Illusion #22
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  • Copyright 1997 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 24" x 30"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed & painted, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton  / batting: 80% cotton / 20% polyester
  • Private Collection
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Design Concept

This is one of a series of quilts, exploring the illusion of overlapping transparent triangles. Half the triangles were pieced from strips of fabric, hand dyed in a gradations of rainbow colors. The other triangles were cut from a black and a gradation of black white and gray. Each triangle was pieced separately and then cut into horizontal strips. The strips of the two triangles were alternated when they were sewn back together. This creates the illusion of more than one triangle occupying the same space. As the two triangles were sewn together, the illusion of a diamond appeared in the center.
A narrow border of black surrounds the center triangles, followed by a wider border of the dye painted fabric in swirling rainbow colors. A binding of solid black surrounds the composition.
In contrast to the geometry of the pieced design, the quilting was done in a free-form, meandering pattern that echoes the pattern in the hand painted border fabric. All of the machine quilting was done freehand, with no marking of the quilt top.


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