QUILTS and CUSHIONS

Teddy crib quilt
APRIL 2014
This little quilt is to fit a crib. It measures 26.5 ins long by 22.5 ins, and is made up of 2 inch squares. The applique teddy in the centre panel has hand embroidered nose, mouth, and paw detail, and I also satin stitched the eyes although you could use black fabric. The border is cut from a lovely elephant print fabric, with an added trim of white broderie anglaise. I turned in the edges of the quilt top and the backing and sandwiched in the broderie anglaise between them. The template for the teddy is on the right.
Teddy crib quilt
Teddy GSD file
Teddy PDF file
Sheep quilt
MARCH 2014
I made this little quilt to fit a carrycot or Moses basket. It measures just 15 inches by 24 inches, and is made up of 80 1.5 inch squares plus borders, around a central panel of three applique sheep. The sheep have embroidered faces and legs, and there are embroidered daisies on the centre panel. The cutting template for the sheep is on the right.

Sheep GSD file
Sheep PDF file
Dressmaker cushion
OCTOBER 2013

I originally designed the dressmaker as a scrapbook image for my Family History scrapbook, as several of my ancestors were listed on the census as dressmakers. I thought it would make a good image for a cushion for my sewing room chair. I loved the scissors and button fabrics, and added a frill so I could use the alternate colours of fabric. The outline was tricky to oversew by machine, so I ended up hand sewing it in places. The GSD file is sized to fit A4, but I cut it on the Cameo at 12 x 12 inches. I printed the PDF in 2 A4 sections then traced the whole picture onto fusible paper for the applique image.
The files are on the right to download.

Dressmaker GSD file
Dressmaker Studio file
Dressmaker PDF part 1
and part 2
Beach quilt starfish

MAY 2013
I have been busy making a beach quilt, with summer in mind. It was intended to be a beach mat, but I got a little carried away so it is now the size of a lounger cushion. I have used some of the shapes from my Summer collection of GSD cutting files on sale at Beanpole Books , with applique starfish, crabs, shells, beach huts and waves. The shapes would also make a good beach bag. I've added some of the shapes as free downloads in GSD and Studio cutting files as well as PDF as they are fairly simple to cut out. The wave is a repeater shape so you will just need to trace it a few times to get the width of wave you need. I hope we do get some summer soon so I can use it.
Waves GSD file
Shells GSD file
Beach hut GSD file
Waves Studio file
Shells Studio file
Beach Hut Studio file
Waves PDF file
Shells Starfish PDF file
Beach hut PDF file
patchwork motifs
A PATCHWORK OF POISON
The opening chapters of my first novel in the 'Quilt Detective' series feature four motifs: a rose, a primrose, a fern and a key. To download them for use with Cameo or Craft Robo, please click on the links (right). I use Silhouette iron-on sewable interfacing to cut the shapes direct on the Cameo, but you could print and trace the designs onto bondaweb or similar interfacing, then cut them out by hand and iron on to fabric.

Rose GSD file
Primrose GSD file
Fern GSD file
Key GSD file
Hexagon GSD file

Rose Silhouette Studio
Primrose Silhouette Studio
Fern Silhouette Studio
Key Silhouette Studio
Hexagon Silhouette Studio

PDF for cutting by hand
patchwork motifs More motifs from the chapters of A Patchwork of Poison: ivy leaf, mistletoe, holly leaves, peony, and daisy. To download them for use with Cameo or Craft Robo, please click on the links (right). You can also print out the PDF file, then cut them by hand once the fabric was backed with iron on interfacing. I will use beads or sequins for the holly and mistletoe berries.

Craft Robo GSD file

Silhouette Studio file

PDF for cutting by hand
patchwork motifs Another four motifs from the chapters of A Patchwork of Poison: a daffodil, a violet, a bell and an oak leaf. To download them for use with Cameo or Craft Robo, please click on the links (right). Use sewable interfacing to cut direct on the machine, or print off and trace onto bondaweb or similar and then cut by hand. The centre of the flowers are highlighted with small flower sequins.


Craft Robo GSD file

Silhouette Studio file

PDF for cutting by hand



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