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Thread: Finished top: Gee's Bend inspired

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    I posted on here about a week ago about a tetris gee's bend pattern I was going to do. Well I tried doing that a different way rather than having to cut out a whole bunch of squares... but basically that ended up turning into a nightmare, so instead I came up with a whole new design. And it took me a whole LOT less time. I started it on Tuesday and have now finished the top... just have the quilting and binding left! Woohoo! This is my first decently sized quilt too, I know it's still relatively small... but compared to all the other wall hanging size quilts I've done, it's big. I was actually surprised I had enough scrap fabric... only thing I have to go out and buy is the backing, which I'm still deciding about. I didn't have an actual 'pattern' for this, but I looked at a quilt made by one of the Gee's Benders and copied it as close as I could. I found it in a book about Gee's Bend, I tried to find a picture of it online but I couldn't.

    Finished top!
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    Very nice!!! You did a really great job on it! I've seen those quilts online, and loved them! :D

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    It turned out really nice!

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    You did great made something really nice out of your scraps

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    very nice and pleasing to the eye! Don't you just love scraps :D

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    Very Nice!!! You did a great job "desinging" this quilt!

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    Very nice. It looks great!

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    Awesome work!!! You did wonderful!!! :D :D :D

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    Nice, keep up the great work.

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    Great job!!

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    Very nice!

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    I like your colors and design. Sometimes, it's fun to step outside of the conventional box. You did a great job! I hope this is the first of many adventures for you :-)

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    What a great inspiration w/the influence of Gee's Bend:0)I love their stories too! Skeat

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    I've seen the Gees Bend quilts on display in Washington D.C. and I think you've done an admirable job of capturing the spirit of those quilts.

    Thanks for sharing your project with us.

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    very nice. you did a great job

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    Great job! I love the Gee's Bend quilts and stories.

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    I had a hard time deciding on the backing. Orignially I wanted to do some sort of black and white print, but I didn't really see anything I liked. The quilt shop here didn't have anything black and white, and walmart had a few but I didn't really like any of them. So I ended up going with a green and white pattern. The background is white (well kind of an off-white) with a green vine design throughout. I'll have to post a picture of it, but I'm getting ready to head to work right now.

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    I love your design. I am going to attempt a Gees Bend style quilt, but have not had the pleasure of seeing them "live" Thanks for the inspiration.

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    I have read about the Gees Bend quilts and enjoyed their story, I like your quilt, well done, I am a scrap quilt lover over all others!

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    What a wonderful inspiration :thumbup:

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    Very nice job! Mine is almost done, havnt decided how big Im going to make it tho. Right now its twin size.

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