2011 Birthday Blocks Quilt

geezerfolks_SharonG_FLFebruary 6, 2012

This is only the top but I couldn't wait to show you. With the extra blocks and fabric that was sent, plus making a few more, it ended up being 61" X 73"

SharonG/FL

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tuppermom

Love it! Your choice of borders is perfect!

Mary

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 5:14PM
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nanajayne

Congratulations Sharon. Nice job of putting it all together. Nice to know people do finish these quilts. I still have my blocks waiting. Maybe this year.
TFS

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 6:21PM
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toolgranny

Love it. It just shows how nice a collection of blocks works together when they all use the same background. It has such a clean look. Good job.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 6:46PM
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sandlapper_rose

It is just beautiful! I agree, the blue border is the perfect color for it.
Congratulations on getting the top completed. I hope to have some of mine to show later in the year.
Jeanne

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 7:01PM
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loisflan

Beautiful quilt, Sharon. Great choice of block, colors and arrangement.

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 7:11PM
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luvtosharedivs

Excellent arrangement of blocks!
The black(?) inner border frames the blocks well, and the outer blue echos some of the blue triangle pieces.
The white background makes the colors pop!

Julie

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 7:59PM
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msmeow

Sharon, it's really pretty!
Donna

    Bookmark   February 6, 2012 at 8:55PM
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teresa_nc7

Wonderful! Good choices for the borders! I love this block - so simple to make but yet so striking.

Teresa

    Bookmark   February 7, 2012 at 8:08AM
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cannahavana

Love it Sharon!

I'm still hand quilting my first birthday block quilt!

Rebecca

    Bookmark   February 7, 2012 at 8:20AM
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magothyrivergirl

Nice job! It is beautiful. The light background makes the colorful fabric jump. Perfect borders.
Did Gracie help you make this??? :)

    Bookmark   February 7, 2012 at 8:30AM
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lola99

Your quilt top is beautiful. It is so much fun to see the squares put together. TFS

Lola

    Bookmark   February 7, 2012 at 10:05AM
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day2day

Sharon, it's lovely.
Great job putting it together.
Congratulations on getting it finished.
TFS.

~Geraldine

    Bookmark   February 7, 2012 at 10:11AM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Thank you everyone and especially to the makers of my BD blocks.

Yes, Marsha, Gracie helped put on the blue border. @:)

This quilt is turning out just the way I visualized it to be. Jewel tones with stark white/WOW background is always a winner! When finished, this quilt is going to my family church in Battle Creek for a fundraising auction to help with a new building.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   February 7, 2012 at 11:50AM
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K8Orlando

I second what everyone else said! It's just beautiful and the vibrant colors make it sparkle!

Kate

    Bookmark   February 7, 2012 at 2:19PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Oh boy, did I ever goof up! These are 2010 BD blocks. The 2011 are novelty snowballs.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   February 7, 2012 at 5:14PM
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imn2crafts

Love this colors,and pattern...D

    Bookmark   February 7, 2012 at 5:32PM
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magothyrivergirl

I remember making that block for you in 2010 - I even counted the blocks to see if you asked for that block in 2011~~nope!
I kept my mouth shut - heehee - thought maybe you liked it so much you made 2 quilts!! So, now I can say ~ it is nice one of my blocks is in your quilt as part of your family's church fundraising efforts!

You were gone for your birthday in 2010 - your sweet hubby had to deal with your BD blocks! Am I right???

It is still a great looking guilt and a great block.

    Bookmark   February 7, 2012 at 6:12PM
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bozogardener

Beautiful!

    Bookmark   February 8, 2012 at 1:04PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Yes, you're right, Marsha! When I really got to thinking about it, I remembered the Hubs taking care of keeping track of who made what block for me and when I got back home, if you didn't sign the back of the block, I put your name there. So, not only will you be blessed for making a block/s, but your name will be going with the quilt, too.

Whenever making blocks, say prayers and think good thoughts not only for the person who requested them, but also for whoever will end up with them. The receipient is never aware of the power that travels with quilts.

This is one powerful quilt!!! thanks again to everyone.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   February 8, 2012 at 1:44PM
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magothyrivergirl

"Whenever making blocks, say prayers and think good thoughts not only for the person who requested them, but also for whoever will end up with them. The receipient is never aware of the power that travels with quilts."

Sharon~I like that! I have kept (and repeated) a few thoughts over the years ~ bits of wisdom ~ I felt I could benefit from personally in business & life, this strikes me as one of those--permission to use this one?

I always try to write my name on my blocks in the seam allowance after I received one of your blocks where you had written your name on it. I thought it was such a nice idea!

    Bookmark   February 8, 2012 at 2:34PM
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geezerfolks_SharonG_FL

Update: They had a silent auction for a couple weeks and today they went live! This quilt brought $200 and they made $2000 with everything. Since they only had 21 items, I think we did pretty good in getting $200. Wish I could have been there for pictures. Hope to get one taken with the wonderful couple who bought it when I'm up there this summer.

SharonG/FL

    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 5:22PM
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magothyrivergirl

Oh wow! I think you / they did very well on the auction. Thanks for the update!
I feel very good to have made one of these blocks that is helping your family church.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 8:25PM
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fran1523

Gorgeous quilt. Can't wait to see it quilted.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2012 at 9:21PM
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