After seeing the beautiful quilts in last years Pantone challenge, I wanted to join in this year. I looked around for some examples of Marsala fabrics. I bought a few fabrics online. but only one was the right colour - Amy Butlers Queen Ann Butterflies. Consequently, I wondered about just using the one fabric but a good variety of backgrounds. When I saw the Low Volume Plus quilt I thought it might work for that idea. Once I started I could see it needed a little something else. Using the origin of the colour name the alternative block became gold, representing a cork
The quilting is uneven parallel lines, which I thought worked really well.
I took the quilt with me to the Hawkes Bay which is a big wine growing area in the North Island, to keep with the theme. Grape picking time was underway there when I took the photos.
This is "WHAT A CORKER MARSALA"
Size 53 1/2 inches by 65.
This is not a prize winning stunner, but it is an honest quilt and is very masculine. It keeps well to the Marsala theme, and I really like it.
The colour and the making of the quilt resulted in a little research about Marsala, which was an interesting exercise. In the 1990s we did a visited several North Island wineries one summer and I bought a bottle of Marsala from one of them. I remember making Chicken Marsala once, and used it regularly in lieu of sherry in trifles. I have been inspired to buy another bottle and experiment with it again.
I am linking to On The Windy Side for the parade of quilts