You can preview the contents pages from the new issue of Popular Patchwork here, Popular Patchwork June 2011.
 
I hope you’re ready for some summer fun this month, we’ve got lots of colourful and creative projects for you. Sally Ablett has designed a beautiful French braid quilt, All About Colour, using the fantastic new range of the same name from Fabric Freedom. You can also enter our wonderful competition to win £600 worth of this bright and incredibly useful fabric.
 
It’s just the right time of year for picnics, and Flower Fun is the perfect picnic mat. Stephanie Pettengell designed this super throw using all those leftover jelly roll strips, so gather up those spare strips and whip up a quick quilt in no time. Get a racing start on a present for a horse loving friend or relative with Anja Townrow and Makower in The Mane Event. This is a great fabric range and a quilt which will appeal to the serious equestrians amongst us, yet would still be appropriate for any pony mad little girl. If you’re in the mood for some recycling, dig out your old denim for a brilliantly practical yet funky bag by Chris Hammacott, Blues Bands. Is your spare stash overflowing? Pat Stone brings us a delightful little appliqué wall hanging, Flowerpot Fancy. You could make a set of these for a display or presents and stash-bust while you’re sewing.
 
In our features section this month, Gillian Cooper explores Internet Quilting and shows us how the world wide web can improve our quilting, and provide us with both great inspiration and handy hints on technique, using resources such as our own Popular Patchwork website, artists blogs and beyond. Check out Rojo Rojo, and read some great news from Sabina Palley. Eighteen months on from her last report, she gives us an update on the situation at the Kenyan orphanage, and once again proves that there are some very kind and caring quilters about.
 
Our regular features this month include a great Kids’ Corner T-shirt project, What a Hoot! by Gillian Cooper, and Gillian is back again with the Irish Chain in Building Blocks. Greta Fitchett has the recipe you’ve all been waiting for; it’s time for quilted cupcakes in Cake of the Month.
 
There are over £600 worth of prizes and giveaways in this issue. Check the "What's New" section, book review and special Fabric Freedom competition pages for all our prize draws and special offers.
 
You'll never miss an issue as a subscriber, and you can save money off the cover price of each issue. This month's offer brings a lovely book, "Jelly Roll Sampler Quilts" by Pam and Nicky Lintott, and a great set of Madeira threads, available for all new UK subscribers. A subscription to Popular Patchwork magazine also gives you access to online back issues, and exclusive competitions and content here on the website. You could also try a digital edition subscription for only £9.99 for six months. Why not visit our Subscriptions page today?