Monday, June 11, 2007

The first quilt for a bed


Well, I finally finished the quilt for my daughter a la "Gee's Bend". It is machine quilted and you ain't gonna get a close up of the stitching as there are places that don't look so hot. But what the hey, I'm learning and my daughter is thrilled. I told her she better love, love, LOVE it as I don't know how many more of these I can crank out. I would like to make one for all the kids but will have to find a more comfortable way of quilting. I love the colors in this and worked very intuitively (probably obvious) as I really know nothing about how it "should" be done and really don't care. My grandson wants one made from blue jeans so I guess I will be collecting old jeans for a while. I think it would be a great thing to send him off to college with...good thing I have a couple of years to make it.

9 comments:

Sharon said...

This quilt is bold and beautiful!

Ujwala said...

your quilt looks beautiful! No wonder the rest of the kids want one :D

Lindsay said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love the spontanious look! The colros are very strong.
I just finished my third quilt and I have no idea if it's "correct" because I'm self taught. Its a very fun, practical hobby!

SCquiltaddict said...

Beautiful job Kay...and the pic is awesome!! looks like something out of a Kaffe Fassett book...if you got rid of the legs:>

Linda said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a great gift to your children!

Serena said...

Not surprised your daughter loves it, Kay! Fabulous work! I think the blue jeans one would be fun to do ~ :)

Auntie Mim said...

This is great (speaking as someone who is struggling with the quilt concept). Quilts are hard!!! this one has great color and if you quilted it yourself - good for you! what a task!

SeamRippstress said...

Oh, your design is bright, wonderful and so original! I've always wanted to make my own Gee's Bend inspired quilt.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

I got to see the Gee's Bend quilts when I visited Boston. Weren't they inspiring? Your children are going to keep you busy.... as this first effort is lovely. I'm still piecing together knit log cabin squares for my son. Will post a photo eventually. (If you get to Lowell, MA, you can always visit the New England Quilt Museum. Amazing fat quarters and historical quilts. I think all those ladies in the 1800's were pretty much self-taught. They just weren't distracted with TV or Bunco.