Gosh, it’s June already! The height of the British summer! Or did we have that over the Easter weekend? What a glorious long weekend that was. Although lovely sunny days aren’t always conducive to quilting are they as we feel bound to go out and enjoy the beautiful weather while it lasts? Saying that though, taking one’s sewing machine into the garden, power cable extension cord included, is a thing. I’ve seen it online so it must be true! Needless to say, I spent a lot of time on my allotment and not enough sewing was done; both activities are good for the soul though. Talking of our hobbies being good for our well-being, we bring you a new block of the month quilt A Crofting Life which takes a whimsical look at rural life and combines various techniques making it a good learning project. Everyone has a basket somewhere that they keep sewing in, so why not make a Sewing Basket to brighten it? Margaret Lee brings us a delightful tweed quilt, Sinead’s Quilt which is an excellent project to start with if you have never worked with tweed before. Another quick pieced quilt, the Cosy Burgundy Quilt, is fat quarter friendly. The Floral Wall Hanging is a stunning appliqué quilt and we make another curved EPP block in our Stars and Flowers series quilt. Stuart’s block in Stashbustingis called Woven and would make a stunning scrappy quilt. Your reading material this month includes my review of the Quilt and Stitch Village Show in Uttoxeter just before Easter. It was a lovely day out as usual. We visit The Quilters’ Cupboard in Let’s Go Shopping and find out more about the Magna Carta Quilts that were on display recently. We also find out more about Ledra Quilts in India. Sandra Goldsbrough tells us about her First and Last quilts and we meet Bath Quilters in Introducing.

Joanna