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Lily Pad Garden is a High Tech Tucks quilt where half-inch three-dimensional tucks are pieced into a patterned background. This technique I learned from Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry’s tutorial. Each tuck is constructed with two different fabric colors. The tucks are spaced at one-inch intervals across the quilt, and they are twisted to reveal the colors on both sides. The color and the twisting of the tucks, create the illusion of movement and light across the surface of the quilt. Because different colors are used on the left and the right side of the three-dimensional tucks, the quilt looks different when viewed from an angle. Notice that by shifting your view of the quilt from the right or the left, you see different colors appear on the surface. Caryl likes to call these quilts “viewers participation” art, because you (the viewer), can change the appearance of the quilt by changing your position. It’s kind of like life: How it looks often depends on your point of view. I finished the quilt with a two-pieced binding that adds an extra splash of color. This art quilt would make a lovely addition to your art collection.  This piece measures approxiatly 17 x 21 inches. 

Lily Pad Garden


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