The pandemic forced me - along with everyone else - to rethink my way of working, as one lockdown after the other meant that I was required at home to supervise homeschooling. I needed projects that I could stitch by hand in between sorting out meals and printer issues or providing snacks and the odd maths advice. It gave me the opportunity to try the lengthy but soothing English paper piecing technique, which involves using paper as a template for patchwork. In the green and yellow quilts above, I’ve hand drawn the design on A1 pieces of light card, then cut up each individual piece, which was then covered with fabric and reassembled like a jigsaw with tiny stitches. It kept me sane, and opened up a world of possibilities in term of design.