The 2020 daily blocks first mentioned here Three little birds (the daily quilt 2020)
Ended up like this.
So. Here’s a little story. About 2020, and how something that starts so well, can muddle around so poorly and still end with something beautiful.
The past few years I’ve made a daily quilt. Sometimes with hard data, sometimes with others input. This year I picked a block I love called Three Little Birds, inspired by the Bob Marley song. And what better vibe to sew into something. The only requirement was each block had to relate somehow to the block that preceded it. It was a good chance for me to cut into my stash of loved fabrics that I was reluctant to use.
Then well , March and all this… I made masks, all day and night, and managed to get to the dailies, weekly or so.
In July, I had a really bad work breakup. Like really bad. Rattled me really hard, a lot of awful things were said to me. Made me consider and reconsider who am I am and how I am actually perceived. And it got really hard to sew these blocks. Cause I didn’t feel like “every little thing, is gonna be all right”.
But. Nevertheless, she persisted. With an underlying nagging doubt, and the awful things repeating in my head… Also 366 6 inch quilts blocks takes up a lot of space. Both in real life and in weight of expectations.
So here are the 7 daily quilts from 2020. The title is Three Little Birds - a Triptych in 5 parts.
Each one is in date order and subtitled.
2020 366days overview
1/5-Jan1-Mar17 general bad attitude
2/5-Mar18-May26 refusal to ask questions
3/5-May27-Aug6 destruction of morale
4/5-Aug7-Oct15 overwhelming negativity
5/5-Oct16-Dec31*inability to be a team player *
6/5-bonus made from scrap corners lack of motivation
Two have gone to live with people associated with the bad work break up, one to a coworker I loved working with, who is one of the BEST people, and another to a regular who messaged to see if things were OK.
And as I finished them up. And the weight was lifting, I realised I am a little bit of some of those things but I’m a whole lot better than that too. It is true. Every little thing is gonna be all right.
When I say the slothcave is my therapy, I’m not kidding. Sorry for all the words.