- This wall panel was designed and made for The Speyside Quilters Mini
Mystery Quilt Project. The members got the instructions in instalments
over four months to complete the quilt.
The wall hanging involves appliqué, piecing and embellishment. Its machine quilted. The instructions were then published in the magazine "Popular Patchwork"
Size W45 ½ x H33 ½ or W116cm x H85cm.
|The Wedding Quilt
- This was the first of three quilts I was commissioned. It was hand
appliquéd and machine pieced. The centre panel had the initials
and wedding dates. Surrounding this is a clematis border. The next border,
which is set on point, is a mixture of hearts and kisses. The four corners
show two bouquets of flowers, a basket of flowers and a horseshoe with
flowers. Each of these have wedding rings underneath. The corners are
cut off so that when it is on the bed it just touches the floor. It
is machine quilted.
Size :- W100" x H100"
When :- 1998
|This cushion shows
two of my favourites, tie-dye and mola. There are some techniques you
keep coming back to.
Size W16" x H 14"
When:- Mid 1990's
- This wall hanging has its origins in Amish quilts, but I appliquéd
the sunflower in the centre panel and repeated this image in the border.
I used thicker thread for the quilting to have it more obvious like
Size W 29" x H 29"
Homeland - I have designed some landscape panels
in connection with Speyside Quilters and but I never had one for myself.
So I made this one with the intention of keeping it, then I ended
up selling it to a friend. It is a general Scottish landscape of nowhere
in particular. I also like deer, hence the deer's head. It is machine
appliquéd and machine quilted and has some dissolvable fabric
stitching embellished onto it.
for Hundertwasser - This wall hanging combines two things that interest
me. I was growing Passion flowers from seed and they successfully flowered.
From this I photographed the flowers and transferred the image onto
fabric using my computer. I then used the printed fabric in the wall
hanging. My second inspiration is the work of Hundertwasser. I feel
many of his paintings lend themselves to embroidery and quilting, with
their linear patterns. I have used this style in this panel. This wall
hanging is the first in a series, where I have created a type of crazy
patchwork base and then applied cords and thread in a linear way. I
have also emphasised this with quilting. It is also embellished with
sequins and buttons. I teach this method as a workshop. This was commissioned
by the Moray Arts as one of there raffle prizes.
Size :- W18" x H22"
When :- 2004
Garden Delights - This is my most recent commission
and is a rural Scottish landscape combined with a garden scene. It
is machine appliqué and machine quilted. The foreground has
slightly raised flowers in a variety of techniques. It is embellished
with hand embroidery, (birds, gate and flowers), and includes buttons
I have made a few waistcoats and this was the first in this style. It
is crazy patchwork bonded onto a background then covered with net in
this case. It is then machine decorated.
When:-Maybe early 1990's
Garden - This panel was made for one of the suitcase exhibitions by
the Quilters Guild of the British Isles. It is a photographic collage
transfer with and hand painted panels, and is machine quilted.
Size W23 ½" x H23 ¼"
Room Quilt - This was a joint effort with my husband. He drew out the
design and I then had to make it up. It was made in quite a heavy cotton
twill and used some curtain fabric we had at the time.
Size W96" x H96"
Flow - Machine appliqué and pieced. Machine and hand embellished.
I have a pond in my garden that has been a source of inspiration for me in the past. In this work I was interested in Koi carp and the type of pond they live in.
Size W 25" x L 20 ½" or W 63.5cm x 52cm.
Pond - Hand and machine appliqué and quilting.
Embellished with embroidery and beads.
Purchased By Mr & Mrs A Wright
Size W 25 1/2" x H 35 " or W 65cm x H89 cm.
Wedding Quilt - Quilt commissioned to commemorate a ruby wedding.
Appliquéd, pieced and quilted by machine.
Size double bed.