Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Sea of Tranquility

In 1969, Apollo astronauts landed on the moon for the first time in an area known as the Sea Of Tranquility.  As a kid, I was fascinated with NASA and the Apollo program and remember being glued to the t.v. as each  mission unfolded.  This experience has stayed with me for my entire adult life.  I still enjoy looking up at the moon each night and with a recent purchase of a telescope, I’ve gotten the opportunity to explore different moon features from the comfort of the ground.  My quilt Sea Of Tranquility captures a nighttime viewing of our moon through my daughter’s window.

The quilting was a fun experiment using different thread shades and weights to create the texture in the design.  You can really see the different quilting densities on the back.

The quilt was created in support of the QuiltCon Ruby + Bee challenge using 4 of the 6 fabrics.  I will also be entering it into my local guild’s monochromatic challenge.

The quilt measure 28.5" x 31".  I've got a spot all planned for where it will hang in my home!

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. This is a really lovely quilt you've created...nice work love the quilting...hugs, Julierose

  2. I really like the "sparkle" you created in the background with the lighter thread color mixed in, and the quilting texture looks wonderful. Good luck with your submission!

  3. This is a great piece. Great use the challenge fabric. Sadly, I didn't come up with an idea. They landed on the moon on my first birthday. ☺

  4. That is a really beautiful quilt. All of the quilting is very unique and perfect.

  5. This is a beautiful quilt, I love the quilting and the use of the different thread weights.


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