Homespun June 2013
Unless you are a dedicated sun-worshipper, you’ll
have to admit there is nothing like the suggestion
of crispness in the air with the coming of June. It may spell days indoors and chilly evenings, but think of the benefits – cosy stitching, with piping-hot mugs of tea
(or something a little stronger) in front of a favourite movie. There’s nothing better. With that in mind,
we’ve put together some inspiring winter projects
to keep you happily ensconced indoors, whiling
away the hours and being creative. Enjoy it all.
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|Project 1 - Handy Andy |
Janelle Noack named her quilt after the traditional Handy Andy block design. It looks great in Moda’s coordinating fabric range, Odds and Ends by Cosmo Cricket, but it would suit many other fabric mixes, too.
|Project 2 - Foxy & Waddles|
There are some crazy friendships in the animal world – birds and horses, polar bears and wolf-dogs. Jennifer Goldsmith introduces another odd couple. When Foxy met Waddles, she took to her like a duck to water!
|Project 4 - Seaside Daisies|
English paper piecing (EPP)
is popular, but if you can’t face hand stitching hundreds
of hexagons, here’s an achievable alternative. Cheryl Goss made this quilt as a wedding present, but who needs a special occasion to start a beautiful new project?
|Project 5 - Sugar & Spice|
You can never have too many bags,
and this one will be a standout in your collection. Christine Welsh included two handy slip pockets on each side (and lots more on the inside), a secure zip closure, reinforcing piping, rings and rivets
to give a professional finish to her supremely usable accessory.
|Project 8 - Midnight Blooms|
Look how lovely leftovers can be! Vicki Knight created this exuberant design after being given a bag of fabric scraps by a friend. Every vivid little square and flourishing flower
is made from its contents.