This is one of a series of quilts in which three dimensional, constructed tucks are incorporated into a pieced background. The fabrics used to piece the background were hand dyed 8 shades of green and eight shades of raspberry. The background was constructed from two separate pieced rectangles, each of which was divided diagonally into two triangles. Each rectangle was cut into vertical strips. The strips were arranged in alternating stripes, and sewn together with a ½" tuck in each seam allowance. The alternating of strips, and the distraction of the three dimensional "tucks" creates the illusion of transparent, overlapping triangles.
Each of the 1/2" "tucks" was constructed from two different fabrics. One side of the tucks are fabrics dyed in a graduation from light to dark raspberry. The other side of the tucks are gradation from light to dark green. The use of color and value gradations, and the twisting of the tucks from side to side, create the illusion of movement and light across the surface of the quilt.