Monday, December 13, 2021

Heartstrings top finsihed

A group of us in Sunday Stitchers decided to work on Natalie Bird's Heartstrings quilt - and the goal was to finish the top by the December meeting.

It was a push but my top is finished.  I did change it - a bit/lot.  "Patterns are just a guide".
I made the hexie border a bit wider and then I could put blocks in the corner.  That meant that the small border as per the pattern was not really the right size - and I also found it a bit busy - for me anyway.  So I re-jigged the border - made bigger blocks than the pattern and added hearts in the corners - they are from Natalie's Red Home book - so "keeping it in the family".

I think I will also add a narrow border  . . That might be a Christmas holiday job!



And here is the group photo - too many to fit in a decent photo!

We have decided to set a goal to have them 
quilted, bound and finished by December 2022 meeting - 
that sounds easy - (well now it does.)



13 comments:

Maria said...

A fantastic finish for all the 9 girls….
Your fabrics look lovely Susan .
All the flimsy are so different.

Karen's Korner said...

Well done girls on reaching your goal. It is amazing how the different colourways affect the outcome.

Janice said...

Your version has turned out very nicely. I love your colour choices and also seeing the variety of colour choices of the others. I wonder what you will work on in 2022?

Jeanna said...

I love that "Patterns are just a guide"...so true. Your heartstrings quilt top is beautiful!

Jeanette said...

Your top is is lovely. Well done girls on getting the tops finished. Hugs, xx

Helen said...

Well done... I knew you would get it done....

Lin said...

Great flimsy - I love your colour combo. Well done ladies - looking forward to next Christmas' picture now! xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

It looks lovely Susan. I did finish my top too...should have sent a photo! I love your colourway too x

kiwikid said...

Wonderful finish for all the girls, your quilt is fantastic.

loulee said...

What a lovely quilt top. Your changes look great.

Fiona said...

I love your version - and think you are very clever to make the adaptions to suit you.

Everyone did very well with theirs... great project. Are you doing another group one next year?

Hugz

Susan said...

Wow love your top! Great to have some quilting friends near you.

Chookyblue...... said...

thats so pretty susan and great to have the group motivation......goodluck getting it finished for next Dec........always great to see a group of the same quilt to see what it turned out like....