Luna Flores - Native American Flower Moon by Susan Fernandez

Luna Flores – Native American Flower Moon

Susan Fernandez

Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA

Artist Statement

The Native American Flower Moon (also known as the Corn or Milk moon) is named for the time of year when spring is in full swing and blossoms abound. As May was well past when I joined the challenge, I relied on the full moons of summer for the inspiration to create an ink blue sky illuminated by a “flower” moon beckoning nature to flourish in her pearly glow.

My of love batiks, hand-dyed and vintage textiles and the use of saturated color inspired a moon made of petals, a sky sparked by stars and flowers under the cloak of darkness that were rendered with metallic paint and the TCW Wildflower stencil. Free motion machine embroidery with variegated thread and free motion machine quilting completed the design.


Raw-edge fused appliqué, machine pieced background, free-motion machine embroidery, free-motion machine quilting, stenciled Wildflowers (The Crafters Workshop) with metallic paint.


Over-dyed commercial prints from my art dye studio, batiks, cotton prints, vintage lace, metallic paint and variegated thread.