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High Tech Tucks #2 & #3
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  • Copyright 1986  Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • 40" wide X 22" high (102 cm x 56 cm)
  • 100% cotton fabric • wool batting
  • Hand dyed, machine pieced, pleated, and machine quilted
  • Collection of the International Quilt Study Center, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
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Design Concept

These are the second and third experiments which led to a series of many quilts incorporating twisted, constructed tucks into a pieced background. They are the first two to have half-inch-wide tucks floating over one-inch-wide background spaces. I liked the way this proportion worked visually and kept this same set of proportions for most of the remainder of my High Tech Tucks quilts. The background is composed of rectangles hand dyed in a fourteen step gradation between black and white. One side of the tucks is made from one a nineteen shade gradation from green to blue to purple to fuchsia. In the first panel (#1) the other side of the tucks is white, and in the second panel (#2) the other side of the tucks is black. The tucks are constructed separately and inserted into the seams of the background. They are then twisted and stitched down with zigzag lines of quilting, to give the illusion of movement over the surface of the quilt. The two panels are meant to hang together as a diptych.

These quilts were purchased initially by Robert and Ardis James, and then became part of the collection of the International Quilt Study Center when the James collection was donated to the University of Nebraska.

After this quilt was finished, I went on to make more than a hundred other quilts in the "tucks" series.



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