31 Mar 2019

I'm busy planning for this year's Festival of Quilts so in my Spring Newsletter I asked my lovely subscribers for t...

17 Jan 2019

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

16 Jan 2019

I am so happy to be to introducing a new series of Petit Four blocks to you, inspired by wonderful memories of seas...

1 Aug 2018

It's the final week of our summer sew-along and for those of you looking for the border and finishing instructions,...

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,...

7 Jun 2018

Pumpkin

A familiar symbol of autumn abundance, the Pumpkin is an essential part of Thanksgiving feasts in Canada and...

30 May 2018

Gothic Gatehouse

When designing the blocks for the Spellbound sampler I pictured an abandoned garden at dusk in late...

22 May 2018

It's just over a week until we start making our Spellbound Sampler, so I've started to sort through my Layer Cake t...

6 Feb 2018

I've finished my Spellbound Sampler Quilt at long last. I've really enjoyed hand quilting it over the past few mont...

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