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Beating the Monday blues...

Hi everyone,

Blues, what blues?! 
I am having soooo much fun reading all your comments about your quilting, it is simply amazing!! 
Thank you all so much for commenting and writing about your quilting experiences, I just LOVE it!
Of course, for all of you maybe just coming to my blog today, Quilters Blog Hop party is still on, just scroll down to the previous post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway !
I also want to welcome all new blog followers and my Facebook page likes - I truly appreciate your vote of confidence and promise to share my quilty life and experiences as much as I can! 

I want to share with you my wonderful Saturday class.
I was teaching one of the classes that just keeps coming back and everyone really enjoys it - Easy Watercolor Quilt class.
It is a simpler version of those beautiful watercolor quilts we all love - simpler because this one uses just ONE floral fabric, but it has to be chosen carefully. It can not be an overall floral fabric (with flowers uniformly all over), flowers have to be in "bunches" or bouquets... With some free background space between them. The only other fabric you need is background fabric (needs to be the same color as the background of your floral fabric). I wish I took photos of my student's fabrics, but I didn't ... Sorry! 
However, here is what they were doing:

And after few hours of building the image, here are their creations:
a beautiful, springy wreath...
A dainty, almost filigree looking, blue china wreath:

A gorgeous, double, interlocked hearts...

Aren't they simply gorgeous?
And this is without any further work of borders, quilting  and all that.Also, my photos so don't do them justice...it was a busy class and I was just snapping them with my iPad... :(

Since I always like to have one of my own in progress for the class, I made this Bountiful basket:
Now you can see why I love this class? - each quilt is unique, (you can make a wreath, heart-shaped wreath, basket, floral trellis...), it is almost an instant gratification project (it is a whole day class of 6h but everyone has their picture at least completed and fused to the interfacing, if not sewn together already), and it is just so much fun!! 

Did you ever make one of these quilts? 

Have a wonderful Monday,

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