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Tori's Watercolor Garden

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Category Quilting
Type Functional
Style Whimsical
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What materials did you use? 2" square fusible web, 2 " watercolor squares - lights, mediums, darks, applique bugs, birds, butterflies, cotton binding, embroidery floss, fabric and ribbon flowers, yo yo flowers..

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This is beautiful.....someday I want to try to do one of these.....add it to my list of "someday" projects..thanks for sharing

05/30/2012 Flag

I love the fusible grid paper. It comes in large sheets and you just lay your squares on it. Then you press them into place and the process is hard to explain.... you fold one row onto itself and sew your 1/4 inch seam. Then you fold TWO rows over and do the next line. You do the whole quilt vertically and then you sew each row horizontally.

05/31/2012 Flag

Did you use a pattern?

05/31/2012 Flag

No pattern. I bought a bunch of precut 2" squares and the fusible grid paper back in the late 90's but I was intimidated and afraid to try it. Then I just started playing around with it and put the darks in a graduated pattern to the side and lights to the upper left corner. I did that for the first two quilts but on this one I got the brilliant idea to put a sun in the upper right corner with sun rays filtering through. My kids think I am nuts..... my grand daughters think I am 'magic'. For my next one I am going to do a black arbor in the garden to look like wrought iron out of black binding. We'll see how that comes out!! I have seen watercolor hearts, watercolor crosses, watercolor abstracts. The sky is the limit!

05/31/2012 Flag

A project for the future - love the watercolor effect.

06/01/2012 Flag

The fusible grid paper is available at many craft and quilting shops. I just did a quick google and came up with several locations.... Joann Fabric,, whimsy.......... just do a google for the closest to your area.

06/01/2012 Flag

Thank you for your detailed explanation of how you make these beautiful quilts. They are absolutely stunning!

07/30/2012 Flag