Let the quilting begin! That’s the next step.
When I removed the freezer paper from the back of the fabrics, I realized that the shadow of the turned under seam allowance of the white moon was showing through a bit. So I fused a piece of plain white fabric to the back of the moon. Then I zigzag stitched around the clouds, using a very light purple rayon thread at the top of each cloud, and a darker purple thread at the bottom. I also zigzag stitched around the moon reflection in the water.
Then I sewed the two sections together along the horizon seam. Right now, the top is about 30 inches wide by 32 inches high, but I may cut it down a bit. Here’s what it looks like from the front and the back. I’m really happy with how it looks so far.
At this point, the strips are fused loosely to the Pellon interfacing (which you can see in the photo of the back). I’ll have to be careful of the raw edges when I’m quilting it. The next step will be to layer the quilt, then I will begin quilting the lower half with wavy horizontal lines.
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