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Roaring Waves

A range of blues and grays, gradating from light to dark, produce the look of waves on a stormy night. Pairing blue with gray instead of white puts a twist on the classic two-color combination. Fabrics are from the Nocturne collection by Janet Clare for Moda Fabrics.


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Inspired by Quake from designer Karen Snyder

Quilt tester: Jan Ragaller



•    12—18×21" pieces (fat quarters) assorted prints in gray and blue (vertical rows)

•    1⁄2 yard binding fabric

•    3-5⁄8 yards backing fabric

•    65×62" batting


Finished quilt: 56-1⁄2×54"


Yardages and cutting instructions are based on 42" of usable fabric width. 

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. 



Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. 


From each assorted print, cut:

•    4—5×18" strips

From binding fabric, cut:

•    6—2-1⁄2×42" binding strips