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....
Carol B's block
Margaret S's block
Irene B's block
Maggi B's block
Batty Jan's block
Isabella's block -
Fiona's 7 year old daughter
Catsmudge block [Sarah]
Hoot hoot's block
Mal A's block
Kate S's block
Helen G's block
Label and words by Tessa
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.