Quilter in Distress: Alyse Axford
Rescuer: Katherine Rushing
"A Lot of Fun" • 24" x 24"
Alyse: "This UFO was a challenge art quilt with my quilt
club (Ever Green) and our sister quilt club in Canada (Peace Arch). The blue,
green, gold fabric was given to us to use. We had to use one of our initials to
make a quilt. This was my first one that I tried but did not really like so I
made another one that was a different technique which I now hang in my house. This
UFO has been hanging on my design wall since 2006. I am unhappy with the design
because it is too plain and not cartoony, as I am! I was thinking about adding
my clown initials to it because that is who I am. Clown name "Zig Zag."
Katherine: "I so enjoyed finishing this quilt. When I
received this UFO my mind and fingers drew out the design. I love to do quilts
and this one sprang to life while I was watching TV. From there I decided to
construct it via paper piecing which was a first for me. This quilt was square
all around the first time out, which allowed its construction to be fairly
easy. The fabrics were selected as I went along so I had no idea how the quilt
was going to look until it was all done."