Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Working on my Jubilee Quilt!

I've been crazy busy working on my Jubilee quilt........and it's really coming along!  I am doing it kindof like a Bonnie Hunter Mystery......cuz there are tons of little pieces, and making them in giant batches just seems to go faster!.....and for me, more accurately.  By the time I've made 100 hst's, I'm pretty good at it!  lol

So, I've pieced the 80 strings blocks that are needed......not trimmed yet, that will come later.

And I've made about 200 of the 468 hst's......they will finish at 1".  Sweet!

Here's the inspiration quilt again......the large solid red triangles surrounding the blocks are where my string pieces are going.  I'm making it up with 20 blocks so my finished size will be a bout 63x78.....perfect for snuggling up on the couch!  :o)

AND......just cuz they are at their peak of bloom......I thought I'd share the beautiful bouquet that one of my sons sent me for my birthday last week!  Sweet!  I just love iris and tulips......how did he know?  :o)

Hope you have a great week!



  1. Happy belated birthday! Love your inspiration quilt!

  2. Wow, your jubilee quilt is going to be glorious. Reminds me of an orange creamsicle! Yum. And happy birthday...what a sweet son.

  3. I love all the oranges! Can't wait to see more progress! :o)

  4. Happy late birthday, Regan! Your bouquet is lovely. Looks like you're off to a great start on your Jubilee quilt! The orange and white color scheme is so fun. Love the inspiration quilt, too.

  5. I thought I was one to take a design and complicate it, but replacing all those big triangles with string blocks wins the prize!! : )
    It will be a beauty! I love orange.

  6. Happy Belated Birthday.
    Welcome to the club!

    The bouquet is beautiful.
    I am diggin' this orange. I can't wait to see this all done. Do you have a full time job too and do all this too? Please tell me you don't so I don't have to hate you. You're making me look bad Regan.

  7. Happy Belated Birthday! What a lovely son sending you such pretty bouquet!! And love your Jubiliee quilt. Love all the oranges you are putting in as they remind me of our orange season around here now. Yum!

  8. Wow! You've really been busy in the sewing room. That's a lot of HSTs! But I guess you already knew that ; c )

  9. Oh it will be beautiful in orange Regan! And your birthday bouquet looks so pretty with the backdrop of those lace curtains too. ~Lili

  10. digging the orange! although red & white are always a favorite at Christmas time. and Tulips are my #2 favorite flower... and til the season for them to be popping up!

  11. Oohh I Love all that orange!!! That is going to be one amazing quilt!! Your birthday flowers are so beautiful! Tulips and irises are such a great combination!!!

  12. its going to be a great quilt
    I love tulips too!
    think I need to collect some oranges :)
    Happy belated birthday!
    hope you had a trip to marden's!

  13. I like those large triangles, and the orange too.

  14. I have not come across a quilt blog before. Very unique. Do you like to follow each other? Let me know and will follow you right back.

  15. WOW is all I can say-I was overwhelmed by your hst's and can't believe how many you need; that's a big lap quilt.
    I love that you showed us the one made in red, it is beautiful. It would take me forever to make though, especially since I hand quilt everything. Thanks for sharing.

  16. Oh wow... having just done 270 HST's (but 2 1/2") and am doing those strippy blocks (but with scraps) I know how much work is going into all this... it will be stunning.... how brave you are!

  17. You have made great progress. It doesn't seem that long ago that you made the decision to make this quilt. Lovely flowers and belated birthday wishes.