I like to think that the moon is there even if I am not looking at it.
Thirty years ago, I lived in western North Carolina and, as a member of the Cherokee Sewing Circle on Qualla Boundary, I sewed many variations of the Drunkard’s Path quilt block pattern. In the process, I applied the drunkard’s path concept to the rectangular block, Moon Over the Mountain. I pieced a quilt and commenced quilting it. I’ve moved five or six times since then, each time burying it deeper into packing boxes.
When I was working on finishing the quilts shown in my 2009 summer blog posts, I found the 30-year old quilt about half hand quilted. It reminded me of my daughter’s logo so I finished quilting it, sewed pewter sheep buttons on it, and mailed it to her for Christmas. She called to say she opened it and loved it so I’ll call this variation, Shepherd’s Moon.
P.S. It snowed enough today to clear the walk so I shot the photo in the masthead to record our first snow of the winter.