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Thread: Watercolor Quilts

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    ready2quilt's Avatar
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    I'm a total newbie with lots of questions. I'll start with my fascination with watercolor quilts. I can't get enough!

    However, the local shop that I look for fabric in doesn't seem to carry florals of scale. So I was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction? Have any of you ever done one?

    Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks quilters!

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    I only have a comment, I agree they are fasinating!

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    I tried one about 2yrs ago, still have the book. To much pieceing and time consuming to just lay out a picture, (For Me). I'm not what you call a graphic artist. I like the freedom to play. But yes they are beautiful, I also had problems locating the right kind of fabric, so maybe that was part of the frustration.

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    I've done a couple of watercolor hearts. Used the same material for each of them as I had trouble finding other materials that would work well for them also. I have kept my eyes peeled for more as those two sold like hotcakes at my yard sale! LOL Here are the pics of them....I just cut 2 1/2 inch squares and laid them out until I was satisfied with the looks of them and then sewed them together but I guess there is some press on grid stuff (don't know what its called) that works well for these also.

    I want to find some poinsettia material for this and do a wreath for christmas also.

    Watercolor Heart in Burgundy
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    Watercolor Heart in Sage
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    Very Pretty, Yes there is a grid for it, I know they sell the grid fabric at Walmart, I've seen it several times, kept with the inter-facing material and muslins. Wonderful job,

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    they are wonderful . What size are they?

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    Thanks! The burgundy one is 28 x 30 and the sage one is 22 x 26...

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    Ya'll are all so smart! I never would have thought just to lay it out, --maybe I am hung up on doing things a more complicated way or something but it is such a good idea and they are both gorgeous!

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    I did one using the hummingbirds and hollyhocks design bought at www.Keepsakequilting.com. Check out another site that shows alot of different ones http://www.whims.cc/. It is so much easier suing the 2 1/2" grid called Quilt Fuse in fabric department in the area where fuses or interfacing are sold. It's a time consuming process laying down the different shaded fabrics but the end resuilts are really fascinating. Good luck!

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    that is so pretty!!!! I love hummingbirds!

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