(Before describing the Why and the How of my quilt, I need to explain what you are seeing. This small quilt is done as a gallery wrap which means it is wrapped around a 12 inch square wooden frame that is ¾ inch thick. Because of the wrapped and folded corners, I could not eliminate the background the quilt was standing in front of without erasing some of the quilt edges or changing the color of some of the edges of the quilt. That is why there is a wide black border around the quilt.)
In thinking about the design for Harmony, I thought about the ideal of World Harmony, the harmony of the color wheel, the harmony of black and white, the harmony of opposite shapes (circles and squares) and ended up putting all of those together in one design. I am sure I completely overthought the whole thing.
Everything is fused applique to the white background. The continent design on the Earth is done with French knots. I machine stitched around all the appliques with gold thread. The hearts are small pearl buttons.
I had to smile when I saw already mentioned, "I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect hormony" as that is my alternate title. Our local quilt guild, Homespun Quilters' Guild, is having a challenge in February to make a quilt based on a song. My challenge entry is now finished as well!