Oops, I lied - or perhaps misspoke is a better choice of words. On Facebook, I termed our Saturday post of Elizabeth's favorite FMTTM quilts as the final installment. However, I forgot that I hadn't mentioned my Moon River quilt. I did post about it and the process early in 2016 after the exhibit was juried, but I don't think it hurts to share it again, especially for any viewers new to our blog since then.
The process of making Moon River was challenging. There were a few
trial and error elements to this quilt that evolved over time. Starting with the moon, I had a shibori resist piece done with
large circles, so I used one of those circles, which were light blue
surrounded by indigo, and printed with silver paint on half a head of cabbage to give it
river was the other important part of this piece and I had purchased
several batiks that I thought would work, but as I auditioned them and
went through my stash, this piece of pole wrapped shibori jumped out as
being the right one. Both the shibori pieces were created at "quilt camp" in New Hampshire in the summer of 2015.
I'm pleased with the end result, though it was a bit of a struggle to get there!
gallery page that includes the artist statement.