Friday, December 27, 2013

My Quip – BW 1950 Quilt and Wall Hanging – Abstract Art and Finger-Pressing

Good Day,

Our work continues on our BW 1950.

The construction of the black and white portrait is beginning to take shape. BW 1950 is definitely going to be an abstract work. Our BW 1950 is NOT going to be a portrait. It will, all-things-being-equal, be our representation of a person. Will it look like that person? Not necessarily. We hope that there may be some semblance of connection between the original and our production.

I had to look up a definition of the phrase “abstract art”. Abstract art: Art that does not attempt to represent external, recognizable reality but seeks to achieve its effect using shapes, forms, colors, and textures. From – Abstract art seeks to break away from traditional representation of physical objects. It explores the relationships of forms and colors, whereas more traditional art represents the world in recognizable images.

The piecing of BW 1950 is somewhat intricate. Care has to be taken when joining the little pieces, especially the triangles. Our squares are only 0.8 inches on each side. After two small pieces are sewn together they have to be finger-pressed open at each seam and then pressed with an iron. It is not as difficult as it sounds. Finger-pressing is sort of like setting up a fold prior to using a heated source as an iron. The iron is then used to then “fix” the fold.

Continue to follow our progress with BW 1950. If you have any comment, thought, idea feel free to contact us at Quilts SB.


Jim and Andy

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