BOM #8 Moonlight Lanterns

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The fun creative process. The "boat" on the water was part of a hexagon I trimmed off the #7 block.... sometimes your scraps sing out to you! What advice would you give someone starting this project? This one evolved as I (we ~ my sons were FULL of suggestions) went along. We were kind of going for the beautiful lantern scene in Disney's version of Rapunzel called "Tangled" (cute movie). Just have fun. I'm sure I broke several quilting rules, but it's my quilt. :D At least all the parts are hexagons!

Q&A with mo.sews

caverjanice asked:
I love this, what a unique idea.
mo.sews answered:
Thank you!
WendyUK asked:
Thats a great idea ...just love it
mo.sews answered:
Thank you Wendy!
mpac5000 asked:
mo.sews answered:
Thank you!!!!
Pieceful1 asked:
MO! Sew (pun on word) creative LOL! Love it!
mo.sews answered:
LOL... that's the idea! thanks!
bkthomas56 asked:
The colors are vivid and beautiful! My daughter and I were talking about April's blocks and I told her that someone suggested using blue for the grass as water and she said "Yeah,then put a little boat on there!" Then I found yours a short time later - now that's cool! I think this is one of the coolest things I've seen!
mo.sews answered:
As Pieceful1 knows... since we've been using the same vintage (1980's) wave fabric, it was just daring me to use for the grass strip! And then the hexy I cut off doing #7 block was still on the table looking like a boat, so I used it. The raw edge is closed with a zig-zag stitch, so that's probably the yarn looking part. It's machine embroidery thread. And I used a few different colors of it, and different machine stitches and stitch lengths to do the swirly things around the 'moon' and through the 'sky'. Thanks for the "cool" comment!!!!

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