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    Help with art quilt

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    Hi. I am new to art quilts, in fact, I am fairly new to quilting altogether. I jumped right in and decided to try
    something cool. I am working with wavy fabric to make an ocean scene with sky, ocean, and land, with a pirate ship on it. But I have come across a huge snag, I have research with no luck for help. I have got the sewing of the curves down great, however, the whole thing is curving on me, so it is bunching as I add more. I don't know what I am doing wrong and how to fix it. See picture. Thank you.



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    I've never done an 'art' quilt, but Rob Appell , check out his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAi...lg3zavsqjR_Fhw

    His website https://robappell.com/

    You might find some of his older tutorials under M*s tutorials, that could help.
    Katrina
    “Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” Maya Angelou

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    • donnald73
      donnald73 commented
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      Thank you. I will check it out.

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    I haven't tried this before but do have a book that has 'wave piecing' in it. This instructor has a good tute on it. Curves scare everybody. lol

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mIwp8TZtfU

    This one is pretty good too

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9gRFs_0ZpQ
    Last edited by Hulamoon; July 27, 2020, 03:49 PM.
    🌺 Lorie

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    • donnald73
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      Great, thank you.

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    On art scenes of that type I find it easier to treat it more like an applique. Rather than cut curves in both pieces I leave the last piece in the layer flat and cut the curve only in the top piece. Stitch down from the wrong side using a 1/4" seam and iron the right side. Cut the excess from the bottom piece and continue with the layering. This is similar to Rob Appell's method except he does raw edge.

    Sorry- reading it back I see it can be confusing. It's my variation of turned edge applique. Have a look at applique techniques.
    Last edited by oldmanquilts; July 27, 2020, 09:41 PM.
    You gots to risk it to gets the biscuit-

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    • donnald73
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      Hi. I read it a couple of times and I think I got it figured out what you mean and that is a great idea. I am afraid I will have to start all over again, which means more fabric, but oh well. But I may be able to work it in. Thank you so much. I figured there had to be a better way. I am new to quilting as it is, and nothing like jumping in and trying something more difficult. Lol.

    • donnald73
      donnald73 commented
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      Hi again. I finally sat down to try this. I thought I had what you said figured out. But once I started, I was so wrong. So I guess I am a tad bit confused. Is the first piece you start with right side down or up? Then sew a curved cut piece on it? And sew along the edge? I think it is where you said stitch down the wrong side that gets me confused too. I tried this with first piece right side up and curved piece right side down on top of it and sewn, but obviously doesn't work. Sorry I was trying to figure it out, with no luck. Thanks. Donna
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