I got my courage to actually make a quilt from looking at the Gees Bend quilts
I cut up a bunch of thrift store worsted wool trousers and a couple suit jackets and sewed them into strips.
Some I nudged into green and pumpkin and gold
and even some purple with koolaid dye.
It uses a yardsaled wool blanket as batting.
This was begun in October 2009, and expresses my feelings of the season. It was finished in January, in time to be a birthday present to myself, and in time to keep us warm during this real cold blast of a winter we've had this year.
It's certainly inexpert, having all kinds of puckers and wrinkles and what have you. It even ate the sewing machine. But it's fierce, and it's mine.