Checking Over the Rainbow #4
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  • Copyright © 1989 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 38" x 48"  
  • Techniques: Hand dyed, pleated, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton  / batting: wool
  • Private Collection, Barrington, Illinois
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Design Concept

This is part of a series in which 1/2", constructed tucks are incorporated into a pieced background.   This is also the fourth in a sub-series exploring various relationships between checks and gradations of rainbow colors. The background is pieced from a 1” striped fabric which was over-dyed in rainbow colors. One side of the tucks is a gradation of rainbow colors, and the opposite sides are made for a ½” black and white stripe, which ends up looking like checks on the tucks.

Successive borders are made from a commercial, rainbow-striped fabric and checks made from a black & white stripe. On the back of the quilt is a traditional “Monkey’s Wrench” block, pieced from black and white stripes and rainbow stripes.


  • Viewpoints: Textile Arts Center, Chicago, IL, 1989, (4 person invitational)
  • Class Growers Gallery, Erie, PA, 1989
  • First Annual Fiber Arts Juried Exhibition: Tod Madigan Art Gallery, California State University, Bakersfield, CA, 1989
  • Expressions in Quilting, Barrington Area Arts Council Gallery, 1989, Barrington, IL (first place)


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Updated 12/28/16