Yesterday I finished a large String Quilt and it is now ready to be taken to New Zealand in January.
It is a gift for our very special friend Liz who has a special birthday coming up on 15th January,
We will be in NZ to celebrate her 70th birthday at a lunch party in a nearby café overlooking the beach.
I made my first Heartstrings Quilt back in April when we were in NZ and Liz admired it so much I decided that I would make one for her birthday.
Here is the quilt I made in April
And close ups of some of the blocks:
For Liz's Quilt I decided to use a solid centre strip in each block so that when the four blocks are put together to make a whole block the solid strips form a diamond shape:
The colours are actually a lot brighter than they appear in these photos. Taking photos indoors on a dreary December afternoon in the UK doesn't work very well. I hope to take better ones when we are in NZ!
Here's the finished quilt:
I am pleased with it and happy I managed to finish it before Christmas, otherwise I would have been rushing about like a mad thing before we left for NZ in the New Year.
I love making String Quilts - I am sure I will make another one next year.
This is my last quilt finish for 2015 so may I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!