This is one of a series of quilts in which three dimensional, constructed tucks are incorporated into a patterned background. The background fabric was painted with fiber reactive dyes in an abstract design, in which colors seem to merge into one another.
Each of the 1/2" "tucks" was constructed from two different fabrics. The right sides of the tucks were made from fabrics dyed in a gradation of turquoise from a medium value to white. The left sides of the tucks are a gradation from rust to pale peach. The use of value (light to dark) 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, string pieced border surrounds the three dimensional center panel.
This quilt was commissioned, in October of 1992, by Pat and Rich Howell, for their home in Oak Harbor, Washington. It was completed in November and December of 1992.