Illusion Baby Quilts #1 & #2

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  • Copyright 1999 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: approximately 47" x 54"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed & painted, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton  / batting: 80% cotton / 20% polyester
  • Collection of: Felicity Howell & Luke Bryer
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Larger image of Baby Quilt #1

Private collection: Corvallis, Oregon

Larger image of Baby Quilt #2
Private collection: Colorado Springs, CO

Design Concept

In February of 1999, my sister, Pat Howell, came for a short visit to my northern Illinois studio. We decided to spend our two days together making quilts for a great neice and great nephew who had been born in recent weeks. Pat did all of the ironing and pinning, and I did all of the piecing and quilting, and before Pat's visit was over we finished both quilts (two days), in time to deliver one of them to one of the new babies, who lived in the Chicago area.

I started each quilt by drawing equilateral triangles in two 36" squares. For these quilts I cut my strips 2.5" wide, rather than the 1.5" size I have used in most of my other Illusion quilts. To soften the look of the quilts, I used a fourth gradation rather than black or a solid dark color as the background for my light triangle. I skipped the inner border which I customarily use in this style of quilt and just used an extra wide outer border of hand painted fabric.


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