As a teen rising up within the 80s, London Calling by The Conflict was required listening for our era. Admittedly, I’m a little bit of an anglophile (and a fan of The Conflict) so I believed this theme could be enjoyable to discover. Nonetheless, the timing of the difficulty was eerie.
“London calling, sure, I used to be there, too And you already know what they mentioned? Properly, a few of it was true London calling on the high of the dial And in any case this, received’t you give me a smile?”
– Joe Strummer and Mick Jones, The Conflict
Whereas we select concern themes nearly a 12 months prematurely, the decision for submissions went out per week after Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II died. You couldn’t activate the information with out witnessing scenes from the funeral.
The response from designers was overwhelming. I solely want we had extra pages to fill with the quilt designs submitted. So, with out additional ado, right here is the Might/June 2023 concern of Quiltmaker Journal!
And Now for the Quilts…
Double Decker Bus Quilt by Natalie Crabtree
The Double Decker Bus Quilt by Natalie Crabtree is dreamy. Natalie submitted multiple design—one that includes a Union Jack—so we requested if she would allow us to use the second design too.
She agreed to our request, supplying you with the choice so as to add a Union Jack to this quilt, or flip the block right into a pillow or wall hanging — in different phrases, make it your personal!
No-No-Infamous designed by Michelle Freedman
No-No-Infamous by Michelle Freedman is just divine. This sample was impressed by a sweater that Princess Di usually wore to polo matches, and it includes a flock of sheep with one black sheep.
Michelle created a shocking quilt matched by the cable-knit-inspired quilting by Chris Batten.
However Wait, There’s Extra!
Rounding out the theme, now we have Windsor by Cassie Harms, Round Pound by Rachelle Craig, and for lovers of English paper piecing, now we have Classic Stars by Cynthia Karkut.
We start a 4-part collection with a quilt by Kari Mathews. Impressed by Jane Austin books and movies, Stroll by way of the Backyard is a nod to intricate English gardens.
So seize a cup of tea and luxuriate in Quiltmaker Journal Might/June 2023 — click on right here to buy your copy!
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