click for larger image Zigzags & Circles #7
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  • Copyright © 2022 Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
  • Size: 40" wide x 67" high
  • Techniques: digital design, digital painting, digital printing, machine quilting
  • Materials: Fabric: 100% cotton / Batting:  50% cotton / 50% bamboo
  • Private collection: Colorado
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Design Concept

In 2021, as part of my ongoing effort to simplify my work, I decided to design a series of pieces that combined freeform zigzags, circles, and a few freeform curves. This piece, completed in early January 2022 is the seventh in the series. I drew the whole design in Corel Draw, added some digital painting, and had it printed by Spoonflower.com. I graduated many of the shapes from color to color. As I arranged the shapes in the design, I made the areas where they overlapped into separate shapes and chose duller colors in those shapes to create the illusion that all the shapes are transparent. I quilted the black lines, and the golden-yellow, curved shapes with a regular sewing machine foot using heavy, #30 top-stitching thread. In the rest of the quilt, I used free-motion quilting with many different colors of thread and several different patterns, including circles combined with meanders, zigzags, and echo quilting. The binding fabric was designed especially for this quilt and the backing fabric was hand painted with dye.

This is the third quilt made with the same design, just changing the colors and orientation.

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  • Fantastic Fibers, Yeiser Arts Center, Paducah, KY, April 19-June 18, 2022
  • AQS QuiltWeek - Grand Rapids, DeVos Place Convention Center, Grand Rapids, MI, August 17-20, 2022
  • (Second Place: Wall Quilts Modern)
  • AQS Quilt Week – Des Moines, Iowa Events Center, Des Moines, IA, September 14-17, 2022
  • Quilts Unlimited!, CQA Juried exhibition at Vashon Arts Center Vashon Island, WA, February 3 – 26, 2023


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