Thursday, February 12, 2015

A year older and a quilt richer.....


A year ago on this very day I turned 50 and started my jubilee quilt. Today a year has passed and I have a lot to be grateful for in life and much to look forward to. My jubilee quilt is finished and hanging in my living room as of yesterday. 


I spread out the work on this quilt, appliquéing my hearts throughout the year and in various and fun places. From sewing while in traffic jams to being on vacation these heart blocks hold memories. The last heart was appliquéd with a different fabric than the others and placed in the bottom left hand corner since I am left handed. 

The quilt was actually done a month earlier but I waited until the last day of my 50th year to sew on the quilt label which is when a quilt is really finished to me. I love The Bronte Sisters but especially Emily so choose a quote from Wuthering Heights to calligraphy on my label. 


So today, I am enjoying a relaxing day. Friends came by for coffee and pastries this morning. She even came in the house singing Happy Birthday to me in English. *grins* My husband and I are taking a walk in a local castle grounds and then having dinner out at a favorite restaurant this evening. 

This year, I have a goal of finishing 15 UFOs and this counts as the first on my list. 

Heidi

20 comments:

  1. Que bonito quitó de corazones, un saludo

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  2. Happy Birthday Heidi! It sounds like your day has gotten off to a great start and the walk through the gardens and dinner sound wonderful too! I love your quilt, it really is beautiful and a wonderful way to celebrate your 50th year! May the upcoming year be filled with laughter, friends, family and of course....lots of stitching :)

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  3. Happy Birthday to my very special girl with lots of names. Today maybe you will stay just Heidi. Not Miss Pickles, or Red Riding Hood, or Clair. Not Aunt Tidy or Sally Pickles, just my Heidi. I love you so much. Have a great dinner with Jos. Bye for now cause you have to leave soon. Love Mom

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  4. Happy birthday to you Heidi. A magnificent quilt. Enjoy your special day. Xxx

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  5. Happy birthday Heidi and hope you enjoy your day. Your quilt looks gorgeous and I love the label with the Emily Bronte quote. P x

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  6. Happy birthday dear Heidi. It's been to long since I visited you. Love your quilt.
    Hugs, Ingridx.

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  7. Van harte gefeliciteerd Heidi. Wat is je quilt leuk geworden.

    Ik wens jou een hele fijne dag en nog vele goede jaren.

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  8. Happy birthday Heidi. It's a lovely quilt.

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  9. Happy Birthday, Heidi!! The quilt is beautiful and so special. Hoping your day has been perfect and that the year ahead brings lots of blessings :)

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  10. Sending heaps of love and best wishes, Heidi!!

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  11. Happy, Happy Birthday Heidi. What a lovely way to celebrate your 50th. I do remember you talking about it last year.
    blessings, jill

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  12. Happy birthday Heidi :-) What a beautiful way to celebrate your 50th year.

    Enjoy your day xx

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  13. Happy Birthday Heidi and hope you had an enjoyable meal and walk.

    Your quilt is beautiful and such a lovely way of celebrating your birthday.

    I am still doing patchwork and next week our project is wobbly Waterlilies which will be a challenge.

    Take care,
    Love Hazel c UK

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  14. Happy (belated) Birthday wishes from Wyoming, USA. You will cherish the little heart quilt forever!! Best wishes for good health and happiness for the coming year!!

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  15. Happy Birthday Heidi! I hope you had a wonderful day.

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  16. I hope your birthday was a lovely day....

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  17. I love your Jubilee quilt! So very special. Wishing you a belated birthday - a walk on the grounds of a castle sounds wonderful.

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  18. Nou moe, hoe kon ik dit nou missen...niet goed op gelet. Maar ik wens je een heel goed nieuw jaar toe met heel veel leuke en creatieve bezigdheden! Dus gefeliciteerd met je 51ste;) Leuke quilt is dat geworden. Ik vind het ook altijd erg leuk als je aan ieder stukje een herinnering hebt.
    Groetjes
    Annemieke

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  19. Happy Birthday Heidi! The quilt is lovely and such a special remembrance of your 50th birthday.
    I don't know why I didn't know about this blog of yours, and know I'll enjoy looking over past posts.

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