Blood Moon by Charwirfs

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
None
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-01-06T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-03-10T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description


Blood Moon
This was another of my Red Bag Mystery Fabrics from my quilting group.  This time we were given a bag full of black and white prints with one piece of bright orange solid and one of turquoise solid.  We could add fabrics to them or not use all of them and could make any type of sewing project we wanted.  I wanted to use a some sort of strip piecing for the background using the turquoise traveling through.  There were many light prints so I added more darks as I wanted more drama.  What to do with the orange?  Well, I thought the background sort of looked like a forest at night so I appliqued a big orange moon on it.  The size is small so I was able to complete the project within the month, 16" wide by 20" long.  I used white embroidery thread to hand quilt it and finished with a black binding.  Many comments have been that it has an oriental look which is great, but that was not planned.
  There were so many light black and white fabrics left so I started designing a second top from the left overs. 
 This little quilt has been displayed in an art gallery and in several quilt shows.
  I had it hanging on my studio wall when my son dropped by for a visit.  He loved it so I told him to take it home.  Last I saw it, he had it hanging on his living room wall and it looked happy to be there.

Pictures

Start of a second small quilt from what was left from the mystery fabrics
Second top: Alpha Sampler is still a top. I have not completed this yet.
Embellished with embroidery. Some are appliqued, some stitched in, and some fused.
Back side of Alpha Sampler.

Loves

stitchcat
Readerowl

Comments

bethbastian

I sound like I am watching fire works while looking at this quilt. The first picture I was OOOOOHHHHHH, Then the second slide "AAAAAAHHHHH"

It's very amazing!

True

Wow,wow, wow...I can see why he loved this it is amazing...the quilting, colors, design all wow!!

Mymble

Just beautiful...so evocative and striking...its art:)...no wonder it hung in a gallery.

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