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Aquarium #1: Fish Tails • 60” x 44” • Copyright © 2001 Caryl Bryer Fallert • Bryerpatch Studio

Aquarium #1: Fish Tails
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  • Copyright 2001 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 60" x 44"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed and painted, machine pieced, appliqued, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton • batting: 80% cotton / 20% polyester
  • Collection of Quilts Inc, Houston, TX

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Design Concept
original thumbnail sketches by Caryl Bryer Fallert. Click for larger image.
Parrot fish: photo by Caryl Bryer Fallert. click for larger image

This quilt began with a couple of small sketches made in 1989, shortly after returning from Australia and the Great Barrier Reef for the first time. I used the sketch for a small quilt (Fish Tales) in 1990. I kept the sketch for 12 years, and finally began this quilt in the winter of 2001 after snorkeling in Kauai among brilliant rainbow colored parrot and angel fish. 

The fabrics were hand dyed in variegated gradations to create the soft focus effects of an underwater scene.The quilting was done with many different colors of polyester thread. I ran two colors of thread at a time through the needle to emphasize the quilting lines, and create a blending of colors.

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Aquarium #1: Fish Tails (detail)  • 60” x 44” • Copyright © 2001 Caryl Bryer Fallert • Bryerpatch Studio
Aquarium #1: Fish Tails (detail)  • 60” x 44” • Copyright © 2001 Caryl Bryer Fallert • Bryerpatch Studio

Exhibitions:

  • Quilt America, 2001, (juried) Indianapolis, IN.
  • World Quilt & Textile, Lansing MI and Greensboro, NC, 2001 (Best use of Color - second place)
  • Husqvarna Viking Gallery of Quit Art, (invitational) International Quilt Market and Festival, Houston, TX 2001
  • Thirty Distinguished Quiltmakers in the World, (invitational) Tokyo, Japan, January 2002
  • Silver Star Salute: Caryl Bryer Fallert (Retrospective Solo Exhibition) International Quilt Market/Festival 2006, Houston, TX

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