Posts Tagged ‘Abstract Art’

trio 20 x 16 lo res

Day 26 takes us back to the Jazz theme. I woke up one morning with the composition of trio in my mind. Complementary colors Blue and orange/gold , with vertical background pieces, and horizontal blue pieces on top. Even the black couched thread on top was clear in my mind. Three jazzy musicians having a ball.

Martha Ressler


Art Quilt

20 x 16″


I finally finished “Tree Map” a 38 x 38″ piece made up of 12 x 12″ squares. Mounting, backing, and wiring took some doing. I’d broken my wrist in December, and am still gaining strength in my right hand. (Yes I am right handed!)

But it is luminous as a whole. I don’t know if the photo will really show it, but I’m proud of it.

The materials are fabrics, papers, bits of plastic bags (a manner of recycling), and layers and layers of Mistyfuse, a light weight fusible web.

Last week I wrote about my visit to the International Quilt Festival in Houston. This week I will continue with some more of my personal favorites.

Here we go!

Duet #4

Duet #4 by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gantry, Port Townsend, WA, 30 x 30. Honorable Mention in Art — Abstract, Small. “About birds that mate for life. The piece is abstract and not meant to depict a specific species.”

A Toast to Toulouse Lautrec

A Toast to Toulouse-Lautrec, by Katherine Donges & Susan Slaton, Suches, GA. 50 x 45. Judges Choice of Patt Blair.


Ghosts, Ruth Montalvo, Madison Heights, MI. 48 x 64″ Third piece in Innovative Pieced.


Tutti Frutti Alleyway, Sue Bleiweiss, Pepperell, MA. 33 x 45″ Third Prize in Art — Whimsical

Golden Girl

Golden Girl, Hollis Chatelain, Hillsborough, NC. 24 x 60″. First Prize in Art — Painted Surfaces.

Kan Oh Chi Rai (Prediction by Studying the Past) by Yoshiyuki Ishizaki of Ashiya, Hyogo. Japan. 79.5 x 61.5 Second Prize in Innovative Pieced.

Kan Oh Chi Rai (Prediction by Studying the Past) by Yoshiyuki Ishizaki of Ashiya, Hyogo. Japan. 79.5 x 61.5 Second Prize in Innovative Pieced. “The present become the past quickly and will be reborn to the new present soon.”


Leafless, Janet Steadman, Langley, WA, 54 x 45″ Second Prize, Abstract small. “Bare Tree branches in fall and winter inspired this quilt.”

Mysterious Letter

Mysterious Letter, Noriko Nozawa of Chiba City, Chiba, Japan. 80 x 82″. First Prize in Art, Abstract, large. “Kana letter, which is a Japanese traditional letter, is the main theme of this piece.”

Out on a limb

Out on a Limb, Thelma Bearden, Tullahoma, TN. 56 x 83.5. Second Prize in Art — Abstract, Large


Reborn, Molly Hamilton-McNally, Tehachapi, CA, 50 x 55. First Prize in Innovative Applique.


Tagged, Patricia Kennedy-Zafred, Murraysville, PA. 84 x 45. First Prize in Digital Imagery. “Executive Order 9066 forced nearly 120,000 people of Japanese heritage living along the Pacific Coast into internment camps.”