JACOBEAN SPRING  62" x 78" 1986                          Back to Gallery




Hand appliqué and hand quilting

This quilt was my first competition entry, 2 years into my quilt making career. It was made so intensively over a 10 week period that I was heartily glad to see the back of it! But when it was selected as the Championship Quilt at the UK National Patchwork Championships, you can imagine the pride with which it was brought back home again!

The quilt was hand appliquéd in smaller sections, which were hand quilted first before being joined together - commonly referred to as 'lap-quilting'. The motifs were inspired by Jacobean embroidery designs which were much simplified for ease of sewing.