Friday, 12 December 2014

Fragment II

Hello Blog, I have been neglecting you a bit.  Life at the moment seems to be one never-ending round of pre-Christmas obligations and that's just the children's stuff.

In the time I have to myself I am still following the current obsession with Oakshott pieces.  Here is Fragment II.


I have found a new wall on which to stick my quilts!  I love its texture with its crackled render and it matches what I was trying to say with the quilt.


Like Fragment No I this quilt is made from scraps of Oakshott Rubies, pieced together into strips which are then curve-pieced together, and Essex Yarn-dyed linen.  I wanted the Oakshott to look like something very precious which had been rescued and patched onto the linen.  For this reason I left the edges of the Oakshott raw as they are actually very beautiful like the lovely fringed selvage of the Essex linen.


I quilted this using the same little crosses as before, but in an Aurifil embroidery floss instead of quilting thread - it has a bit more clout to it.


It is always so difficult to catch the colour and radiance of shot cotton but the light was just right today, so I had to take lots of pictures.



16 comments:

  1. I think that's my favourite quilt you've made yet, and it perfectly captures the description of your vision for it.

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  2. Oh WOW!! Love it!! Sublime photos! "Your" wall is a glorious find; 'tis the perfect backdrop for your beautiful quilt!

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  3. Beautiful!! What radiant fragments!

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  4. It looks great. I like it even better than Fragment I.

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  5. I really love this, every element, especially the plus stitches.

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  6. It is absolutely beautiful Catherine.

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  7. The wall is brilliant, can you lend it out? I love your wall hanging too. So dramatic looking .

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  8. So beautiful - I love how you are experimenting with these gorgeous colours. And the crosses in the aurifloss are fantastic.

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  9. I love the contrast between the vivid Oakshotts and the background of the wall. Very clever. Happy Christmas!

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  10. That last photo is IT! Smiling as I write m & jb (who is actually in the bedroom window sleeping with visions of sugarmice dancing in her head, perhaps?)

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  11. I love this! I saw it on IG, and it's taken me a bit to get over here, but I wanted to leave a comment. I thought you captured the glowing reds of the Oakshott perfectly. Those colors are always hardest to photograph. And like you, I love the wall behind it. Perfect photo op for a perfectly lovely quilt.

    Elizabeth

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  12. love times like a gazillion! #genius

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  13. I love everything about it - the layout, the choice of fabric (Oakshott Rubies against linen background look so lovely), the frayed edges and the quilting, oh and the photos :)

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  14. What a fantastic art quuilt, Catherine! This is so beautiful and inspiring! x Teje

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