It’s A Wrap
It is four months since I started Bat Sh*t Crazy. Now I can officially say, “It’s a wrap.” What a journey it has been. The first step and impetus for this piece was the day Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine. What I envisioned was one more crazed leader, a vampire, sucking the life blood out of so many.
It’s in the Can
I was listening to an audiobook, not thinking of the quilt I would make when I heard the phrase “bat sh*t crazy”. Bam! I had my title. Instead of Putin as a vampire in a formal portrait style image, why not Putin as a bat looming over a Ukrainian city, perhaps Kiev. I spent a few days mocking up a blue print or piecing guide.
I let the concept be my muse as I made various decisions about the quilt. For example, I chose a crazy pieced block made up of discordant red fabrics for the sky. Red is the color of anger and blood. The city, by contrast is innocent. It could have been made from a child’s wooden block set. Note the colors are yellow and blue to symbolize Ukraine. Finally, when you get close enough to the bat you will see a Z on each wing, letting you know this is Putin making his mark.
It’s official. It’s done, finito, complete. If only I could say the same about the situation in Ukraine.
I’ve also finished my two orange blocks for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge.
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