This is one of a series of quilts in which three dimensional, constructed tucks are incorporated into a patterned background. The background fabric was painted with fiber reactive dyes in large, spiraling, flower and leaf patterns. These patterns represent the feeling of being among flowers, and looking at them close up, however the flower forms do not represent any particular botanical species.
Each of the 77, 1/2" "tucks" was constructed from two different fabrics. The right sides of the tucks were made from fabrics dyed in a gradation of pure rainbow hues, in the cool half of the spectrum
(green/blue/purple). The left sides of the tucks use the warm half of the spectrum (yellow/ orange/ fuchsia/ violet). 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 surrounds the three dimensional center panel.
This quilt was commissioned, in August of 1992, by Bob and Aileen Farber, for their home in Longboat Key, Florida. It was completed in September and October of 1992.