Oh happy days, our brand new issue is hitting the shops AS WE TYPE! And this month, we’re getting ready for the festive quilting season, with beautiful quilts for Christmas and 2017. Read on for our sneak preview of what to expect in issue 15. We’ve packed our November issue full of Christmas quilt ideas, from our Celebrate in Stitches free supplement to beautiful new quilts from Lynne Edwards, Susan Briscoe and The Lintotts. Plus we’re excited to reveal Jo Avery’s brand new Block of the Month series! Get set for a merry month of seasonal sewing…
Take a look inside issue 15
Meet our cover star! If you’re looking for Christmas quilt ideas, look no further for the ultimate in hand-sewn gifts. Lynne Edwards‘ Stepping Stones quilt is the perfect way to show off your fabric stash, with clever diamond stepping stones running throughout in contrasting black fabric.
Interlocking chains: Get clever with your piecing! Red and white chains make Pam & Nicky Lintott‘s pattern really pop in this must-sew seasonal quilt.
Sidmouth Revisited: Susan Briscoe takes inspiration from an early 19th century quilt to show you how to make your next family heirloom.
A Walk in the Glen: Take a stroll through the Scottish Highlands and showcase classic fabrics in contemporary blocks with Sally Ablett’s heather and green palette!
Pretty in pink: Give any room of the house a splash of colour with Kristine Czepuryk‘s EPP cushion.
Feeling festive? Lynette Anderson reveals 8 Christmas designs in our Celebrate in Stitches free supplement. These table decorations are just a taster of the treats inside.
All this plus:
• From the desk of Lynne Edwards MBE: Lynne shows us how to speed-piece our half square triangles… eight at a time!
• Quilting heritage: We explore the value of oral history when it comes to capturing the stories of today’s quilt makers.
• Essential guide: Have fun with tied quilting
• Quilt as Desired: Earlier this year, Jacquie Harvey was awarded a British Empire medal for services to hand quilting, design and the quilting industry, so we’re just a *bit* excited to be exploring her work.
Introducing our new Block of the month!
Ta da! It’s finally here! We’ve been awaiting the big reveal of our brand new Block of the Month series for, well.. months now, and we’re so happy the day has finally come. Jo Avery’s A Month in the Country series starts with this gorgeous Autumn leaves block. We can’t wait to see the rest of the set!