Picture In A Day

An unplanned project – again trying to use up scraps. The flowers and leaves were already cut, left over from previous projects, most of them, but not all, trapped under a layer of net. Base fabric was a piece of wallpaper printed cotton with snipped scraps in places to add some glisten. Not very pleased … More Picture In A Day

Use It Up!

In my drive to use up materials that I already have – and not buy anything else – I have turned to the huge collection of off-cuts and left-overs I have saved from finished projects. Mainly bits and pieces that are trimmed away or the odd pieces that are sampled before I begin a big … More Use It Up!

Lack Of Planning!

Table top is finished – green mosaic border added to the edge and some grey ‘quilting’ to take away the plainness of the cream linen. Not until the glass on top was having its final clean did I think about this – that when the table is tipped into the fire screen position the circular … More Lack Of Planning!

Table Top Applique

This is a work in progress, the centre section of a design for a small table top. It’s actually one of those vintage ones, like a fire screen, that tips into a sturdy little table. It’s currently got an elaborate piece of crewel work in it, beautiful workmanship but very old fashioned. I designed this … More Table Top Applique

Floral Applique

This is just a trial piece as I wanted to use the pieces of ‘wallpaper printed’ fabric for some applique petals and leaves, so I composed this simple design to try out the idea. I have added some plain fabric into the mix, coloured silks and a little bit of a fancy synthetic. Other than … More Floral Applique

Magazine Mosaic

I found yet another unfinished piece the other day and thought I would machine some simple stitching and then add it into a large sketchbook of samples that I am currently compiling. I started this at a Creative Stitch workshop several years ago, on a class run by Karen Frost. It was a great workshop … More Magazine Mosaic

Floral Wreath

This is a ‘try out’ – a floral wreath with the flowers printed onto calico in acrylic paint and then machined to give the details. A few glaring mistakes here, the main one being my mistaken belief that I could cover up the green leaves with the flower paint when I printed on top. Never … More Floral Wreath

Grandmother’s Garden

Sewn over many years, English paper pieced hexagons were made into the traditional Grandmother’s Garden blocks. It has taken a pandemic to get me to sew them all together! This entailed hand stitching, but only in the evenings. The entire quilt is made of recycled, vintage fabrics – not quilted yet!