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Strips and Garlands Quilt

Strips and Garlands Quilt

20.5 inches x 20.5 inches
53 cm x 53 cm

This colourful little quilt features strip patchwork using hand dyed cotton fabrics with hand painted garlands of leaves and berries. It combines free motion and guided machine quilting with hand quilting at the corners. It would make an ideal centrepiece for a dining table or sideboard.

£150 includes postage

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Pink and Blue Swallows Pincushion

Pink and Grey Swallows Pincushion

6 inches x 6 inches
15 cm x 15 cm

This little pincushion features two blue and grey swallows which were digitally embroidered onto hand dyed cotton fabric using lustrous Madeira rayon threads. The pincushion  is free motion machine quilted and it has been framed with a folded insert on all sides.

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£25 includes postage

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Jewel Butterfly Pincushion

Jewel Butterfly Pincushion

6 inches x 6 inches
15 cm x 15 cm

This little pincushion features a beautiful butterfly which was digitally embroidered onto hand dyed cotton fabric using lustrous Madeira rayon and soft metallic threads. The pincushion  is free motion machine quilted and framed with a folded insert on all sides.

£25 includes postage

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Talisman 2

Talisman 2

25.5 inches x 28 inches
65 cm x 71 cm

This is the second in a series of Talisman quilts I made a few years ago. It was exhibited at Festival of Quilts at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham and has been in storage ever since – seems a pity to be hidden away! I wanted to evoke a  sense of a primitive protective spirit. The fabrics are discharged linen and cotton with silk details. The text was created using painted fusible webbing. The quilt features lots of both hand and machine stitching. The three little beaded and embellished pockets are devised to hold precious secrets!

£125 includes postage

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Summer Sailboats

Summer Sailboats

15.5 inches x 24 inches
40cm x 61cm

This is a small quilt I made following a visit to Aberdovey in Wales. Like most coastal places, the weather changes constantly. It can be cloudy and grey but we were lucky.
I loved the way the sunlight caught on the cresting waves and how the water lapped onto the sandy beach with frothy ripples. Beautiful!
I’ve used a variety of fabrics in this piece – hand dyed cotton, indigo dyed velvet and linen, scrim and tulle. It’s all free motion machine quilted.

£110 includes postage

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Squares and Circles

Squares and Circles

28 inches x 50 inches
72cm x 127cm

This is a pieced quilt of squares with appliquéd and stencilled, mixed media circles. Most of the fabrics are my own hand dyed and painted cottons but there are some commercially printed but overdyed and/or discharged fabrics in there too. The are also a few painted fusible webbing circles and some breakdown prints from a good friend. It’s a real mix of materials and techniques but I think it works well!

£195 includes postage
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Hurt No Living Thing

Hurt No Living Thing

42 inches x 31 inches
107cm x 79cm

This is a pieced quilt featuring a monoprinted screen print surrounded by my hand dyed and discharged cotton fabrics. The text which gives the quilt its title is a quote from a poem by Christina Rossetti. Her words about ‘moth with dusty wing’ resonated with me – it speaks of their fragility. It has been block printed with additional hand painted detail. The quilting is largely free motion machine stitch and there is lots of hand quilting and knotting too.

£250 includes postage
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