....... The Quilts of Gee's Bend were created by a group of women who live in the isolated African-American hamlet of Gee's Bend, Alabama. "The compositions of these quilts contrast dramatically with the ordered regularity associated with many styles of Euro-American quiltmaking. There's a brilliant, improvisational range of approaches to composition.....
I have always loved looking at the quilts from Gee's Bend & been inspired by the idea of using what you had. I have some days off at present and decided I would try something quite out of my usual comfort zone. I did make a few rules........ use fabrics from my stash/ use mainly solids/ be "free" in terms of piecing/ make something of a practical size/ and, if it doesn't fit - make it!!!!!!!
Luckily it all went together v. easily. I also had some suitable caramel backing fabric and have now made the black binding (in anticipation!!),
so my only real problem now is - how to quilt it?!?!?!?!?!?