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Layered Waves Gallery

 

My “Layered Waves” technique  

I like the term “playing” with fabric. The more I can touch and manipulate fabric, the happier I am. My “Layered Curves” technique began in 1997 when I got frustrated with the tedious process of curved piecing. I just wasn’t enjoying the sewing stage anymore – so I tried cutting wild  curves into the fabric, ironing the edges under ¼”, then topstitching  to another fabric, I would cut the underneath fabric away and continue the cutting/layering/topstitching process until I either ran out of fabric pieces or I got bored. The result was a happy combination of two techniques – curved piecing and fabric collage. 

“Layered Curves" (aka Layered Waves) makes curves faster and easier to do than curved piecing and unlike the raw edges in fabric collage, the edges in “Layered Curves” are neat and tidy. (my topstitching technique has been featured in Rodale’s book “Innovative Piecing” and the Spring 2000 issue of “American Quilter” magazine). It is also the subject of my books  "Layered Waves" (2009) and "Wearable Waves" (2012). Dramatic angles and points can be also be made using this technique, which contrast beautifully with the flowing lines.

 

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Sunshine and Shade Garden

© 2015 - 43" x 55"

River Stones

© 2015 - 48" x 58"

  Rambling Roses 

© 2014 - 42" x 60" 

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Rose Patch

© 2013 - 41" x 41"

Random Rose Garden

© 2013 - 46" x 46"

Rhythm and Roses  

© 2014 - 44" x 47"   

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Positive Energy 4

© 2007 - 33" x 43"

 

Positive Energy 3 

© 2004 - 35" x 46"

 

Sand & Sea 

© 2004 - 41.5" x 47.5"

 

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Cross Currents 

featured in Rodale's book "Innovative Piecing" and cover of my "Layered Waves" book

© 1998 - 30" x 33 1/3"

Salsa and Guacamole

© 1998 - 24 1/2" x 27"

 

Secret Spring 

© 2004 - 29" x 35"

 

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