Saturday, 25 February 2017

Folded Patchwork Day School

 Folded patchwork is one of my favourite techniques. Following on from the successful day school last year I have extended the technique to include other shapes for this fun cushion cover.

Everyone was so busy they didn't have time to chat 

But we made time at the end of the day to admire everyones work.

Some of the beautiful blocks made on the day. 

 If you would like me to visit your group to teach this technique, or any of my other day schools, email me at

Happy Quilting

Bev Mayo

Grasmere Quilt Pattern

It is lovely to see your designs come to life and on Wednesday I had the pleasure of seeing one of my students make a block from my Grasmere quilt pattern.

When I designed the Grasmere quilt I wanted it to resemble a Victorian hall floor, a wonderful tiled mosaic hall floor. The sample was worked in Moda's Hawthorn Ridge range of fabrics, a lovely combination of purple and green which created a dramatic and striking quilt.

  Gill has chosen these beautiful warm chocolate browns for her quilt,

Cherry chose pinks and purples for her beautiful quilt

And Judith chose a soft taupe and cream colour scheme.

It is wonderful to see the same design in many the different colourways.

The pattern is now available from my Etsy shop and my local Patchwork & Quilting shops.

Monday, 20 February 2017

More Colourful Parrots

I had a  wonderful day yesterday teaching the parrot stained glass patchwork panel with some very enthusiastic patchworkers in Huntingdon. 

We had a very busy day as you can see from the photos. 
As a teacher it is very rewarding when you teach a technique and see the different interpretations your students create with it.

Some managed to start adding the outlining which defines the parrots and I look forward to seeing the finished panels. I hope you enjoy seeing their work and if you would like to book a day school please contact me.

Happy Quilting


Thursday, 9 February 2017

Students Work

It is always lovely when students complete their projects and this week was one of those weeks. 

Robert completed his Bargello Quilt - The Aurora Borealis 
When he brought this book in to class we had a lovely time helping him choose which one he was going to make. It is full of lovely designs and it has been a pleasure helping Robert with this project.
We all love the colours he chose for the quilt and I especially love the zingy lime green. He has quilted it to emphasise the flow of the bargello pattern which has worked to great effect. 
I am sure you will agree that it is a fantastic quilt.

Fliss had nearly finished this wonderful childs quilt, and I couldn't resist taking a photo before the end of the class. The turned nine patch pattern is a great design and can be used for all sorts of projects and it looks great on this quilt. The curved line quilting going from point to point is so well done. 
Another wonderful project and I can't wait to see what she tackles next time.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of my students work. 

Happy Quilting