Archive for category : Hearty Good Wishes

Blue Star Quilt

April 4th, 2015 | Hearty Good Wishes, Other | 4 Comments

This stunning quilt has been made by Sue Oakley in my Hearty Good Wishes fabric to raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust charity. And whilst Sue has spent many, many hours at the sewing machine her brother-in-law Michael is doing his part by braving the elements and is sailing around Britain to raise funds for this […]

A giveaway!

My third fabric line for Moda, ‘More Hearty Good Wishes‘ is due in at a quilt shop near you any day now. This is a continuation of my first line ‘Hearty Good Wishes’ (which is all but sold out now) and has four new coastal inspired designs in my favourite indigo and cream colour palette. […]

Anna dress

November 18th, 2014 | Hearty Good Wishes, Sewing | 1 Comment

Just before leaving for Quilt Market I made myself a couple of dresses from my ‘More Hearty Good Wishes’ fabric (shipping in March 2015) and I even remembered to take a photo of me wearing one of them taken in my ‘oh so glamorous’ hotel bathroom! The pattern is the ‘Anna Dress’ from ‘By Hand London’, which is very […]


So, here I am to announce the happy winner of my ‘Hearty Good Wishes’ fat quarter bundle. There were 654 comments (wow! Thank you!) and the random number generator I used chose comment number 426- so many congratulations Sue Bennett! Please email me your address and I will rush to the post office with your […]


January 20th, 2014 | Hearty Good Wishes | 24 Comments

I’m on the American Patchwork and Quilting radio show today! I talked to the bubbly, lovely Pat Sloan during Fall Quilt Market and she was so kind and friendly that I forgot my nerves and just chattered away answering her questions. I hope you enjoy listening to our conversation. I have fond memories of it […]


October 10th, 2013 | Hearty Good Wishes | 10 Comments

Well, I had an exciting little shopping trip today! I went to the newsagents and bought the November copy of Coast magazine which features my ‘Hearty Good Wishes’ book, and has free patterns for four projects and a coupon for my Etsy shop too. It’s very nice to see my work in a glossy magazine! […]

Moda + me

Welcome to you if you’re here from the Moda blog, and thank you for visiting me! And if you’re here because you often are, well welcome to you too of course, but I have to tell you that I’ve been keeping a hugely exciting ‘dream come true’ secret. I’m a Moda designer! I might say […]


October 17th, 2012 | Hearty Good Wishes | 1 Comment

inspired by a ship in a bottle and wanting to make something similar for my book ‘Hearty Good Wishes’ I came up with this modest solution: take a jam jar, take a pen and draw a ship. Funnily enough, whilst all the quilts and other projects are just tucked away in the studio, this is […]

Sea Gulls

‘and we float and we fly by’ William A. Clark This is the sea gulls quilt from ‘Hearty Good Wishes- Coastal Quilts‘ the simplest quilt to make in the whole book and one of the most popular at the Festival of Quilts. The fabric is a beautiful indigo linen I found in The Cloth House– […]

Hearty Good Wishes

September 13th, 2012 | Hearty Good Wishes | 6 Comments

Well, I did it! My second book is all finished and looking lovely (if I do say so myself). I was inspired by a charming 1915 Christmas card I bought for 40p in a junk shop,which got me thinking about the coast in winter- my very favourite time to be there. ‘Hearty Good Wishes’ is […]