For Helen

Helen brought me this gorgeous, huge quilt, full of watery batiks and glowing golden circles.  She wanted something simple that would emphasize the circles with spirals.

The fact that the circles weren't all the same - some are all yellows, some partly yellow. part blue, some all blue - made me think of moon phases.  I decided to emphasize this with the colour and the spacing of the spirals. 

All blue moons were quilted with a wide set spiral using the same variegated grey/blue/teal as the background.  Partly yellow moons were also given a wide set spiral, but in a shimmery yellow magnifico thread. 

Fully yellow moons were quilted with a tight spiral in shimmery yellow.  And the background got a loopy meander to echo the circles on the quilt.

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