Woodland Friends Quilt

You’ll keep great company with this family of cute applique woodland friends. Good to Know Assumed knowledge: use of a sewing machine, rotary cutter, ruler, mat and quarter inch seams. Finished size: 150cm x 153.5cm (59” x 60.5”) Main Technique: Satin Stitch Applique Best Fabrics: Quilting cotton Clear illustrations included throughout Professionally art-worked templates provided

Woodland Friends Quilt

Happy Tuesday everyone! I’m super excited to be able to show you some of my new friends! This is my Woodland Friends quilt, made with Aneela Hoey’s ‘Foxgloves’ & ‘Vignette’ collections on an Essex linen background. It all started with a commission from Popular Patchwork to make an Autumnal/Woodland quilt. I found a picture of … Continue reading “Woodland Friends Quilt”

Tweed Hare Cushion

Hi everyone, can you believe we are through April already!!   It’s been an eventful month for me, especially this past week (more on that another day). But as always, there has been lots of sewing!   I have two great friends that I regularly breakfast with.  They have birthdays 2 months apart, and you … Continue reading “Tweed Hare Cushion”

Home Sweet Home Wallhanging

Hello everyone, we are well into Spring here, and the April issues of quilting magazines are hitting the shops!     In keeping with the Spring theme, I designed a birdhouse wallhanging for British Patchwork & Quilting (April issue).     One of the things I love about Spring is the sound of chirping birds … Continue reading “Home Sweet Home Wallhanging”

Tweed Fox Cushion

Do you love to recycle?   I try to do my bit for the environment, but one thing I love to recycle most are textiles.     I’ve had to curtail my fabric hoarding over the years (!!) but tactile textiles like tweed, wool, linen and corduroy I’ll never be without! A donated coat here, … Continue reading “Tweed Fox Cushion”

A Family of Owls!

A lovely ‘owl loving’ friend of mine had her birthday this weekend!     ‘Olive Owl’ first made an appearance in my Woodland Friends quilt last year.  (And I’m currently teaching this quilt in my classes – it’s been so lovely watching a beautiful ‘Parliament of Owls’ appear!)   I adapted the pattern to create … Continue reading “A Family of Owls!”