We’re so excited that our sunny summer issue 11 is in shops now that we thought we’d share a little round up of a few of our favourite quilting ideas from the issue with you here on the blog. You can see a preview of the issue here, get your hands on a copy here or pop over to our Find Us section to buy it in your local shop. If you’re already getting patch-happy with the issue as you read this and are looking for the issue templates, you can find them here. Or if you’re just browsing for ideas for your next quilt project, then read on! This month’s cover project (above) is packed with perfect pinwheels: Carolyn Forster‘s scrap busting Summer Breeze quilt takes one spinning block and gives it three different designs. It’s a breath of fresh air and the perfect way to while away those long light summer nights’ quilting.
Next up, try sewing with something new and discover the wonderful world of tweed. Ali Burdon talks you through how to get started with wool patchwork with these traditional patchwork cushions.
Lynne Goldsworthy‘s Morning Star Medallion has to be one of our favourite highlights of issue 11. Create this stunning design by building up frames of blocks and lashings for a finished project you’re want to show off proudly.
Play with 60-degree shapes with Pam and Nicky Lintott from The Quilt Room‘s Tea for Two quilt – with its pretty vintage look and feel, this fat-quarter-friendly project is as lovely as sitting down with a friend for a cup of tea and a catch up!
X marks the spot with this Afternoon Tea quilt by Pam and Nicky Lintott. It’s the perfect project for those just starting out or for the more experienced of you who are looking for a quick quilt. It shows how by simply rearranging blocks and using different fabrics, you can make a huge difference to your design.If your’e feeling the urge to roll up your sleeves and try a new technique on your summer quilt projects, join us in going back in time to try a classic method – Appliqué perse (also known as broderie press). Linda Clements shows us how it’s done with the Essential Guide to Appliqué Perse.
Lastly check out Jen Kingwell‘s delicious latest block in her Baker’s Dozen block of the month series. Nectarine & Berry Clafoutis mixes Log Cabin scrappy strips with a stylish star block.
Oh! And we almost forgot, Lynne Edwards is also on hand this issue to share her strategies for tackling half-square triangles with perfect points every time. We hope you love sewing up the projects in issue 11 as much as we enjoyed gathering them together for you. If yore making something from the issue, share your pics with us over on our Todays’ Quilter Facebook page – we’d love to see.