Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Log Cabin

My mother's little cross stitch of a log cabin quilt incorporated into a collage on a real fragment of log cabin.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Staffordshire Ware

Here are some new appliqués I have been working on. They are based on my daughter's drawings of china figurines. I have loved doing these.

Sunday, 11 March 2018

March Hare

Something with a hint of Spring on my desk this morning .

Saturday, 3 March 2018


The snow has kept me in and forced me to work on a Power Point Presentation that I will present as a lecture at the Quilters Guild AGM in April. It is good to look back through photos to remind oneself of the journey you have travelled. This is a detail of the bottom of a quilt that is on a double page spread in my book .I love combining bits of different quilts and using colour. I just get bored when I try to use neutral palettes and red creeps frequently in to everything. Makes me want to go back to doing simple pieces which are all about colour and texture.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Mrs Bartlett

Using an appliqué quilt by Mrs Bartlett 1860 as inspiration for some appliqué designs of my own. Reconnecting with my surface pattern past.

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Still cross stitching

Still exploring mixing up cross stitch in to my textile collages. Find the filling in parts ever so slightly boring!

Friday, 16 February 2018

Old and green

Pretty collage , all greens  and using some really fragile silk embroidered fragments, a little bit of tapestry, old quilt. I have echoed the fragile flowers by embroidering some of my own. All the usual favourite ingredients and in my 2018 resolution to let more go now available in my Etsy shop!