I decided to do a riff from a common phrase related to the word blue- and found the perfect fabrics in my stash of hand dyes. I wanted the sense of a soft, moon-lit night sky.
The moon and skinny strips are inset. Compared to some of my other work, there isn't a lot of quilting, just some easy horizontal curves, in keeping with the soft look I was going for.
To convey the idea of misty clouds in front of the moon, I did some denser stitching with metallic silver thread, then went over the stitching with a pearlescent white Shiva paintstik.
The left side border is quilted in a square pattern- I was thinking of an urban landscape, to contrast with the sky.
So there you have it- Once in a Blue Moon!