Wednesday, May 25, 2011

harvest moon
stitched by Margie for Judith april/may 2011

We had a particularly bright moon just after Judith announced her theme "harvest". Good old Google told me this was the autumn equinox - the moon appears low in the sky and brighter than usual so in the old days the farmer could extend the harvest into the evening by the light of the moon - hence it is known as the Harvest Moon [nowadays they just turn on the tractor lights!]. The quilt pattern is  traditional and known as Moon over the mountain. Machine pieced and hand appliqued and quilted. I enjoy playing with combinations of colour and pattern and am often pleasantly surprised by the results [and sometimes not]. Margie

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