Here's my version of "Japanese Moonbeams" from Fons & Porter's "Love of Quilting" issue of September/October 2006. Liz said on one of the TV programs that sometimes she just has the urge to quilt immediately and goes right ahead. I had a similar experience one day and decided to find all the oriental-inspired fabrics in my stash and came up with quite a few to complete this wall hanging. I backed all the "moons" with batting to give extra dimension before appliqueing them. I used a feather stitch to quilt around the "moons" and across the seams. I was very happy with the result, and it hangs proudly in my stairwell! It's one of my favorite quilts!