FANTASY FLOWERS - BLOCK 1 - POSY

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gini replied on Wed, May 1 2013 8:38 PM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments on my block.

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Frances replied on Thu, May 2 2013 9:17 AM

Patricia,

Your block looks lovely.

lots of love

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gini:

Patricia Faye, I love your block.  Instead of outlining, why don't you pick up some fabric paints and try some shading?   Crayons might be worth a try, too, because they come in so many colors.

Great idea Gini. Patricia, you can also try water color pencils that are wonderful. 

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Here are the water color pencils I use and they are wonderful!

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Maggie aka Grandma Sunshine:

Here are the water color pencils I use and they are wonderful!

If you go th quilting board the have a great PDF tutorial. There are tons of tutes out there on this subject. http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutorials-f10/derwent-inktense-pencils-fabric-tutorial-t140660.html


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Lynn replied on Thu, May 2 2013 10:09 AM

Patricia, I think your block is beautiful.  I would not outline the vase, I think it looks good the way it is.

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Star replied on Thu, May 2 2013 8:00 PM

Great blocks Gini and Patricia Faye. Love the bright colors Gini. Patricia Faye, I'm glad you posted your block, my vase is similar colors. I will make sure to audition the fabrics before I start sewing. I like the idea of fabric paints for some shading.

My block will be done a bit later this month. I have to get the sewing done on the nursery sets and quilts for the grand daughters. One may go home this weekend, the other twin got an infection and will still be in NICU for 2-3 more weeks.

Have fun working on the blocks everyone.

 

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Thank you all for you comments/suggestions.  I had forgotten that I have set of water resistant wax pastel colors (Caran d"Ache SA) I purchased last year to highlight several of the quilt blocks I did for a Round Robin.  So I found them and highlighted the edge of the vase in a darker pink color & set it with my iron.  The vase looks much better now (I think.)  

Here is my revised Block 1.  

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Nana replied on Fri, May 3 2013 9:16 PM

Maggie

You do know that these are watersoluble and will wash out.

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Kris replied on Sat, May 4 2013 2:04 AM

Nice work Patricia.

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Nana:

Maggie

You do know that these are watersoluble and will wash out.

Nana, I was basing my information on the quilting board and the AQS winner a few years ago in Paducah. It was a lare wall hanging flower but I haven't been able to find my book from that year. The flower made the front cover of one of the quilting magazines too. The trick is to wash out tge sizing before beginning and heat set it when done. You must use watercolor pencils not traditional colored pencils. I'll do a sample piece and try washing it and let you know the results. Hopefully the information is correct because I have a few pieces that I gave away as gifts. 

http://www.quiltingboard.com/tutorials-f10/coloring-crayons-transfer-crayons-watercolor-pencils-t133695.html


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Lynn replied on Sun, May 5 2013 1:50 PM

It looks GREAT!!!  

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gini replied on Sun, May 5 2013 2:16 PM

I love you block, Patricia Faye, and I think over coloring it helped the vase stand out.   Nice job.   

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Nana replied on Sun, May 5 2013 2:33 PM

Maggie

I have some oil paint sticks that I use for overcoloring on my pieces.  After I finish I heat set and the oil colors don't wash out.

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Nana:

Maggie

I have some oil paint sticks that I use for overcoloring on my pieces.  After I finish I heat set and the oil colors don't wash out.

I might have to try oil paint sticks if I discover my watercolor pencils don't set. I'm going to try it out once I get your RR quilt top done. LOL I keep bouncing between your last border and Fantasy Flowers block1. It gives me a break for both projects and both are coming together nicely. When Star and I met at the Paducah Quilt Show we watched a P3 method for hand appliqué. We are both trying it out on block 1. She is also bouncing between another project. Star is working on a nursery set for her tiny twin granddaughters, one of which finally came home. Hurray!!!!

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