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Floray - Machine pieced. Machine and hand quilting.
This wall hanging was inspired by some of the paintings of the figure paintings of Botticelli. I wanted to give the feeling of the curvaceous shapes of the body coupled with lines of the material. It was in a series made for the sixStich exhibition.
Size W 51 ½" x H 40"

LaraVera - Machine pieced and quilted.- Hand appliqué and embellishment.
In this panel I took a section of a Botticelli painting and created an abstract panel, emphasising the floral aspect of his work.
Size W 34 ½" x H 47"
Hawaiian Uncovered - Hand and machine appliqué. Machine pieced. Hand embroidered and machine quilted. In this wall hanging I wanted to give the feeling of something being uncovered in this case the Hawaiian panel. Almost as if you are pushing aside the circles (Suffolk Puffs or Scrunchies as I prefer to call them) to reveal what is underneath.
Size W 31"x H 31"

Uncovered Mini Panels - I have made these small panels showing some of the aspects of "Hawaiian Uncovered". My intention is that the panels can be sold separately or in any combination.
Size W 8" x H 8"
Scrunchie Art - I have always liked the idea of Suffolk Puffs, but never got round to making one. When I saw one again in the quilters of Gee's Bend book it inspired me to make one. It is onto a quilted backing, which makes it quite heavy, and is made out of my stash, except for one colour that I had to buy.
Size W52" x H51"

Tidal Drift - Although I finished this quilt fairly recently I had made the blocks many years ago. The soft colours remind me of the beach. It is machine pieced and machine quilted.
Size H65" x W49"
Purple tree - Machine appliqué and pieced. Machine and hand embellished. I take a lot of photographs of the natural environment as a source for my work. In this case I was looking at the structure of trees in winter.
Size W 32" x H 41"
Another Time - Appliquéd and pieced panel, machine quilted and embellished.
Size W11 ¼" x H 16 ¼" or W28.5cm x H41cm.

Summer Gathering - Quilting and appliqué, worked by hand and machine.
This work was from a series based on the paintings of Botticelli.
The maidens in Botticelli's paintings transport you into another world. So in this piece I use an apron as a reminder of the real world. I also liked the idea of gathering flowers in the apron linking it to the floral costumes of the paintings.
Size W 33 ¼" x H 42 ¼"

Crustaceous - This wall hanging has a Suffolk Puffs central panel, then it is machine quilted repeating the circular pattern. Some of the quilting is done over crystal organza to give a slight colour change.
Size W40 ½" x H40 ½" or W103cm x H103cm.
Land Lines - The centre is made up of machine pieced curved crazy patch panel. This is then bordered with one of my own screen printed textured fabric. I then embellished this with some hand made cords, and yarns. It has been hand and machine quilted.
Size W35" x H40" or W89cm x H106cm.
Old English Stars - In this quilt pieced the stars over papers then machine appliquéd them onto the background. The idea behind this scrap quilt was to use up some fat quarters that I was beginning to stock pile. It is machine quilted using some decorative stitches on the sewing machine.
Size W56" x H69" or W142cm x H175cm