May 12, 2010

Some Assembly Required

My very thoughtful Mr. Sunshine recently took me shopping and let me pick out some beautiful fabrics and patterns.  Later, when my son-in-law saw it, he joked, “Here’s your gift, go put it together.”  But Mr. Sunshine knows that he was giving me the gift of doing one of my favorite things.  And I had such a super time “assembling” this little 13 x 17 inch quilt.

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My mother understands that too.  One day, many years ago, when I was first married and living far away from family, there came a big box in the mail.  Inside I found fabric, yarn, needles, crochet hooks, hoops, a conglomeration of all sorts of stuff like that.  Wonderful stuff.  I was intrigued and went right to work with it.  I grew up sewing, mostly clothes, but this started my passion for sewing to be creative.  That gift made a big difference to my life and is treasured to this very day.

little block

The pattern is by Jo Morton and the blocks are just 3 inches square.

quilt wall

It looks just great on my little quilt wall.

Thank you Mr. Sunshine!

daisy name

24 comments:

nanaofnc said...

I understand completely. Love your wall! xo,

Béa said...

Wonderful tiny pieces/ blocks !
Your wall make me dream each time I see it !

Vesuviusmama said...

I want a little quilt wall, too! Lovely new addition, and such a thoughtful hubby.

Annemieke said...

This is the first time I visited your blog. I'm Annemieke from Holland and such a wall would be something I would like to make myself, Beautiful!! I showed this to my Husband and asked him if he liked it. He said yes!! I'm not sure if he was really paying attention... I said be careful if you say yes...
Hope to read more of your blog soon,
Groetjes
Annemieke

Lisa D. said...

Wow - your quilt wall is amazing!

Thelma said...

What a wonderful addition to your little quilt wall, which is amazing!

I think Mr Sunshine's a keeper.

Linda said...

Amazing wall! I like the newest addition. That Mr. Sunshine is a keeper. He reminds me of my hubs!

Sinta Renee said...

I love that new addition to your wall of quilt-ettes! It's the gift that keeps on giving. The shopping, the planning, the making... and the finished product.

Chookyblue...... said...

your quilt is lovely and the design wall is looking wonderful..........inspires me to try something tiny........

Mel said...

I love when you show pics of your miniature wall!!

Just Ramblin' said...

What an awesome wall! Your quilts are absolutely beautiful! I love Mini quilts and this inspires me to get back to stitching up a few. Nola

Karin said...

Wow - I really cant see enough of our wall. I love them all!

Miriam said...

I just found your blog.
I am in awe of your wall of miniature quilts!! Magnificent!

Sue-Anne said...

What a perfect gift from your husband! I love the little quilt and I am in awe of your wall!!!!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Sweet post. Love the idea of assembly required. The wall is fabulous. Your addition to it is perfect.

teresa said...

OMG Annette... you are amazing!! So much work and detail. You really do the most lovely, perfect work! Love your wall with all the miniature quilts!

Tricia said...

Another pretty little quilt. I love how your wall looks with the tiny quilts. What a nice way to display your hobby. And what a sweet gift!

MARCIE said...

Isn't that great when he knows enough to let you choose! Your wall looks wonderful, and I love the story about your Mom! She knew all along!

Rose Marie said...

The more I see your wall of minis' .... well it just makes me want to have one too. Perhaps one day ...

Mothers know best and I just love your new mini!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What a beautiful gift, Annette. And a very thoughtful husband. Your son-in-law's comment cracked me up.

I wonder if your mom knew how special her gift to you was at the time?

Sandra Henderson said...

So lovely. I'm sure that each one has a story and this wall"talks" to you... :) great memories. I sent my daughter a new sewing machine about a year ago now. Also, asked the local quilt shop where I purchased it to encourage her adn keep my CC on file for fabric,etc. (within moderation!) She's in upstateNY, I'm in s.GA. SO... you've confirmed my inner feeling of doing this. It feeds the soul through all kinds of times and who knows, could be an income! :) you just never know where the needle will take you. Great story, thank you.

tami said...

I love your little quilt wall. I'm making the Jo's little women quilts this time around, but I haven't even finished my first one. :[

Angela said...

I absolutely LOVE your quilt wall! They are ALL so beautiful! I agree 100%, *Assembly Required* gifts are Number One in my book, too!

Sandra said...

What a great quilt wall. I really like the rolling stone repro. quilt-don't see that pattern.
My mom has a similar wall in her house in southern UT.
Sandra in Moab
Come see my antique quilt entries
http://utahquiltappraiser.blogspot.com
http://starleyquilts.blogspot.com

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