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Tori's Watercolor Garden

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Here are some details about my project:
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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Thank you for your detailed explanation of how you make these beautiful quilts. They are absolutely stunning!

07/30/2012 Flag

I just love this one love the beautiful colors

12/16/2014 Flag

I have a beautiful painting my daughter painted in school with many different colors blues, purples , oranges, yellows, black and greens it is a beautiful painting resembles the cross Christ died on and I think it would make a beautiful watercolor quilt but I just don't know where to start I have bought all of the fabrics can you give me any clue how to start this?

12/16/2014 Flag

I bought a book on making Watercolor quilts but I really have only looked at the pictures. I bought a few packs of the 2 inch watercolor squares of material and cut some more from my stash. They have to be very small flower print or other small tight print that appears one color from a distance. Then you buy the iron on grid paper the size you want it, lay it out on the floor or a big table (floor I find is better because you can look down on it and envision it as a picture). You lay out the center of what you are trying to make into a picture..... yours would be the cross. Then you add sharply different color squares varying the shade of the color as you move outward towards the edge. When you get done playing with the squares and are pleased with the picture it presents ---- you iron the squares into place. Lift and press, lift and press -- do not slide your iron or the squares will move. Then the sewing comes into play. You make sure all your squares are stuck.

12/19/2014 Flag

Continued; You fold over your first row on the right hand side of your grid paper, sew a 1/4 inch seam down the whole side. Fold 2 rows over and repeat. Fold 3rd row over and sew. You do that until you have sewn all of your vertical rows. Then you start at the top of your grid and fold your first row down, sew that across with a 1/4 inch seam. Fold 2nd row, 3rd row, 4th row, etc. When you are all done - your picture will be finished. It will be much smaller and compact from the large grid. Add a border or two to frame your picture.

12/19/2014 Flag