Twilight… fades to black

It’s done.

In the shade apart from a splash of sunshine, where the colours are mostly, but not quite, true to life

Twilight is finished!  It has taken me a stupidly long time to complete what is, after all, not a very complicated quilt, but it has hit me in the middle of a patch of de-motivation, loss of quilting mojo and needing to get other things done. Now that it is finished, I wonder why it took me so long, and I love it and am proud of it.

In the sun. See what I mean about the colours? Not true to life; all the purple has gone brown.

Photos just don’t accurately communicate the lovely sheen on those shot cotton squares, the flashes of double-colour. The values are all wrong and the colours are off. Never mind. I know it looks better than what you see here.

(Thanks are due to the Husband, who patiently held it up at arms length all around the back yard till I found somewhere that worked, still in his work clothes after a long day and before he’d had a cup of tea, just because I wanted to catch the light. You’re a star!)

The back is nice and simple, just a dark petrol green-blue, and a simple label.

I’ll mail it off on Monday, with love and a sigh of relief!

… and night falls on yet another quilt.

70 thoughts on “Twilight… fades to black

  1. Utterly Utterly gorgeous ❣️
    J is a star ⭐️ as always 🥰

  2. claire93 says:

    another finished quilt to treasure ^^

  3. Marty K says:

    It is a stunningly beautiful quilt and I’m sure your niece will treasure it! (I think your hubby deserves more than one cuppa for his services as a living display easel.) 😉

  4. Going Batty in Wales says:

    Lucky, lucky Mariella! And I love the label which will be so important to her children and grandchildren when it is an heirloom.

  5. knitnkwilt says:

    How nice to be finished, and a nice finish at that. The narrow black that you used to attach the blocks is so perfect! I hear ya on trying to find the right light for a quilt photo. Rare that I do.

  6. Mya says:

    It’s soooo beautiful!!

  7. knettycraft says:

    A beautiful quilt, Kate! It surely will be loved and treasured.

  8. This is such a pretty quilt. I love it and the fabric is awesome

  9. craftycreeky says:

    It’s a beautiful quilt, I love the colours, I’m sure your niece will love it too.

  10. It is wonderful to see it completed, Kate! Darkly wonderful, even in the light, and the corner blocks inspired me to suggest something similar to a friend who was struggling with her edges – so thank you! You are an inspiration even when you think you are being slow!

  11. Emmely says:

    4 months is not long to finish a quilt! It looks fantastic.
    Overcast days are best for taking pictures but I suppose you probably don’t get that many of those.

  12. magpiesue says:

    Quilt photography – just about any textile photography for that matter – is always frustrating in my experience. You cannot get accurate color representation without just the right conditions, which few of us have available to us. Oh well. It’s a gorgeous quilt nevertheless. I’m sure it will be loved and used. 😊

    • katechiconi says:

      You’re right – bright but oblique soft light is what’s needed, and although we have bright, it’s rarely soft. Early evening is often a good time because the angle of the sun helps with bringing out the quilting, but it can just be the luck of the draw. Glad you like it!

  13. tialys says:

    Purples are murder to photograph but I think we can all imagine how gorgeous this looks in real life. Your niece will love you forever and ever.

    • katechiconi says:

      They are indeed. The photo in shade is the best representation, but is still not quite right. It’s a pity I can’t get it right, because there’s a whole textural element and sheen to the fabrics that’s missing.

  14. All the superlatives 👏

  15. anne54 says:

    Just stunning Kate! If these images don’t show it in all its glory, I cannot imagine what it must look like!

    • katechiconi says:

      It’s the old story of the eye seeing so much more than the lens. You’re not getting the impact of the batik patterns, the subtle colour changes in the fabrics, the changes of surface and texture… All the same, it does look pretty good in the photo, and I hope she’ll love it 🙂

  16. nanacathy2 says:

    It is simply gorgeous. She must be a very Good niece to have such a fabulous gift.

  17. Congrats on the quilt – purple rules!
    🙂

  18. Very beautiful, as are all your quilts. Your niece will love it. When you said The Husband was holding it up, I had to look for the fingers at the top. Made me laugh.

  19. Dayphoto says:

    WOW! It is sooooo pretty. Very nice!

  20. A gorgeous heirloom, made with love – what could be better.

  21. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    Oh wow !! It looks stunning. This is one for the bedroom I guess.

  22. Love, Love Love how it turned out!!!

  23. Kate, this is a thing of beauty and such an amazing gift for your niece. Anyone would love this quilt (unless they hated purple, which I refuse to entertain). You’ve completed this in three months. I am as always impressed.

  24. kymlucas says:

    It is exquisite, dazzling, superb! I had to consult my thesaurus because I realize I keep calling your quilts “beautiful,” and they are, but they are also bewitching, charming, wonderful!

  25. Debbierose says:

    Absolutely Beautiful. And in 3 months, to me that’s super fast. You should be very proud this is a stunning quilt with vibrant colours

    • katechiconi says:

      For what it was and the amount of work involved, it didn’t seem a short time. I could have had it ready far sooner except for a bad case of procrastination! I’m so glad you like it; despite not being the world’s greatest purple fan, I do love it and am proud of the finished thing!

  26. cedar51 says:

    And here I am again this arvo, moving up through blog posts – to see it’s all done, the Twilight Quilt – magnificent it is too….

  27. rutigt says:

    Beautiful quilt! Love the colors!!!!

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