Feather Study #14
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  • Copyright © 2000 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 56" x 56"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed and painted, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: 100% cotton fabric • batting: 80% cotton / 20% polyester
  • Collection of Ted McMinn, St.Louis, MO

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Design Concept

This is one of a series of quilts inspired by a close-up view of a feather. This quilt is a fantasy feather that evolved from one a series of hundreds of drawings on this theme.
Original Sketch
original sketch for Feather Study #14

The illusion of light in this quilt was created by using fabric that was hand dyed in gradations of color and value. These gradations were intersected in the plumes of the feathers to create areas of emerging and submerging contrast and luminosity. The the background is also created with gradations of hand dyed fabric. These are more subtle because they are made from visually textured fabric which was dyed from color to color, with a mixture of colors and values in each fabric.

The machine quilting was done with many different colors of Madeira Poly-Neon thread. The feather is quilted in freeform organic patterns, and the spaces between the feathers are quilted in an overall serpentine meander pattern. The back of the quilt is a single hand painted fabric.

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