Click for larger image. Checking Over The Rainbow #14
Printable version
  • Copyright © 1992 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 31" x 38"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: 100% cotton fabric • batting: 100% wool
  • Owner: Private collection, Tokyo, Japan
See details & more information below

Larger image

Design Concept

This is one of a series of quilts in which three dimensional, constructed tucks are incorporated into a pieced background.  The background was pieced to create the illusion of a diamond of rainbow stripes, floating in a field of black checks, which are themselves floating in a field of pale graduated rainbow hues.

Each tuck is pieced from two different fabrics.  The left sides of the tucks are a gradation of pure rainbow hues.  The right sides of the tucks are black and white checks, in the center of the quilt, and a graduation from white to black on the sides.   Because different color gradations are used on the right and left sides of the three dimensional tucks, the appearance of the quilt can be changed significantly by changing your point of view.  I like to call the quilts in this series "viewer participation art."

Successive borders of black and white checks and rainbow striped fabric complete the front of the quilt.


  • KERRVILLE DAILY TIMES,  Wednesday, December 23, 1992  Lifestyle
Click details for larger images
Click for larger image.
Click for larger image.
Side Views


  • CONTEMPORARY QUILTMAKING,  Northern Kentucky University, Fine Arts Building (invitational  exhibit), 1992,  Highland Heights, KY
  • FOURTH ANNUAL NATIONAL QUILT EXHIBITION, Hill Country Arts Foundation,  1993,  Ingram TX • THIRD PLACE
  • FANTASTIC FIBERS,  Yeiser Arts Center, (juried)  March - May 1993,  Paducah, KY
  • CHAUTAUQUA INTERNATIONAL FOR FIBER ART, Adams Art Gallery  (Juried) 1993,  Dunkirk, NY 
  • QUILTED TREASURES,  1993,  Pittsford, NY
  • DE KALB COUNTY QUILTERS SHOW, 1993,  (invitational),  DeKalb, IL  (First Place & Best of Show)
  • THE ARTISANS ART,  Barrington Area Arts Council Gallery ,  1993, (invitational)  Barrington, IL
  • SYNNOTT & ASSOCIATES,  Lobby Gallery,  Solo Exhibition, Dec.1993-Feb.1994,  Chicago, IL
  • LINDSEY GALLERY, 1994-95, Oak Park, IL
  • THREADS, Greene County Council On The Arts, 1995,  (juried)  Catskill, NY
Web Site Design by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry 1997-2022 All Rights Reserved
Bryerpatch Studio • 10 Baycliff Place • Port Townsend, WA • 98368 • USA
360-385-2568 • caryl@bryerpatch.com

Updated 1/2/17