dawn fenn
Full Circle I used English pieced patchwork on papers. Starting with the traditional hexagon, I extended them and twisted the pieces to make four progressively larger hexagons. Pieced with pale blue with linen background to compliment my favourite little blue butterfly. Hand embroidered details and hand quilted.
Phyll's Irises Inspired by an early quilt from the 'Ladies Home Journal' of about 1910. I appliqued irises in blocks, then appliqued more leaves overlapping the seams to give a kaleidoscope effect. Hand quilted in cross hatching to make the flowers stand out. Made for Phyll my mother-in-law who watched me sew it when I visited her but sadly did not see the completed quilt. A lovely way to remember her!
Good Friends and Flowers The Drunkard's Path lattice is hand pieced and flower blocks hand appliqued. Fifteen of my friends and family (many of them non-sewers) all did some stitching in the piecing and then chose their favoutite flowers for me to applique. Blocks are cross-hatch, hand quilted.