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Thread: Quick Watercolor Quilt

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    Quick Watercolor Quilt

    I am in love with this method! My sister sent me an older book, published in 1999, called "Quick Watercolor Quilts, the fuse, fold and stitch method, by Dina Pappas. It took me two afternoons to arrange all the flower pieces, but once arranged on fusible sheer-weight interfacing, the rest went like a breeze and was completed in about an hour. What fun it was! The photos don't show the inner border color well; it's a bright light bright leaf green that blends well with the light green in the leaves, and the outer border is almost magenta in color. All the squares are 2", the inner border is 2" and the outer border is 4" in width. The entire quilt measures about 22" square. Now that it's done I see a couple of misplaced flower squares, but guess I'll be the only one to notice it. lol Not on to the sandwich and quilting.

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    It is beautiful. I love the fabrics you chose.

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    Gorgeous! It looks to me like everything is in the perfect place. Lovely fabrics and design, beautifully done.

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    Oh my this is sooooo pretty. Can't wait to see it finished.
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    I learned that fusion method as well and found it super easy. Love your flowers!
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    This is beautiful Helen....great job.
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    very nice!
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    Beautiful! I don't see anything wrong with it.

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    This is beautiful !!! I love hearts and that is beautiful !!! Thanks for sharing the book for the pattern ~ got to try this !!!
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    Very pretty, lovely job you did. Thanks for sharing.
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    How pretty!

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    Very Pretty great fabric choice for this time of year.
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    wonderful job! I've wanted to try that method - now you've got me intrigued again!!!
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    This is beautiful, you did a great job.

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    That is really gorgeous. I need to start searching for that book!!
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    Nicely done. Colors are great.
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    just simply beautiful

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    Great job! It's beautiful!

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    Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Love the colors
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    Wow. Your quilt is a piece of art! It is stunning and you did a wonderful job of creating it. Love the fabric. I know it is lilacs and the colors are awesome.

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    love the colors & design. Would love to make one of these.

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    Beautiful!!

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    Thanks for all the wonderful comments. I can't wait to get started on a new project so may end up quilting this between the next couple of days and will post the finished results.

    This is the sort of project that benefits from having a stash. I'd never have consciously chosen the border fabrics I used for this project, but once the main part of it was together and I started testing border fabrics those two were the very definite choice. It seems to be easier to choose when in natural light, also.

    Just in case anyone is interested, I searched for Dina Pappas at amazon.com and found several of her books for sale there, including the one I have for as low as 53 cents for a used copy. They actually appear to have 75 used copies of the book.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruthie View Post
    Oh my this is sooooo pretty. Can't wait to see it finished.
    It IS really, really pretty & I, too, can't wait to see it all done. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us!
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