Reflection #29
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  • Copyright © 1993 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 35" x 45"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed, dye painted, pleated, machine pieced and quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton  / batting: wool
  • Owner: Private collection, Chicago, Illinois
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Design Concept

This is one of a series of quilts in which three dimensional, constructed tucks are incorporated into a patterned background.  The background fabric for REFLECTION #29 was painted with fiber reactive dyes, in an expressionistic, freeform design. 

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 colors from yellow-green to plum.   The right sides of the tucks graduate from blue-violet to peach.  The use of color and value (light to dark) gradations, and the twisting of the tucks from side to side, create the illusion of movement and light across the surface of the quilt.  Because different color gradations are used on the right and left sides of the three dimensional tucks, the appearance of the quilt can be changed significantly by changing your point of view.  I like to call the quilts in this series "viewer participation art."

The three dimensional center of the quilt is surrounded by a narrow border of deep purple, followed by a wider border of hand painted fabric.


  • JASON GALLERY,  1993,  Chicago, IL
  • HERE TO THERE, New York Quilt Festival,  1995,   Invitational,  New York, NY
  • THE TEXTILE MEDIUM:  Contemporary Expressions in Quiltmaking,  Arts Chateau,  Butte, MT


  • CARYL BRYER FALLERT:  A SPECTRUM OF QUILTS, 1983-1995, 1996, AQS Books, p. 75
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