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Diane Marie Chaudiere of Woodinville, WA

28 Apr 2009
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Diane's second submission to our Quilting Arts 2010 "Fresh Picked" Calendar contest. This piece is entitled (appropriately) "Above and Below."

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on 30 Apr 2009 12:52 PM


jojo wrote
on 1 May 2009 10:19 AM


snappyturtle wrote
on 1 May 2009 10:23 AM

I love all the depth! Beautiful work!

gursel wrote
on 1 May 2009 10:31 AM


KathleenU wrote
on 1 May 2009 3:22 PM

Absolutely amazing!   Such depth ad coloring. Love it!  Have you read the children's picture book, "Tops and Bottoms"?   It is about a group of animals who plant garden vegetables that we eat the tops of or the bottoms of and this reminded me of it as I am a children's librarian.

on 1 May 2009 4:19 PM

INCREDIBLE! beautiful,  absolutely love it!

atrag55 wrote
on 1 May 2009 4:40 PM

How did you keep the leaves from wilting, LOL!  They look SO real!

DianneR wrote
on 1 May 2009 4:59 PM

Fabulous! Love the leaves.

on 1 May 2009 6:43 PM

I really like the popping colour and the play on texture. Nice.

donna161 wrote
on 1 May 2009 8:02 PM

Really beautiful! Excellent!

silverstitch wrote
on 1 May 2009 8:12 PM

Waiting for the dinner invitation Diane Marie, I will bring the salad dressing...!

Superb quilt, the technique is wonderful.


on 1 May 2009 9:54 PM

Wonderful!  I want to know how you do this!!! 

ecoOz wrote
on 1 May 2009 10:19 PM

Fantastic. Lifelike.  Inspiring as a piece.  How did you do it???

Tammy74 wrote
on 2 May 2009 9:23 AM

This makes me want to eat my veggies! Stunning

SuzanneC27 wrote
on 2 May 2009 9:27 PM

Such gorgeous work.  Diane's pieces are just wonderful. We need a how to article.

Gia2 wrote
on 2 May 2009 10:59 PM

I love those leaves!

Jody Johnson wrote
on 3 May 2009 10:57 AM

I love the leaves and the contrast of the colourful vegetables with the soil. How ever were those leaves done? I certainly would be interested in a how-to article in Quilting Arts on those.

Holly H. wrote
on 4 May 2009 7:34 AM

Not only does this need to be in the calendar but we also need to know the techniques used.  I am hoping to see articles etc. This is fabulous!

designerann wrote
on 4 May 2009 10:50 AM

This is my pick for best of show.  I do hope you will be doing an article in QA mag to explain how you did the leaves and got such depth.

Minka wrote
on 5 May 2009 6:54 PM

Outstanding! The best I've seen on this site.

nina.sho wrote
on 8 May 2009 1:29 PM
Absolutely pretty!
carolwiebe wrote
on 8 May 2009 3:58 PM

I feel like I'm just adding to the list of superlatives, but this is a wonderful piece! I love the texture, the depth, the colors. The stones are marvellous: there is a message in such abundance springing from rocky soil!

sewz4fun wrote
on 17 Jun 2009 9:13 PM

This is stunning and innovative in so many ways.

amybharry wrote
on 21 Jun 2009 3:29 PM

Absolutely amazing!  You are such a talent.

dianeH2 wrote
on 22 Jun 2009 7:18 PM

Any chance we could get a commentary on how it was created?  it's truly amazing! Trying to come up with another word but amazing fits best!


lgilbert wrote
on 29 Jun 2009 10:18 PM

I love vegetables as a subject and this one is fantastic. I wish I could create such a masterpiece.

chp2160 wrote
on 27 Jul 2009 8:51 AM

Too cute!!!

akshems wrote
on 3 Aug 2009 11:35 AM

absolutely gorgeous work. I love the texture and 3d elements

Holly B wrote
on 13 Aug 2009 2:51 PM

I could smell the earth! How extraordinarily natural and lovely!!!

Jensuz wrote
on 27 Aug 2009 4:41 AM

The colors, texture and depth are outstanding. It's so rich visually you're just aching to touch it.

retro281 wrote
on 7 Sep 2009 4:23 AM

This is so realistic I could almost reach out and pick the vegies.

Lin@10 wrote
on 11 Sep 2009 9:04 AM

I just keep staring at it, drinking it in.  SO FINE!

JenniferR15 wrote
on 15 Sep 2009 10:44 AM

Lovely detail in the veins in the leaves and also in the roots and rocks. Great work!

davo2 wrote
on 10 Oct 2009 1:11 AM

I just love this wonderful piece of textile art.

MarisaL@4 wrote
on 16 Nov 2009 4:45 PM

this is amazing!! i just love it. the leaves are incredible too!!  i think this one has sold me on this calendar!!

Charis3 wrote
on 15 Dec 2009 9:05 PM

Brilliant Diane!  

MerriWinter wrote
on 27 Dec 2009 4:31 PM

Such a delectable use of colour and texture. 

robjuls wrote
on 18 Feb 2010 8:57 AM

Vibrant! Love the depth. This quilt really pops!

on 31 Mar 2010 3:49 PM

Your three-dimensionality is stunning.  How did you edge the leaves? 

on 31 Mar 2010 3:51 PM

Your three dimensionality is stunning!  Would you mind sharing your techniques for the rounded pebbles and the free-standing leaves?  How did you edge the leaves?  Stunning work.

on 31 Mar 2010 3:52 PM

Stunning work!  Would you mind sharing your technique for the dimensionality in the pebbles and the freestanding leaves?  How did you edge the leaves?

on 12 May 2010 7:55 PM

This is beautifull. Amazing details.


on 7 Jan 2011 11:29 AM

I love the dimensionality of the leaves and the pebbles in the ground. Were the leaves added on separately, or is the sense of depth created  byt tight quilting up next to the leaves? I'd love to see a detail pic.