“The Grape Thieves”

Design for patchwork and appliqué quilt Most William Morris fans will recognise his famous ‘Strawberry Thief’ design, which was reproduced in the Best of Morris – Fall collection from Moda Fabrics used in this quilt. But the collection was all about the […]

“Memoirs”

Design for patchwork quilt A personal project designed to show off the lovely, eclectic, script prints in the Memoirs collection by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics. I used elements of both Crossed & Recrossed and Jewel Box in a new […]

“Creative Sketchbooks”

Course sketchbook This is my sketchbook for the Creative Sketchbooks online course offered by DesignMatters Art & Craft School, run by artists Linda and Laura Kemshall. So far I have only worked on exercises in Module 1, which is all […]

“Creative Practice 2019”

Creative practice journal As taught by Lisa Sonora, creative practice is an approach to art-making that puts your creative process before technique or outcome. Emphatically not about making ‘good art’, it’s a way of using creativity for well being, and […]

“Hedgerow Adventures”

Design for patchwork and appliqué quilt The work of Arts and Crafts designer William Morris often has a dark, rich and sometimes heavy feel, but the Morris Garden collection from Moda Fabrics also had plenty of lovely paler prints I […]

“Irish Heirloom”

Design for patchwork and appliqué quilt The reproduction print fabrics from the Regency Ballycastle collection (designed by Christopher Wilson-Tate for Moda Fabrics) featured some lovely border stripes, so the obvious design choice to showcase the collection’s full potential was a […]

“Nesting Spot”

Design for patchwork quilt For this quilt, I had a couple of design goals in mind. I wanted to echo the fabric collection’s name (Nest by Lella Boutique for Moda) in the design, so I created a shape that’s reminiscent […]

“Regency Mariner”

Design for patchwork quilt My first design for the antique reproduction print fabrics from Christopher Wilson-Tate for Moda Fabrics. All his collections are based on prints from his hundreds of antique quilts, and this quilt was designed to showcase Regency […]

“Jewel Box”

Design for mystery patchwork quilt Another quilt designed as a mystery block-of-the-month, this one constructed in units rather than blocks to keep the final design secret until the end of the year. Participants were asked to choose a primary and […]

“Crossed & Recrossed”

Design for patchwork quilt In the nineteenth century, when postage and paper were expensive, letter-writers would often write a page, then turn the paper sideways and write across the lines again to save starting a new sheet. Jane Austen wrote […]