Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Pandemic

For her Bee Sewcial prompt this month, Marci/@marci_girl chose '2020 Pandemic', suggesting we share how Covid has affected us. Yikes. So many feelings! Actually, the prompt was wider than that: "Anything associated with the pandemic this year. A word, a feeling, an image. Really however you want to interpret Coronavirus and what it has done to you personally, our society, the world." 

But my first thought went right to our family, who we've hardly seen, with the few connections being defined by caution and separation. My first block, 13.5" x 14", started with lines representing us in our separate households. The family 'circle' got twisted a bit, with connections still being made, they just look very different.


Marci also had suggested that we could make a 'quarter Covid' block as one of our responses to her 2020 Pandemic prompt. It took me two tries, basically because I messed up on the background fabric on the first, but even I am really happy with the second. It measures 12.5" x 12.5", and I'd be inclined to make more if it wasn't what it was. But it gave me some ideas for some other fun shapes, so I'm looking forward to exploring those.

Check out the Bee Sewcial hashtag if you'd like to see more of the bee's work - there are even a couple of new quilt finishes!

8 comments:

  1. Wow, the first block is powerful and masterfully done, Debbie. I completely understand about not really wanting to make more of the quarter coronavirus blocks, but I do look forward to seeing the future shape exploration(s) it inspires!

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  2. that's a tough prompt. you did a great job interpreting it

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  3. I think your interpretations are great-wonderful blocks!

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  4. Fabulous piecing! And colors.

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  5. I am as always impressed with your improv prompts and the results. xo

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  6. Awesome interpretations of those themes! You really hit the heart of biggest challenge. Family time certain has changed over the course of the pandemic!

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  7. Love both of these creative blocks for Marcie. I've been wanting to make a covid-quilt, too, but worry if I made it...then got the disease...I'd have to get rid of the quilt. So I'm holding off, working through the list and thinking up ideas. Your post gives me a couple more great ideas to consider.

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