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In Layered Waves - A Fresh New Way to Quilt by Karen Eckmeier you will find seven projects, plus a gallery of quilts, wearables and home accents. You can mix and match the ideas in this book to suit your fancy. Let your creativity flow!

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Layered Waves
A Fresh New Way to Quilt

Author: Karen Eckmeier
Pages: 96
Page size: 8.5" W X 11" H
Publisher: Quilted Lizard
Cover: Soft Cover
Item Code: 4C30455
ISBN / SKU / UPC: 9780979203329
Weight: lb
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Catch the Wave!

With Karen Eckmeier's easy layer & topstitch technique, you'll be adding graceful curves and dramatic angles to all your quilt projects!

Use this innovative process to make:

  • Dimensional roses
  • Curvy Log Cabin blocks
  • Sensational backgrounds for applique
  • Exciting textures for wearables
  • Impressive quilt borders
  • 7 complete, step by step projects, plus dozens of inspirational ideas!

Author Karen EckmeierAbout the Author

Karen seems an unlikely personality for making waves. After all, her quilting students consistently rate her as the sweetest, calmest, most nurturing teacher they know. But to drop in on any of her workshops, it is impossible not to notice the swirl of activity. Nor can one ignore the squeals of delight emitted over the fabulous compositions that every single participant creates using this internationally acclaimed teacher's failproof techniques.

Her approach to making waves has had many names. The first time it appeared in 2000 as "Topstitched Curves," a chapter in the Rodale's Successful Quilting Library volume called Innovative Piecing. Later that same year, Karen's article, "Topstitch Piecing: A Recipe for Free-Form Curves," appeared in American Quilter magazine. A couple of years later, she realized the allure of little landscapes that often occurred accidentally with this technique, and the best selling pattern series and book Accidental Landscapes™ sprang onto the scene.

Karen has another side to her quilting - as an award winning fiber artist. She enjoys gardening, reading, photography and traveling with her husband Walter. When they aren't exploring new territory they can be found in their dream house amidst the waves of verdant hills in the Northwest Corner of Connecticut.

Table of Contents

Introduction 2
What if? 2
Get Your Feet Wet 3
Creating Layered Waves 3
Layered Waves in 6 Easy Steps 4
Variations 6
Rescue Missions 8
Hitting Your Peak 9
Smooth Sailing 10
Shifting Sands 11
Whirlpool 17
Layered Logs 27
Random Roses 37
Surfing the Wild Waves 46
Hair Waves 47
Waves of Wildflowers 57
Cross Currents 67
Flowing Wearables & Home Accents 82
Karen's Jacket 82
Denim Shirt Jacket 84
Wave Vest 85
Market Bags 86
Yummy Apron 88
Summer Hat 89
Journal Covers 90
Pillow 91
Matted and Framed 92
Soft Frame 93
Quiltmaking Basics 94
Resources 96



Shifting Sand
Shifting Sands

Shifting Rocks
Shifting Rocks



Salsa & Guacamole Driftwood Log Cabin
Salsa & Guacamole and Driftwood Log Cabin

Random RosesMermaid Princess (2008)
Random Roses and Mermaid Princess (2008)

Julie's Hari Waves Black-eyed Susans
Julie's Hair Waves (2002) and Black-Eyed Susans (2003)

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