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.