click for larger image Reflection #51b
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  • Copyright © 2000 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 24" x 32"
  • Techniques: Pleated, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric-100% cotton / batting: wool
  • Private collection
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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 was hand painted with fiber reactive dye.

Each of the ½”  "tucks” was constructed from two different fabrics. The right sides of the tucks are a gradation of rainbow hues.  The left sides are a gradation of light to dark green. 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.  Because different colors 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 bordered by a narrow band of dark fabric, followed by a wider border of the painted background fabric and a red binding.

This quilt sold very quickly and I did not document it at the time I finished it, other than taking slides. Two years later I named another Reflection #51 because I had forgotten about this one, so this is #51a and the 2002 version is 51b.


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