Electric Snails

Electric Snails

Artist: Caryl Fallert-Gentry

Title: Electric Snails

Attribution: Electric Snails, 2023, Caryl Fallert-Gentry,

Year: 2023

Materials: Cotton fabric, ink, cotton/bamboo batting, polyester & acrylic thread

Dimensions: 61" x 81"

Image Statement: This is one of a series of quilts that combine zigzags, and curved shapes, in this case, logarithmic spirals.I turned my line drawing into separate shapes, and where the shapes crossed, I used different colors, which makes every shape appear transparent. The design was printed on cotton fabric by Spoonflower. It is wider than the standard Spoonflower fabric, so it was printed on two pieces of fabric and pieced together. Most of the piecing falls along the curving black lines. The quilting was done with many different thread colors and patterns. The binding strips were designed especially for this piece. The backing fabric is from my Atmosphere collection for Benartex.