Cyndi Souder, Moonlighting Quilts
32” wide x 36” high
This quilt was my initial response to the Mason Dixon Quilt Professionals' Network challenge: To Color or Not to Color. I wanted to explore silver and gold as the absence and presence of color. I also wanted to play with all those luscious silks and quilter's lamé I'd been collecting.
The crowns are fused on organza which is layered on black to give a nice, neutral gray background. The checkerboard borders are pieced and set off from the center by tiny piping. All beads are attached by hand with needle and thread, including the legions of Swarovski crystals around the outside of the binding.
MonarchChromatic traveled to the MidAtlantic Quilt Festival, where it won a blue ribbon for handwork.
This quilt is available for purchase.