This is one of a series of quilts, exploring the illusion
of overlapping transparent triangles. The triangles were
pieced from strips of fabric, hand dyed in a gradations
of turquoise and terracotta. The background and border are
brown and a peach and lavendar fabric from Caryl's Splash
collection for Benartex. 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. A narrow border of brown Ombre Strip fabric
from Caryl's collection for Benartex surrounds the center
triangles, followed by a wider border of the splash fabric.
A binding of solid brown surrounds the composition.
In contrast to the geometry of the pieced design, the quilting
was done in a free-form, meandering pattern with feathers
and spirals in Caryl's signature style. All of the machine
quilting was done freehand, with no marking of the quilt
In this quilt one of the strips of the triangles was sewn
in backward. Can you find it?