Gosh, December already! The festive season seems to come around faster every year! We may have been featuring Christmas projects for a couple
of issues now, mainly so readers have time to make them for their own Christmases, but I have to say I do find it hard to get into the festive spirit until just before the big day itself, mainly I think because we are usually beavering away getting another issue ready to go to print before the offices close over the Christmas period. 

We’ve got a couple of quicker festive makes for you this month. As soon as I saw the Robin Table Centre and Mats, I knew they would be perfect for P&Q! So cute! While the Festive Wall Hanging designed by Janet Goddard has a folk art feel to it. The Christmas Star Cushion from Makower features strip piecing and the Christmas Wreath Table Runner will help you perfect piecing with triangles. The Shimmering Christmas Kaleidoscope Quilt uses starry fabrics and we start a new skill builder miniseries quilt designed by Chris Franses. The Star Sampler Quilt will run over the next few issues. Stuart’s block this month in Stashbusting certainly helps make a dent in our stashes. 

The written articles this month are particularly good, in my opinion. Helen reviews the recent West Country Quilt and Textile Show while Sheilah Daughtree tells us about the Mysteries of the Acton Top. I was incredibly inspired when I read about dyeing with natural dyes in Deborah Nash’s article, Dyeing in the Wild. I can see me growing some different ‘crops’ on my allotment next year for sure! Sue Warburton tells us about her First and Last quilts and we meet the Raw Edgers in Introducing. 

Have a peaceful and happy Christmas, 

 

Joanna

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