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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Jubilee

 Here it is, my finished Jubilee quilt. Except maybe not finished. As I was loading the pictures and making adjustments, I noticed that I forgot the berries on the "C" side.
 Pretty silly of me, but not unexpected.
I started this quilt in March of 2010. It is a Kim Mclean pattern, well part of it. The rest came from some place in my head.
The basket and the red blocks are from Kim's pattern. But I got tired of all that appliqué and left it hanging as a curtain for over a year.
Then my Guild started a UFO contest (which I'm failing miserably at). I added this to my list as an incentive to finish.
I also thought if I added this year's date, so I'd have to finish it or be a liar.
And because I'm not sure if I'll ever finish a truly special quilt for my own 50 th, I jumped on the band wagon with other bloggers who were celebrating the 50 th. I've got 8 more years till my true Jubilee, but  I'm not sure if I'm up to this again. At this moment, I'm spent.

So there you have it, a finish, two years from start to finish. *sigh*

I think I need a bigger room just to get a proper picture.
Take care, Brandie

16 comments:

Sue said...

WOW! What a gorgeous quilt !

Miriam said...

Congratulations on your finish!!

It is a beautiful quilt!

beaquilter said...

lovely quilt, how many berries?

Lori said...

Brandie, that is fabulous! You definitely need to get the berries on the missing side though. What a gorgeous quilt!

Heather said...

That is a truly lovely quilt. I agree with Lori though, it really needs those extra berries!

LynCC said...

Such a pretty quilt!!! And lol about the berries - Just the thing I would do. ;D

sunny said...

It's fantastic! Now get to work on those berries.

Carrie P. said...

I love it. congrats on your fabulous finish.

Carla said...

What a fabulous finish! You have a real treasure there ; )

Jo said...

Beautiful!!! I was lucky enough to see this gorgeous quilt in real life at our guild meeting. WOW just begins to cover this Jubilee :0) Brandie, your needlework art is amazing!

Robin said...

Oh y gosh, Brandie, it's BEAUTIFUL!! Personally, I would leave it as is. One of my favorite things about antique quilts is when one border is slightly different (or WAY different) or something is just cut off or there is some other quirk. It's fun to find those little things and wonder why the quiltmaker did that. To me, it gives personality. So that's what I imagine for your quilt, because it's sure to be an heirloom. Make sure you add a label!

Kathie said...

oh Brandie this is just sooo beautiful
I love the design, good for you! great job.
congrats on a great finish
Kathie

andsewon said...

Beautiful!

Esther said...

It is beautiful, and I am so glad I saw it at the guild meeting. Your needle work is so precise, and this quilt is amazing. Congrats to you

Lynn said...

This is stunning Brandie! What a work of art.

Barb said...

wow - gorgeous!
Are you on the Jubilee Blog? Would you like to post it there? congrats on a stunning quilt. I love your letters.