Making Hare and Moon Potholders

The Hare and The Moon

It came together over the past two days.  As I was working on my Spirit Owl quilt, the hare showed up. The moon and snowflakes came next.

And today as I worked on them I thought of yesterday’s Wolf Moon.   And I was sure there was a myth, a story of the hare and moon.  Not that I was familiar with it, but I must have heard mention of it at some point.

So I googled it and there was more than one story.

So many cultures have their tales of the hare and the moon.  Sometimes the hare lives in the moon and other times the hare sacrifices itself or it is a tale to explain how a Harelip occurs.

That made me think of Prue Sarn, in the book Precious Bane By Mary Webb.   Born with a cleft lip in England in the early 1800s, Prue is heroic in navigating the world she lives in.  She was one of my heroes when I was in my early twenties.

I designed ten Hare and Moon Potholders today.  I have them all done by next week and put them up for sale in my Etsy Shop then.

Thanks to Nancy, Carolyn, and Lorry for the fabric that went into making these potholders (hope I didn’t leave anyone out).

My Hare and Moon Potholders


6 thoughts on “Making Hare and Moon Potholders

  1. Hi Maria,
    There is a book called “Luna Moon Hare” by the English artist Wendy Andrew. I believe you would enjoy this book quite a bit.

  2. Hi Maria: Happy 60th!

    I’d like to buy one of the Hare potholders. Can I say that now or do I have to wait until they are on Etsy?

    The one on the bottom row of your photo — 2nd in from the left!
    The hare is pointing left with the moons (?) on the right.

    If not, I’ll have to wait and hope I get the one I want!!

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