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."
Ann: "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"