Sunday, October 21, 2012

Gees Bend Throw

It's always wonderful when you can do a trade with another quilter.
Pat Roche has a stack of quilts that need binding.
I find it therapudic and relaxing to hand sew bindings down.
In turn, Pat will machine quilt a few of my quilt tops for me.
We are both pretty excited to get a few projects crossed off the list!
I recently finished the binding on this small throw Pat made for her daughter.
She did an improv, Gees Bend type of quilt made with beautiful linen.
 I really liked the circular stitching Pat used for the machine quilting.
 Gees Bend quilts originate from an African American community in Alabama, and are known for their distinctive style using "lively improvisations and geometric symplicity".

I like to think of the Gees Bend ladies as being the original quilt artists of "making do" meets "Modern".


Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

good trade!

beth said...

What a wonderful quilt! Thanks for sharing.

fiberchick said...

Sounds like a great trade. I look forward to seeing what she does with your tops!

Nanette Merrill said...

Wow, I love to trade, too. Her quilt is fantastic.