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Yellow-billed Hornbill • 30” x 30” • Copyright © 2011 • Caryl Bryer Fallert  • Bryerpatch Studio • www.bryerpatch.com

Yellow-billed Hornbill
by Caryl Bryer Fallert
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  • Copyright 2011 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 30" x 30"
  • Techniques: Hand painted, machine pieced, machine appliquéd, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton  / batting: 50% cotton | 50% polyester
  • Owner: Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Photo: Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Price: Private Collection: Pennsylvania
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Email • Phone: 270-444-8040 • Snail Mail: Bryerpatch Studio • 502 N. 5th St. • Paducah KY 42001
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Design Concept

Photo © 2000 Caryl Bryer Fallert This quilt was inspired by a photograph I took in South Africa in 2000. The Yellow-billed Hornbill (tockus leucomelas) was my favorite South African bird because of it's colorful beak and graphic qualities. The realistic bird was pieced and appliquéd using fabric colored with ink and pencil. Dense thread-work on top of that fabric became the finishing details of the bird. The background is more abstract, and is pieced from many different fabrics from the various collections I have designed for Benartex. The tree limb was appliquéd with small, irregularly-shaped, raw-edged pieces to represent the rough texture of the bark.

Original pencil drawing for bird

Right: full size drawing on freezer paper

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Yellow-billed Hornbill (detail) • 30” x 30” • Copyright © 2011 • Caryl Bryer Fallert  • Bryerpatch Studio • www.bryerpatch.com
Yellow-billed Hornbill (detail) • 30” x 30” • Copyright © 2011 • Caryl Bryer Fallert  • Bryerpatch Studio • www.bryerpatch.com
Yellow-billed Hornbill (detail) • 30” x 30” • Copyright © 2011 • Caryl Bryer Fallert  • Bryerpatch Studio • www.bryerpatch.com
Most of the fabrics in this quilt are from Caryl's Splash, Atmospheres, and Multi-Tye-Dye Collections for Benartex (available through our Internet store).
Below are six steps in the piecing process from the tree branch, which was done first, to the finished quilt top. Instructions for the "Applipiecing" technique used to join the templates in this quilt are available in the "How To" section of our Internet store.
Exhibitions:
  • Machine Quilting Unlimited, May/June 2012, P. 45
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