This is a reproduction quilt with hand dyed fabrics.
Gee's Bend is a small rural location in Alabama with a very interesting story:
I had just read about Gee's Bend quilts when my client contacted me to quilt this for her. These quilts are fascinating works of art.
Gee's Bend quilts are quilted in a very linear design.
The design often reflected different quilters sitting around the quilt, each doing their own "pattern." I can imagine that the arcs were repeated, going outward, as far as one could reach. The quilting lines were freehand, all different widths.
This was a fun and interesting quilt to have on my frame. To keep my perspective (in a small quilting area) I marked the entire quilt with chalk before I put it on the frame. School chalk is my best friend! I sharpen it to a point with a big fat sharpener I found in the cosmetics department--school chalk won't fit in a a regular size sharpener. There are lots of fancy chalk pencils on the market, but this remains my favorite tool. . . AND I know I can always get it out of the fabric.
Here is a link to a gallery of the original Gee's Bend quilts: