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Instructions for making a Cattywampus Log Cabin quilt are at the bottom of this page.
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Skylights
Printable version
  • Copyright © 1992 Caryl Bryer Fallert
  • Size: 74" x 63"
  • Techniques: Hand dyed, machine pieced, and quilted
  • Materials: fabric: 100% cotton  / batting: 100% polyester
  • Price: $6450.00

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If you would like to purchase or exhibit this quilt, please contact Caryl privately.
Email • Phone: 360-385-2568 • Snail Mail: Bryerpatch Studio •10 Baycliff Place. • Port Townsend, WA 98368
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Design Concept

My favorite traditional quilt block is the "Log Cabin". I love the endless interactions that take place between the blocks when they are sewn together, and the complex visual texture created by the hundreds of different scrap fabrics used in many of the 19th century log cabin quilts which have been preserved.

SKYLIGHTS is a scrap quilt made from strips of fabric, left over from several of my other quilting projects. The construction of this quilt is based upon the traditional "Log Cabin" pattern. Instead of squares or rectangles, I have used quadrilaterals in which no two sides are the same length. This creates a series of diagonal lines across the surface of the quilt, rather than the traditional horizontal and vertical lines. The center of each quadrilateral is a deep turquoise, the color of the sky on a cloudless day. This suggested the title "SKYLIGHTS". The machine quilting was done freehand, with no marking, in a random, meander pattern.

Exhibitions:

  • GINZA QUILT-EYE GALLERY, (solo exhibition) 1992, Tokyo, Japan
  • FAVORITES, Eastcoast Quilters Alliance, 1992, (juried) Westford, MA (HONORABLE MENTION)
  • QUILTERS UNLIMITED 1st ANNUAL MID-AMERICA SHOWCASE, 1993, Kansas City, MO
  • THE KNITTING AND STITCHING SHOW, (invitational) Oct. 21-24, 1993, Alexandra Palace, London, England, & Nov. 25-28,1993, Harrogate Exhibition Centre, Harrogate, England
  • CONTEMPORARY QUILTS: FOUR VISIONS IN FIBER, 1994, Stocker Arts Center Gallery, Elyria, OH (invitational)
  • QUILTFEST USA: INVITATIONAL QUILT EXHIBIT, 1994, Louisville, KY
  • NEW QUILTS FROM AN OLD FAVORITE: LOG CABIN, Museum of the American Quilters Society, (juried), 1994-1997, Paducah, KY and traveling
  • EBONY ODYSSEY, Kentucky State University Art Gallery, Frankfort, KY, 1997 (invitational)
  • AUSTRALIAN QUILT FESTIVAL, (invitational) 1997, Melbourn, Australia
  • ART QUILT FORUM, 1999, St. Louis, MO
    Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2002, Tokyo Dome, Tokyo, Japan, 2002, MAQS Log Cabin Quilts Exhibit
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  • Caryl Bryer Fallert: A Sense of Wonder, solo exhibition at the Burlington Arts Center, Burlington, ON, Canada, Feb. 28- Mar.30
  • Solo Exhibition: Little White School Musuem, 2003, Oswego, IL
  • Fabric Cottage, Annual Quilt Festival, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, 2004
  • "Evolving Styles - 20 Years of Color & Design"
    Solo Exhibition: LaConner Quilt Museum, LaConner WA, March 16 - May 15, 2005
  • Caryl Bryer Fallert: A Retrospective, New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA, August 20 - October 31, 2015
  • Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light, & Motion, University Museum, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS, January 26 - April 16, 2016
  • Fantasies in Fiber & Beads: (two person show) Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, WA, May 5-29, 2016
  • Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry: 40 Years of Color, Light, & Motion

Publications

  • KETCHIKAN DAILY NEWS, Ketchikan, AK, Monday, Sept 21, 1992, p.1
  • QUILTING INTERNATIONAL, September 1994 COVER
  • LOG CABIN QUILTS: NEW QUILTS FROM AN OLD FAVORITE, Octagon Center for the Arts, Exhibition postcard, Ames, IA
  • LOG CABIN QUILTS: NEW QUILTS FROM AN OLD FAVORITE, 1994, AQS books

How to:
Below are some basic instructions written for a workshop I taught in 2000, which will explain how the piecing was done. Click here for a higher resolution printable instructions.

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Updated 12/24/16