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Reflection #13
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  • Copyright © 1991 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 26" x 34"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed, hand painted, pleated, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric-100% cotton / batting: wool
  • Private collection, Tokyo, Japan
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Design Concept

This is one of a series of quilts in which three dimensional, constructed tucks are pieced into a patterned background.  The background fabric was painted with fiber reactive dyes in a radiating, abstract design. The colors used are pure rainbow hues, fading gradually into one another.

Side Views

Each of the 1/2"  "tucks” was constructed from two  different fabrics.  The left sides of the tucks were made from fabrics dyed in a gradation of pure warm hues, from fuchsia to orange to yellow.  The right sides of the tucks were dyed in a gradation of cool hues, from green to blue to purple. The use of color gradations, and the twisting of the tucks from side to side, create the illusion of movement and light across the surface of the quilt.

A radiating, string pieced border surrounds the three dimensional center panel.  It is composed of alternating stripes of rainbow hued fabric, and fabric from the background of the center panel.  The border extends the painted abstract design of the background fabric, while drawing the eye back into the center.


  • NEW ART FORMS:  1991,   International Expo.  Navy Pier,  (The Janis Wetsman Collection),  Chicago, IL
  • Janis Wetsman Collection (gallery), 1991-2
  • Ginza Quilt-Eye Gallery, (featured artist, May, 1992, Tokyo, Japan


  • None as of December 22, 2016
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