Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Diving Rings

This is actually a quilt I completed before I stopped blogging - but it was still under wraps and sent off to Homespun magazine.
The 2015 issue is of course now long out of print, but I've been working hard to get a lot of my designs available as patterns, and this one is in my Etsy store.
I had loads of fun quilting this one, although it was so dense it took rather longer than I'd allowed for. I love the bubbles in the water.
Although it doesn't show up so much, the directional quilting along the pieced blue panels helps tie them together.
The rings were based on the pool toys my kids enjoy playing with so much when we go to the pool in summer - although somehow this quilt evokes images of deep diving in the Antarctic for me!

I'd always planned that this quilt would go nicely in the new room we were planning (and have now built - I'll share some photos of that at some point too) but somehow even though it would go perfectly with the deep blue feature wall, we've not hung it there.

Sunday, 7 October 2018


It's been so long, I don't know where to start - or even if anyone is still around!

I had a brief break for quilting (a few months) which turned into nearly two years. Then I got locked out of here for a while. But I'm easing my way back into quilting - at my own pace now (no longer working for magazines, less pressure for making all those quilts as gifts) and thought it was time to start sharing what I've been working on and what you've missed.

So while I relearn how to blog, here's a little look at a newly finished quilt which just needs a label before I can deliver it:

Please say hi and let me know if you're still reading!