First finish of 2017 - hooray. If I'd applied myself more diligently this might have scraped in at the end of 2016, but I didn't. That's the way it goes sometimes.
This had a working title of Circles, but given that I've used this for at least three quilts recently it needs a better title, so I am calling it At the Edge. This is taken from a quote by A.S. Byatt, in an interview on The Art of Fiction for the Paris Review. You can read it here and it's well worth the visit. It's a long piece and the section on language and colour is quite a long way through it, so I guess if you didn't want to read it all you could just scan through for the relevant section. Anyway, she says "I think the names of colors are at the edge between where language fails and where it’s at its most powerful". I like this a lot in itself but it seems particularly appropriate given that I started this piece with a desire to use the colour definitions from Webster's.
Crumbs - that's the most long-winded justification I've ever written for a quilt name!
As is the way of these things it's making a half-hearted attempt to snow right now, so I was faced with the thorny old problem of how to get a picture. This is the best I can do right now
Here's the back.
And a slightly closer view, just because I like the patterns the quilting has made on the back.
A little bit of binding.
And here it is on a bed. I should point out that this is an extremely large bed, so the quilt would come down the sides on a standard double.
Size 85" x 70"
Pieced entirely from Oakshott shot cottons and Kaffe Fassett striped fabrics. Binding: more of the stripes.
Wadding is wool, probably Hobbs Tuscany Wool, though I honestly don't remember.
Quilted using a selection of Sulky 12 variegated cotton threads - I just used what I already had, which turned out to be quite a lot.
I started piecing this on 13th January 2016, finished on 1st April 2016. Started quilting on 16th October 2016, finished today, 10th February 2017.