Digital Wave in LP&Q Issue 50 - Photo Courtesy of Love, Patchwork & Quilting
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Digital Wave in LP&Q Issue 50

I am so thrilled to share that Digital Wave is included in Issue 50 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting which was released in the UK on Wednesday, July 19th (the magazine will be available in the US in another 4-6 weeks).

Digital Wave in LP&Q Issue 50 - Photo Courtesy of Love, Patchwork & Quilting

Digital Wave in LP&Q Issue 50 – Photo Courtesy of Love, Patchwork & Quilting

The design for Digital Wave was inspired by a photograph of a series of calm ocean waves flowing onto a sandy beach. I wanted the design to have traditional roots, so I created a modified quarter log cabin block design but made the block large (like the ocean) and rotated to give it a sense of wave-like motion. The color palette made me think of circuit boards and also gave the quilt a digital pulse feel as well, so the name is a blend of the different elements that came together in this fast and fun lap quilt.

Digital Wave

Digital Wave

There are a few things that I really like about the design: the push and pull tension created by the darker pieced elements, and the continuity of the lightest color that snakes around the quilt.

Digital Wave - Quilting Detail

Digital Wave – Quilting Detail

When it came to quilting Digital Wave, my husband was a great sounding board for me. Inspired by the name of the quilt and my penchant for straight line quilting, he challenged me to created a “circuit board quilting” motif. It was the perfect inspiration and I had a lot of fun moving around the quilt. An extra bonus is the texture that it gives the finished quilt!

Digital Wave - Quilting Detail

Digital Wave – Quilting Detail

Robert Kaufman provided the Kona Cotton solids for this project: Evergreen (also used for the backing and binding), Celadon, Seafoam, Cream, Curry, and Honey.

If you are interested in making your own version of Digital Wave, you can find the pattern in Issue 50 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting. The magazine is also available for purchase as a digital download. You can get a preview of all the projects in Issue 50 on the LP&Q blog.

Linking up with TGIFF and Finish It Friday.

41 thoughts on “Digital Wave in LP&Q Issue 50

  1. Yvonne, congrats! What a striking design and love your quilting!

  2. Dee says:

    Great quilt…something to be really proud of! Love the quilting…was it done on long arm or stationary?

  3. Congratulations Yvonne! I love the work with solids and the quilting looks wonderful. I bet the texture feels fantastic!

  4. Congrats-what a wonderfully different quilt-love your quilting!

  5. What a striking design. Love the idea of flipping those quarter log cabins. You’ve been really into yellow lately! Go hubby for the inspiration!

  6. Beth LaMotte says:

    This is so cool! The white snaking around the perimeter is a really neat element of the quilt. The quilting is spectacular!

  7. Jayne says:

    This one is amazing! Congratulations! The colors you picked are so great together!

  8. This is all sorts of fabulous, Yvonne. Well done!

  9. Gorgeous! The colors are perfect and your quilting looks flawless as always. Thanks for linking up!

  10. Congratulations on being published Yvonne ! I’m in the UK at the moment and I’m debating on running to the newspaper kiosk or waiting for my copy to arrive in the mail when I’m back home …

  11. Paula S. Pike says:

    Yvonne, this is stunning! I love the design, the colors and the quilting.

  12. Congrats Yvonne. You have been a very busy person these past months.
    I love this — just love it!! It is gorgeous. Well done.

  13. It’s so beautiful and so simple. I loved reading your thoughts on the inspiration and your design process.

  14. Alison says:

    This is beautiful! I love this color scheme — simple yet sophisticated.

  15. Rochelle Summers says:

    Congratulations, Yvonne. A beautiful quilt. I love the quilting, the colors and the pattern.

  16. Love the design! Makes me want to escape to that beach.

  17. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Yvonne,
    The colors in this are so peaceful looking. I almost audibly released an ahh as I was viewing the closeup of the Evergreen, Celadon, and Seafoam shot. Anyone would be thrilled to have and use this quilt. ~smile~ Roseanne

  18. I loved reading about your inspiration for this quilt, it made me look at the design in a whole new way. It’s a fantastic quilt, well done!

  19. gsyanne63 says:

    Received my copy of LP&Q in the post yesterday, and was thrilled to find you and your quilt. It’s fantastic congratulations xxx

  20. Verna says:

    Great quilt! I especially like the quilting!

  21. I love the colors and the quilting is amazing!!

  22. Izzy says:

    Congrats Yvonne! I love everything about your design and the quilting is just stunning! Great job! 🙂

  23. My goodness – what an amazing quilt!!! I’m astounded at your creativity.

  24. Bec says:

    Way to go, Yvonne (& husband)! The quilt is awesome and the quilting is the perfect design for your quilt.

  25. helen says:

    really well done, you deserve the recognition. I think the quilting was spot on

  26. One of my all time fav designs of yours, Yvonne! And your husband’s suggestion was so spot on – the quilting totally elevates this quilt – just perfection!! And congrats on the feature – so well deserved 🙂

  27. nan says:

    Congratulations!!!! I really like the quilting on it.

  28. The first thing I noticed bout this quilt was the quilting. It looks amazing! Did you use a ruler to keep them so straight? I also love the design and how the light stripe does move around the whole quilt. Congrats on your publication.

  29. Ben says:

    I love the quilting — and that it was inspired by circuit boards!

  30. Kaja says:

    Congratulations! I love the close up photos in this post.

  31. patty says:

    Love this quilt and your quilting is amazing. Congrats on the publish.

  32. Congrats Yvonne ! This quilt and his quilting are beautiful!!!

  33. This is a really lovely quilt, Yvonne.

  34. Awesome! Congratulations, Yvonne. I will be looking for the magazine.

  35. That circuit board motif is a fun one, (did you quilt yourself into a corner? Ask me how I know lol) and yum! It sure does create texture. Love the palette you chose, and congrats on another publication. 🙂

  36. Vera Negligent says:

    Neat! I especially like your quilting on it! Well done!

  37. Congrats Yvonne! I especially like the colours you chose.

  38. sue7oaks says:

    That’s a great bold graphic design and I love, love, love the quilting you’ve done on it! Congrats on the magazine project!

  39. Elaine Riley says:

    Wow Yvonne, I absolutely love everything about your quilt Digatal Wave. The quilting is perfect. I must learn this pattern. Congratulations on magazine article.

  40. Lea says:

    I know I’m late to the game on this but this quilt is gorgeous.

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