Quilter in Distress: Janet Blackwell
Rescuer: Sandy Huntress
"Storm at Sea" • 35" x 37"
Janet: "I took a class to make a beautiful Storm at Sea pattern. To my dismay I was confronted with bias edges and templates. I did finish one block which has been aging for approximately 10 years. The fabric is beautiful and stormy, the remainder of which was put back in my stash."
Sandy: "The first thing I decided to do when I received the single "Storm at Sea" block was to make three more blocks to complete the pattern. Then the name gave me the whimsical thought of making a scene of little boats in a storm. After some experimenting, I liked the dimensional and layered effect of the tulle used for the waves. Arranging the colors from dark to light gave the illusion of depth. I've used three-dimensional appliqué on other projects and thought it worked perfectly. The waves needed whitecaps so out came my paints. I tucked treasures of shells and beads in and behind the waves."