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Thread: A peak at my Watercolour Centre

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    Hi, This is what has been keeping me busy, doing this for GD number 3 Alyssa. She asked if she could have a heart quilt in pink and purple. Have a few borders to put on and have just ordered the fabric so waiting impatiently for it to arrive. Think it will have a black surround and then the fabric I have orderd in pink and lavender to finish.

    The heart is just pinned on for the moment.

    Elle
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    lookin' good!

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    That is so pretty! I've been wanting to do a watercolor quilt. It really looks nice! I'm sure your GD will love it!

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    Thanks, it is very easy to do. It is a kit and if you like doing jigsaw puzzles you will enjoy this.

    elle

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    WOW!! that is really beautiful. I can't wait to see it finished.

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    ooooooooooooooo ... pwiiiiiiiiidy!!!

    call me GD 4, please, and make one for me? :mrgreen:

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    VERY, very pretty!

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    Its gorgeous Elle!!! Alyssa will love it!!!! Are you using the gridded interfacing to do it? I have always wanted to do one but too many other things in the way!!!

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    OMG~~~ELLE
    THIS IS ABSOLUTELY
    AWESOME~~~
    Someday I hope to
    be able to do this.

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    ooohh that is pretty!

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    gorgeous!

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    That is really nice.

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    Thank you so much for all your lovely comments, I am still working on it and I did notice a big boo boo after I took the photograph and posted it, not much I can do about it now but heh ho, I am sure it will be loved by Alyssa.

    Elle x

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    Elle, you have such a talented eye for color and design! I love it and so will your granddaughter.

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    How pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgshaw
    Its gorgeous Elle!!! Alyssa will love it!!!! Are you using the gridded interfacing to do it? I have always wanted to do one but too many other things in the way!!!
    Hi Melissa, yes did it on the grid, however, knowing what to do I would use either steam a seam taking the first paper off and just sticking the 2" squares to it or just an ordinary fusing.

    For anyone who thinks this is difficult have a look at Whims Water Colour Quilts on the net. The pieces come cut in 2" squares and colour co-ordinated into dark, medium and light. When once I got my head round the concept it took me 2 days to place the 272 pieces, a lot like a jigsaw. Its really EASY to do. They have some gorgeous watercolours in their catalogue and on the net. LOL I have ordered another. :D Not expensive either.
    Tell me what you think of their web site.

    Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    ooooooooooooooo ... pwiiiiiiiiidy!!!

    call me GD 4, please, and make one for me? :mrgreen:

    Okay you can be GD No. 4, but OMG I have a waiting list LOL Elle

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    Quote Originally Posted by beachlady
    Elle, you have such a talented eye for color and design! I love it and so will your granddaughter.
    I can´t take the credit for this one. The kit came colour coórdinated dark, med and Light and it took 2 days to place the 272 2" squares, I thought at first I had bitten off more than I could chew, but honestly these are really easy to do (depending on what you i`pick.

    When I visited my sewing club on Tuesday, the girls all went mad and wanted one to so I have just ordered 6 for them so will post their centres when they get going on them.

    Elle

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    very very nice :D

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    Elle, you are doing a great job, it is so pretty....can't wait to see it in the 'flesh' so to speak!! :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Elle, it's beautiful! :)

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    Oh, its beautiful Elle! Now I see why you've been so quiet for a few days! OK, now I'm off to check out that web site...like I need to find a new place to spend money..(I told DH that he was lucky...he is almost finished with his Christmas shopping for me :mrgreen: ...he just didn't know that he had started :lol: )

    Patti

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    Elle--that is precious--I'm sure it will be treasured.

    I simply love watercolor quilts!! I love looking at books of beautiful ones. I tried one once, but it didn't flow well.

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    So beautiful Elle! Your colors are very pleasing and I love the heart! Hope to try one someday.

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    Okay--I studied to try and find what you'd put in a goof category and I'm curious--is it a yellow/red square you think is misplaced?

    I could look at that all day long....

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