|Paisley Moon mini quilt: measures about 16.5" x 16".|
Earlier this year the Blue Moon Quilters (a small group of friends that sometimes get together) decided to do another mini quilt swap. The theme this year was to make a moon mini quilt. I spent a LOT of time thinking about what to make for Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl (my random draw this time). Finally I decided on a large crescent moon with detailed paisley free motion quilting!
Both sides of the moon are appliqued on. I made as accurate a moon template as possible (using an ellipse for the crescent inner curve) and used Kona Silver and Pepper (which is actually a very dark navy and not at all a grey or black).
|Paisley Moon mini quilt: the dark side of the moon quilting detail. I used 28wt Aurifil Dark Pewter #2630 which is the darkest grey I have that wouldn't completely disappear on the Kona Pepper.|
I used two layers of Quilter's Dream Orient because I had large enough scraps and hate messing around with my wool (I have a mild wool allergy, plus its stinks like sheep, but I have like super human smelling sensitivity).
|Paisley Moon mini quilt: the back!|
The back is Kona Charcoal, and I used mostly matching Aurifil 50wt threads in the bobbin. The organic straight line quilting is Aurifil Dark Navy #2784. Going around some of the stars really helped break up the monotony of FMQ those lines, ha.
|Paisley Moon mini quilt: back of the crescent moon quilting detail. The bobbin thread is Aurifil Aluminum #2615.|
Here's the quilt label I made in a hurry. I literally thought "2007" before writing it and then my brain clicked and I was like UGH wrong decade.
|Paisley Moon mini quilt: simple quilt label|
One of our members, Sara @BlueQuailStudio moved to Michigan recently, so unfortunately wasn't able to make our swap meeting, but here are the other 3 quilts! I was gifted the one on the right, made by Afton at Quilting Mod:
Blue Moon Quilters mini quilt swap! Left quilt made by Yvonne at Quilting Jetgirl.