Tiny Hearts

I started the appliqué work on this piece a while ago but put it on the back burner because I had other projects to complete. I am so pleased I did as I have had such creative fun working on this design to completion and it turned out a little different to my original idea. … More Tiny Hearts

Vintage Square

I have been busy this weekend working up this patchwork cushion cover, using needle turn appliqué and straight stitching. The cotton fabrics have a vintage 50’s feel to them and set against the white background look fresh and inviting. The cushion fabric is a lovely taupe cotton/linen blend and the insert feather down. Winston, the … More Vintage Square

All things linen

Quote “Is not old wine wholesomest, old pippins toothsomest, old wood burns brightest, old linen wash whitest? Old soldiers, sweetheart, are the surest, and old lovers are soundest” John Webster A beautiful quote that segues nicely into my love all things linen. I would go so far as to say that it would be my most … More All things linen

Felted Wool Applique

Many people ask what is the difference between felted wool and woollen felt. Did you know that felted wool is woven wool fabric, which has been washed and dried with heat? This process shrinks the fabric to make it thick and soft and ideal for appliqué projects. Woollen felt on the other hand is tightly … More Felted Wool Applique

Museum Medallion

I used to say with pride that my sister Terri was the quilting and patchwork expert in the family. To be honest until I started quilting I had limited understanding of the effort she goes to, to produce such lovely work. You will forever have my creative respect Sis, and the tips I have gained … More Museum Medallion

Museum Medallion

Quote “Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that-one stitch at a time taken patiently and the pattern will come out all right like the embroidery”. –Oliver Wendell Holmes These words are in my heart as I  take baby steps … More Museum Medallion