Full Moon Art Quilt

By  Chris Malone 

Blues, grays, and white come together in perfect harmony in this simple full moon quilt! The clean lines and striking design can be displayed in your home throughout the year, too.

  • Full Moon Art Quilt
  • Full Moon Art Quilt


  • Cotton print fabrics: 1/8 yd. each, dark blue, medium blue, light blue, light gray, mottled black; 1/6 yd. each, mottled white, dark blue dotted; backing fabric of choice, 13-1/2” square; metallic white scrap
  • The Warm Co. Warm & Natural Needled Cotton Batting, 13-1/2” square
  • DMC Metallic Silver 6-strand Embroidery Floss (5283)
  • Plastic rings, 1”, two


  • Quilting needle with light gray or light blue hand-quilting thread
  • Sewing machine and matching threads
  • Iron and non-stick pressing cloth
  • Therm O Web HeatnBond UltraHold Iron-On Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • straight pins, ruler, rotary cutter and mat

Pattern - Full Moon Art Quilt

  • Size
  • 1. Size is 13" square.
  • Note
  • 1. Project may be hand- or machine-quilted, or a combination may be used; hand-quilting stitch shown is a longer-than-average quilt stitch. Sew all seams, with right sides facing, using 1/4" seam allowance.
  • Quilt
  • 1. Measure and cut from fabric: 5-1/2"x12-1/2" dark blue dotted, 2-1/4"x14" medium blue, 2"x14" light blue, 1-3/4"x14" light gray, 5-1/2"x12-1/2" mottled white. (Note: When selecting fabrics, wrong side of print can be used. Gray background strip shown is lighter than hills in foreground because fabric has been reversed.)
  • 2. Sew medium blue strip to dark blue sky strip so left edges match and seam line angles up to end 4-3/4" below top right corner of sky. Trim seam to 1/4".
  • 3. Sew light blue strip to medium blue in same way, with seam beginning 3/8" down on left and angling 1-5/8" down on right. Trim seam to 1/4". Sew light gray strip to light blue, with seam 1-3/8" down on left and angling up to 1/2" down on right. Trim seam to 1/4".
  • 4. Sew white strip to light gray, with seam 1/2" down on left and angling 1-1/8" down on right. Trim seams to 1/4". Trim entire assembled block to 12-1/2" square.
  • 5. Print out patterns. Trace patterns onto paper side of iron-on adhesive, leaving space between shapes. (Note: Patterns are printed in reverse so appliqués will transfer properly.) Cut patterns apart and arrange on wrong side of appliqué fabrics: trees, mottled black; buildings, dark blue; hills, light gray; moon, white metallic. Follow manufacturer's instructions to fuse patterns to fabrics; cut out on pattern lines. Remove paper backing and arrange on block; fuse appliqués into place as shown.
  • 6. Cut two 1"x12-1/2" and two 1"x13-1/2" strips from dark blue fabric (for border). Sew shorter strips to top and bottom; press seams outward. Sew longer strips to sides; press seams outward.
  • 7. Place pieced block and backing fabric, with right sides facing, on top of batting. Pin and sew all around, leaving 5" opening at bottom for turning. Trim batting close to seam, trim corners, and turn right side out. Fold in seam allowance and hand sew opening closed.
  • 8. Pin or baste layers together to prepare for quilting. All machine quilting is "stitch in the ditch," sewn right along seam line or edge of fused appliqué. Use black thread to sew around trees, dark blue thread around buildings and between border and block, and matching blue and gray threads along background seam lines.
  • 9. Use one strand of Metallic Silver floss to quilt three concentric circles around moon, one line along edge, and two more 1/8" to 3/16" apart. Hand quilt diagonal line across white background, touching bottom of two trees, and outlines of foreground hills.
  • 10. Sew plastic rings to top back corners of quilt (for hangers).
  • Tip
  • 1. Use a rotary cutter and mat for greater ease in measuring and cutting appliqué and border pieces.