Thursday, September 06, 2007

gee's whiz

It's done!

I finished the binding about 10 pm.
(Thus the crappy photos.)
I can't decide which one is worse...this

or this.

In the true spirit of the Gee's Bend quilters, I made this mostly out of jeans, khakis and shirts. (Most of the navy was new fabric picked up in remnant bins.) I love how it turned out. I love that I was able to recycle most of the materials for the top and come up with this.

23 comments:

Roxanne said...

The beauty of it shows through the pictures, not to worry! I love the simplicity of this one. Sometimes I think reusing stuff like this is almost more fun than buying new (almost!). By the way, I am really loving hand sewing stuff these days (embroidery, trim, etc.) so I think sewing the binding would be my favorite part too.

Sarah said...

I can't believe you finished the binding in just one day! I really like the pattern of this one.

HobbyMommy said...

Love it!!! You rock on the recycling too!

kat said...

wow! you are speedy :)
You would laugh if I told you what I managed to sewing (by hand) last night while sitting in bed :)

Again, so impressed with your talent and creativity. I LOVE that you used jeans, khakis + shirts!

Mama Urchin said...

It looks great.

Tracy said...

It's beautiful, and heavy, I bet!

lera said...

Gee whiz, you're fast!!!

It looks beautiful! I love it.

Alisa said...

Yeah for getting it done! I like the simplicity of it. I've made 3 quilts so far with recycled fabrics and they were so much fun to make.

dot said...

Just beautiful. You certainly were quick with sewing the binding down.

Katie Jean said...

looks great! I have that same fabric as the binding I think.

Hip Mama Crafts said...

I can't wait to try it out with you, but it looks like today is out of the question-- too yucky!

a friend to knit with said...

Wow! It is beautiful.......how accomplished you must feel to have used all recycled material!

beki said...

Woman, you're a machine!!

Abby said...

The quilt looks great. I have bags upon bags of scraps. I need to take this inspirations and start whipping up some quilts.

Chara Michele said...

It looks wonderful and you finished that binding some quickly! Impressive:) I also love how you recycled other stuff to make the quilt!

Heidijayhawk said...

that turned out so fabulous!!! way to go!

Amy Jo said...

looks awesome!!

sulu-design said...

Everything about this quilt is great - from the fabric remnants that you used to the inspiration behind it to the final presentation. You are amazing!

Heather said...

Beautiful quilt!

Anina said...

Yay! It's beautiful. Do you have a spot for it?

Clair said...

Nice to be done, huh? I am getting something done on my quilt too.

carolyn said...

it's beautiful dude!!! turned out amazing. big, bold, beautiful.

Badecca said...

Unbelievable. This looks so sophisticated.