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.