I've been trying to complete the baby quilt for my cousin April's first grandbaby, and last night (well....3:30 this morning!) I finally finished it! YAY!
And we even had a sunny day for photos......woohoo!
I'm just thrilled with how it turned out! It is so close to the pic that April had said "I want THAT quilt," so I think she'll be really pleased. The quilting was done in just slightly irregular lines all the way across.....but I'll tell ya......straight lines are the devil! I can so quickly do a swirl with feathers hanging off of it.....but ask me to quilt a straight line, and OY, things slow down to a crawl! It's just not my first choice of a quilting pattern.....but I think it really works on this quilt.
And yeah, it's an oversized baby quilt, about 50x65......plenty big to have it for the big-boy bed later!
And now for the start that I mentioned in the post title.
A little while ago, Barb from Fun with Barb blog posted that she (and a few of her friends) were going to make a Jubilee quilt to commemorate them turning 50 this year! So, along with Lori from Humble quilts, I'm joining in on the fun! Are you turning 50 this year? Want to join in!?! Come on! It'll be great to have a quilt that you made just for you....just what you really like....so you can look at it and say, "That's all about me....me me me....YAY, me at 50!" lol
So I was trying to decide what quilt to make for it.....cuz there are hundreds that I want to make, and then it hit me! You know my favorite color is orange, so it hit me that those orange creamsicle ice cream bars were always called 50/50 bars......so, of course, I need to make a two-color quilt with orange and white! Gotta do it! My own 50/50 for my 50th! Yay!
And I was wanting to make a certain quilt from the Red & White show from the second I saw it, so that's going to be the one I'll do!
I'm so excited! Can't wait to get started!
And I had no idea that 'Jubilee' had a biblical reference......but Lori found this.....
Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you.
I like that a lot!
Let's rejoice that we are turning 50 this year!!!!