I was rewarded with a note from Jaynie Himsl of Saskatchewan. Her name is familiar to me from her contribution to our travelling exhibit, "Meet the Best of the West". She writes:
|"Genesis 009" - Jaynie Himsl, Weyburn, SK|
My inspiration is a free Hoffman Fabrics quilt pattern. I started to assemble a selection of fabric but I seemed to be going on a tangent from the pattern. I ended up using only the cutting style suggested for the wonky blocks. The rest was determined by intuition and fabrics on hand.
I was experimenting with this piece so it will only stay in my collection. Now that I have details figured out, I may make another one for public show. We'll see if inspiration strikes again.What about you? Do you like to take a pattern style and 'tweak' it? Do you go completely off on a tangent? Do you like to use "non-cotton" fabrics in your work?
Please drop me a line -- margblank AT xplornet DOT ca... include a photo (or two) and share what's "On and Off" your wall! I'd like to make this a weekly column, but it all depends on you!
To see more of Jaynie's work, you need to visit her on Facebook. She has her own personal page, plus her artist's page -- and she's a member of the group, "Regina Artist's Trading Cards ATC Collective".
To see her piece in "Meet the Best of the West" -- visit the Kiwanis Gallery, Red Deer, before March 2, or the Royal Alberta Museum's up-coming exhibit, "Western Threads", opening in Edmonton on April 12.