This piece was inspired by an illustration of a Far Eastern rug in this rather unusual colour scheme. I looked up Samarkand on the net and it seem to be all concrete tower blocks so I made up an imaginary design of minarets and domes, superimposing this onto the ‘Rocky Road’ background without losing the integrity of the base pattern. Yet again, a star border, but I made the mistake of placing them with points touching, giving me considerable heart-ache in the making. A ‘retrospective ramble’ for the Spring Quilt Festival in Spalding, 2011
‘Of rocky roads and searing sand
Of blazing skies and empty land
Of thirst and flies and blistered hand
All for the riches of Samarkand
Oh how we wished that we could stand
Neath shady trees, where breezes fanned
Our fevered brows which bore the brand
Of our tortured trek to Samarkand
For silk and spice this journey planned
For lustrous rugs this hopeful band
O’er desert shimmer caravanned
Until we reached far Samarkand’
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Quilts are 100% cotton, unless trims specified otherwise, with polyester batting and hanging sleeves.
Machine washable, low temperature setting and slow spin, line dry.
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