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Old 06-07-2007, 01:18 AM
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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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Old 06-07-2007, 02:39 AM
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I only have a comment, I agree they are fasinating!
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Old 06-07-2007, 06:01 AM
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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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Old 06-07-2007, 06:55 AM
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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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Old 06-07-2007, 08:12 AM
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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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Old 06-07-2007, 08:23 AM
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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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Old 06-07-2007, 10:08 AM
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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!

Hummingbirds and Hollyhocks watercolor quilt
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that is so pretty!!!! I love hummingbirds!
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