Last year, I was so charmed by the jubilee quilt that my blogging friend Tammy was making that I asked her to be an honorary member of my quilt group (fitting since she is a Dutch American) and share her quilt with us to use as our theme project for 2013. Tammy used her quilt to celebrate her 50th birthday. It is a wonderful project and she will be sharing it on her blog so keep checking.
She created pdf's for us along with the story of how her jubilee quilt came about. We started with our first meeting last week. I have made my first four blocks to use as samples for the quilt evening. I adapted a block to be able to use miniature patchwork block here and there.
My quilt is going to become a tablerunner which has a sewing theme. This will be for my table in the quilt studio. I am using a combination of sewing sayings (notice my old blog saying in there?), sewing redwork and a couple of patchwork blocks. I had to slip Dagi in there as my quilt tester. *grins* Enlarge the photos for a closer look.
These blocks are sewn, quilted and bound which is how they got the name potholder quilt. They are then whipstitched together. Even making 7 blocks creates a tabletopper. So the ladies are able to make their quilts as large as they want. The quilt is double-sided in a way as you have the redwork front and a scrap quilt look back when turned over.
Thanks Tammy.....I am loving this project as I know the others are too!