39″w x 28″h
This quilt combines a digital print of a photograph of an old fishing boat that I fell in love with some years ago in Brittany, with piecing and free motion quilting. The text is painted fusible appliqué with hand stitching.
£ 350 plus postage at cost
100cm x 100cm
Remembering was made for the Carrefour European du Patchwork exhibition in Ste Marie aux Mines in 2012. It won Best in Show and became part of the permanent collection there.
It features pencil drawings from my sketchbook together with photographic images of moths, all digitally printed onto cotton fabric and free motion quilted with a little hand stitched detail.
I love paint so when the chance arose to submit a piece for a competition entitled The Magic of Colour, I knew straight away what my inspiration would be.
This is a photograph of my watercolour paintbox, digitally printed to cotton, with machine quilting and hand embellishment.
Exhibited in The Magic of Colour, Carrefour Europeen du Patchwork (and subsequent tour), Winner of France Patchwork Prize, Winner of Best Machine Quilting.
Drawn to the Moon
25.5inches x 35inches
65cm x 89cm
This small quilt features discharge printing together with fabric painting on cotton fabric. It has been quilted with both hand and free motion machine quilting.
£ 195 plus postage at cost
4″ 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
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.
Fields of Gold
50cm x 86 cm
Pieced quilt using hand dyed and commercial cotton fabrics with appliqué, free motion quilting, applied pastel and paint.
plus postage at cost
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’.
£2000 plus postage at cost
Ragged and Black
135cm x 176cm
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 at the Fingerprint studio. I free motion quilted the printed, wholecloth image and added detail with fabric painting and digitally embroidered text.
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.”.
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.