Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Loraine's finished piece turned out well....The little green dangly thingies on the palm tree Becky Goodwin added. On a recent trip to Hawaii, Becky noticed incredible seed pods hanging from palm trees. Becky recreated these with beaded bits. Linette added the white and gold swirly thing over the round thing...in real life it is a dove with the words "Peace" written across it. She made it out of "Shrinky Dink" which made us all laugh as we were all of an age to have played with the original rendition of "Shrinky Dink", a plastic which you colored then melted in the oven....I think Gwen made her the umbrella, and Jo Heffner added the metalic foiled sun (the round thingy on the right). I can't remember who added the white....I think it was Linette, and it's real sand, held on with glue. Ruth Treon creatively pieced the swirl in the water....and Susan Pickrell added the large jellyfish which drops off the edge. Susan made it as a pin so it could be removed when it came time to quilt it. I think Susan's favorite thing is to add texture. The jellyfish is a great addition especially because it trails off the edge.
This will really be fun to see quilted. Loraine is an exceptionally prolific quilter, and her work is very very good. I ribbed her pretty hard tonight at our meeting because she showed so many great pieces in show and tell and she's always finishing up something and sending it on as gifts for her grand children....