Quilter in Distress: Nancy Ann Belsky
Rescuer: Rossanna Wells
Untitled • 16" x 17"
Nancy: "I started this piece about three years ago when
Terri Lipman, a member of our guild, gave an all-day workshop on various
techniques of dyeing fabric. (I know there were three techniques used in
printing this fabric, but I can't remember what they were!) This poor thing
hung on my wall for over a year waiting for inspiration, then slowly migrated
to the bin of "I need to know more to finish this" pieces. I had imagined it as
striking sunflowers in pinks, purples, and yellows perhaps with some orange and
gold thrown in. I also wanted a feeling of texture. I am unhappy with it as it
stands because I don't have the guts to go bold and give it the pizzazz it
deserves. As you can see, each addition I started is still high on the
"blah" scale. Thanks for breathing life into my UFO."
Rossanna: "What a fun challenge this was! I received a
sort of flower-power outlined block. On top of that were some stains on the
back which I believe were part of the dyeing that the owner did when stamping
the flower on the front. I decided to use the original design as a background
for a nativity scene."