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 shades of turquoise, fuchsia, and green.
Each of the 29, 1/2" "tucks" was constructed from two different fabrics. The right sides of the tucks were made from fabrics dyed in a gradation of colors and values from yellow/green to turquoise to black. The right sides of the tucks are a gradation from deep blue/purple to fuchsia to orange. The use of color and 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, extending the background design while drawing the eye into the center. It is constructed of alternating strips of the background fabric and the solid color gradations used in the tucks.