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Sounds Waves

Pump up the volume with bright blocks that look like sound waves when pieced together. A gray background allows the colors to sing the loudest. Fabrics are from the Jasmine collection by Valori Wells for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Quilting designs courtesy of Handi Quilter.


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Inspired by Wavelength from designer Sharon McConnell of Color Girl Quilts 
Quilt Tester: Laura Boehnke


•    1—9×21" piece (fat eighth) each light blue print, dark blue print, yellow floral, yellow print, dark orange print, light orange print, light purple print, dark purple print, light green print, teal print, red print, and pink print (blocks)

•    1⁄4 yard each yellow polka dot and dark green print (blocks)

•    5⁄8 yard each dark gray print and light gray print (blocks)

•    1⁄2 yard each blue polka dot and dark blue tone-on-tone (border, binding)

•    3 yards backing fabric

•    53" batting 

Finished quilt: 44-1⁄2" square
Finished blocks: 10" square

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. Press seams in directions indicated by arrows on diagrams. If no direction is specified, press seam toward darker fabric.