Thursday, February 27, 2014

Now showing!

Bikini Body (c) LeeAnna Paylor

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My quilt, Bikini Body, my self portrait, is on exhibit at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in Hampton,VA this weekend. It is hanging in the Annapolis Quilt Guild challenge exhibit.
The challenge was to interpret a song. Guess what mine was...
I like to laugh, life is so dreadfully serious that laughter is necessary to balance the whole thing.





Now let's discuss the details...
The extra bikini's are my own paper piecing pattern and reminded me of the little shops at the beaches of Fl where I grew up.

Note the three-d (functional) tote bag with my signature flamingo on it. She is wearing rhinestone catseye sunglasses in my signature pink, the three d towel has a palm tree (another series of mine) and fringe balls. Hey! Did I say I'm from Florida? I know my kitsch! The little umbrellas are three-d and there are shell buttons sewn on the tops of the umbrellas along the bottom. The palm tree fronds are appliqued in a method I teach that allows for movement, and there are heart bamboo buttons for coconuts. There is beading along the beach rivulets quilted in.
(Please excuse a tiny bit of self-advertising... I teach these techniques. You know, when you take a class and learn  techniques like I teach, you put them in your little bag of tricks and bring out when needed)

The big thing is, all the other ladies are wearing conservative one piece suits. My girl, er, I am proudly showing off curves.Big, fluffy curves that I earned with surviving life.
 I must credit cookies as well.
Please check her out if you are at the show! She so seldom makes it out of the house! 
LeeAnna

24 comments:

  1. G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S !!! I am sure so many of us can appreciate her curves (and the cookies that contributed to it). Good luck on the shows, and keep creating colorful stuff! :-)

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  2. ohhh my this just made me laugh!!! I love it!!!!

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  3. I like it: big, bold and beautiful and not hiding! And all those 3-D techniques. If I were closer I'd take one of your classes. Thanks for sharing a little of those techniques.

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  4. Love it!!! I am going to the show this weekend:) I am in VA so it isn't far. I will totally check it out and be like I virtually know this person, haha:) It is sooo cute and fun. Love how she just puts it all out there. The extras you added and fabrics make it really come to life.

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  5. Awesome! I should have been there to see it in real life.

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  6. Entirely too cute! I love your sense of humor. People will enjoy this in the show!

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  7. what a fabulous quilt, just amazing

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  8. This is all kinds of awesome!!! I wish I lived near so I could see her. . er you in person!! SO cool :)

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  9. Love it! Especially how you stuffed her belly - lol! I wish I was going to the show to see it in person and congratulations on having a quilting the show. Are you going? I've heard it's a good show.

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  10. I saw your quilt yesterday at the show and LOVED it!! And now I read about you creating it here. How fun is that?? Great job.

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  11. Fun quilt! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. This quilt is do much fun! Love it.

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  13. Leeanna, thanks for the laughs and the memories. Love the attention to detail in this piece, including the outie bellybutton.

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  14. This puts a smile on my face. So fun. Who wants to go thru life without cookies... :) Great quilt thank you for sharing it.

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  15. Oh I just love her.... She's so FUN! You did an awesome job!

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  16. There's so much detail there! It looks great. Thanks for linking up.

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  17. You have been successful in making me stop to look at all the little details. I recognize that fluffy figure. I see it in the mirror every day, but I am not brave like you. Don't want to put it out there for all the world to see. Such a great way to look at reality.

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  18. How fun! I'll bet your classes are fun to attend--but FL is a long way from OR.

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  19. You've been "playing"!! How very much fun this quilt is! I LOVE It!!!!!!!

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    1. PS I'm a gfc follower but added ya to my blogroll too! Have a great week. :)V

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  20. I love storytelling quilts. Hope you get noticed at the quilt festival {:-Deb

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  21. Hi LeeAnna!
    Nothing wrong with a bit of Florida bling! What a fun quilt! What are the dimensions? That paper piecing looks intricate!
    Must have been a gret quilt show!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  22. Hi! Fantastic quilt! Great to see also beautiful dogs! x Teje

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