Monday, January 16, 2012

Gee's Bend

We had a wonderful program at Empire Quilters on Saturday. Maggie shared some of her Gee's Bend collection and pointed out the unusual quilting designs in their "simple" quilts. This red & white was quilted with a rooftop motif instead of within the strips. Was that a practical choice or an aesthetic one?
The unusual color combination caught my eye on this one. I like interesting juxtapositions that raise questions....like why did this quilter add a white binding?
My own version of Gee's Bend inspired piecing is the scarf above. I added cotton scrap blocks to some silks for an elegant/rustic look.

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  1. Your scarf is wonderful! Really a work of art. I love your addition of red/orange to the blue palate.

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    1. Thanks, I love that poppy red, too!

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  2. Oh is that shot cotton on the outer border of your scarf?
    I bet it looks great on you :0).

    Happy sewing

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    1. Not a shot cotton, but a fat quarter of woven hombre plaid that I spotted in JoAnn's and just had to have it.

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  3. I love your scarf! I am sure you look absolutely elegant wearing it too!

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    1. Will do my best to act like a lady!!

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  4. LOVE YOUR scarf! Really fabulous. Please wear it to our next meeting, would love to see it in person!

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    1. Sure, I will be glad to Show & Tell. Can hardly wait!

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