Quilty res­o­lu­tions…

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Pick up most mags this month and you’ll find edi­tors ev­ery­where rem­i­nisc­ing on an­other year gone by and com­mit­ting their res­o­lu­tions to print – it’s stan­dard New Year fod­der – and who can blame us, th­ese in­tros re­ally aren’t as easy to write as you’d think! Well I’m buck­ing the trend… I’ve al­ready got a list of self-im­prove­ments as long as my arm, and I sure don’t need to feel guilty about what I should be sewing, who I should be fol­low­ing or how much I should be buy­ing. No fab­ric di­ets here folks. I mean, there are worse habits to have than print hoard­ing, right?

In­stead of dwelling on what we ought to be do­ing this New Year, let's fo­cus on get­ting ex­cited about what we want to be mak­ing! So with­out fur­ther ado, I’m go­ing to kick off 2016 with some mojo-boost­ing makes to blow away the cob­webs and lengthen your to-do lists. Lori Hartman makes her LP&Q de­but with a rain­bow-coloured Fly­ing Geese quilt – per­fect for pep­ping up your sofa on a grey day. An­other new con­trib­u­tor is lovely Ash­ley Jep­per­son, who shares her su­per-cute travel case de­sign. They're just the right size for on-the-go patch­work, so pack up your EPP kit and take it with you! Our reg­u­lar col­lab­o­ra­tion with The Cot­ton Club con­tin­ues this month with our Pluses and Plaid quilt – de­signer Laura Pritchard has paired fresh spring­time greens with pops of sun­shine yel­low to truly cast off the win­ter blues. I'd also like to wel­come Sarah Sharp to the team, her Kas­bah blocks are per­fect for pair­ing prints to make them re­ally pop!

Bring on 2016! Here's to an­other year packed full of quilt­ing good­ness – watch this space!

ALICE BLACK­LEDGE COM­MIS­SION­ING EDITOR

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