Archive for January, 2016

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 […]

Fashion design

January 14th, 2016 | Drawing and Painting | 3 Comments

When I was 13 I wanted to be a fashion designer and spent rather a lot of my time creating my portfolio. I did actually go on to get a degree in Textiles and Fashion, but discovered I was better at designing the cloth than the garment and the rest is history as they say! […]

Violet blouse

January 12th, 2016 | Sewing | 1 Comment

I usually have a dressmaking project in my work basket. Just quietly lingering there waiting for some attention, but often being over-looked in favour of my next quilt and work deadline. It never seems to be the right time to dressmake. But I’d really love a handmade wardrobe! My Pinterest wardrobe is simply stunning! So, […]


January 10th, 2016 | Other | 1 Comment

  I love to sketch with indigo ink and my trusty fountain pen. Recently I’ve been drawing little bits and bobs that live in my studio and which happen to catch my eye that day. P.S. the bunnies are china (not real!)

New patterns

January 8th, 2016 | Other | 5 Comments

I’ve been quietly working away on a pair of quilts inspired by a recent trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum (my favourite) and their ‘Fabric of India’ exhibition. I fell in love with a Kente cloth they had on display. It was very a bold indigo and cream, double woven cloth with very simple […]

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 […]