Category: Quilts

September 21, 2016
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 […]

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September 15, 2016
Scrappy Strips Quilt

I think it's time I said farewell to summer! My first ever harvest of apples!   We have enjoyed an Indian summer here, but temperatures are starting to drop and I'm feeling the need for an extra layer! So just enough time to show you my last 'summer' quilt. This is imaginatively called the 'Scrappy […]

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July 29, 2016
Bobbles Picnic Quilt

Happy Friday to you all! We had gorgeous blue skies today! Donaghadee Lighthouse   The perfect day for a picnic perhaps? This is my Bobbles Picnic Quilt, currently featured in the August issue of Popular Patchwork. I love jumbo pompoms (these ones are 20mm, available from Frumble Fabrics).   This pattern starts off with 36 […]

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July 21, 2016
Summer Rail Fence Quilt

We've been experiencing something of a mini heatwave here in the UK this week! Almost too hot to get out and enjoy some local delights (well, I did say almost!). view from Castle Ward   Bangor Walled Gardens   While my sewing room has been 'closed' for 2 weeks, it's the perfect time of year […]

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July 4, 2016
'Summer Soft'

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends!! The weather here has been rubbish, so I'm just going to pretend it is summer, that it's 28 degrees outside, and that I'm still sitting in my garden with a cold pear cider in hand!! (indulge me!) Photo by British Patchwork & Quilting This is 'Summer […]

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June 23, 2016
Summer Starburst Quilt

Happy Thursday everyone! Summer seems to have relocated around these parts, so in an attempt to bring you lots of summer colour and happiness, check out my Summer Starburst Quilt! This started out as a 'scrap buster' project, after I got enquiries on how to use larger pieces of scraps (less than a fat quarter […]

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May 25, 2016
Attic Crosses Quilt

Hello everyone! How are you all doing? Every now and then we get a glimpse of summer here, and my garden is loving it (that of course means my grass is growing faster than the weeds!!). I've been beavering away on some secret squirrel stuff, can't wait to tell you all about it soon! In […]

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May 8, 2016
Pinwheels for Siblings Together

Happy weekend everyone! I hope you got to enjoy some lush sunshine today! 66" x 77" This quilt is called Pinwheels and Prairies! A couple of years ago, my daughter was pattern testing for me and made this quilt top. During a recent re-structuring clear out of my quilt cupboard I re-discovered this flimsy.  A good […]

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April 14, 2016
Spring Rain Quilt!

Spring rain is something we get lots of here in N.Ireland!!  In fact we also get lots of Summer, Autumn and Winter rain too! But I'm hoping you could live with this kind of spring rain all year round!! 63" x 63"   This is my 'Spring Rain' quilt, as seen in the April issue […]

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April 13, 2016
Mama Hen Quilt Complete!

The drive to make 100 quilts for Siblings Together summer camps 2016 continues. The lovely ladies in the Siblings Together Bee 2 have been helping me put together a quilt full of hens!   11 Mama Hens flew back to Belfast to join my blue Mama Hen! Aren't they sweet!  And the backing was donated […]

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April 7, 2016
'Nicey Jane' Birthday Quilt

On 3rd April 2015, I photographed this flimsy:   I had acquired some 'Nicey Jane' squares by Heather Bailey, an old line which has long since been discontinued. I sewed the squares together, with no purpose in mind.  Then folded it away, out of sight, out of mind! But I'm happy to say, exactly 1 […]

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March 15, 2016
Shape Sorter Street Quilt

Popular Patchwork asked me to design a 'houses' quilt! Quite a few wonderful houses quilts have already been designed over the years so it was a tough challenge to come up with something 'original'! But the creative juices started flowing and I came up with this: 65" x 64" I knew I wanted a modern, […]

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March 5, 2016
Selvedges, Discounted Fabrics and More!

We had some beautiful sunny days recently!   Just look at that blue sky! This is my Siblings Together Bee 2 quilt top - borders are on and all ready to be quilted.   And these 8" Disappearing 4 Patch blocks are on their way to Theresa/Hilly Filly as Miss March in Siblings Together Bee […]

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March 3, 2016
Tumbler Stacks Baby Quilt

Earlier this year, Quilt Now sent me a few fat quarters from the 'Pitter Patter' collection by Michael Miller, and asked me to come up with something for their March issue. The fabrics have adorable little clouds, raindrops and stars! So I thought a baby quilt was in order.   I decided on a tumbler […]

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February 15, 2016
Spring Greens!

It was a beautiful Spring day here in Belfast. The perfect day to show you my Spring Greens quilt.   I've used different sized 'geese' in Sandi Henderson's 'Secret Garden' fabrics. This was a lot of fun to make!   My mind starting thinking about our migratory Brent Geese (who occupy Strangford Lough during our […]

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