Wonderful Waves

Experiment with Marilyn Stothers’ simple wavy seam construction to make a new and dynamic re-interpretation of traditional patchwork. Whilst not a high-speed technique, the concept requires only limited use of templates and doesn’t demand high levels of accuracy making it both fun and ideal for ‘improvers’ of all levels.

Begin with the basic method for cutting wavy seams that will fit together perfectly for sewing, and see how this adds a subtle new quality to backgrounds and border areas. Next apply this method to traditional pieced block designs, lending them a windswept look, then see how dynamic your work can become when the concept is used to work whole blocks, and during quilt assembly.