Quilting Watercolor by Number Author:Lucy Fazely Watercolor by Number is a technique that combines the beauty of watercolor quilts with traditional quilting patterns and techniques. — Most watercolor quilts use hundreds of 2" x 2" squares pieced together to form a Monet-style picture. The biggest complaint with this method is that there is no pattern to follow when making the quilt since each ... more »quilt uses so many different fabrics in a rather vague design based on value.
Watercolor by Number uses a limited number of fabrics--10 or fewer--with each fabric assigned a number. By reducing the number of fabrics used, the quilter has fewer fabrics to choose and buy. In addition, the instructions state the specific placement of each fabric--a road map of sorts. The sample quilts shown use a variety of floral prints, but the patterns will work in any combination of traditional fabrics.« less