Archive for category : Patchwork and quilting

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 […]


It’s my turn to be Head Blockhead this week! And we’re going to be making zig-zag blocks. I’ve kept the pieces small because it’s important to have a variety of sizes and scales in a sampler quilt so it’s interesting to make and also to look at. Our zig-zag blocks will add energy and a […]

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.

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 […]