Illusion #38
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  • Copyright © 2004 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 25" x 30"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton  / batting: 80% cotton / 20% polyester
  • Owner: Private collection, Brazil
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Design Concept

This is one of a series of quilts, exploring the illusion of overlapping transparent triangles. The triangles were pieced from strips of fabric, hand dyed in a gradations of turquoise and terracotta. The background and border are brown and a peach and lavendar fabric from Caryl's Splash collection for Benartex. 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. A narrow border of brown Ombre Strip fabric from Caryl's collection for Benartex surrounds the center triangles, followed by a wider border of the splash fabric. A binding of solid brown surrounds the composition.

In contrast to the geometry of the pieced design, the quilting was done in a free-form, meandering pattern with feathers and spirals in Caryl's signature style. All of the machine quilting was done freehand, with no marking of the quilt top.

In this quilt one of the strips of the triangles was sewn in backward. Can you find it?


  • Bryerpatch Studio Gallery: Paducah KY 2006-2012


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