Monday, April 8, 2013

Birthday Quilt

Look what I got back from the quilters this past week!!! I'm so excited! When I went to Ohio I brought and left three quilts with me. My Jubilee was the priority quilt and my birthday signature blocks was my second. (Just Takes Forever, took a whole year, so why rush the quilting?)
It is lovely! And what a precious memory quilt from all my quilt friends, ones I have never met, and ones I have. I asked for an all-over motif since the blocks were the star of the show. It suits this quilt perfectly.
And this is where I put two lovely blocks that came in too late to make it to the front. As you can see I pieced the backing with a variety of fabric. Thank you again for those who took the time to make a block and send it to Randy for my 50th birthday surprise. And thank you Randy for making this quilt possible and being so sneaky about it!!
 I've got about 1 month before the magic of 50 disappears forever, so I should have plenty of time to get a binding on it.

Love and hugs
Lori

42 comments:

  1. Heart filled happy quilt! Just goes to show what you put out comes back ten-fold. One of my top three things I've ever made came from you my friend. Oh don't look. I'm sappy already and it's early yet.

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  2. WOW Lori, you must be thrilled with your jubilee quilt, it's absolutely stunning!! a future heirloom for sure!! cheers...Marian

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  3. Well I have to say this is one of the prettier signature quilts. Love how it all came together.

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  4. What a wonderful reminder of a special year and special quilting friends.

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  5. What a beautiful quilt. Hugs

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  6. lovely, lovely, lovely! You must be so happy to have it home.

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  7. That is a wonderful quilt and such a wonderful memory of your friends.

    Debbie

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  8. Oh, Lori, it's a beautiful quilt. So many of your friends stitched together.

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  9. Lori it is a beautiful commeration for your special birthday. Keep on celebrating.

    Spring blessings, Carrie

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  10. Very nice the way you set the blocks, Lori. That in and of itself was a big job, I'm sure. It is a lovely quilt and I am glad Randy made it happen!

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  11. It looks wonderful! I see my "late" block there on the back. If it wasn't for the last minute, some things would never get done, right? I had such fun making my farmer's wife quilt last year, it is still waiting for the quilting. That stack is getting taller and taller. Here's to 50 more years of quilting and Blogging fun...

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  12. Its beautiful and such a special quilt
    I know its one you will treasure for ever
    Kathie

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  13. Oh what a gorgeous quilt this is, Lori. A lovely reminder of your special year.

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  14. Beatiful quilt and so special. One to cherish forever.

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  15. Looks just great - you deserve it!

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  16. Fantastic, it looks great, and it was fun to participate!

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  17. Turned out so well!!! I love how you pieced the backing!! Especially love the sheep/red flower fabric!!! What a special place for those two special blocks!!
    Happy, Happy celebration of your 50!!

    Blessings

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  18. It is just fantastic. What a great memory quilt for you.

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  19. A spectacular quilt full of memories!

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  20. Wow! This is a beautiful treasure! Congratulations on both counts. Catherine...x
    www.catherinescountrycottage.net

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  21. It's wonderful! You will have 2 beautiful quilts to commemorate your 50th!

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  22. Oh Lori what a fantastic memory of your 50th year. Just think in a 100 years time what will quilters be saying about it.

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  23. Very special quilt! Love the sampler blocks with all the great personality included. This one will be a treasure for years to come.:)

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  24. Beautiful quilt! and one to become a family heirloom for sure.Congratulations!
    Hilda

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  25. So nice to see the completed quilt!!! I love the eclectic pieced backing, adds such great interest to this piece. It was an absolute pleasure to make a block for your 50th, I hope you get lots of snuggle time under it over the coming years!!!!

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  26. It's beautiful - so glad I participated! Enjoy your last month of '50'!!!

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  27. What a great memory quilt for your 50th year celebrations!

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  28. What a gorgeous quilt of anything and everything! And the sentiment is definitely a special one. Here's to being 50 ... forever young!

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  29. What a beautiful heirloom to love and cherish for many years to come.

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  30. I know I made a block but I don't remember what it looked like. The quilt blocks were a special treat for you. A memory forever.

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  31. Lori, that quilt is fabulous!!! I can't wait to see it in person next month!!! it'll be a great memory of your 50th birthday! And having blocks from your quilt world friends is awesome. I loved doing it... the secret part was hard, though!!!

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  32. What a treasure. I loved contributing a block...a special memory quilt for a very special you!

    lizzy

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  33. It really looks wonderful!! Enjoy!

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  34. So fun to see! I had forgotten all about it ;-)

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  35. What a lovely tribute to you for your 50th birthday. The quilt is so heartfelt, and the quilting is lovely. Really great to see this one!

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  36. so awesome~ what a treasure!
    I see my block - hooray
    xox

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