Friday, 23 March 2018

PAPERWORKS - Art Residency - Beverley, WA

Hello ART and QUILTER friends!  

After a year and a half of planning I am heading to Australia.  I will be the Artist in Residence at the Beverley Station Gallery in Western Australia. 

It's such an exciting adventure and I will be sharing daily posts with you on INSTAGRAM beginning on April 5, 2018.   I love seeing your comments!

THE PLAN - work on art techniques on watercolour paper involving collage and acrylic methods.   There are some fantastic products that are going to be so fun to focus on for the next 2 months.  These are going to be excellent lessons for painters and quilters alike, working with texture and colour methods.  This work is going to be simply fun and a bit messy!   I will be sharing processes with you on INSTAGRAM.

Here is a detailed peek at some of my latest PAPERWORKS...

 Talk to you soon and as always, thank you so much for following along! 

See you on INSTAGRAM


Friday, 5 January 2018


Hello and Happy New Year!

I have an awesome year planned in the art world with an international post as the Artist in Residence at the Beverley Station Gallery in Beverley, Australia this spring.  As a result my blog posts will be few, but please check in with me on my Instagram page here. 

Hey! Thank you to my friends at FaveQuilts for naming me a Top Blogger for 2017.  FaveQuilts has a fantastic collection of free quilting patterns that are available to you.  Their newsletter has over 200,000 active subscribers and you can sign up here.  You can find the Top 100 patterns for 2017 here.  My pattern included in this list is the Odd Block Strip Quilt in the Scrappy Quilting category.

Odd Block Strip Quilt

For you lovers of all quilts Improv, here are a few more of my patterns for you to try! 

Thanks so much for checking in!   


Wednesday, 30 August 2017


Finished Quilt:  36" x 68"

Do you have a big bold fabric that you would like to feature in a quilt?  Here is a pattern for you!

This is a lovely quilt that is suitable for a toddler or lap.   It was designed for this beautiful piece of Koi fabric from my stash.  The print stands out, but is also toned down.  It's a simple modern design with wonderful movement of pattern and colour.   Staying in a range of blue cool tones accentuates the main fabric and gives it a watery feel. 


Feature Print:   

Cut 1 - Width of Fabric (WOF) x 24"

Accent Fabrics:  

Cut 2 - 24" x 6 1/2"
Cut 2 - 24" x 4"  

Setting Strips:   

Cut 16 - 2 1/2"  WOF strips.  


Sew the accent fabrics to the short edges of the feature fabric as shown in these photos.   

  Press to one side. 

 Cross cut your pieced fabric into 6 - 4" strips.  

Number the pieces as above.  
They need to be kept in order to feature your main fabric design.

 Using 14 of your setting strips,  sew together end-to-end into pairs to make 7 long strips. 

(Optional:  Use Connecting Threads Wide Backing Fabric as I did. 
 You will need 8 WOF 2 1/2" setting strips in total and no piecing is required at this point.)

 Sew your pieced 4" strips and your setting 2 1/2" strips long edge to long edge.  
Do this with all 6 of your pieced 4" strips. 

 Trim the excess.

 Add the 7th setting strip to the remaining edge.  

 Sew the remainder of your quilt together keeping the numbered order. 

 Add a 2 1/2" setting strip to the top and bottom. 

The finished quilt.  
36" x 68"
A nice set of pillowcases to match.