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Watercolour Quilts

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  • Total submissions: 9
  • Total countries: 3
  • Total provinces: 0
  • Total states: 7

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Audrey II Audrey II
By: Sharon Scott, California, USA

This is the very first water color quilt I made. I saved this sweet-pea pattern from an old, old batting cover.
The Sweet-pea is my favorite flower, and the flower of my birth month. My Granddad gave me a bouquet of sweet-peas every year for my birthday beginning when I was 1 year old.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 40"

Christmas in July Christmas in July
By: Sharon Vrooman, New York, USA

This was our guild’s summer challenge -each given a bag with a small piece of seasonal fabric – mine was snowmen. I made a color wash of our rose arbor entry to one of the flower beds, adorned with inviting snowmen for a Christmas in July. Hand quilted

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 36"

Circle of Live Circle of Live
By: Carla Cornelissen, Netherlands

I always wanted to make a watercolor quilt.
But what a time it took my to put the squares on the right place!
When I was finished there still was something missing.
My husband found the solution!
He bought the fabric with the flower that I appliqué on.
It is machine patch and hand quilted

Quilt size: width: 39" height: 46"

Garden From Heaven Garden From Heaven
By: Cheryl Hartzog, Florida, USA

Made 4 yrs ago, took lots of different flower fabrics, inspired by a book called Watercolor Impressions by Pat Margaret & Donna Slusser.

Made at my Mom’s on her wallboard, took a week to get the right layout before sewing. I had fun making this and just finished the machine quilting in July.

Quilt size: width: 86" height: 90"

Garden Shed Garden Shed
By: Debbie Clarke, South Carolina, USA

From my sewing room window, I can see a corner of our garden shed, which was my inspiration for this wall hanging. Viewed from a distance the path flows from the border to the secret garden behind the shed.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 46"

Love Heart Love Heart
By: Lindy, Washington, USA

I made this quilt as a love gift to our congregation, presented Valentine’s Day 2008. I love the watercolor quilt method and have made many through the years.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"

Taking Time to Smell the Roses Taking Time to Smell the Roses
By: Erilyn McMillan, New Zealand

A challenge entry in 2007. Every watercolour piece is a flower. I added the trees after the quilt underneath was completed. This is what I think relaxing, with a good book, is about – taking time to smell the roses.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 27"

Water Garden Water Garden
By: Cathy, New Jersey, USA

I went through quite a watercolor phase, cutting up a good part of my stash into 2″ squares. Then I discovered the strip piecing method and this quilt was born! It hangs in my kitchen, in rotation with several others I made to fit this space.

Quilt size: width: 41" height: 52"

Watercolor Garden Watercolor Garden
By: Jill Majers, Utah, USA

I started this quilt in a class on watercolor quilts and finished it for a guild challenge. I knew I wanted to add applique and the tulips seemed to suit the spring like feeling of the quilt. On one of the leaves is a tiny ladybug. I looked for a suitable button, but ended up using an earring.

Quilt size: width: 28 1/2" height: 28 1/2"

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This post was published on September 3rd, 2010. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

5 Responses to “Watercolour Quilts”

  1. Peggy Mead says:

    Garden shed is designed beautifully. The contrasting border separated by the black “piping”is stunning. The overall depth created in the quilt is wonderful. Very 3D! Congratulations on a lovely quilt!

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  3. Mrs Piclklebalm says:

    Oh my goodness , sorry ladies I just cannot chose this week they are all so wonderful

  4. Thanks, Peggy, for the very kind words. Your description nailed what I was trying to create.
    And I agree, all the entries are great.

  5. Jean Mullins says:

    The quilts are all absolutely beautiful How difficult is it to choose just one. Congrats to all of you.

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