Quilter in Distress: Ann Thomas
Rescuer: Jaynie Himsl
Untitled • 16" x 13"
Ann: "I attended a class by a member of our "Off Your Blocks" fabric art group to learn a new technique. I also made an extra set so that I could experiment with the designs by cutting them into different patterns to see what would happen. My intention was to make a smaller piece. The UFO I am sending was cut into square shapes and I do not like them. I started to embellish the pieces but did not finish them. I basted the pieces on the background materials so they would not be lost. I am open to any changes that you want to experiment with-taking away, adding to, or reshaping the design."
Jaynie: "My initial impression upon opening the UFO sent to me to complete was that I liked it. That's a good place to start. I felt the red background competed with the purple appliquéd rectangles so I placed them on a different base. I aimed for movement and depth by rearranging, layering sheers, and repeating motifs. The techniques I used include layering sheers, burning to cut out tulle motifs, stenciling with paint sticks, appliqué, and oil pastels."