Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Jubilee Jubilation!!

It's done!! Finished! Acabado! Færdig! Fini! Hotový!  Finito! Ferdig! Voltooid!!  My Jubilee quilt celebrating 50 years of my life is now on my bed.

I would have loved to machine quilt it myself, but I knew my good friend Kathy would be able to understand what I wanted for this quilt. When I was there in January I brought it with me to leave for her to work her magic. And work it she did!!
I loved the electric look of the center radiating from my funky little spikes. Just a reminder that I saw the center block in the NYC Folk Art museum and used my photo to duplicate it. It wasn't an easy task.
Someone commented the dates reminded them of birth-death so I put  a label on the back so nobody would be confused. I suppose something could happen in the next few months and then the label could be removed off the back! lol



If you want to see how this quilt came about click on the post label that says Jubilee to see my past blog posts about this quilt.
When I saw this backing I knew it was the ONE for my jubilee!!
Thanks for following along this year on my 50th Jubilee quilt! And I actually finished it in my 50th year! Woo-Hoo!!

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  2. I so happy for you and am so glad I've walked this journey with you. Hopefully I'm not too far behind you - the quilt is amazing.

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  3. Oh, Lori! It is fabulous! It is so wonderful to have designed a special quilt for your 50th birthday. Not many people are able to do that. Congratulations!

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  4. Wow! Congratulations -- It's Gorgeous!!!

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  5. It's absolutely amazine!! I love the quilting by the dates the best. Congratulations on finishing such a beautiful quilt!

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing this! It is just incredible!! My jubilee year is quickly approaching and your inspiration has me thinking about what I shall make. What a wonderful quilt to have, and a wonderful story to go with it!

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  7. A masterpiece! Congrats on your finish!

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  8. i agree, a true masterpiece it's wonderful

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  9. Impressive!! And beautiful :-)

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  10. Beautiful and a job well done!

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  11. A stunning quilt and the quilting just helps it dazzle! Congratulations on a job well done.

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  12. Oh, Lori - your Jubilee quilt is just awesome! I had to chuckle about the birth-death dates - yikes! Better to clarify that! Congrats to you on such a wonderful celebration quilt!

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  13. That turned out beautifully and makes a great celebration quilt for 50 years.

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  14. Beautiful! I love the colors, the quilting, and the quirky touches

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  15. Oh My Lori!..............sigh

    I.LIKE.

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  16. Give that girl a Whoop, whoop! Wonderful Lori, a really great commemoration quilt. Love the backing!!

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  17. Yipee!! It looks incredible! The quilting is fabulous, the backing is marvelous and I love that you have it on your bed! I also love the quirkyness of the red spikey border - I don't think I noticed that before :0) Enjoy!!

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  18. Congrats!!! It is wonderful!!!!!!!

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  19. Wow! Congratulations! It's lovely and DONE too--would have taken me another 50 years to finish! I'm truly impressed that you finished it so quickly--and it is LOVELY!

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  20. Congratulations Lori! Your Jubilee quilt is truly a spectacular quilt on many levels. You must be on top of the world!

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  21. The quilting makes it even more jubilant! Congratulations on a job well done and the joy of sleeping under the beauty of your hard work!

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  22. Awesome quilt.I love it, the quilting is wonderful.You must be proud of your work.

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  23. What a fabulous jubilee quilt, Lori. Something to be treasured for ever.

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  24. It's Spectacular! I bet it keep you quite warm too! Congrats on your finish, it was worth the wait.

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  25. Jubilation, indeed! What a wonderful accomplishment. I love that you designed and created it yourself (with some inspiration for your center, of course).

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  26. LOVE IT! The feathered wreaths in the green tri's are fabulous, and yes, the radiating lines from the center really add to this. Fabulous piece. Let's hope the label stays in tack ;-0

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  27. Your quilt is beautiful and she did a beautiful job on the quilting and designs.

    Debbie

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  28. Absolutely wonderful Lori! You have every reason for a jubilant celebration! The quilting is marvelous!

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  29. It's really wonderful in the design and quilting too. It's been a productive year.

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  30. Kathy did a beautiful job on the quilting. And your piecing is fabulous! You are a true designer...you just don't know it!

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  31. Simply fabulous! Congratulations on a job well done - and finished in your 50th year! Kathy's quilting suits and enhances your work. And the backing fabric is perfect; what a great print!

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  32. WOW!!!! It is so beautiful. Congrats on the finish. Hugs

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  33. Wow, Lori! The quilting is the icing on the cake. Love, love, love this quilt. You did a very good job of replicating the center design you used. And your added applique and pieced borders just perfect for the eclectic look you were going for.

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  34. Beautiful quilt. Beautiful quilting. May this quilt be used for many, many years to come.

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  35. What a beauty! It is an heirloom now with so many hours of stitching and thought poured into it that it could tell a story! Love it!!

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  36. Lori, you are amazing! The design is wonderful and so old looking. The quilting totally agrees with it! You did a fabulous job here! Happy 50th birthday all year long!

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  37. HOORAY HOORAY!!!!
    It looks incredible Lori!!
    I love your dates and initials.

    Standing ovation for finishing before 51~!!!!

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  38. just beautiful congrats, I am so thrilled for you its such a major accomplishment
    Kathie

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  39. Such a FINE finish to your beautiful quilt Lori - a great way to celebrate this milestone. SO - what's NEXT! LOL

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  40. Awesome quilting on your Jubilee creation! So happy for you to have it completed in your 50th year. Sleep well under it, dear Lori!

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  41. All I can think of to say is OUTSTANDING!

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  42. Just amazing...a great memento!

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  43. What a wonderful family heirloom this will be Lori!!!! You really did an amazing job with this, creating your vision with cloth!! I agree the quilting is wonderful too, I love your two different borders, adds a great touch visually!!!! Wonderful work!!!!

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  44. congratulations.It`s awesome!!

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  45. Congratualtions Lori!!! It is a spectacular quilt!

    I love that backing fabric!!!

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  46. Awesome quilt, Lori! I feel honored to have been the one to quilt it for you.. I feel part of the celebration! Here's to 50 and many more :)

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  47. FABulous! So glad you got it finished so quickly and now get to enjoy it! This has really been an inspiration quilt to me--how you got started and the entire process.:)

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  48. Congratulations. Most inspiring.

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  49. Beautiful, I love the feathered quilting up the stems of the corner flowers. Well Done Lori, and Happy 50th!

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  50. You know I love this one...congratulations on a fab finish!!

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  51. An amazing quilt with an incredibly fast turn around time for finishing! Congrats!

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  52. What a beautiful achievement!

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  53. Awesome, Lori! Congrats on your finish - so inspiring. Your previous post made me cry, so I wasn't able to comment. What a sweet woman - sending positive thoughts her way!

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  54. you are amazing Lori~!!~ to have reproduced that beautiful center from a photograph and then continued on with such great borders and accomplished it all so very well~!!~congratulations on finishing this celebratory masterpiece~!!~

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  55. Beautiful quilt. Congratulations!

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  56. It is stunning! Well done, love the spiky quilting!

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  57. Great work, a fitting tribute to your 50 years.

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  58. Lori it is just gorgeous. You must fall asleep smiling.

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  59. Holy crap Lori ! It's GORGEOUS.
    Ahh I'm so classy. Your work is more

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  60. Congratulations, Lori -- what a great achievement. You've made a beautiful quilt, and the quilting designs are perfect for this pattern. This was such a great idea -- I think you should make another one for your 60th . . . . and 70th . . . and 80th!

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  61. Congratulations! Your quilt is fabulous, amazing and beautiful! What a wonderful way to mark 50 years on this earth. I have a feeling you'll enjoy this quilt for a looong time! Are you aiming for another 50 years??

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  62. Wow Lori, Kudos to you. That quilt is GORGEOUS!! May you be able to enjoy it for the next 50 years. Cheers.

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  63. Oh goodness - that is wonderful ! Well done and what a celebration it is :)
    Hilda

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  64. OMG! "Nough said. Well, maybe a couple more words, like beautiful, gorgeous, master piece! Need I say more?

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  65. Lori,

    Words are hard to choose, my eyes are in awe of all the aspects of your awesome quilt. Color, texture, pattern, simple yet detailed perfectly. The quilting filled the large spaces wonderfully, I'm sure you couldn't be happier with it. Congratulations. I look forward to seeing it some day in a show.

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  66. What more can I say than everyone before me? Love it!

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  67. Just one word. FABULOUS! I would love to make something with my initials on it. A great idea!

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  68. Your quilt is fabulous, Lori. Congrats on the finish, and the jubilee :-)
    I'm so glad I had a chance to catch up on your blog this weekend....

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  69. Spectacular!! Well done you! Thanks for hosting the Jubilee blog. Mine "just" has to be quilted and bound....hopefully soon.

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  70. Oh I love this! You know, I was born in 62 too, so it could come to my house!

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