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Moon Moth

Moon Moth

24″ x 34″
61cm x 87cm

This small quilt features discharged cotton fabrics with acrylic paint transfer, photo image transfer, piecing and free motion quilting. It has a hidden sleeve at the top ready for hanging.

£155 plus postage at cost
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Ink Pots

Ink Pots

Ink Pots features one of my mono prints on cotton fabric combined with photo image transfer. It is free motion quilted, bound and mounted onto a stretched box canvas ready for display.

£55 plus postage at cost
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To the Brim II

To the Brim II

To the Brim II is a small quilt inspired by the paintings of Paul Klee. I especially loved the quirky composition of his painting ‘Ad Marginem’ where the design elements are concentrated to the very edges of the canvas. His colour palette is always inspirational, the watercolours in particular. I referred to three of his paintings to arrive at this design of my own.

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To the Brim

To the Brim

180cm x 180cm

This quilt was inspired by several of my favourite Paul Klee paintings. I pieced together many squares of hand dyed, rusted and digitally printed fabrics and worked onto the resulting surface to add appliqué, fabric painting, stencilled and stamped text. It was completed with closely spaced free motion quilting and a little hand stitched embroidery. The quilt can be viewed from any of its four sides as the design elements are directed to the edges of the piece, just like in Klee’s ‘Ad Marginum’.

£1000 plus postage at cost
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Ragged and Black

Ragged and Black

53 inches x 69.5 inches
135cm x 175cm

Ragged and Black is a lyric from a Joni Mitchell song. I like to work with a title right from the start when I’m making a quilt and these words seemed to fit my crow character perfectly. The original image was a painting I made using gouache and Indian ink on watercolour paper. The image was scanned and digitally printed on a wide format printer using fibre reactive dyes. I free motion quilted the printed, wholecloth image and added detail with fabric painting and digitally embroidered text.

£525
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All the Birds

All the Birds

82cm x 138cm

My daughter Laura and I worked on this piece together. The birds are some of my hand painted watercolours – Laura has carefully arranged them on the branches of a magnificent old tree photographed in her garden. The assembled elements were digitally printed onto cotton fabric and then free motion quilted. The text you can see in the spaces between the branches is a phrase from a Neil Young song, “There you stood on the edge of a feather, expecting to fly.”.

£650
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Flock

Flock

222cm x 193cm

This is a piece that my daughter Laura and I made together. We used hand dyed cotton and linen fabrics pieced in sections, free motion quilted, bound and then only partially connected. We wanted to create a sense of the chaotic movement you experience when a flock of birds is disturbed and soars noisily to the sky. The birds are appliquéd and stencilled with added pastel and paint detail.

£900
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Some Day I’ll Fly Away

Some Day I'll Fly Away

39.5 inches x 58.5 inches
100cm x 149cm

This is one of my favourite quilts! It started life as one of my gouache and Indian ink paintings on a box canvas. The painting was photographed and the image digitally printed onto cotton poplin fabric by Jamie at the Fingerprint studio. I free motion quilted the wholecloth print and added the text added using foam alphabet stamps. The digital print is so faithful to the original – it shows every brushmark and even the texture of the canvas surface! If you take a look at the detail images below you’ll see how much the painting was enlarged to become the quilt.

£350
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Precious Things

Precious Things

100cm x 100cm

This quilt uses the traditional Attic Window design but I was inspired by my collection of ‘precious things’. These small treasures have little monetary value but I’ve collected them because I love them. Each of them is arranged on the sills of the windows and I’ve given them painted shadows to create the illusion of 3D form. I used appliqué, drawing, image transfer and sponge printing, all machine quilted.

£450
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The Messenger

The Messenger

58 inches x 39 inches
147cm x 99cm

This quilt was created by digitally printing an open spread page of my sketchbook. The original image was a gouache and Indian ink painting with stamped motifs using gold metallic acrylic paint. I carved the motif from a symbol I discovered on a vase at my local museum. I was intrigued by the shape of the symbol and I’m told it means longevity however, I used it as decorative pattern and wasn’t concerned that in printing I reversed the image!

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