Monday, May 28, 2012

Inspired by Gee’s Bend

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After I finished my last quilt, which was instantly claimed by the cat, I decided not to make any more bed-sized quilts.  The beds are already covered with quilts (I have dreamed of owning a huge country house with ten bedrooms, just for the purpose of having more beds to dress, but that’s neither here nor there) and nobody around here is particularly interested in more quilts.  Well, nobody except me.

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Apparently, I am endlessly interested in them, and in the making of more of them. 

I recently found a gorgeous book about the quilts of Gee’s Bend—if you don’t know about Gee’s Bend, I really do encourage you to have a google on the subject.  The whole thing fascinates me on an almost academic level, and the quilts themselves are so inspiring; they’re masterpieces, each one.  

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Anyway, so much for no more big quilts.  This one is so big I can’t even see it all yet.