If you missed part l. scroll down to the previous post. Here is a photo of what the art quilt looked like up till now.
So here I am with a dark sky full of colored wool felted orbs, thinking about catching a moon. My logical brain was not happy, watching me work with hands printed on fabric. She told me balloons, not moons. Are there colored moons anyway? And are there really that many? besides, who is catching such a thing of that size in reality? And moons don’t fall at all. Luckily, I remembered I was not duplicating reality. I was creating, so reality was suspended. At least in this time and space. My space. She was not appeased but I kept batting those thoughts away.
I altered the photo of my hands to create this new version as seen in the photo. Here they are printed on muslin.
Next I worked over and over to position the hands as I wanted. Took a lot of photos, then chose an arrangement I preferred and marked where I would felt a moon. Off the design board the piece came and over to the felting board. Falling moon completed. I then added French knots to mimic stars between the orbs. I fused the hands in place. Added some quilting by machine around the hands, and between the landscape sections and called it done. Decided to bind it instead of facing, but wanted to be sure the binding would not pull the eye to it, or compete with the hands. And definitely not look like I was boxing in the quilt.
It’s 14 inches square and it is called “Catch a Falling Moon”.
Hope you enjoyed this creative journey. My muse was satisfied, and she’s back to her quiet corner now, but hopefully satisfied enough to come out another time. So appreciate you for reading along. Please share with others in your own circles if you think someone else may enjoy the ride!