Casting a Long Shadow #2
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  • Copyright 2012 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 30" wide x 30" high (76cm x 76cm)
  • Techniques: Machine applique, pencil, marker, machine quilting
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton  / batting: 50% cotton/50% polyester
  • Owner: Private collection, Grover Beach, CA

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Design Concept

This quilt is the first of a series of quilts based on photos taken at dawn on a beach. This beach is on Kauai in an area where we were the first humans of the day to walk on the sand.

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The figures were appliqued onto a background fabric which is quilted with several different colors of thread, using patterns created by ocean waves on sand as the tide recedes. To create the quilting design, I resized my photograph, enhanced the contrast, and projected the lines in the sand onto the quilt top. Then I drew the lines with brown and white colored pencils. I quilted around each of my pencil lines, using darker thread on the bottom and lighter thread on the top. Then I filled in the spaces in between with thread that matched the background fabric. The footprints were outlined and left unquilted. I echo quilted the figure rather than extending the background lines through it.

The fabrics are both from my second collection of "Gradations" by Benartex.

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  • Bryerpatch Studio, Paducah KY, 2012-13
  • 30 Quilts for 30 Years: Solo, exhibition celebrating 30 years of making art quilts. Traveling 2013-2016.
    • International Quilt Market & Festival, 2013, Houston TX, October 25-November 3, 2013
    • National Quilt Museum, Paducah KY, December 6, 2013 to March 11, 2014
    • For additional venues in the traveling schedule, click here.
  • Fiber Art Now, Fall 2013, Volume3, Issue 1, p. 12
  • Art Quilt, Fiber Art Now, Out of the Archives E-Book series, 2020 (cover)


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