20 August 2021


I thought you might like to see the progress of the William Morris quilt that I have been making on the little Willcox & Gibbs sewing machine.

I now have all the patchwork blocks completed, there are 30 in total, and have started quilting as I go one block at a time, I can then join the blocks together with a strip of fabric. I am really enjoying hand quilting, a block does not take long and in no time at all I have a row completed.

The final layout of blocks

Finished blocks

The first completed row with hand quilting

A small William Morris pattern design red fabric is going to be used for the joining strips which I think will show the blocks off well. The same design in green will be used for the small square blocks at the intersection of each red strip. I think I might also use the green as an edge binding at the end, with the red as the backing.

I have laid the blocks onto the red fabric to see how the finished quilt will look, it will just need the green squares added.


Chrissie Menzies
at the Chrysalis 'Art to Wear' Studio:
+44 (0)1938 820495