Wednesday, November 13, 2019


As with all Bee Sewcial prompts, once I read through Leanne/@shecanquilt's post, I sat for a bit mulling things over. The prompt was "energy," any form at all. Leanne had even shared a pin board she'd started with inspiration for her own "energy" quilt. So there was lots to think about.

The goal was a block (or blocks) equivalent to a 12" x 24" block. For colors, we were free to use them all, or just a few, with the stipulations that we 1) draw at least a bit of our color to the edge of our block(s); and 2) if we wanted to incorporate negative space or a background, to keep that dark but not black.

In the end, the symbol of energy that I took inspiration from was solar panels. In fact, I googled images of them and their gridded nature felt familiar and welcome. My finished block measures 15 1/2" x 24", so if Leanne wishes to trim it to expose some of those smaller shapes to the block's edge, there's plenty of room for that. It's not always the case, but playing with this prompt and these shapes ended a little too soon.


  1. I really like where you took this prompt. After living off grid for 5 months (and then having our power cut off repeatedly now that we are home again, thanks PG&E and SCE), I have to say that solar panels are absolutely amazing pieces of technology.

  2. The prompts for your bee are always so interesting. I like how you interpreted energy and the fact that you didn't stick with a regular grid.

  3. Great start conveying energy and nice piecing.
    Can't wait to see where this goes.

  4. I adore this! (When DON'T I love anything you make?) Your inspiration is perfect. If I was put into that position... come up with a design that represents energy - I'd be a basket case trying to figure out what to do, especially for someone else! What you've created has such nice color contrast. Leanne is gonna love it!