Paula Doyle is an author, award winning quilter and tutor. One of the things she likes best is designing complex looking quilts which are made using simplified techniques to make them achievable and enjoyable to every quilter. In 2013, Paula was approached to design and create a quilt project to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta. This resulted in the formation of the Magna Carta Quilt Association, which produced a series of 8 quilts for the anniversary festivities. The Magna Carta Quilts have since been on display in Houston and Chicago as well as other venues around the UK. There’s no doubt that Paula Doyle loves quilts.
Click here to learn more about Paula in her interview with Valerie Nesbitt.
Making small scale quilts and blocks
Paula’s Top Tips:
- Stitch in place a few times before setting off slowly to avoid jagged lines with free motion.
- Fat quarters have less calories than a chocolate bar.
- Use freezer paper to create your own unique template
Paula shares with us this lovely quilt pattern, that is based on the simple 9-patch block and uses clever colour placement to create the woven effect.
She works with 8 different fabrics, plus the background. In this workshop she talks you through the cutting, the sewing sequence, pressing and the...