Friday, September 9, 2011

Gee's Bendish via Nancy Crow

This quilt was started in a Nancy Crow workshop at Quilt Surface Design Symposium in Columbus OH sometime prior to 2002. Frieda Anderson (the student at the time) made most of it and then I added some blocks to the edges to make it big enough for a bed. Its about 75 x63". I loved it and she hated it and so I got to keep it. I quilted  parts of it, using different designs, and then halfway through lost interest. It is now the dog's quilt on the guest room bed, accounting for all the dog hair on it. I never bound it, and the edge is serged to go through the washer.
The assignment in the workshop began with doing a small three value composition in white, gray and black and then doing it a second time in color to match the values in the original.
I think this picture on the left may have been the best part of the original and keep thinking I need to make this for myself, only nicer of course.
Can you imagine making a neutral quilt top study in order to get to the final product? Why not just make a sketch and color it in? Anyway a teacher has to fill a five day workshop with something. I was teaching across the hall and had enough time to wander and visit, so I know...
This quilting is inappropriate to the design, but I had to try out my hand dyed thread on the black. Perle cotton size 12 in a 14/90 needle.

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