Monday, August 4, 2014

#65 50th Birthday Celebration

My husband turned 50 at the end of July. What better way to celebrate than with a quilt!! So I made him a fantastic quilt with batiks! I had been working on it for a while starting back in 2013, but since finishing the top I tucked it away (out of sight out of mind) and was able to get it quilted and bound while he was away for a few days!!
As some of you will know from following along on my quilting/long arm journey, I have not had a great experience with my long arm quilting machine. I have now connected with the right person, and quilting my husband's quilt has been the most fun, the best turn out, and fingers crossed the beginning of a great friendship with my machine!!! lol Thanks Greg!

Let me tell you I was doing a very excited happy dance right here!!! First quilt I have finished without any major quilting issues!!!! The first of many, fingers crossed!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 This quilt pattern is made from Jelly Roll strips and the video tutorial can be found here.

I had to share some of the celebration food too!! Especially the cake, that my friends sister made!!

Marinated Veggie Salad  Really good! I made it 2 days ahead, yum!!
 Couscous Salad
 Orzo and Spinach Salad from The Art of Home E-Magazine if you aren't getting this free magazine, you should check it out!!
 and some iced coffee steeping and simple syrups to sweeten it with.  I made regular, vanilla and cinnamon!!
 And there's my friend Kellie (miracle baby's mom!! lol) giving Dave his cake!! My husband owns a 1964 Suburban, thus the cake!! It was a homemade cherry chip cake, that tasted as good as it looked!! Thanks again Stephanie!!!!


  1. Beautiful quilt, Sandy! Filled with love, I can tell :)

  2. I love this quilt pattern and the stitch design is perfect!!! Those salads look amazing too!!! Thanks for sharing!!

  3. Great guy quilt. I checked out the tutorial, I like yours with the narrow sashing. Your quilting shows up great on the back.

  4. Sandy - what a great birthday celebration for your hubby! I love the deep, rich, earthy colors of your quilt and the quilting pattern you did is awesome!

  5. Wow it came out great!! Happy birthday to your husband!!!

  6. Wow! That quilt is amazing. So great that things went well with it. Hopefully your machine will continue to cooperate.

  7. Great job on the 50th birthday celebration!! The quit looks great and you did a fabulous job on the quilting!!!

  8. Love the quilt design...very striking. Great job.

  9. I have already commented on this post but after going back to look at your quilt, I am wondering how you went about quilting it?!


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