ABOUT WATERCOLOR QUILTING
Claude Monet was an Impressionistic artist who was captivated by the effect of light and worked with changes of light and shadow. Impressionistic artists, poets, and musicians of the day concerned themselves with quieter more sensual expression and valued the feeling of calm and the lack of stress their works could create. Details gave way to vague outlines, shading, and the almost imperceptible blending of colors.
Seams like Monet uses small squares of fabric to achieve the same end. Placed on a grid, these two inch squares (sometimes 1 ½ inches) are manipulated to create images and shades that transition into puddles of color. Results are sometimes born of the “happy accident” making for a fun surprise that is even better than the original intent. (See the cat in the image here?) The effect is often striking and always rewarding.