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Interaction #1
by Caryl Bryer Fallert

  • Copyright 2000 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 59" x 59"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed and painted, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: 100% cotton fabric
    batting: 80% cotton / 20% polyester
  • Private collection, Alpahretta Georgia

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This quilt was made especially for the exhibition Double Vision: Companions and Choices: An Exhibit of Quilts and Paintings. In this exhibition watercolor artist Rod Buffington and I each interpreted a design that grew our of one of my "doodles". My doodles are often filled with swirls and spirals, branches, and other organic shapes.

The basic line drawing evolved into a repeat block design in which the basic "doodle is rotated and repeated four times, with new connections drawn in to continue lines from one block to the next.

The swirling and spiraling shapes were cut from cotton fabric which had been hand painted in rainbow colors. The negative spaces were pieced in two gradations of solid color, from gold to cobalt blue, and gold to deep purple.

The swirling shapes were quilted in related colors of thread. A freeform quilting pattern of swirls and spirals in rainbow variegated top stitching thread fills the negative spaces.


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  • Double Vision: Companions and Choices: An Exhibit of Quilts and Paintings
    July 7 - October 20, 2001 Museum of the American Quilters Society and traveling until 2005.


  • Double Vision: Companions and Choices:An Exhibit of Quilts and Paintings (catalog) AQS, 2001, p. 16
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