Ariel Borealis #2 • 38" x 38" • Copyright © 1985 Caryl Bryer Fallert • Bryerpatch Studio

Ariel Borealis #2
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  • Copyright 1985 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size:  24" high x 24" wide (61cm x 61 cm)
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton / batting: 100% polyester
  • Techniques: Hand dyed, machine pieced, beaded, and hand quilted

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Design Concept

This is the second in a series of quilts inspired by the Aurora Borealis seen from an airplane at 39,000 feet about the earth. The beads represent the lights that can be seen on the ground at night. The dark space above the horizon represents the shadow cast by the curve of the earth. A full size drawing was make on paper and cut up into curved templates. Strips of fabric were string pieced directly onto the paper pattern pieces. The paper was then removed before piecing the templates together. The light strips were cut from strip-pieced fabrics left over from "Through the Gazebo Window".


  • Door County Invitational Quilt Show, 1985, Door County, WI
  • American Gallery of Quilt and Textile Art, 1985, Gig Harbor, WA
  • Quilts for Architectural Spaces, February, 1985, The Monroe Gallery, Chicago, IL, (solo exhibition)
  • The View from Above, Looking at Earth Gallery, National Air and Space Museum, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC


  • Quilters Newsletter Magazine, September, 1987
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Ariel Borealis #2 • 38" x 38" • Copyright © 1985 Caryl Bryer Fallert • Bryerpatch Studio
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