Quilt pattern: Sound Maze

I’m so excited to share a new quilt pattern with you – Sound Maze – which is on the cover of the July/August 2018 issue of Modern Patchwork magazine.

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Sound Maze was based on an Excel design that I created last year but never posted on Instagram.

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I was playing around with the idea of repeating a single block (with minor variations) so that a single line could be traced around the quilt from one end to the other. In the image above, you can see that the white line starts at the top left and ends at the bottom right (the only two places where the white line meets the quilt edge). The square waves made me think of sound waves, hence the name.

The quilt top is all strips, so came together really quickly. I used Kona Cotton Solids in Riviera and White, with a Carolyn Friedlander widescreen on the back.

Because the quilt is much bigger than I’ve made before (86.5″ square), and because I had a tight deadline, I knew I couldn’t quilt it myself. Instead, I went to Carolyn Murfitt of Free Bird Quilting Designs. Carolyn’s known for her beautiful, colourful appliqué designs and her intricate custom quilting, but she also offers edge-to-edge quilting services and could squeeze me in at short notice. Carolyn was so helpful, offering lots of advice (and encouragement, since I was super-nervous!) on the best design and thread colour. I’m so happy with her work, and so pleased that it could be showcased on the cover of Modern Patchwork.

If you want to check out Sound Maze, the July/August 2018 issue of Modern Patchwork is on sale now (and will hit newsstands on June 26).

 

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