I call it Gees Bend Revisited. Of course it was influence by the Gees Bend quilts. I was blog surfing and came across the fact that there are now patterns and even kits where you too can make your very own Gees Bend quilt. I didn't need a kit. I just needed to look on the shelves and pull out a few fabrics. Cut, sew, cut, sew and now it's done. It will get quilted but I will not worry about the length of the stitches at all. It is just a small wall hanging (24" X 27") and fun to do since you really don't have to worry if anything is straight or even.
Oh you have been busy, love the quilt you have made.
Also how lucky Maili is for you making her the lovely dress and hat for the wedding. Looks really fabulous on her.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend
I'm happy to find at least one other quilter who admits using polyester cotton blends for quilting! I have made special memory quilts for three members of my family, using father's old shirts. A happy mix of pure cotton, 65 CO/35 PE, and even some 50/50. My normal batting is 100 % polyester, because the cotton batting is not easily available here.ReplyDelete
this is gorgeous Dolores, really contemporary despite the fact that it's inspired by history.ReplyDelete
Love it Dolores - did you know Pottery Barn is selling Gee's Bend inspired quilts? They've worked with the quilters of Gee's Bend to get them right. Amazing.ReplyDelete
This reminds me of nautical flags, I really like the colors and shapes in this. Wonderful how you can take a few pieces and make something so beautiful - I think you do this better than anybody!
Love your mini quilt. Glad you got to use up some of your material. It is a very striking quilt.
Very creative, I like it a lot.ReplyDelete
This is beautiful, Dolores!ReplyDelete