LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
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SHATTERED MOON by Simone Bradford
I started off with an idea of inserting a "moon"
in the the center of my "darkness".
I used a freezer paper technique.
First I ironed on the freezer paper and trimmed away the fabric.
Next I snipped the black fabric and glued it to the freezer paper.
You can see the PURPLE glue around the edge of the freezer paper.
This is really LAME glue, the color in it fades in about 5 seconds.
Sometimes you just need more than 5 seconds to get the job done right.
And now it's ready to have the moon sewn into it.
The moon is made from KONA's 2016 color of the year.
I did something bad, and forgot to take a photo sewing
the moon on the the background.
Next I sliced and diced as I shattered the moon.
I didn't want the moon to stay round while slicing and dicing so
I just let it morph as I inserted the strips of fabric.
Quilting arches is a favorite pastime.
I quilted the moon in the center with glow in the dark thread...
LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS.
The final mini quilt measures 16" x 16".
The gray fabric on the front of the quilt is actually the
side of a black on black hexagon fabric.
I do this frequently.
No I don't need mental health.
Sometimes the back of the fabric is just as beautiful as the front.
I used gray, yellow and glow in the dark thread on it.
I cheated and machine sewed the binding on.
I swear I never cheat at anything else.
And ta da! Here's the backside.
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