First Snowfall Patchwork Quilt Block

The August edition of online magazine ‘We Like Sewing’ is out now. It looks like this:

photo copyright: We Like Sewing

The magazine has a mixture of sewing projects, including dress-making and patchwork and quilting (see Editor Catherine Eaton’s introduction to the issue at the end of the post to discover what’s included in the magazine this month).

Although the weather is warm in August, canny sewing enthusiasts are already preparing for Autumn – and even for Christmas! As the cover says (at the bottom left-hand side) there is a ‘Christmas Corner’ to encourage you to begin sewing now for the winter holiday period.

Included in the magazine, is ‘First Snowfall Patchwork Quilt Block’ which I contributed. It’s a large block (16 x 16″) which could be incorporated into a variety of projects or could form the basis for a whole ‘snowflake’ quilt.

Here it is made up in white, pale grey and blue with white polka-dots. What colours would you choose?

‘First Snowfall Patchwork Quilt Block’ by Amanda Ogden; photo copyright: We Like Sewing

Here’s the editor Catherine Eaton’s introduction to the August issue of the magazine:

It’s almost time to say goodbye to summer sewing and hello to everything fall! And wow, is this issue packed full of inspiring projects for you to sew.  Start with a wardrobe staple: a classic trench coat by designer Kimberly Payne. Including a gorgeous magenta lining, a timeless camel exterior and available in sizes 0-34, this coat is a must-sew project for the upcoming season. Next, try your hand at quilted wearables with our brand new quilted vest from designer Meg Healy. Featuring deep side pockets, a flattering tie waist and drafting instructions to walk you through the creation process that results in a unique piece sized especially for you.

Have an older shirt or dress that needs a refresh? Why not create an custom oversized collar to layer over your existing piece? The Simple Detachable Statement Collars by designer Janice Bailor will show how simple this process can be. Plus, learn how to update an older dress for summer with a brand new upcycling tutorial from designer Quayln Stark.

And if you ask me, it’s never too early to start holiday sewing. Our brand new Christmas corner section features two inspiring projects to try: First Snowfall Patchwork Quilt Block and Couched Yarn Christmas Tree Pillow. 

Happy Sewing,

So, lots to entice you! Here’s the link to the issue:

Amanda Jane Textiles offers unique fabrics for sale here, quilt patterns here, classes here and quilts for sale here

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