Fibonacci Series #8
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Copyright © 2012 Caryl Bryer Fallert
Size: 30" x 30" (76cm x 76cm)
Techniques: machine pieced and quilted
Materials: Fabric: 100% cotton, Batting: 50% cotton / 50% bamboo
Price: $2150.00

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Email • Phone: 360-385-2568 • Snail Mail: Bryerpatch Studio •10 Baycliff Place. • Port Townsend, WA 98368

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 other fabrics from Caryl collections completing the the back. Unlike the 2011 Fibonacci quilts I have quilted this piece in the style of my earlier Fibonacci Series quilts with decorative feather patterns. Each of the five feathers is quilted in a different, contrasting, light-colored thread. The negative spaces are quilted with darker, variegated thread in a pattern of spirals and crescent shapes. The "Gradations" fabrics used in this quilt are available at Joy's Fabrics & Quilts.


  • Bryerpatch Studio, Paducah KY, January 2012
  • The Sum of Many Parts, traveling exhibit, conceived and sponsored by the United States Embassy, Beijing. Developed and managed by Arts Midwest & South Arts.

China Schedule

  • September/October, 2012, Shanghai Museum of Textile and Costume at Donghua University in Shanghai
  • November/December 2012, Yunnan Nationalities Museum
  • January/February 2013, Nanning, Guangxi Museum of Nationalities
  • March/April, 2013, Changsha
  • May/June, Dalian, Dalian Modern Museum
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USA Tour: 5/15/2014 through 4/30/2016

  • Washington County Museum, Portland, OR, 5/15/2014 - 6/20/2014
  • Argenta Branch Library, North Little Rock, AR, 7/5/2014 - 8/16/2014
  • Chadron State College, Chadron, NE, 10/21/2014 -1/19/2015
  • The Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO, 2/3/2015 - 8/16/2015
  • Crealdé School of Art, Winter Park, FL, 9/1/2015 - 1/19/2016
  • Patchwork Design 2017
    • Sao Paulo, Brazil: March 9 – 11, 2017
    • Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: March 30 – April 1, 2017


  • The Sum of Many Parts: 25 Quiltmakers in 21st-Century America, Arts Midwest, pp. 6, 54,55
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Updated 10/4/17