Sunday, January 29, 2017

Five symbolic blocks

My dear friend Dorry pointed me to a fiber art blog and  The 70273 Project.  I'll let you read about it there.  I decided to make five of the smallest size block -

I see there were stray threads in my photo, but the blocks are already packed up to go to the organizer who is here in North Carolina so no new photos will be taken.  I'm not sure how to describe the feeling I had while making these, but I feel better that I participated in the project during this weekend of the Holocaust Remembrance.

It's not like me to make anything like a quilt block that has this sort of loose, hand-drawn appearance, but I felt like that was what I needed to do.  My favorite of the group is the fourth from the left - made with a blotchy darker red print I had only a scrap of.  The center one is made with gros-grain ribbon, which I was going to use for all of them, but I really like the rest made with regular quilting fabric better.


Dorry said...

Well done! I think that a scrappy look actually is a good "fit" for this project. It seems to echo that the doctors took such a quick casual glance at something that truly meant life or death. I am feeling really proud that I inspired you to do this so quickly. Thank you.

Diane said...

These are going to be a powerful statement. Hard to imagine, but we certainly do need to imagine it.