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Thread: Birthday Bouquet for Helga - My first Watercolor and Mitered Borders! eeek!!

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    McCalls Quilting May/June 2011 issue has a quilt called "Wreath of Spring" designed by Jennifer Bosworth.

    I decided it was time to try a watercolor quilt. Was nervous about the mitered borders but I think it came out OK. I learned a lot!! So don't look too close!

    This one is for a lady named Helga, who is dear to my heart, in honor of her 80th birthday. I hope she will enjoy her birthday bouquet! :lol:

    Hope you enjoy it too! :oops: :thumbup: :oops:
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    Beautiful!!! And it would look great in my guest room. My address is...j/k. I am sure that your friend is going to love it & feel very special wrapped up in it.

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    Beautiful...and the corners look perfect. :thumbup:

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    :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    beautiful 11

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    Simply GORGEOUS!! Pat yourself on the back, great job! :D:D

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    What's not to enjoy? It's really lovely!

    Jan in VA

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    That is lovely. I did my first watercolor wallhanging a few years ago and have made several since then...aren't they fun!!!!??? I love choosing the perfect pieces for each element of the design.

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    That's amazing! The talent here in this forum is unbelievable. What a wonderful gift!

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    Very pretty; good job :thumbup:

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    Very beautiuful quilt.

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    Gorgeous gorgeous

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    What a beautiful quilt!! I know Helga is going to love her birthday bouquet.

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    Gorgeous! Love that pattern.... just as my McCall's subscription expired... :cry:

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    Wow! That is beautiful! She will love it!

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    Just beautiful!

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    Lovely!

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    That is beautiful. The miters look great and the quilting is something that I may copy! Great job!

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    Very pretty. You did great. Helga will adore it.

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    Its beautiful, you did a wonderful job!

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    This is beautiful and you did a GREAT job. Nice gift. Thank you for sharing.

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    Oh my heavens, is that ever gorgeous. She will be thrilled.

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    She'll love it!

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    Great quilt- she will love it! I have a watercolor wreath that I made that hangs above our bed- one of my beginning quilting projects. I have been thinking about replacing it & yours really has me thinking about making another one!

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    Looks great. Mitered borders sound harder than they actually are but the sure add a lot to a quilt. Yours is fantastic.

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