Quilter in Distress: Susan Treloar
Rescuer: Lauren Teubner
Untitled • 30" x 25"
Susan: "I've been working with these soft organic curves
for quite some time. In this piece I tried using colors I'm not used to working
with. I also wanted to try using the curved piecing as an insertion. The off-centered black with gold stripe has become the focus
and the black diagonal has become the distraction. It needs something to pull
it all together. I thought about adding another color sprinkled throughout the
piece but got stumped as to the shape and color to add. Perhaps it needs to be
cut again and rearranged."
Lauren: "My first ideas when I saw this UFO were flowers
and leaves. Then I had two more ideas that didn't work. Then I came up with
something I really love to do--add Angelina, beads, and yarn. Then I decided
that wouldn't be the best idea either. I am taking a class with Jean Wells and
I was thinking maybe I could do something inspired by her class. I do hope they
like it; it was fun to do. I have never done machine free-motion sewing before.
So I do need to work on that some more."