'I've been making quilts for more years than I care to remember. There's no way I can show them all so I shall choose just a few and change them from time to time.
This quilt was inspired by an ancient, decrepit greenhouse with its rusty metal and broken glass. It combines hand dyed fabrics with digitally printed photographs. It is free motion quilted and features hand painted details.
Here's a detail of the fabric painting worked to represent the shards of broken glass.
Blue Moon Rising
Was inspired by my local landscape in winter. The trees and moon were discharged from black linen and the foreground simply pieced.
Storm at Sea
This is a combination of piecing and painting with free motion quilting and fabric pastel highlights.
This is a collaborative piece made with my daughter Laura. I painted the hands and cherries and Laura was responsible for the free motion quilting. We added the text, (a quote from Goblin Market) using digital embroidery.
Vase of Tulips
Still Life is a favourite theme of mine and I often include flowers.
I made this and a second quilt after a visit to a vintage guitar shop in Seattle. The salesman told me "this one's got the mojo".
I often like to piece fabric and then treat it as patterned and colourful yardage - this is how I created Rose's skirt.
I used a real life mackerel as the model for this quilt and several others - best 37p value I've ever had from a supermarket!
The Fifth Day
This is the first painted quilt I ever made. It's wholecloth with appliqued details.
Wholecloth, hand painted, free motion quilted.
And a detail of the painting.
Curved seam piecing, stencilling, free motion quilting and paint with shell button embellishments
And a detail.
Marbled fabric with hand painting.
'Fly By Night'
Hand dyed fabrics with applique, free motion quilting and painted detail.