Full Moon Quilt Pattern
Stunning quilts like this Full Moon Quilt Pattern are beautiful in both their unique nature and their precision. Use the Dresden quilt block method to create a stunning moon you can applique to your quilt, then lay it on a beautiful night sky background composed of strips of navy, blue, and white fabric patterns. There is no denying the heavenly bodies are always wonderful quilt inspiration, and when you're feeling a little more artsy, you will be positively over the moon for this beautiful quilt.
Project TypeMake a Project
Quilt Size60 inches wide x 72 inches long
Time to CompleteWeekend project
History of the Art Quilt
Have you wondered when the art quilt became its own category outside of traditional quilting? It's easy to see any kind of quilt as decorative, but there is a designated kind of quilt known as the art quilt. This happened in the late 1960s when two art collectors recognized that quilts could be abstract like modern art. They collected quilts that they thought were artistic expressions and soon were about to host an exhibition at famous museums. Soon after this exposition, Amish quilts were recognized by art collectors and sold as art.
For a while, art quilts were still not accepted or judged well by traditional quilt shows. A lot of quilters today have this same attitude, even though a lot of people see the special design that goes into making an art quilt. To many quilters, their quilt design is art and their art is quilting. It still may take some time for the art quilt to become recognized as a true art form, but many people can appreciate their beauty until that happens.
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