tablerunner is awesome and such a nice parade of blocks.

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  2. Nice blocks. I was worried when I saw the first picture and no signatures, I'm thinking oh no I signed mine. Then I saw signatures on blocks in the other pictures, feel better now. Your quilt is going to be so nice.

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  3. Love, love all those blocks. I suppose you will have to think for a while before deciding what to do with them.
    The cheddar table runner is right up your alley.
    I think you have had a wonderful birthday celebration and that it will continue.

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  4. wow, what a haul! can't wait to see it...

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  5. I got sidetracked and didn't get my block in the mail. It will go out today! Happy Belated or continuing Birthday. I like to Celebrate all month... why not all year!

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  6. Happy Birthday....I spy mine in that lovely grouping! Your so well liked in blogland girl...enjoy!

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  7. Love all those blocks! I like the idea of celebrating every month for your 50th year. I turned 50 in March.

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  8. Great table runner and wonderful blocks! Great way to celebrate.

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  9. sniff sniff....I feel totally left out...I'm older than 50...sniff!

    Lots of quilty goodness here!!


    Hey, I'm mainly sniffling because I'm older! HA!

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  10. Looking forward to seeing all these blocks in a quilt.
    You only turn 50 once so enjoy your birthday celebration.

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  11. Wow what a nice quilt these blocks are going to make! Lovely!
    I see my star there the very last one :0) Happy birthday and Happy sewing

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  12. What a stash oʻblocks! Plus autographs!

    I was walking up the hill to view the sunset, and the lightbulb went off! CW repros. Got it! Then I came home to your email for confirmation.

    I suspect the CW motif/flavor will be a challenge in these parts. Brights and very brights are the more common fare.

    Happy jubilee!

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  13. Hope you have a great year Lori. Great birthday blocks! LOVE the runner from Sharon and the red and white quilt also. Woohoo!

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  14. Happy birthday, Lori! (I'm sorry that I'm late, but I've had family here for the last two weeks and haven't been on the computer much.) The blocks all look wonderful together (I see the one I made in the mix too) they are going to make a fantastic quilt! Again, happy 50th...I'll join the club in October!

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  15. What wonderful blocks and gifts for your special year, a memory you will always treasure.

    Debbie

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  16. I like your idea of celebrating every month! Your blocks are great! I'll get mine in the mail to you soon. I remember when I had my 50th, we were visiting our son who was in Wisconsin at the time with my parents & sister. We went out to eat several times and every place we went, my sister told them it was my 50th birthday so I would get the birthday cake! Might as well celebrate!

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  17. an awesome table topper indeed~!
    does it get any better than some cheddar for your table~!?

    you really got a lot of very cute blocks. i couldn't remember exactly what i had made until i seen them again . . . they fit right in.

    celebrating every month sounds like a great idea. enjoy. enjoy. ENJOY~!

    :-)
    libbyQ

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  18. What wonderful blocks - so much variety! Love the churn dash blocks in the table runner.

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  19. I was holding my breath, afraid it got lost on the way to CA, didn't see that little house until the very end.....You will have a delightful quilt with all those wonderful blocks!

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  20. WOW! The blocks looks awesome laid out. I kept them in a big pile as they kept arriving--otherwise they might not have all made it to you! VBG

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  21. great blocks!
    Hope to see you in Vermont!!
    xx

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  22. You must be so totally happy all the time! What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful gal! Every year gets better!

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  23. The table runner is really lovely and the blocks are fabulous. I'll get mine into the mail asap. They will make a wonderful quilt.

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  24. 50 is the new 30? LOL!! Love the red and white quilt from your last post. Just gorgeously made. And the cheddar runner ... wowzer!

    Great looking blocks especially when their all laid out like that.

    Have a fabulous year!

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  25. Gorgeous blocks - this is going to be an amazing quilt! Happy birthday to you! Love the quilt that Karen made for you - what a treasure...

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  26. Wonderful blocks! Celebrating all year is a terrific idea. Be proud of reaching 50!!!

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  27. Happy belated birthday, Lori!
    I am sorry I missed it.. Can I still send a block for your celebration? Please send me the details.

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  28. I am so in love with that runner! It's gorgeous!

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  29. Great blocks Lori- going to love seeing what you do with them.

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  30. Thanks for posting the pics of the blocks! How fun and all so different! your Jubilee Quilt. perfect name :)
    Kat

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  31. Reading quilting magazine's was like eating chocolate. Not only was it me time, it was enjoying the flavor, reading everything from cover to cover. I still have some of my old copies from the 1990-2000. They all had that extra dimension. Not all the same looking quilts, each one unique and different. Quilters Newsletter magazine did the eye candy "Heritage Medallion" quilt, McCalls Quilting the "Grandma's Country Album" series, Better Homes and Gardens had Thimbleberries, homespuns, the butterfly quilt. To name but a few. We did not have Fabric companies controlling and dictating strips, squares, with which to quilt with. We had to learn how to cut and do, the element of the challenge was there. Jinny Beyer was inspiring to quilting, like so many others. Now everyone wants it on a platter, the fabric did not follow a journey to be produced, they turn them out like fast food, how many of these lines have no appeal, but we are suppose to get excited about them? The advertisements in the magazines was fun, you learnt about products, gadgets and fabrics. I remember seeing an ad for this gadget by thethimblelady.au, that ad stuck, recently a fellow quilter wished for some invention to be invented. I came home, looked through all my quilt magazines and passed on the information. In Japan one cannot just say I am a quilter, they go to university to learn how to be a quilter. No wonder they turn out creations that make us drool. If I could I would go to one quilt show, the one in Japan in November, for one reason only, to feed my inspiration on a level that it wants to be fed, not at one that is not even close. Food for thought, I think.....

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