Your Turn

Some Examples For You To Try

This Hexagon “Pin Cushion” is one of the first things that I teach a new starter to my class. It is the most traditional English form of patchwork worked over papers (EPP), it has a long history and can be seen on quilts dating back centuries.

It is also a starting point for lots of other designs including a full size quilt, if you are mad enough (yes I am!). I have also found this a great portable project, I have a pouch with papers and fabric that I take around and tack when I have a few minutes, over the years I have stitched loads of hexagons when waiting for Laura while having swimming/French or music lessons!!!

It is also a nice project for sitting in the evenings stitching while watching TV.

Download the pattern HERE.

The Patchwork dog has been around for years, we have patterns for it from the 1930's, when Scottie dogs where hugely popular and the motif was used on lots of fabric and jewellery. The original pattern for this dog was made with bigger 2" square pieces as a cuddle toy or cushion. I tend to make it in 1" squares for babies or just to show off some of my favourite scraps of fabric. It is a great way of using up small scraps of fabric and like the hexagons it is worked over papers and so is a nice portable project or great for doing in the evening watching TV.

Download the pattern HERE.

'Hope' mini cushion, I designed this  mini cushion/bowl filler as a small project when my classes where shut suddenly with the Corona virus, I wanted a quick small project with a sentiment that was positive and we all need Hope.

Download the pattern HERE.

I fell in love with the fabric Tulip Fields from Lewis and Irene, I really love tulips and have wooden ones around the house that we have got while on holiday in Holland, I didn't need anymore fabric but I had to have to have this range. I have lots of designs and patterns, two that I created for 'conversational' or special fabrics but they didn't feel right for this fabric and so I came up with this design. Its initial inspiration is a  floor tile design in the Royal Delft factory in Holland!!! Like most of the quilts that I create it is worked as a square at a time (quilt-as-you-go).

I have used Tulip Field range of fabric but this design would work for any range of fabric that you want to showcase the design.

Download the pattern HERE.

While creating the Hexagon Flower postcard in the second book in the Quilted Postcards series, I thought it would be lovely to have a set of Hexagon Flower based items, either to have myself or for a gift to a stitchery friend. Hexagons are my most favourite patchwork!!! I had already created the postcard, coaster and bowl filler/pin cushion and a needle case just came to mind.

Download the pattern HERE.


Some Of My Techniques

Blanket Stitch Applique

Three videos that show you my technique for Blanket Stitch

Quilt As You Go

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