“Once in a blue moon” is a well-known idiom. The phrase refers to the occurrence of a second full moon within a calendar month. This phenomena only happens about once every thirty-two months.
The phrase “Once in a Blue Moon” was the inspiration for today’s art quilt. Initially begun at the Pam Beal Minimalist Design, Maximum Impact class, this project took on a whimsical nature with the addition of an unusual embellishment and fabric strip.
A quick glance at the above photo reveals the presence of a vertical navy blue section of fabric with the word Moo repeatedly printed on its surface. This piece of fabric gave me the idea to call my project Once In a Blue
A careful tour of the 7 3/4 x 7 3/4” art quilt will reveal:
- the presence of a multi-colored barn with;
- a stylish, wood-grained, teal door;
- sporting a teal zipper pull to act as the door’s handle;
- a chimney fashioned from a tiny teal fabric scrap;
- a grassy base represented by the fringed, teal, horizontal, fabric strip;
- cleverly applied hand quilting using both matching and coordinating colors (note the stitches used to represent smoke arising from the chimney);
- as well as a machine applied zig-zag stitch to secure raw edges.
All of these added elements helped to make this special art quilt a great addition to my portfolio. I hope that after you have examined each of my design elements you too will be able to grasp my vision.
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