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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lisa’s 40th Birthday Quilt

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.
DSCF6148 My quilt, at last!
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.
DSCF4831 Muffy is helping, so she thinks
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?
DSCF6175 On the bed


Leeann said...

Gee I haven't visited your blog in a while but you sure have been busy! Tell Hubby he looks cute in his hat for the royal wedding! The quilt for your niece turned out well too, I'm sure she thinks it was worth the wait.

Lis said...

What a beautiful quilt, love the colours and the design.
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