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How Much Yellow is Allowed
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  • Copyright © 2000 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 62" x 62"
  • Techniques: Original scans, ink jet printed, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: 100% cotton fabric • batting: 80% cotton / 20% polyester
  • Private collection: Pennsylvania

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Design Concept

This is the silliest quilt I made in 2000, but also the most fun.  It began when I

wondered what would happen if I scanned a dandelion directly on my flat bed scanner. By scanning at a very high resolution and then blowing the dandelions up, I discovered that every dandelion has it's own personality.  To scan the dandelions, I cut off the stems and laid them face down on the glass of the scanner.  I covered them with a piece of blue cloth, and propped open the lid, then enlarged the image to 12" square and scanned at 300dpi. 

Each image was printed out on white cotton broadcloth which had been soaked in Bubble Jet Set, which makes the ink permenant on the fabric. 

I had so much fun with the flowers, I decided to make a whole quilt of dandelion images.  The lattice strips are direct scans of dandelion greens, and the corner blocks are additional scans of the blossom, gone to seed. 

The quilting is a simple all over meander pattern in fine yellow thread.


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  • Quilters Newsletter Magazine: May, 2002

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