Friday, May 27, 2016
FNF 5 -- representational
Only one of the 20 quilts in Form, Not Function had a realistic representational image. That might be surprising in itself, because realism is such a standby in quilt/art shows, but I've already commented on the fact that this year's jurors voted strongly for abstraction and piecing. What I liked about this quilt was not just that its image was striking and well-executed, but that its method was something rarely seen.
Yes, this is a pieced quilt, made entirely out of half-inch squares. And you can see in the detail shot that some of the half-inch squares are themselves pieced to give smooth edges to the shapes of the image -- a lot of piecing going on here!