Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Full, Blood Moon

This past Saturday was a eclipse of the Full moon. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly behind the Earth into its shadow, giving the moons' surface a blood-red color. Hence the name Blood-moon. In our area it was suppose to begin around 6:16 a.m. So, I was up and out of bed early, made myself a chai latte and out I went to see if it was visible. Perfect, you could see the beginning of the eclipse. In I ran, grabbed my husband, bribed him with a chai and down to the lake we went.

The sun was coming up and it was getting lighter but the moon was still visible.

Getting a rusty orange color.
It was beautiful.

Almost in the full shadow of Earth.
It was so inspiring I had to make one to add to my Moon quilt.

That night I cut out a moon and a shadow then appliqued and quilted it in bed.

Love my full moon ritual, full moon shining in the window, hand quilting, all's perfect for a minute!

I added it to the other blocks on my design wall. The quilt starts in the middle with the "Mother Earth" surround by turtles and fish. (A piece of fabric my daughter marbleized when she was young and decided it looked like "twilight" represents the earth). Moons and suns circle around it clock wise in chronological order. Blank spots will be filled with pieced star blocks. All of the blocks are quilted and dated, someday I'll stitch them all together, probably just before I die;)


Peggy said...

I loved every word and every photo in this post! So COOL. What a beautiful moon block you've made and the quilt is going to be awesome. Do it sooner rather than later! xoxo

Anonymous said...

Love your moon quilt and your story of the eclipse, with the chai! Of course!Lol. DN hugs

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