Ah! The height of the British summer! After the long hot summer of last year, a little part of me longs for a cooler one this year. It’s much more conducive for quilting for starters! And when your sewing room is your conservatory, it’s the last place you want to be when the sun is beating down. Still, we mustn’t grumble! It was a glorious summer!

A wide variety of projects for you this month. Chris Franses has made a wonderful Scrappy Log Cabin quilt to which she added a twist to give it a more interesting setting, while Helen has been playing with Liberty fabrics in her Violets in the Orchard throw quilt. I couldn’t resist the delightful Giraffe Bag when I first saw it. A fun make if ever I saw one. Quillows are always useful and the Walk in the Park Quillow is perfect for summer picnics. We make another pieced block in Stars and Flowers and make the next row in our Down on the Croft series quilt. Stuart’s Stashbusting this month features fun star blocks. With the competition quilt season in full swing now, Helen reviews the recent Quilts UK show in Malvern. We take a look at the work of Bridget Riley for quilt inspiration and find out more out the trend of Maximalism in quilting. Sheilah Daughtree tells us about Textiles Treasures of the British Library. We meet the Bont Quilting Circle in Introducing and Karen Platt shows us her First and Last quilts.

Until next time

Joanna Kent



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