Good Morning, Quilters!
Today we are going to learn how to quilt the quarter moon motif. It’s my new favorite motif! (I’m pretty sure I say that every week!)
But first, a word of encouragement from Admiral William McRaven: The Coronavirus Has Thrown Us All in the Mud.
Admiral. McRaven, first came to my attention with his commencement address to the University of Texas in 2014. This address is often referred to as the if you want to change the world, make your bed speech. Advice I give to my kids and myself every morning! Read more in his book, Make Your Bed.
Quilting the Quarter Moon Motif
Begin by drawing vertical lines one-three inches apart. Begin stitching on the line. Stitch a short vertical line, then add an arc or shallow scallop to the right.
Add a letter “C”.
Stitch a curved line to connect and close the shape.
Travel stitch by stitching over the previous line of stitching back to the vertical line. In the photo below the stitching line is slightly offset for demonstration. This completes the first quarter moon motif.
Stitch down the vertical line to add the next element.
Once you learn how to quilt the quarter moon motif, add it to other motifs.
I like to pair it with the star shape of the Snowflake Motif.
How to Add Interest to the Quarter Moon Motif
Add a little variety by changing the rotation of the quarter moon. Do this by changing the direction of the first arc. Doodle first to practice–as always!
Next week, we will add Spaceships to our celestial bodies to add even more fun to the night sky!
Hope YOU are well!
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