Popular Patchwork June 2016

As we finished this issue the sun was shining and the newspapers were full of hype about a summer heatwave, so it feels apt we have chosen June to have a holiday theme. Whether you are enjoying the sun in your garden or getting ready for a 12-hour flight, here’s wishing you some relaxing time off to read and enjoy this issue. 

  • Hand-sew your own coastal scene with Rosemary Rosenfeld’s puzzle quilt, I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside 
  • Dig deep in your stash for floral prints and make Mandy Munroe’s pretty paper-pieced Holiday Hexie Quilt
  • Get ready for your summer holiday with Summer Shades by Judith Hollies, a useful flex frame sunglasses case
  • Debbie von Grabler-Crozier shows you how to create a charming Little Tug-Boat Cushion with a handy front pocket
  • Show your love of quilting with a pretty colour scheme and a classic block to create Purple Love Quilt, a lovable sketchbook quilt
  • Embark on a two-part quilting adventure and sew this fun quilt for the little pirate in your life! Aye, Aye Captain was designed and made by Lynne Goldsworthy for The Henley Studio
  • Spot the odd one out in this fun There Always Has To Be One quilt from Janet Goddard. It showcases a parade of elephants with lots of flying geese thrown in for good measure!
  • In the final part of her seasonal bunting series Ruth Lazarus creates the perfect way to stitch a big hello to summer with her Summer Bunting
  • Try Planting, a modern twist gives this old quilt design new life. An adapted extract from Old Quilts, New Life by Sarah Fielke

Our regular features and articles this month include

  • Meet Paula Welland and read about her recent quilting holiday adventure
  • Get creative with Gillian Cooper, as she shows how to print using a Gelli plate, and then makes her sample into a sketchbook cover
  • In Stuart's Surgery, Stuart shares ideas to take sewing on holiday
  • Fiona Hesford tells us about the life and achievements of celebrated textile designer, Lucienne Day
  • Suffering from quilt overwhelm? Elizabeth Betts looks at ways to keep motivated
  • We talk to Leslie Morgan about the exhibition she's curating this summer, what is happening at her studio, and her plans for the autumn
  • In this issue Suzanne Fisher shows us a method of finishing a quilt without binding
  • This month we go further afield with a tour of New York City in Let's Visit

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