21 Sep 2019

Too soon to mention the 'C' word, that is...Christmas. Those of you of a more organised ilk will have the whole thi...

11 May 2019

I've just put the last few stitches in the binding of my Sailing By Sampler. It's been pouring down whilst I've sti...

17 Jan 2019

Welcome to a new Petit Four tutorial: my finishing instructions for the Sailing By Sampler quilt. As before, the tu...

17 Dec 2018

This morning I put the last few stitches in the binding of my Wintersweet quilt...just in the (saint) nick of time.

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13 Dec 2018

Have you been opening the Moda Bakeshop Advent Calendar this year? My fellow Chefs and I have been rustling up...

20 Oct 2018

If you didn't catch Part One of the tutorial - which has the pattern for piecing your top - you can find it here. T...

22 Sep 2018

Do you ever see fabric and think ‘I really must make something with that’? Silly question, you’re quilters, so of c...

21 Sep 2018

A very warm ‘welcome aboard’ if you’re joining me from the Moda Bakeshop, I hope you’re enjoying this month’s Build...

26 Jul 2018

Cobweb

The Garden Spider builds her delicate web - often over twelve inches in diameter - every single day and altho...

19 Jul 2018

Wise Owl

Is there anything quite as eerily atmospheric as the call of an owl? But the t’wit t’woo of the Tawny is, i...

11 Jul 2018

The Raven

The subject of Edgar Allen Poe’s Gothic poem and revered, often feared, in folklore, the Raven is one of o...

4 Jul 2018

Moonlit Bat

No Gothic garden would be complete without a resident Bat, circling through the darkening trees at dusk...

28 Jun 2018

Merveille du Jour

When I started drafting a bat block for the Spellbound Sampler - we’ll be meeting him next week -...

21 Jun 2018

Toadstools

Beloved of childrens’ book authors, the Toadstool has long been imagined as the home of various pixies, f...

14 Jun 2018

Moon & Star

Our enchanted garden is lit by a waning crescent moon. Far away from the constant glow of streetlights,...

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