Spirogyra #2 by Caryl Bryer Fallert was inspired by photo taken through a microscope of spirogyra, a single cell, filamentous algae, commonly known as pond scum.
This entire quilt is a study in intersecting color and value gradations. The four fabrics are from Cryl's Gradations collection for Benartex. The dots are quilted in a pebbly pattern with heavy (#30) top stitching thread from the Superior Brytes collection. She matched the color of the background fabric behind each dot, so the pebbles appear to float. The wavy background stripes were quilted in matching colors (three shades of each color) with fine (#60) thread from the Superior Bottom Line collection.
Caryl used her Applipiecing technique to create the quilt. You can see photos of how she put this quilt together on her website, click here.
You can watch Caryl in Episode 1308 - Techniques, Tips...and a Very Special Tour for Quilters which debuts on October 7.