Saturday, October 15, 2016


Karen's "Moon over Plum"




We have vacationed on Plum Island for many years in a house with an unobstructed view of he ocean and have watched many moon rises.

     I used Cherrywood hand dyed fabric. Twenty curved rows create the reflection. I turned under the edges and topstitched a 16th of an inch from the edge with the piece on batting. With all the layers the reflection area is slightly raised to give it depth. I like my landscapes borderless. The edges are stitched with an overcast stich to finish.

My "word" for the next challenge is "BOUNDARIES".


15 comments:

  1. Very nice! Moon images are a favorite. Great job!

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  2. The simplicity of this quilt is striking and effective! Welcome to the group. Your first quilt demonstrates what a great addition you are~

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  3. Great interpretation of the theme. Simple makes perfect...I admire that ability! Cherrywoods are soooo good... The mon just glows! You'll have to demo the trap unto technique at our retreat.

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  4. Very effective reflection of the moon on the water - the graphic simplicity of the piece is beautiful!

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  6. Love your use of cherrywood fabrics. A great choice! Your quilt just makes you imagine that you are sitting on the shore watching the moon. We have a full moon now also.

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    1. these are the fabrics I didn't use for the Lion King challenge!!!

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  7. Love the moon theme. And the beautiful reflection on the dark water is very dramatic.

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  8. Such a soothing, peaceful quilt Karen. Where is Plum Island? Your quilt makes me want to go there! I, too, love using Cherrywood fabrics. Love the moon reflecting on the water. Looking forward to meeting you at our retreat!

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    1. Carolyn, Plum Island is a little island off Newburyport Ma. The Parker River Res is there as well. The res is know for bird migration. Great place

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  9. Beautiful simplicity. A very powerful image that brings us into the moment!

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  10. did you work from a photograph, or is this a scene that is locked into your memory? :) I could almost feel a slight breeze coming off the water. love it.

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  11. Hi Dee. I've had this image in my mind for a long time!!

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  12. I love the simplicity and elegance of this work and wish I could see it up close. You've captured a wonderful moment

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