Gee's Bend: The Architecture of the Quilt
I mentioned this book briefly in my Around the Traps post about quilting the other week but it deserved further attention. Gee's Bend: The Architecture of a Quilt, has been on my dining room table for over two weeks now, and I can't stop looking at it. At breakfast. At lunch. When I'm having a cuppa. And I know this is a big call but I want to say that this is by far the best craft book I have ever purchased. No matter what type of crafter you are - you will find inspiration in here.
I'm going to let my (slightly dodgy) pictures do the talking but I think but I need to say that these pictures do not do the quilts justice. There is a subtlety to the fabric choices and colour and wear is just incredible, and which you can only see by looking at the real images. And that these are only a small smattering of what is in there (I haven't even included my favourite). AND then there are the stories about the quilts and about the lives of the women who made them ,which just makes the whole book so much richer.
I am totally in love and know this book will inspire me for many years to come.
You can buy it from the usual places and you should. Or if you are joining me for #stash_less then I'd suggest you ask for it for Christmas ;)!
I'd love to hear your comments if you have it or have seen it or would like to see it.