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High Tech Tucks #31
by Caryl Bryer Fallert

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• Copyright © 1991 Caryl Bryer Fallert
• Size: 87" wide X 60" high
• Techniques: Hand dyed and painted, pleated, machine pieced, and quilted
• Materials: fabric: 100% cotton  / batting: 100% wool blanket
• Owner: Private collection, Nagoya, Japan

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Design Concept

This is one of a series of quilts in which three dimensional, constructed tucks are incorporated into a pieced background. The fabrics used to piece the background were hand dyed in the three primary colors (fuchsia, turquoise, yellow) and the three secondary colors (purple, green, orange). Each color was dyed in graduated tints and shades from white to black. Interlocking zigzags of black, white, grey, and rainbow stripes break the surface of the primary and secondary colors.

Each of the 1/2" "tucks" were constructed from two different fabrics. The left sides of the tucks are the three primary colors in gradations from white to black. The right sides of the tucks are a 44 hue spectrum of pure "rainbow" colors. The use of color and value gradations, and the twisting of the tucks from side to side, create the illusion of movement and light across the surface of the quilt.

A radiating border continues the visual motion of the center panel while drawing the eye toward the center. It is constructed of alternation strips of fabric dyed in color and value gradations.

This quilt was constructed during a session as "Artist in Residence" at the Quilting by the Lake Symposium in Morrisville, New York in the Summer of 1991.

Exhibitions:

  • Summer Invitational Show, Contemporary Art Workshop, 1991, Chicago, IL
  • American/International Quilt Association show, 1991, Houston, TX. AWARD OF EXCELLENCE & JUROR’S CHOICE

Publications

  • Quilters Newsletter Magazine, December, 1991, p.8
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Updated 7/25/15