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Autumn Perspective © 1984 Caryl Bryer Fallert

Autumn Perspective
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  • Copyright 1984 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 60" x 72"
  • Techniques: machine pieced, hand quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton  / batting: 100% polyester
  • Private Collection: Houston TX

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Design Concept

My intention in designing this quilt was to create a fabric landscape with a very literal, three dimensional foreground, fading into a more abstract background. This landscape became a composite of my favorite Autumn images. My first step was to strip piece 2" strips of different print and solid fabrics together in sets of three related colors. I drew all the windows full size, using one point perspective, with the vanishing point somewhat below and to the right of center. Full size paper templates were created, and the "windows" were cut from the strip pieced fabrics.

I think the grid of windows must have been inspired by the walls of skyscraper windows in the big cities to which I traveled in my job as a flight attendant. After the windows were drawn, I laid them out on the floor of my studio and drew the landscape outlines with a magic marker. I wanted to create the feeling of looking out at a forest in autumn, without being able to point to any one thing and say "this is a tree, or this is a leaf." Some of the windows are hand quilted quilted in leaf patterns. Solid brown fabric forms the lattice, which is quilted in the patterns of wood grain.

Exhibitions and Awards:

  • QUILTING: NEW DIRECTIONS, 1984, Stevens Point, WI (FIRST PLACE)
  • NATIONAL QUILTING ASSOCIATION SHOW, 1994, Oxford, OH, (FIRST PLACE)
  • QUILTING: A PIECE IN TIME, 1994, Flint MI (FIRST PLACE)
  • LAKESHORE QUILT SHOW, 1984, Manitowoc, WI, (SECOND PLACE)
  • HOUSTON QUILT FESTIVAL, 1984, Houston, TX
  • PRAIRIE STAR QUILT GUILD SEMI-ANNUAL SHOW, 1984, Wheaton, IL
  • WARREN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY MUSEUM, 1985, Lebanon, OH, (SECOND PLACE)
  • STITCHERY '85 INTERNATIONAL, Pittsburgh, PA

Publications

  • QUILT magazine, Winter, 1984
  • ATTIC WINDOWS: A CONTEMPORARY VIEW, 1988: Leone Publishing Co. p.38
  • PATCHWORK PERSUASION, Joan Wolfrom, C&T Pub, 1997, P. 83
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