Completed a few weeks ago, the birthday quilt was waiting quietly at home until it was time to travel up to Hastings. This followed on from a weekend caravan trip to Pahiatua, it was not too much further north to Hastings so that I could deliver my niece’s 40th birthday quilt. When Lisa turned 40 a couple of years ago, I asked her if she would like a quilt. “Yes please”, was the answer, “a burgundy one”. It had been a long time in the making, and I felt bad about that. Lisa didn’t know it was finally finished, so it was a real surprise when I gave the rolled up quilt to her.
The quilt started as a pile of cobblestone blocks in burgundy and cream, with the colour placement alternated for a positive/negative effect. That looked good, I thought, so I kept making more and more, till finally I had more than enough. Muffy liked to help as I laid it on our bed as I sewed all the blocks together to see how big I needed to make it.
Lisa looked at the different fabrics I had used and seemed very pleased with her new quilt. I used a photo label for the quilt, the photo was taken at Lisa’s 40th birthday party. It can just be seen on the turned over edge of quilt in this photo.
The new quilt goes nicely in her room and tones in well with the burgundy curtains. Thank goodness, that’s another one off my list. Now, what shall I do next?