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).
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.
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.
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!
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.