Quilts


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.



Ragged and Black
 This quilt is a digital print of one of my gouache and indian ink paintings. It is free motion quilted with hand painted detail and digitally embroidered text.


Ragged and Black (detail).


Ragged and Black (detail).


The Messenger
This quilt was inspired by the crows, rooks and jackdaws that live all around my house. 


The Messenger (detail).
The Messenger was digitally printed from my original gouache and Indian ink painting. 


Some Day I'll Fly Away


Some Day I'll Fly Away (detail).


Some Day I'll Fly Away (detail).
This is another digitally printed whole cloth quilt. The printing process is really faithful to the original painting, showing even the woven texture of the painted canvas.


Edge of a Feather
This is a piece my daughter Laura and I worked on together. Laura photoshopped my hand painted garden birds onto a photograph she took of a wonderful old tree in her garden. We free motion quilted the the whole thing voiding low key text in the background.


Edge of a Feather 
Greater Spotted Woodpecker detail.

 Edge of a Feather
Green Woodpecker detail


Edge of a Feather
Chaffinch detail


Edge of a Feather
Wren detail


In His Dreams He Heard The Surf Roar
In this quilt I block printed the cresting wave over the top of a digitally printed photograph of an ancient wooden boat I had photographed during a holiday in Brittany.


In His dreams He Heard The Surf Roar
Detail of applied text.


Big Wave 2
In this quilt I combined the traditional Storm at Sea design with free motion and hand quilting. The crest of the wave was hand painted while the rest of the design was block printed using acrylic paints.


Big Wave 2
Print detail.



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.


Sometimes the Moon Is Blue
This quilt features discharge techniques with lino block printing and hand painting. It is hand and free motion machine quilted.


Red Planet
This quilt is pieced with discharge printing, hand painting and stencilling.


Red Planet (detail)



Safe Haven
This quilt brings together one of my favourite traditional designs, Attic Window with appliqu├ęd birds using rusted fabrics. The trees viewed through the windows are digitally printed photographs.


Safe Haven (detail)



Remembering
This metre square quilt is a digital print on cotton poplin fabric. It was made from several of my pencil drawings in combination with photographic images of moths. 


Remembering (detail)