Jo Colwill taught Kirstie Allsopp to create one of her beautiful cushion designs on Kirstie's Handmade Britain, and now she can teach you too! This gorgeous collection of cushion and quilt projects are all inspired by Jo Colwill's life on her Cornish farm. Learn how to sew with step-by-step instructions, detailed diagrams and clever tips and tricks. For most of the projects, patchwork is combined with applique and hand embroidery, and the sewing techniques are clearly described to help you to achieve professional results. There's a wide range of designs to suit everyone, whether you're a beginner looking for a quick and simple cushion project or an experienced quilter wanting more of a challenge. You can make the projects just as they are or modify the ideas to create your own individual style. The book also includes a full-size quilt pattern for the featured Advent Quilt design.
Kirstie Allsopp featured quilting expert Jo Colwill on her TV crafting series and accompanying books. Jo Colwill is an award-winning quilter and textile artist based in Launceston, Cornwall, where she runs her shop and workshop space - Cowslip Worshops - from her organic farm. She has been quilting and teaching for over 20 years and has built up a huge reputation within the quilting community. Jo's cushion and quilt workshops are hugely popular and this book will bring that experience to everyone in the comfort of their home.
Cushions: Vintage Button cushion Pie Crust cushion Cornish Wave cushion Faded Roses cushion Daisy and Lavender cushion Vintage Frill cushion Cowslip Country cushion Bolster cushion Butterfly cushion Oxford Edge cushion Rose Basket cushion Ric Rac cushion Quilts: Cornish Hedge quilt Wobbly Dog quilt Flower Bed quilt Advent Calender quilt (with pull-out pattern) Applique Techniques Quilting Techniques Embroidery Stitches General Techniques - cutting, piecing, pressing, binding etc.