Illusion #24
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  • Copyright 1997 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 26.5" x 31" (66cm x 77cm)
  • Techniques: Hand dyed & painted, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton  / batting: 80% cotton / 20% polyester
  • Private Collection
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Design Concept

This is one of a series of quilts, exploring the illusion of overlapping transparent triangles. Half the triangles were pieced from strips of fabric, hand dyed in a gradation from navy to light blue. The other triangles were pieced from strips of fabric, hand dyed in a gradation from chartreuse to black. The background for the first triangle is a gradation from navy to coral. the other background was cut from a fabric painted with navy and coral.
Each triangle was pieced separately and then cut into horizontal strips. The strips of the two triangles were alternated when they were sewn back together. This creates the illusion of more than one triangle occupying the same space. As the two triangles were sewn together, the illusion of a diamond appeared in the center. A narrow border of black surrounds the center triangles, followed by a wider border of dye painted fabric in mauve and coral. A binding of solid black surrounds the composition. In contrast to the geometry of the pieced design, the quilting was done in a freeform, swirling, organic design.


  • Spectrum: The Textile Art of Caryl Bryer Fallert: Solo Exhibition, 1997-1998 New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA


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