Popular Patchwork May 2010
Spring is in the air, and our cover project this month is a simple, fresh quilt designed by Angela Huddart. This floral quilt with matching cushions is bound to put some spring in your step and your home. May brings you a project packed issue, with everything from advanced quilts such as Barbara Howell's Museum Mosaic to a pretty chintz borderie perse tea cosy from Chris Hammacott. We also have a great bottle carrier, perfect for those picnic outings, a stash busting quilt made from just seven fat quarters, and an applique border for the next stage of your round robin quilts. Our editor Jane has designed this month's Square Dance, a clever take on stained glass patchwork.
Davina Thomas is getting in the mood for the Quilt Association Summer Exhibition at Llandiloes by revealing some beautiful old and new quilts from the 2009 show. Chris Hammacott explains her love of Chintz, and fills us in regarding the history of this very "English", yet actually Indian fabric! You may have seen the work of Kindred Spirits, a Devon-based textile group, at Festival of Quilts last year. You can see more from this talented group in this month’s out and about!
There are some great prizes in this issue, including a fantastic Elna sewing machine, £400 worth of fabric from Fabric Freedom and over £300 worth of giveaways in the May Bits and Pieces pages.
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