Quilter in Distress: Jaynie Himsl
Rescuer: Ann Thomas
"Memory of Georgia
O'Keefe" • 19" x 18"
Jaynie: "This piece started out as pre-quilted muslin for
a dyeing/painting day put on by our guild. I had water and land formations in
mind when I did it. The painting results weren't what I'd hoped for. I washed
out a good portion of the paint after I got home and sometime later added paint
sticks to the surface. I like portions of this piece but mostly it's not something I
really want hanging on my wall. I'm looking forward to seeing what someone else
will do to rescue this piece."
"I visited the Columbus Art Museum the day before the quilt challenge
arrived. Several Georgia O'Keefe floral pictures were on display. In the
challenge piece I saw flower petals. I was inspired to choose purple and deep
shades of pink to enhance the quilted petals. The process I used is appliqué. I cut petals from the
challenge piece and laid them on freezer paper. I traced the outline then added
the rest of the petals and leaf shapes. I copied the pattern a second time and
numbered all the pieces. I appliquéd all the pieces to the background material.
I used a matching colored pencil to cover the white threads that showed on the
edge of the original cut petals. This helped blend the petals into the
background. I also added beads to the center of the flower"