in a 4 block strip pattern...
16" x 16" - checker board
edition of 15 only
This is the 3rd Gee's Bend Limited Edition Game Board... so far, i think this piece was the most fun to create, adapting loretta's pattern into a checker board pattern. I tried to create the motion of her quilt through color, layout and free hand painting, it was by far, the most difficult to create.
Original Quilt Design by Loretta Pettway (b. 1942), page 74, and story below taken from "The Quilts of Gee's Bend", Tinwood Books, Atlanta.
Loretta said, "I made all my quilts out of old shirts and dress tails and britches legs. I couldn't never get no good fabric to make quilts, so i had to get the best of the old clothes my peoples wore or old clothes I got from other peoples. I get the best of the shirt sleeves or whatever part of the pants wasn't wore out-like the back of the pants legs, 'cause the knees mostly be wore out. (we pick the cotton on our knees.)