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Reflection #16
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  • Copyright © 1991 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 30" x 42"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed, hand painted, pleated, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric-100% cotton/ batting: wool
  • Private collection

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Design Concept

This is part of a series in which 1/2", constructed tucks are incorporated into a patterned background The background fabric was painted with fiber reactive dyes.  The design represents the idea of looking inside exotic flowers, but does not represent a specific botanical species.

Each tuck is constructed from two different fabrics.   The fabrics on the right sides of the tucks were dyed in warm colors, and the fabrics on the left sides were dyed in cool colors.   As the viewer walks past the quilt, viewing it from side to side, the colors appear to change. The use of color and value 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 extends the design of the background fabric, while drawing the eye back into the center.  It is created from alternating strips of solid colored and painted fabric.

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  • THIRD ANNUAL NATIONAL JURIED QUILT EXHIBITION,  1991-92,   Hill Country Arts Foundation,  Ingram, TX
  • GLASS GROWERS GALLERY,   Annual Quilt Exhibition   (invitational)   1992,    Erie, PA
  • WEST COAST QUILTERS CONFERENCE,   1992 Instructors Exhibit,    Sacramento, CA
  • JASON GALLERY, 1993-94, Chicago, IL
  • BARLOW DESIGNS, 1994, St. Louis, MO


  • ROCKFORD MAGAZINE, Jan. 1992, p.52
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Updated 12/22/16