Quilt Block for Pandemic Community Quilt, by Elaine Luther.  The colors of the fabric are orange, black and white and teal.

Quilt Block for Pandemic Community Quilt, by Elaine Luther.

A local art center put out a call for people to make a quilt square relating to the pandemic for a community quilt. How to express this whole thing/mess in one square? I was stumped.

I was going to forget about it, but the organizer texted and in texting back that I didn’t have an idea, I thought of an idea! Then that idea really seemed like a lot of work…

I had done an improv experiment of working with wedges to make curves. Your curves are supposed to turn out as gentle curves, mine was an overlapping S. I had no idea what to do with it. So! Today, I cut it into strips, mixed in the black and white and ta-da! Pandemic quilt square. Going for the general chaos theme!

I like the way that the wedges have this moving outward energy. That’s not something I would have intentionally designed, but I like it!

It was larger and then I had to trim it down to size, and it ended up a little wonky. Luckily, that’s kind of on theme.

Glad I managed to make something!

Here’s a picture of the larger piece that I cut down:

Teal and Orange Improv Quilting Experiment by Elaine Luther

Teal and Orange Improv Quilting Experiment by Elaine Luther

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