|18 1/2" x 21"|
Big stitch quilting is rewarding, especially if you don't stress on making it perfect. Perfect. What exactly is that?! My perfect may not be others perfect, and others imperfection may be perfect to others!
My favorite part of this? The moon! It was the one section that I had to, actually couldn't help myself, quilt to death! The densely packed stitches put me over the top! Initially I was done with the moon after the neutral tan thread. I tried. Then I wondered what if. What if I added an autumn orange? Moon glow. That's a thing, right?! The moon and the sides of the mountains were 'glowed' for effect.
The quilting in the sky is a dark blue, it looks royal blue against the muted blue/grey fabric. I tried to create a flowing current of wind and clouds with the lines. A few swirls added here and there remind me that the winds and currents aren't always wispy soft. Turbulence is there hidden and always a factor.
There is nothing better than a solid backing to show the quilting detail! A glittery moon and the craggy, erosion filled valleys on the mountains.
The moon stitches were intentionally made to be inconsistent, more than usual. A few rounds I made tiny stitches easing into bigger stitches.
I could envision seeing a mountain top in the distance with the sun setting casting a glow on the peaks and valleys. I'm not sure I captured the vibe I was feeling, but I do like it!