I saw only blackness at first, and the moon’s white trail across the water. But I searched the space where he pointed until I found a low black shape breaking into the sheen of moonlight on the waves. As I squinted into the darkness, the silhouette became more detailed. The shape grew into a squat, irregular triangle, with one side trailing longer than the other before sinking into the waves. We drew closer, and I could see the outline was feathery, swaying to the light breeze.
And then my eyes refocused and the pieces all made sense: a small island rose out of the water ahead of us, waving with palm fronds, a beach glowing pale in the light of the moon.
“Where are we?” I murmured in wonder while he shifted course, heading around to the north end of the island.
He heard me, despite the noise of the engine, and smiled a wide smile that gleamed in the moonlight.
“This is Isle Esme.”
–Bella and Edward Cullen, Breaking Dawn, pages 77–78
Pattern by Linda Causee and piece by Angie as part of our Give-to-Win Twilight Saga Charity Quilt.
This pattern is another one from my happy pattern book, 365 Foundation Quilt Blocks. I managed to make this one totally out of scraps from my 'small bits bucket.' I don't know what it is about quilters but we manage to find a way to us EVERY bit of our supply of fabric. It's like squeezing all the last bits of chocolate syrup out of the Hershey's bottle. Before I even made a stitch on this block, I had found a package of buttons at Joann's with beach-ish things. I auditioned quite a few of them but in the end opted for the sailboat and I was pretty sure that using the sparkly sun button was imperative.
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