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Introducing Refraction {LP&Q Issue 59}

It is rather hard for me to believe this, but I created the design for this quilt in February of 2016 as part of Quilt Design a Day (QDAD)! Many of the quilts I designed in QDAD got put on my “must make” list, and I am excited to finally get to share Refraction with you today. Refraction can be found in Issue 59 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting, which released in the UK yesterday (Thursday, March 22nd) and will be available in the US in another 4-6 weeks.

Refraction in Issue 59 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting (photo courtesy of LP&Q)

Refraction in Issue 59 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting (photo courtesy of LP&Q)

Refraction was designed with the idea of light hitting the edge of a surface and reflecting back at different angles. Refraction is a phenomenon of light as it deflects and passes through objects of different density, and I like to imagine this mini quilt representing the spreading of not just light but ideas as they ripple, shift, and change at such a high rate in our online, digital world.

Refraction in Issue 59 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting (photo courtesy of LP&Q)

Refraction in Issue 59 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting (photo courtesy of LP&Q)

I used a combination of 2 different 50wt Aurifil variegated threads for the quilting: 4661 (Mint Julep) and 4662 (Creme de Menthe). I quilted the mini quilt on my domestic sewing machine, a Juki TL-2200 QVP mini using a walking foot.

Refraction in Issue 59 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting (photo courtesy of LP&Q)

Refraction in Issue 59 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting (photo courtesy of LP&Q)

The quilt was made using Michael Miller Cotton Couture solids in Spring, Mist, Seafoam, Sprout, and Lilypad.

Issue 59 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting (photo courtesy of LP&Q)

Issue 59 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting (photo courtesy of LP&Q)

Refraction finishes at 36 inches square, and I was excited to see it featured on the cover of the magazine in the lower right hand corner!

Refraction in Issue 59 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting (photo courtesy of LP&Q)

Refraction in Issue 59 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting (photo courtesy of LP&Q)

If you are interested in making your own version of Refraction, you can find the pattern in Issue 59 of Love, Patchwork & Quilting. The magazine is also available for purchase as a digital download.

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29 thoughts on “Introducing Refraction {LP&Q Issue 59}

  1. Mary says:

    I love the colors and the way they vibrate. I’ll look for the mag at Barnes & Nobles.

  2. Another totally amazing design, and what fabric choices there to highlight it. Love those quilting lines, perfect finish.

  3. vivian383 says:

    Very striking use of colors and design! I love it!

  4. Congrats on your publication! Very nice!

  5. Lovely Yvonne! This may be my favorite transparency pattern of yours. Congrats for being included in the mag and especially on the cover!

  6. sue7oaks says:

    I love the colours and the simple design is highlighted really well with the straight line quilting. Beautiful!

  7. This is a beautiful quilt, Yvonne. Congratulations on the inclusion in the magazine, as well as having the quilt on the cover. You do such lovely work!

  8. Jess says:

    Hey cover girl! Congratulations!! It’s well deserved. The quilt has a simple, stunning beauty.

  9. Beth LaMotte says:

    Sew many fabulous Quilting Jetgirl patterns, sew little time! Another outstanding design Yvonne even incorporating a bit of transparency! I will be looking for the magazine.

  10. Another home run, Yvonne! Congratulations on hitting this one out of the park–it’s a stunningly beautiful quilt. Bravo!

  11. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Congratulations on another publication! I love this quilt and it is fun to see the quilts that you design come to fruition.

  12. Facetfully says:

    Yummy colors and pattern. I like that it is not fully symetrical too! Congrats…again…your work is terrific!

  13. annette810 says:

    Beautiful. The greens are gorgeous. Job well done.

  14. Patty says:

    Great quilt! Congratulations!

  15. ioleenkimmel says:

    Gorgeous ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  16. Rochelle Summers says:

    Congratulations, Yvonne. It so wonderful to see your quilting displayed in this overseas publication. It is a lovely quilt and the colors remind me of the ocean and the beach.

  17. aquilterstable says:

    Oh I like Refraction SO MUCH! Very beautiful!!

  18. Joanne H says:

    This is a wonderful quilt and I really like the transparency effect that you’ve created. Since participating in the Wayward Transparency Quilt Along, I’ve found myself really drawn to quilts like this and really appreciate the time and effort it took to create the look. congratulations on the publication!

  19. Izzy says:

    I really, really like this Yvonne! Congratulations on making the cover too – that’s pretty nice! 🙂

  20. Cocoa Quilts says:

    Congratulations Yvonne on another beautiful quilt and a cover photo!!

  21. springleafstudios says:

    This quilt really caught my eye. So striking. Congrats on it being published.

  22. Love this design, Yvonne! And your quilting just elevates the overall look!

  23. Jill Spencer says:

    Congratulations on another magazine cover. I find this quilt very interesting. Will you be doing a quilt along for this one?

  24. Another amazing design. Congratulations.

  25. Beautiful quilt! Congrats on making the cover!

  26. I really love this quilt – the colors, the design, the quilting. It is simply beautiful!!

  27. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne; Congratulations on being published once again and even more exciting being on the cover!! Your distinct modern quilt pattern designs and also the quilting designs that you create are magnificent. Which, I believe, will continue to reward you in so many ways throughout our quilting world! Thank you for sharing this beautiful quilt you have created with us! I would love to make this! Have a great day!

  28. Congratulations on another publication, Yvonne, and especially on making it to the cover 🙂

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)