Here are some of my quilts:

I fell in love with the Noteworthy fabric collection by Moda, and decided to make a quilt with the pastels left over after the Sunny Squares lap quilt.  I use this on the spare room bed and made it to fit exactly without hanging down anywhere.  There are a few red/green/orange squares left that I have some plans for, watch this space!

This is such a lovely bright quilt.  It's made in 100% cotton from a Verna jelly roll by Moda.  The white sashing is vintage cotton fabric that has a texture to it to add interest, and the quilt is also backed with this fabric. I also used one of the fabrics from the Verna collection for the binding.

A lovely chequer board pattern of 2.5" squares mixing a jelly roll called Verna by Moda and backed with a pretty pink gingham.  The binding is a lovely bright pink with a tiny white polka dot, and the white sashing is a textured white cotton which contrasts beautifully with the brights in the jelly roll.

This is a moda jelly roll, and my first machined quilt

I made this for a friend with a Georgian house, another Moda Jelly Roll.  This pattern involves sewing "tubes" of four long jelly roll strips, pressing flat, then cutting into triangles.  I found it in Pam Lintott's Jelly Roll Quilts book at the Quilt Room in Dorking.

Roughly cut circles are applique'd onto a square then cut into quarters and re-sewn.  I mixed vintage and faded fabric scraps with some new florals from a pastel blue and pink palette and finished the centres with a selection of buttons.  It was originally intended for a friend but I found I couldn't part with it!  I think this will become better and better as it gets worn and washed.

A quick and simple way to simply combine lots of scraps with a colour in common.  I found many of my pink scraps had touches of olive green so I used that as the highlight colour.  The idea came from a pattern book about using scraps: Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Nyberg.

I used some yellow squares from the Noteworthy collection by Moda to sew this quick lap blanket.

I made this quilt in a day to my great surprise and satisfaction! It was precut by the regional linus project coordinator and the top was pieced at a Linus stitching-day near my home.


OK, I confess, I didn't actually piece this top, but when I saw the fabric I decided it was too perfect not to turn into a quilt.  I big-stitched it with embroidery silk in the "ditch" (which is much easier when there's no seam by the way), and finished it in a weekend.  This and another one very similar have each been given to a child in hospital via the Linus project.

Grandma's flower garden
This one was a real labour of love.  Handstitched hexagons, made by loads of lovely ladies from the Redhill area, for the Linus project and sewn together and quilted by me.  Honestly, I thought I might BECOME a grandma by the time I managed to finish this.  It is a real heirloom piece though and I am sure someone will treasure it (they'd better!).  Uses cotton fabric by Michael Miller and some sheeting.

The super cheapskate quilt
This quilt is entirely re-purposed fabric.  The pieces are salvaged from Jen-down-the-road's scrap box and an old skirt, the green sashing is some linen my sil was throwing out, and the binding is pieces from the scraps of the scraps, even the wadding is a fleece blanket that had a small tear in it.  Only the satin ribbon is new (from StampinUp). I hand-quilted it in a floral pattern to echo the brown and blue flowers on the front.  It now lives at my mother in law;s.

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