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Welcome and thanks for visiting! I’m Lesley, an English Paper Piecer who lives in a little corner of western in Scotland. I make textile pictures and small quilts that combine traditional techniques and designs with Scottish themes. Here are some of my designs:

A wee But and Ben


A ‘But and Ben’ is a Scottish phrase for a small and simply designed house, often made up of just a couple of rooms. The words come from the outer room (But) that was added, or butted, onto an inner room (Ben). A Scot will say someone is ‘ben the hoose’, which means inside the house.

I love making houses using English Paper Piecing.

My Armchair Series:

‘This Chair is Taken’

Pastel Bows

Baby Quilts

Tumbling Blocks
Deer in the Garden

Textile Pictures and Wall Hangings

In the Gloaming
A Song of Eggs and Feathers

Appliqu├ęd Pictures

Scottish Luckenbooth Quilts


Tray Cloths and Table Toppers