QUILT #112 – June/July 2010

Summer Discovery – Cool shapes & happy designs

Dear Quilting Friends,

While relaxing at the beach, I noticed people walking by and gazing near the water’s edge at “washed-up” ocean treasures. Small piles of seashells, some whole and some well worn; and even pieces of smooth sea glass, glistening in the sun. I found myself joining the beachwalkers to discover a pretty shell or shape formed by the constant rolling sea.

In the same way, you’re going to have exciting “finds” as you turn the pages of this issue. The Forever Diamonds quilt made with jewel-tone prints is a colorful gem; and Rippling Waters, an echoing batik design, is so very fascinating. Bubble Bath is such a happy design, full of paper-pieced rubber duckies; and Dutch Windmills spins with its breezy paddles. Photographed on lovely Tybee Island, Georgia, you’ll feel like you are on vacation in all these fun cottage settings! I’ve only mentioned a few of the “treasures” to be discovered when you turn the pages of this fun summer issue.

This issue is also jam-packed with famous designers. Read about fashion and home décor icon Laura Ashley, and the popular lifestyle fabrics and patterns of her modern-day counterpart, Amy Butler. Plus, in addition to Kaffe Fassett’s regular field notes column, he’s shared a quilt pattern celebrating his new book, Simple Shapes, Spectacular Quilts.

Wishing you a summer filled with fun, sun and exciting discovery!



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