Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Improv Gee's Bend Star Quilt


This quilt was made by Leola Pettway of  Boykin (Gee's Bend), Alabama in 1990. It pulsates and glows on the periwinkle wall. An organized star on a random background. Two curved corners on the bottom mean that two stars are trimmed. Oh well! That's improvisation.

This quilt is part of the "Super Stars" exhibit currently at the American Folk Art Museum.

4 comments:

FabricFascination said...

Love the color of this quilt and the scrappy background to the traditional star. Very modern looking.

Stephanie said...

Intricate. Breathtaking.

Michele said...

It does pulsate. Gorgeous!

Nifty Quilts said...

Wow! At first glance, I thought it might be one of yours!