Dryad Moon

Dryad Moon

9″ x 12″

Completed 2009

This is another small quilt in my moon series. The photo doesn’t show it well, but there is a dryad stitched into the tree, looking up at the moon-lit sky. The Angelina fiber, which also doesn’t photograph well, works perfectly as the moon, glowing brightly in the night sky. Little metal leaves embellish the nearly-bare branches of this tree and shine in the moonlight.

I designed this little quilt because I wanted to experiment with Angelina fiber as well as use some of the fabric that I’ve been hand-dyeing. The grass, tree and background all come from my hand-dyed stash. The brown, in particular, was hard-earned as the cholorine in our local water kept resulting in green instead of brown fabric. Finally figuring out that I need to remove the chlorine before dyeing the fabric was a wonderful break-through!

Dryad Moon