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Thread: Butterflies are Free

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    Just finished my first watercolor - it's a Whim's Watercolor Kit / Butterflies are Free. Since I had never done a watercolor before, I decided to go the kit route. Now that I've done one, I'll be doing a lot more non-kit projects. It was a lot of fun, and easier than I thought it would be. This one is for a good friend of mine.
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    Cute!

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    Very pretty!!

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    Love it. Good Job

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    Very nice :!:

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    Very pretty I have two kits from a year ago I need to do.

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    Very nice.....

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    That is so pretty! I love it. Lucky friend.

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    WOW I love this. I saw this in a magazine and wanted to do it. I love all the flower prints. Thanks for sharing.

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    Oh my, That turned out really pretty. GREAT JOB!

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    Love it! Nice work! Watercolor quilts have always fascinated me but I'm not sure I'll ever try one. I'm just not that artistic.

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    That is lovely! You did a great job :thumbup:

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    Lovely!

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    Beautiful!

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    LOVELY!!! I love watercolors!

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    I LOVE it

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    Thanks to you all!

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    That is gorgeous, the colors just meld together so good.

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    SOOOOO CUTE !!!!!!
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    Very pretty, you are a good friend!

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    Beautiful! I have a kit for a floral heart wreath, but am afraid to start. Fusible grid was recommended. Did you use it?

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    Yes, I did use the fusible grid, and that made it very easy. After you have finally decided that the arrangement of 2 inch squares is the way you want it, you just iron them onto the grid and sew horizontal and vertical seams. It was much faster than I thought it would be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renee765
    Yes, I did use the fusible grid, and that made it very easy. After you have finally decided that the arrangement of 2 inch squares is the way you want it, you just iron them onto the grid and sew horizontal and vertical seams. It was much faster than I thought it would be.
    So you place all the squares and iron all at once, right? LOL I can just see me trying keep them all in place as I am coming at it with an iron....not the time for a nosey cat! ;)

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    That was exactly my fear! I had to cover the squares on the grid with a big bath towel while I was trying to decide how to place them, so my Ophelia (Maine Coon) wouldn't sent them flying every time I walked away. She thinks her job is to lay on any piece of fabric left on the table. The towel on the top really helped to keep the unironed pieces in place while she lazed on it. You just have to remove the towel slowly so it doesn't take some squares with it. When I was ready to iron, I used a small ironing pad (bought at Hancock's to slip under sections of the grid while I was ironing. That way I didn't have to move all the pieces to an ironing board. Miss Ophelia was never able to rearrange the squares, and she has yet to forgive me for that.

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    Very pretty.

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