Feather Study #9, copyright © 1999 Caryl Bryer Fallert

Feather Study #10
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  • Copyright © 1999 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size:  48" x 48"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed and painted, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: 100% cotton fabric • batting: 80% cotton / 20% polyester
  • Private Collection: Milton, Ontario, Canada

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Design Concept & Process
Where To See This Quilt

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.

The illusion of light in this quilt was created by using fabric that was hand dyed in gradations of color and value.

The machine quilting was done with many different colors of Madeira Poly-Neon thread. The feather is quilted in freeform organic patterns, and spaces between the feathers are quilted in an overall interlocking loop pattern. The graduated green background areas around the edges are quilted with matching thread in meander pattern.

The back of the quilt is a single hand painted fabric.


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Feather Study #9, Copyright © 1999 Caryl Bryer Fallert
Original Sketches

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original pencil sketch

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Original sketch, colored in Corel Draw!

  • Indiana Heritage Quilt Show,  March 2,3,4 2000, Bloomington Convention Center, 302 South College Ave, Bloomington, IN
  • Quilters Heritage Celebration: Quilt 2000 State of the Art,  April 6-9, 2000, Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center, 2300 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA 17602 
  • Art Quilts: Contemporary Art Forms from Traditional Origins, Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, IA  (invitational)
  • International Quilt Association Show, Quilt Festival, Houston, TX, 2000, Third Place
  • Caryl Bryer Fallert: A Sense of Wonder, solo exhibition at the Burlington Arts Center, Burlington, ON, Canada, Feb. 28- Mar.30. 2001


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Design by Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry © 2015 All Rights Reserved
Bryerpatch Studio • 10 Baycliff Place, Port Townsend, WA 98368
360-385-2568 • caryl@bryerpatch.com • www.bryerpatch.com


Updated 1/16/16