Archive for category : Patchwork and quilting

And the winner is…

August 8th, 2016 | Patchwork and quilting | 1 Comment

It was so much fun to read all your lovely comments, some from old friends and lots from new to me ‘Splenderettes’! Welcome one and all. And now to announce the winner of my ‘More Hearty Good Wishes’ charm pack…. drum roll please…. goes to comment number 19 (as chosen by the random number generator)  Congratulations Syke […]

Top of the Hill

August 6th, 2016 | Patchwork and quilting | 337 Comments

Can you believe we’re already halfway through our Splendid adventure? Well, I’ve got around 30 blocks made so far and am really pleased with them. Some have been rather challenging to say the least and all of them have made me go slowly and actually use my ‘textbook’ techniques as learnt many moons ago. Here’s […]

A little tip for you

I like to use a dry piece of soap to mark up quilting lines on dark fabric. The drawn lines show up clearly, don’t rub away like chalk can and don’t harm the fabric in anyway either. You can easily sharpen the soap with an ordinary table knife and if your soap happens to be […]

Wildflowers quilt-a-long

We’re half way through our wildflowers quilt-a-long already! Here are our flowers so far, one for each month and more to come. If you’d like to join in, it’s not too late simply sign up for my free newsletter and you can be creating your own wildflower quilt too.       Sign up here […]

Joe’s quilt

My eldest son Joe (14) after years of refusing to have a quilt on his bed suddenly asked me if I would make one for him. Well, I didn’t need to be asked twice! He chose the fabric himself from my Moda collections and asked for a simple zig-zag quilt. After much thought and consultation […]

Archive Quilt

One day I had the brilliant idea of making an ‘archive quilt’ with my Moda fabrics. I thought traditional English paper piecing would be the easiest and most enjoyable method for this long time in the making quilt. One hexagon in every print in every colourway of every fabric collection I ever design.  And so […]

All in a Row

Welcome to my stop on the Moda all Stars ‘All in a Row’ blog hop! Lissa Alexander had the brilliant idea of a creating a book full of individual rows designed by the Moda designers which you can use to make your own unique quilts. There truly is a row for everyone here. All the […]


January 16th, 2016 | Patchwork and quilting | 5 Comments

Calling all cat lovers! I have a quilt pattern just for you! Now you can can make your very own jointed, moving cat template and use it to create a unique quilt with cats sitting, playing, prowling or simply lying in the sun all over it. My quilt has nine cats because they have nine […]

Wildflowers Quilt

Happy New Year! I’m back with exciting news for all members of my email club: I’ve been very busy designing our very first exclusive club quilt-a-long pattern! Each month you’ll receive a free applique template for a wildflower and full instructions on how to piece your beautiful quilt together. I’m using some oddments for the […]

Pride and Prejudice

October 11th, 2015 | Books, Moda fabric, The Wordsmith | 5 Comments

As you know, my next fabric line for Moda (due in shops Spring 2016) is based on my ‘The Wordsmith’ book which is all about pressed flowers from a precious bouquet, saved letters and little notes, collecting memories and stitching them into cloth to make quilts to snuggle under and tell your stories with.   […]