I posted a week or so ago about day dreaming of making a quilt for Claude, and its looks as though this will be the week! We're taking some time to visit my parents in Michigan and while there my mom and I have laid the plans to make a quilt together.
I'm so looking forward to this trip... it's been way too long since I spent any time at my childhood home in the summer. I have such fond memories of spanning long days out in the country and I can't wait to share that time this there year with Claude and to make something with my mama. What could be better?!
soooo, for now I thought I'd share the plans and later the results of our labors. Taking direct inspiration from one of the many beautiful Gees Bend Quilts I came up with a design using some of Holly Ward Bimba's fabric (ordered from SpoonFlower), some lovely Yawa dot's, vintage red, and chambray which I had in the studio... we'll see how it
goes! The plan is set, the fabric is being sent and I can't wait to
get to work on it...
Below is the original Gee's Bend quilt, swatches of the fabrics, and the design (roughed out in photoshop) we settled on.