Monday, November 4, 2013

Finally...A Finished Flimsy

You may have been wondering where I've been.  Events conspired to keep me from quilting during October.  Lots of work, a trip to Miss Main Street's college for parents' weekend, then a monster cold that left me in no condition to do much more than watch the World Series on TV. 

But finally, my Jubilee top is finished.  I took this photo in Miss Main Street's bedroom on a cloudy day; the colors are actually brighter and sharper. 

This is a monster quilt - 98 inches square, though it may shrink an inch or so when quilted.  Plenty ample for our queen size bed, might even fit a king bed.   The long, drawn out last step was adding the borders.  I made them per the pattern directions, with a narrow white inner border that matches the sashing, followed by a medium width print border, then a third, wider white border.

For the print border, I used the Fig Tree fabric that had been my original choice.  I had used this print to select all the fat quarters I used for the 40 blocks.  Here it is off to the left on my design wall with the first 12 blocks. 
Here's another shot of the border with some of the blocks.

I have the backing pieced too, and am on my quilter's list for January.  Now I get to start something new.  What will it be?


  1. Oh...nice top and really love the colors and border print. Sorry to hear you were sick with cold...I just started fighting one but hope not to bad. Can't wait to see what is up next for you....

  2. I have also finished my Jubilee quilt top and am taking it to the quilter tomorrow. I love how this pattern turned out, and am thinking of making it again soon (I'm giving this one away). Your version is just beautiful!

  3. It turned out just beautiful! I agree that doing the borders is, "long and drawn out." Everytime I do them, I think it will take just an hour or two and then it ends up taking nearly a whole day! All that careful measuring and cutting and pinning takes up lots of time, I guess. It will be fun to see what you start next.

  4. Your quilt looks awesome. The colors are so lovely together. I agree with Jo Anne. I always expect to get the borders on a lot quicker than the amount of time they really take.

  5. Your quilt is beautiful Cathy! I love the colors AND I love that block. I can't wait to see it quilted!

  6. So….I ended up ordering the Jubilee pattern last week after seeing your posts…then…I could barely contain myself and bought a few more patterns. I think your blog may be bad for my wallet. ;) And your French General pineapple? To die for. I can't wait to see what your quilter does with the Jubilee. I am already making plans for mine and it isn't even pieced yet. How's that for optimistic? hahha


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