Tuesday, January 29, 2013

a present for me......


YeS! that is my age as of tomorrow, went to Road to California last week with friends, bought MySeLF a present....... the Emily Munroe Quilt pattern....



an absolutely wonderful folk art quilt c.1865, applique blocks done "kettle quilt" style...... made with coarse wools, twill and cottons....
here's whats inside.....









i love the couching done on and around the appliques......




so i had to also purchase these old spools of wool threads, only $1 each, great find...... had the army blanket green.... perfect for some of the blocks.....
not sure that i will make the quilt in it's entirety but will probably have fun with a smaller version or even frame individual blocks...... possibilities are endless....



HaPpy BirThDaY to Me .......

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39 comments:

Heartsdesire said...

Happy Birthday tomorrow. Just wait till you get to 70, then the fun begins.lol
Cute wooden spools and a lovely quilt pattern.

Linda in NC said...

Happy Birthday to you, indeed! Looks like a fun project interpretting Ms. Emily.

kristie said...

What a great present to yourself! Love the look of the quilt. Happy B-day.
Kristie

Janet O. said...

Way to go! Love getting a birthday present I pick out myself--then I know I love it. : )
Hope you have a great birthday week!

marie said...

Happy Birthday! Love your present can't wait to see your progress.

Libby said...

Happy Birthday! Can't wait to see your blocks.

Anonymous said...

I can still remember way back to being 60! You did so well with your gift selection. It's our sweet "Grands" that keep us young at heart! A Happy Birthday to you Cheri.

Launa

Sandi said...

Happy birthday from a fellow Aqusrian, another creative quilter to add to my group.

Great way to celebrate your birthday, shopping with friends.

Congratulations on your birthday landmark!

annie said...

Happy Birthday, I love the pattern!

moosecraft said...

Oh my goodness! That is an absolutely breathtaking quilt! Enjoy stitching it! Happy Birthday to you!

gwendiequilts said...

Have a wonderful birthday! The pattern looks wonderful and very you. Are those couched threads I see?

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Happy Birthday Dear Cheri!!! and Many More! ~ love that quilt pattern...all of the nblocks look wonderful, can't wait to see what you do with them!
~Lori

Lesley said...

Happy Birthday to you! I hit the same number in October...so nice that you bought such a wonderful treat. Enjoy your day!

Robin said...

What a fascinating quilt. It looks like it's completely in your style. It will be fun to see what you come up with.

susiedele said...

Happy Birthday, Cheri... I've had my eye on that pattern and I've been trying to justify the cost. What a nice gift, lucky lady. Have fun!

Jan said...

Happy Birthday to you! So nice that you treated yourself. This is right up your alley.

yorkie mom said...

Happy Birthday! Love wool stitcheries.

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday!! Love the pattern and can't wait to see some of the blocks.

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday. Love your present you bought for yourself. Hugs

WoolenSails said...

A very Happy Birthday to you!
And a wonderful gift to give yourself, love that pattern and it is something you can enjoy working on, all year.

Debbie

Kimme said...

Happy birthday Cheri. Hope you have the most wonderful day and your birthday pressie gives you pleasure thought the year. It's gorgeous.

Sue Tokash said...

Happy Birthday, wishing you the best.

Debbie said...

I have never seen that pattern. It looks wonderful. Happy Birthday. I am turning that same age this spring and am treating myself to little fun things all year long.

Amy said...

Enjoy your big day, Cheri! I hope it is filled with fun, surprises and many hugs and kisses from your family and friends.

Nancy in MT said...

Dang woman, no wonderful we enjoy the same type of music, we're old hippies! Happy BD and I remember that quilt from Pinterest, it definately caught my eye and can see why you love it, also. n

paulette said...

Happy Birthday, Cheri!! I too did a little shopping...I was at the Loft and Fat Quarter Shop on Saturday and bought several of your patterns...did a happy dance all the way home!! Thanks for that!! Enjoy your big day!!
P

Emilou said...

Happy, happy birthday Cheri. So glad you can get something for yourself and love, love, it. WELCOME TO THE 60'S.

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday Cheri! Hope you have an amazing day and a day of pieceful stitching!

Margaret said...

Happy Birthday to You!!! Hope you have a most awesome day and get to eat lots of cake.

Robin ~ Bird In The Hand Primitives ~ said...

Happy Birthday dear friend !! Enjoy that special gift you bought yourself !! I'm right behind you...we are spring chickens still...lol
Robin

Kathie said...

Happy Happy Happy Birthday! my friend just bought that pattern from Hoopla patterns too, she does a great job with patterns of antique quilts. I am thinking of getting it too and making it with cotton instead of wools...its beautiful isn't it? its in a few of my antique quilt books. I have always admired it.
yes the quilt is so you!
Happy Birthday!
kathie

Susan said...

Hello, from the UK.

What is kettle quilt style appliqué?

It looks a fabulous quilt.

Barb said...

Happy Happy Birthday
What a wonderful pattern! enjoy

Lori said...

Happy birthday Cheri! It looks like a terrific present for yourself!!

suz said...

Happy birthday Cheri, welcome to the 60s!

Mary Truax said...

Happy Birthday! Blessings to you today.

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