Artist: Caryl Fallert-Gentry
Title: Garden Party #2
Attribution: Garden Party #2, 2016, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry
Materials: cotton fabric, cotton/bamboo batting, acrylic & polyester thread, dye,
Dimensions: 36" x 53"
Image Statement: The design for this quilt grew out of a series of drawings I did in 1987. I kept this design in my "inspiration" file for decades, always thinking I would eventually use it. I decided to make this piece a study in secondary colors (orange, green, and purple) and I consciously avoided blues and yellows. The background fabric was painted in a subtle gradation from purple to orange, echoing the subtle colors I see from my studio window almost every day as the sun rises over the water of Puget Sound. The quilting was done with dozens of different colors of thread in various organic patterns that might be found in nature. Although the theme of this quilt is “garden”, it is a purely abstract design and is not meant to represent any particular species.