Fibonacci Series #5
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Copyright © 2011 Caryl Bryer Fallert
Size: 30" x 30" (76cm x 76cm)
Techniques: machine pieced, and quilted
Materials: fabric: 100% cotton / batting: 100% cellulose
Owner: Quilts Inc. • Houston, TX

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Design Concept

The design for this quilt is based on the orderly progressions of scale, observed in nature by thirteenth century mathematician Leonard Fibonacci. The entire quilt, including the back was made from leftover strips of fabric from my Gradations Collection from Benartex. The strips were cut into 1.5", 2.5", 3.5" & 5.5" widths to finish in the Fibonacci proportions (1-2-3-5) when sewn together. Strips were selected randomly without regard for color, only contrast. They were sewn together until their width was 30.5". The strip-pieced fabric was cross cut into strips in the same proportions, and every other strip was rotated 180 degrees, so some of the seamlines line up and other do not. These strips were sewn together until they formed a 30" square. One strip was left and this runs diagonally across the back of the quilt, with additional strips of Gradations fabric used to finish the back. Gradations fabrics are available at Joy's Fabrics & Quilts.

Exhibitions and Awards:

  • Bryerpatch Studio, Paducah KY April 2011
  • Surface Design Association, Olympic Penninsula Chapter Show, Port Angeles Public Library, Port Angeles, WA, January 8-April 8 2015
  • 30 Quilts for 30 Years: Solo, traveling exhibition celebrating 30 years of making art quilts.
    • LaConner Quilt Museum, LaConner WA – July 1–October 4, 2015
    • Virginia Quilt Museum, Harrisonburg, VA – October 14, - December 19, 2015
  • Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light, & Motion, University Museum, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, January 26 - April 16, 2016
  • Fantasies in Fiber & Beads: (two person show) Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA, May 5-29, 2016
  • Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light, & Motion


  • None as of 4/10/17
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Updated 4/10/17