This is one of a series of quilts in which three dimensional,
constructed tucks are incorporated into a patterned background. The
background fabric was painted with fiber reactive dyes, in a radiating
design of pure, intense, rainbow hues. Each of the 1/2" "tucks"
was constructed from two different fabrics.
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The left sides of the tucks were made from fabrics dyed
in a gradation of values from white to blue violet to black. The left
sides of the tucks are a gradation of pure rainbow colors. The use
of both 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.
A radiating, string pieced border draws the eye into
the three dimensional center panel of the quilt. Half of the border
was constructed from alternating strips of rainbow colors and black.
In the other half of the border, strips of painted fabric alternate
with strips dyed in the black to blue-violet to white gradation used
on the left sides of the tucks.