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Diane Marie Chaudiere of Woodinville, WA. 2011 Calendar Contest Winner, "Done Just Right"

10 May 2010
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Challenge: Flavor of the Month


Title: "Done Just Right"

Size: 12"W x 12"H x 2"D 

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September is marshmallow month in our family because it is when we go camping. And...what is camping without roasted marshmallows? The kids gather their own wood sticks and the few marshmallows, not popped into their mouths, are skewered to be roasted. Inevitably, the debate starts ... how to cook a marshmallow.  I love them burned; my two sons compete to see how many browned skins they can slide off of one marshmallow; and my husband likes it browned to swallow in one bite.



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caren12 wrote
on 10 May 2010 5:06 PM

That is amazing it looks like real marshmellows roasting in a fire.  What a great job!  What are the marshmellows made of?


on 10 May 2010 9:10 PM

This is so amazing.  My son just came in and said "wow it looks real"  You have done an amazing job.


Anne lundy wrote
on 10 May 2010 11:36 PM


this is so realisted !  How on earth did you get the fire to look so real  ?  I can feel the heat ! Great job.

on 11 May 2010 8:17 AM

How did you achieve the coals and the bumps on the marshmallows, Diane Marie? Are they just quilted? Or Tyvek?

on 11 May 2010 10:15 AM

I thought you might like to see a couple of detail images of my marshmallow piece. 



Frankie12 wrote
on 11 May 2010 3:12 PM

Love this : )

CYooOhio wrote
on 12 May 2010 5:50 PM

YIKES!!!   This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!  This is the type of art that makes you want to touch it because it is so textural.  Oh, and I want to smell it and taste it too!!    Your work is inspiring.  The ashen wood in the fire is phenomenal!!  Thank you for sharing your gift.  My humble efforts and contributions to this art form pale in comparison.  Your work and those of this quilting arts community have truly inspired me to continue to grow and learn to express myself in this medium. 



pixelkris wrote
on 13 May 2010 12:17 PM

Absolutely fantastic, but something I have come to expect from SAQA artists.  Will we have the opportunity to view this quilt in an exhibit?

gail moss wrote
on 13 May 2010 4:52 PM

WOW!! I wanna touch it but afraid I'll be burned. Fantastic job and so REAL looking...

lauraruiz wrote
on 13 May 2010 8:18 PM

Fantastic work of art.  The use of your materials is ingenous.  Thanks for sharing this beautiful piece.

pcoxdesign wrote
on 16 May 2010 7:00 PM

That is awesome! What a great piece!

cdlewis wrote
on 19 May 2010 8:05 AM

This is just incredible.  So realistic!  Love it!

vlok wrote
on 19 May 2010 5:46 PM

The marshmellows look so real.  I realy like this.  It is very inspiring.

nutmegred725 wrote
on 31 May 2010 7:52 PM

This is absolutely amazing.  Beautiful work!!!

Rinachiyya wrote
on 10 Jun 2010 10:07 AM

This is out of this world. It looks so real you want to bite in it.

 Love everything about this. It is fantastic.

Thanks for posting the bigger pictures.

Your work is awesome.



AKRhart wrote
on 22 Jun 2010 8:27 AM

This is a fantastically realistic piece. I love it. How did you attach the silk roving? I see no stitches holding it in place. Will you sell a pattern and instructions? So many techniques to perfect -- do I see trapunto on top of trapunto in the marshmallows?

TEMA61 wrote
on 22 Jun 2010 7:25 PM


I've been saying that ever since I first looked closely at this piece...

I'm stunned!


on 24 Jun 2010 10:50 AM

Only way to ever eat marshmellows. My granddaughter [5] stated they looked yummy! Excellent work.

on 26 Jun 2010 8:46 AM

This is just so amazing words can not do its beauty justice!