"I See Spiders & Sparkles in Trees" by Lois Wetherill and Cynthia Glendale

19 Jul 2011
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Quilter in Distress: Lois Wetherill
Rescuer: Cynthia Glendale

 "I See Spiders & Sparkles in Trees" • 14" x 10"

Lois: "My plan in creating this botanical art quilt was to depict an interesting nature theme piece. As sometimes happens in my work, I got partway in and wasn't sure where to go from there. I felt that the piece perhaps lacked focus. I wasn't sure it had the focal point and movement that it needed yet. When this happens I usually set the piece aside and wait for inspiration to bubble up. That never quite happened with this piece and other projects kept slipping in front of it."

Cynthia: "My eyes lit up when I first received this UFO. It was right up my alley with the nature theme. I also knew exactly what I was going to do with it--beading. I love beaded embellishments. I also love to come across spider webs in the woods when I'm out walking and they are always so sparkly in the early morning with the dew on them. So that was my theme--spider webs and sparkles."


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mamiller wrote
on 21 Jul 2011 9:55 AM

Great job by both quilters.

on 26 Jul 2011 11:28 AM

I also love to bead, so I'm very pleased with what Cynthia did with my UFO.  Thanks so much, Cynthia.  I can't wait to get it back!  --Lois Wetherill

on 31 Jul 2011 10:39 AM

a great redo without entirely changing it, nice job!

gmarkos wrote
on 31 Jul 2011 8:42 PM

Fascinating to lookat.  Love the stuff coming of the edges.  The original is great but showing the whole turquose leaf adds a great center of interest.  good job to both of you.


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yvonnequalls wrote
on 14 Sep 2011 12:01 PM
I love working with beads, too. This piece is so inspirational. I want to get crafting right away.
genegayle wrote
on 7 May 2013 12:42 PM


rosenana wrote
on 16 Dec 2014 12:03 PM

I like both designs.

rosenana wrote
on 16 Dec 2014 12:03 PM

I like both designs.