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click for larger image Lepidopteran #3
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  • Copyright © 2012 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 30" x 30" (76 cm x 76 cm)
  • Techniques: Machine pieced, Machine embroidered, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton  / batting: 50% cotton/ 50% bamboo
  • Owner: Private collection, Houston, TX
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Design Concept:

The design for this quilt evolved from a series of sketches that started with a Bradford pear leaf that fell from a tree in my neighborhood in the autumn. After drawing several version of the leaf, I began to realize that it was similar in many ways to the patterns on the wings of a butterfly. This version of the drawing actually looked more like a butterfly wing than a leaf, so I called the quilt Lepidopteran #3. All of the fabrics in this quilt are from my Gradations and Splash collections, which I designed for Benartex.

The sketch was projected onto freezer paper to make a full size drawing. (below left)

Here is the full size drawing on freezer paper before I started cutting it up to make templates for cutting my fabric. (below right)

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Here the freezer paper has been cut into templates and the fabric selection and piecing are in progress.

Here the freezer paper has been cut into templates and the fabric selection and piecing are in progress. (Bryerpatch Studio West, Port Townsend, WA)

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Here the quilting is being done on a Bernina 820. Half of the quilting was done with feed dogs up, and the other half was free motion.

(Bryerpatch Studio West, Port Townsend, WA)

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Exhibitions:

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Installation at International Quilt Market
& Festival, 2013, Houston, TX

Publications & Media:

  • Catalogue of Show Quilts: 2013 (Quilt Week Paducah), American Quilters Society, p.66
  • Fiber Art Now, Summer 2013, p.12
  • Boston.com: December 09, 2013 at 08:40 AM, http://finance.boston.com/boston/news/read/25843747/&
  • Butterflies: 2014, Texas Quilt Museum/Quintessential Quilt Media, p.29
  • Quilting Arts Magazine: June/July 2014, p. 70
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Updated 1/22/17