May 20, 2010

Sisters

Today I finished another Jo’s Little Women Club quilt called “Sisters”. 

 sisters quilt

It’s 12 inches square.  The women in the center were a challenge as each sister is about an inch in size and very detailed.  I just about went blind trying to stitch that tiny!

sisters stitchery

This quilt has extra special meaning for me because I grew up as one of four sisters. 

sisters

This is me (far left) and my younger sisters 35 or so years ago.  I hope my sisters are okay with me posting this.  We don’t get pictures together anymore as we live so far away from each other and especially since my youngest sister has passed away (far right).  So pictures like this with us together mean a lot to me.  But my two sisters and I do keep in close touch with each other through email. 

I love my sisters!

little sisters

daisy name

27 comments:

Tricia said...

I love you too! Thanks for the sweet memories.

By Hoki Quilts said...

What a lovely tribute. I too am one of four sisters and had never thought of creating a quilt stitched with all of us in it. A great idea - thankyou.
Miche'le

kjquilts said...

Wonderful quilt!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Oh Annette the 2 pics of you and your sisters were very sweet. I have 4 sisters so I have that same feeling, and then having 7 daughters, it is just more of the same. We get together now and then but not as often as when my parents were around. I love your sisters quilt. So sweet. Gives me some ideas.

Tarnyia said...

Annette I love it... and the thoughts behind it are so sweet xxx

Tarnyia said...

Annette I love it... and the thoughts behind it are so sweet xxx

Kaaren said...

Your sisters quilt and your sisters are stunning. You certainly know how to touch my heartstrings.


Thanks for sharing.

Thelma said...

I only have brothers and am envious of my girlfriends who have close relationships with their sisters. What a lovely post. How sad to lose the youngest sister first.

Your mini quilt is lovely, and I think it may be my favorite!

Mel said...

I love old pictures!! That is a great group shot of some lovely ladies!

Isn't email great for keeping in touch!

Sue-Anne said...

I love your little quilt and especially the treasured memories it has for you. Thanks for sharing.

Miriam said...

Wow! Such amazing detail in the centre of that quilt! Amazing!
Beautiful!

Stephanie said...

A wonderful little quilt is very special meaning. Smaller is always cuter but I can't imagine the fussiness of making a quilt 12"...especially the stitchery part.

Linda said...

Gorgeous! You are such a talent and an inspiration! I want to be more like you!!

Wilma NC said...

How sweet. I an the youngest of 6 girls who, like you, rarely can get together. But, we're having a reunion this summer and hopefully all of us will come.

Sandra Henderson said...

Photos like this are "grandfathered in" and "historical", so you can post w/out permission! tee hee
What a sweet, sweet story behind this lovely quilt. So nice. You are really creating a wall of memories for yourself. :) XO

colourdujour said...

very sweet, this is why I like blogging so much.

julieQ said...

Your project is wonderful! What a great story...you did such a super job on those itty bitty squares.

ranette said...

Sweet quilt...great job on the embroidery. I love the pictures of you and your sisters...made me smile.

natalie jo said...

Your quilt is stunning!!! I love it in all ways....the color combinations, it's petite size, your amazing embroidery work, and especially the association to Alcott's "Little Women." Simply delightful...

Hanne said...

What a lovely photo :-)
I am so behind on commenting on blog this winter and spring, but I just want to say that I always enjoy your quilts, blocks and grand babies :-)

Thearica said...

I love this!

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

Wow, this is spectacular. Love the design and the centerpiece is so unique. Great fabric colors too.

MARCIE said...

That is very nice--the little quilt and the photo with the warm memories.

deb said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!!!!!!

naoko said...

How sweet memories and I love this quilt very much.

Jeanne said...

Love your "Sisters" quilt and photo!
I've been following your blog for awhile now and love all of your Jo Morton stuff.

Rosie said...

I loved your pictures of you and your sisters. I too came from a family of 4 sisters but we had 3 brothers. I have two sisers and one brother left. My pictures of all of us are very special to me and I especially treasure the holiday ones when we opened gifts! It was so much fun!
Thanks for sharing!

Rosie Davis

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