writer started a little BOM called Hello Sun. I started it, but for some reason, just stopped. I never went back and looked at it to see how it was progressing.
I was still on the mailing list and a note popped into my inbox about a new BOM for this year called Hello Moon. I mentioned it to Melissa on the quilting forum and as she did finish Hello Sun ~~ and it turned out beautifully by the way ~~ she jumped at the chance to do this one.
Well we now have four of us doing it and we are going to encourage each other on. I selected my fabrics………………3 different backgrounds for me…..and I’ve chosen my “moon” fabrics so I’m off and running with it.
You cut your fabric into 1 1/2” strips and then sew them together. I’m not going to have all my moons the same. I’ll vary some of the strips as I go along. I have to dig out more fabrics. The suggestion is grey, but that isn’t something I have a lot of in my stash, so I opted for soft yellows. The moon that shines in my backyard seems more of a white/yellow one than a grey one. Perhaps I should take a better look see when the weather warms up.
They don’t take long to do. I figure I will do all the sewing by machine and then take the embroidery work to stitch and chat. One completed on a day when nothing else went right. It felt good to have something go right.
These are all done with “raw edge” appliqué. I love this technique. I just pin the piece in place and sew around it. This time to add dimension, I sewed three times with just regular every day black thread. I traced the features on the window at night time…………don’t think I’ll do that again.