I was just about to start sewing the blue lace on my Blessed Mother Mary when I realized that if she’s standing on the moon, I needed to get that in place first.
As I contemplated how to attach the moon I had made to the old quilt backing, I came to see that what I really needed to do, was to make the moon right on the backing.
So I used the moon I made yesterday as a guide and recreated it directly on the old quilt using matte medium.
I wanted the piece to be able to dry laying flat on the floor, so it wouldn’t pucker. This means sewing the blue lace would have to wait another day. Instead, I decided to make the conch shells.
I found the perfect piece of fabric in my stash. The color remarkably close to the weathered conch shell I used to make my drawings from. It also has a nice toothy texture, which “feels” like the shell to me and will stand out from the other fabrics in the piece.
I did a simple outline in marker to get me going, then stitched the rest of the shell freehand looking to my drawings and the original conch shell as I worked.
I used two shades of blue to make them. I was having so much fun, I made one and an extra one.
I still have a little bit of work to do on the moon, but I need for it to be completely dry first. I’ll do that and sew on the conch shells tomorrow. After that, I should be ready to sew on the blue lace.
Waiting for the moon to dry.