Zigzags & Circles #1
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  • Copyright © 2021 Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
  • Size: 30" wide x 37" high
  • Techniques: digital design, digital printing, machine quilting
  • Materials: Fabric: 100% cotton / Batting:  50% cotton / 50% bamboo
  • Private collection: Newport Beach, CA
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Design Concept

In my ongoing effort to simplify my work I decided to design a piece that combined freeform zigzags, circles, and a few freeform curves. I drew the whole design in Corel Draw and had it printed by Spoonflower.com. I chose to limit my palette to secondary colors, green, orange, purple, and a little golden yellow. As I arranged the shapes in the design, I made the places where they overlapped into separate shapes and chose duller colors in those shapes to create the illusion that all of the shapes are transparent. I quilted the black lines and the wavy aqua shapes with a regular sewing machine foot and in the rest of the quilt I used free-motion quilting in many different colors of thread and a different pattern in each area.

The strips for the matching binding were designed, painted, and printed at the same time as the quilt top.


  • Photos Pixels & Pizzazz, (solo exhibition) Lattimer Center for Quilts and Textiles, Tillamook, OR, May 3-June 27, 2021
  • Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, Philadelphia, PA, September 16-19, 2021 (Judges Choice)
  • Pacific International Quilt Festival, Santa Clara, CA, October 11-14, 2021 (Best Machine Workmanship)
  • Photos Pixels & Pizzazz, (solo exhibition), McLean Textile Gallery, McLean, VA, April 1-May 2, 2022
  • Photos Pixels & Pizzazz, (solo exhibition), Quilt Show Reno, Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno NV, June 9-11, 2022
  • Reflections of Light: Recent Works by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA, July 20-October 30, 2022
  • Photos, Pixels, & Pizzazz: Digital Quilts by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry, Special exhibition, Road to California Quilters Conference, Ontario, CA, January 17-21, 2023


  • Pacific International Quilt Festival Postcard, 2022
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Updated 03/25/2023