Zigzags & Circles #3

Zigzags & Circles #3

Artist: Caryl Fallert-Gentry

Title: Zigzags & Circles #3

Attribution: Zigzags & Circles #3, 2021, Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry

Year: 2021

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

Dimensions: 24" x 39"

Image Statement: In my ongoing effort to simplify my work I decided to design a series of pieces that combined freeform zigzags, circles, and a few freeform curves. I drew the whole design in Corel Draw and had it printed by Spoonflower.com. I chose to limit my palette to cool colors, green, blue, purple, and a little chartreuse. As I arranged the shapes in the design, I made the areas where they overlapped into separate shapes and chose duller colors in those shapes to create the illusion that all the shapes are transparent. I quilted the black lines, and the lime green shapes with a regular sewing machine foot using heavy, #30 top-stitching thread. In the rest of the quilt, I used free-motion quilting with many different colors of thread and several different patterns, including circles combined with meanders, zigzags, and pebbles.