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

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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8 thoughts on “"I See Spiders & Sparkles in Trees" by Lois Wetherill and Cynthia Glendale

  1. 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

  2. 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.


    Nita Markos