Happy New Year 2018!

Happy New Year! We have snow here in Durham (UK) at the moment, which I love. and It reminds me of happy times skiing in Europe as a child: at midnight, fireworks let off in Alpine villages were wonderfully effective; the colours lit up the white peaks and the sound reverberated around the valley. I drew on those memories to do the watercolour painting above, which I then made in to a repeat pattern for fabric (click here to see it).

The fireworks also appear as the illustration for January on my downloadable 2018 calendar available here.


The beginning of a new year is a good time to set goals and try new things. I have one particular goal, which is to try and draw every day.  (‘The work of my hands’ fabric design captures this idea too.)

The work of my hands

In case you are planning some creative adventures yourself,  how about learning to make your first quilt? More details are available on the Classes page here.

Make Your First Quilt

Thank you for reading my blog. Quilt patterns are here, Fabrics are here, Classes are here

Published by Amanda Jane Textiles

I am an artist, designer and maker living in Ramsgate, UK

Let me know what you think!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: