Welcome to my new website! 

You may have come here after following along with me at the Miette Handmade blog or my old website, or perhaps you've done a search for handmade baby quilts and found yourself here. However you have arrived... welcome

My name is Joanna Francis and I created Miette Handmade about 4 years ago after the birth of my son, Leo. I needed an outlet for my creativity, and something that would help ease a little the fog of new motherhood and so I began to sew. More accurately, I started piecing together bits of fabric I had collected over the years to create baby quilts. And so it has continued. Miette Handmade is a collection of baby quilts and blankets, cushions and other bits and pieces, made by me using beautiful fabrics. I don't use patterns, I just randomly piece and see what emerges. I love supporting local creatives and fabric designers and try to incorporate their work in my creations as much as possible. 

I am currently having a little break from making quilts while I spend six months in France with my husband's family and our two children. But I will be returning to Melbourne late this year and will be coming up with some new creations then and taking commissions. Keep an eye on the shop page then. Meanwhile, I will be indulging in some of my other loves... family, good food, travel, language, photography and the odd bit of wine. 

Do check in with me here as I update the site with some photos of our travels. And you can also join me in the little squares on Instagram


photo credit: Kate Berry