Monday, 30 January 2012


One of our friends on the PP Forum was to have a serious operation and I emailed the ladies to see if we could make her a Quilt together. I asked them to applique a Heart onto an 8" cream square in either blue or mauve/lilac, which I knew to be her favourite colours. They were to send a message with the block consisting of FIVE words and I would put them on their block in the quilting. 
I had an amazing response to this request, I received 31 blocks plus one for the label from good old Tessa, I can always rely on her to do the ittybitty bits for me.
[OOPS! Two blocks arrived which were red, not to worry Janet, just make two more red ones and whack them in the corners - sorted.]
So 31 blocks, ho hum, what do you do? Well I made five to make the total 36, no problem, but I soon realised this was going to be everso slightly drab and would need 'cheering up' a tad. So I delved into my stash and found the very pretty Makower little flowers fabrics in lots of different colours. Perfect for the sashing I wanted to put round each block. The messages were stitched on, the sashing got done, now to the quilting.
This was not about me and my quilting so I did 'KISS' - you know - Keep It Simple Stupid - so the blocks were vermicellied lightly and the sashing had a wavy line with a small heart at each 'junction'.
So quilting done, binding next, what to put with all those colours now?? Stash comes in handy, I found a wonderful Batik of many colours which was absolutely spot on for the binding.
Next the label Tessa had made for the quilt. I hadn't a clue what to put on the label but remembered Tessa had sent me a note with her block with some beautiful words on it, so I used those for the label. Thank you Tessa.
I was determined to get this quilt done and in the post to be delivered on Saturday for Jytte. It was done in three days of solid sewing and quilting, and I loved doing every single stitch of it.
Enjoy Jytte from all your friends at PP Forum.
Following are all the blocks made by the lovely Forum ladies in the order they are on the Quilt....
Ros's block
 Juliet's block
 Carol B's block
 Kerstin's block
 Marian's block
 Jan's block
 Margaret S's block
 Annette's block
 Irene B's block
 Maggi B's block
 Reenie's block
 Ang's block
 BossyBoots block
 Sylvia's block
 Tessa's block
 Katy's block
 Dusie's block
 Caz's block
 Alison's block
 Fiona's block
 Pam's block
 Aude's block
 Lesley's block
 Rosemary's block
 Batty Jan's block
 Isabella's block -
Fiona's 7 year old daughter
 Tessa's block
 Catsmudge block [Sarah]
 Hoot hoot's block
 Di's block
 Jan's block
 Mal A's block
 Glenda's block
 Kate S's block
 Helen G's block
 Liz's block
 Label and words by Tessa
 The Quilt
 The back
 close up of back
 this is a close up of the block Katy made, it is so clever, a stencil of Jytte's name,
well done Katy :-)
You will have seen  MKH  on the label,
this is the equivalent of lol [lots of love] in Danish
I can tell you the Quilt has been delivered and Jytte loves it, she has given me permission to put it on here for the ladies to see their work, way too many photos for the forum pages. Well done to all the ladies who took part in the making of this Quilt.


Sunday, 22 January 2012


I am back to square one as I have been ill this past week.
What a pain.

Saturday, 14 January 2012


Well isn't that the story of my life!! I am always behind, I will NOT tell you what hubby always says when I say that!!! Way too rude.  See I got waylaid by all those Postcards and ATCs and stuff. but here I am determined to get up to speed, right now.
I asked all the ladies on the PP Forum if they would save their stamps from their Christmas Mail, what stars they are, just look how many I am getting...These first ones though are off the cello bags that some of my postcards were in, so I have cut them off and took the cards out of the cello bags, the stamps are needed for a far better cause...
stamps off my postcards...
 I moved the camera before it had taken the photo, but isn't it great!!
 Di bought me this for Christmas I am enjoying reading it,
it is so funny and so me!!!! Thanks Di...
 Liz made me this gorgeous scarf for Christmas,
 sent lots of little goodies for Rebecca and me to play with...
thank you Liz...
 more stamps, some are really pretty,
they will be the foreign ones, ours are boring...
 and more...
 and more...
 I entered some UFOs in the PP UFO ZAPPING competition
on the Popular Patchwork Forum and I won this prize for being
the Zapper who zapped the most UFOs over the year,
great prize, thank you to the NEW Editor for choosing me...
 I set a swap for Postcards on the PP Forum - Theme - BLAST OFF,
Jytte sent me these fabulous Fireworks blasting off,
aren't they great, I love it, thanks Jytte...
 this is my BLAST OFF to Jytte,
hope you can read what it says on the background,
 on the nose cone it says JUNK MAIL...
 OOO I love a parcel and this was huge...
 I had entered a Give Away on Erin's Blog and woohoo
Hubby nicked a chocolate...
 Tissues inside there...
 Will enjoy reading this...
 Wahey I got one of Erin's stylised Bookmarks,
aren't they great...
 and a bundle of fabric...
 great fun, I shall love using this Erin,
thank you so much for the wonderful box of goodies.
I am truly spoilt.
 I forgot I also got a lovely William Morris card
with the Postcard from Jytte, isn't it pretty...
Mmm mmm
January with ROBBIE...from Suzanne...
 and ROBERT...treated myself...look at those eyes...
 more stamps thanks Mal...
Last night, Thursday, there was an amazing Sunset,
I tried to get it but was too slow, but these are not bad for my little camera...
 this is the bungalow opposite with the sun in the top windows,
it looked like it was on fire...
and Now a Mystery...
I had a small squishy package from CHINA....
I don't know anyone in China!!!
Look closely it says it is from DAVID - the plot thickens,
I do know a David, but know he would not be sending to me as he doesn't
know my address...
Inside was a little voile bag and in that were some CHARMS of
ha ha ha ha ha
on the PP Forum I am known as BattyJan, I wonder now,is someone
on there having some fun with me????
I am on the case but some help would be great here folks.
Can you see them they are great, so,
THANK YOU DAVID for my gift, I love them,
it is very kind of you but please let me know who you are