Welcome in the New Year with issue 56!

Pretty soon the Christmas madness will be over, and before you know it you’ve got that little bit of extra time… to quilt! Issue 56 is brimming with brilliant suggestions of ways to make the most of that time, with tips and techniques for every skill level.

Read on to take a peek at some of our favourites from issue 56, or treat yourself to your own copy! UK readers can buy it here or if you’re overseas, why wait for the mag to arrive in the post? Get it instantly to your phone or tablet with our digital issues on Apple NewsstandZinio or Google Play

Neon Kicks: Mix and match half-square triangles with a pop of dazzling colour for a modern patchwork finish

Sun Spell: Paper piece a hypnotic hand-quilted wall hanging, built up of circular segments and fine fussy cutting

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Bloom & Blush: Get to grips with curves and pair supersize blocks and contrasting colours to make a floral quilt with impact

Flamingo Fade: Put an ombre twist on a classic churn dash quilt, with HST piecing that changes from cherry to blossom

Airborne: Take to the skies on an FPP adventure to treasure forever – simple solids stand out against fresh white in this hot air balloon design

Welcome in the New Year with issue 56 of Love Patchwork & Quilting! UK readers can buy it here or if you’re overseas, check out our Digital issues for Zinio, Google Play and Apple Newsstand for instant access without the wait.