Checking Over the Rainbow #7

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  • Copyright © 1990 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 58" x 37"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed, pleated, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric-100% cotton / batting: wool
  • Private collection: Glencoe, IL
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Design Concept

This is part of a series in which 1/2", tucks constructed from two different fabrics are incorporated into a pieced background.   This is also the seventh in a sub-series exploring various relationships between checks and gradations of rainbow colors.   A different color or value gradation is used on each side of the tucks, which are then twisted from side to side, creating the illusion of movement and light. A radiating border of rainbow colored checks, alternating with values of gray draws the eye into the activity in the center of the quilt.

The back of the quilt was pieced in rainbow hues, using a traditional log cabin construction method.


  • Innovative traditions, New Expressions in Contemporary Quiltmaking, March 10-15, 1990, The Museums of Stony Brook, NY
  • Barrington Area Arts Council Gallery, 1991, Three person invitational
  • Fiber Celebrated, Intermountain Weavers Conference, 1991, Colorado Springs, Colorado


  • Innovative Traditions (New Expressions in Contemporary Quiltmaking) Show catalog, page 7
  • Three Village Herald, (NY) 3/28/90
  • Quilters Newsletter Magazine, July/August, 1990, page 8


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