Tuesday 25 September 2012

Quilt no 37

Quilting by the light of the moon

Winter's coming and the days are getting shorter.  For a night owl like me that means quilting by the light of the moon.  Somewhere in a valley wedged between the mountains is a peaceful canoe moon.  On a cold, clear and starry night silver moonbeams wrap a lodge in light.   Winter's deep snow outside is doing naught to stop all the quilting that is going on inside.  This is just how I  plan on passing winter this year as I am always content quilting by the light of the moon.   

I used all kinds of scraps from left over projects.  The moonbeams and the moon are outlined by couched silver cording.  The stars are made with shimmering silver thread though hard to see in the photos.  The white band on the bottom is cut on a angle to imitate banked snow giving the illusion of an uneven project, but it is indeed and exact 12x12 piece.  The back is made from a couple of orphan pieces.  I hope it's new owner is a night owl like me!

back of quilt:


Needled Mom said...

The back is as pretty as the front. Very nice.

barcord said...

That is beautiful. Love the story and the back of the quilt.

Sarah said...

Two quilts in one!! Like the accompanying story also.