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Moda Block Heads 4

‘Shiny Bauble’ Hello and welcome to my week on Moda’s free ‘Block Heads 4’ quilt-along. I’ve been designing fabric for Moda for over 10 years now and my latest collection ‘To the Sea’ should be in a quilt shop near you! If you’re a fan of the seaside like me you’ll love my new book […]

Moda Blockheads 3

January 20th, 2021 | Moda fabric, Other | 14 Comments

Hello and welcome to my last week as a Moda blockheads 3 designer. It’s been so much fun sewing along with you all and a great distraction from the ugly real world out there! I grew up on the Kent coast not too far from the White Cliffs of Dover and we spent a lot […]

Moda Blockheads 3

October 14th, 2020 | Other | 5 Comments

It’s my turn to design our Blockheads 3 block again! This time I’ve chosen string blocks as they’re so quick, fun and using up all those little strips of fabric makes them thrifty too. I like to cut my strings with scissors to give me a more spontaneous and lively looking block, but if you […]


May 4th, 2020 | Other | No Comments

My quilt ‘Spoondrift’ as featured in current block of the month ‘Today’s Quilter’ has been really enjoyable to design, but a challenge in terms of calculating fabric requirements when we are not that many blocks further ahead than you. We are currently up to month 7 of 12 and we try really hard to get […]


April 28th, 2020 | Other | No Comments

It’s Spring here in the UK and working from home these last few strange weeks has given me the opportunity to spend more time in our garden. We are not gardeners by any stretch- so there are weeds, patchy grass and bare fences and poppies, wisteria and a few beautiful bluebells. I’ve been drawing them […]

Block Heads 3

Join in the fun with Moda Fabrics free weekly block of the month Moda Block Heads 3. This week features Janet Clare’s ‘Hampshire Star’ block which is number 12 in the series.

All in a Row Again

November 14th, 2017 | Other | 192 Comments

                          Once again, the Moda designers and Martingale have combined creative forces to bring you ‘All in a Row’ volume 2- a book packed with original and fun ideas for row- by- row quilts! My row was inspired by the two beautiful Oak […]

And the winner is…

February 21st, 2017 | Other | No Comments

I so enjoyed reading all your comments about the amazing Splendid Sampler learning curve! The winner (as chosen by the random number generator website) of the Aubade charm squares is comment 76 from Erika. Congratulations Erika!  

Aurifil Designer Challenge

February 18th, 2017 | Other | No Comments

The Aurifil designer for February is Maureen Cracknell, pop over to Auribuzz to hear all about her and to download your free copy of this lovely tulip block ‘Dutch Treat’.       This year all the designers are being given a colour from the colour wheel rainbow to be inspired by. Maureen was given […]

The Splendid Sampler

February 14th, 2017 | Other | 148 Comments

Happy Splendid Sampler Day!   Exactly a year ago today we all started on a splendidly challenging patchwork adventure.   Where ever did that year go? It’s not every year you get two presents a week, but that is exactly what happened during our Splendid Sampler year!   I have made about 40 of the […]