It's that time of year again! I just love the Bloggers Quilt Festival! I have met some really fun bloggers through this festival and been SO INSPIRED by the quilts that are shared. I had to think long and hard about which quilt I wanted to enter into this year's festival. If you know me, you know making quick decisions is NOT my gift. Lots of wishy washy goes on around here. What can I say?
So after much deliberation, I have chosen to share one of my all time favorites:
Quilt size: 68" x 68"
Machine quilted by me
Designed by me
Categories: scrappy, home machine quilted, throw size quilt
It's called Mr. Knott's Neighborhood. It's a favorite for many reasons, but mostly because of the story that goes with it. My husband (Mr. Knott) saw some of these house blocks on the design wall and commented on how much he really liked them. He'll usually give an opinion if asked, but rarely offers one on his own. So I got to thinking about Christmas. My parents would be here and they would be getting a quilt from me. My sister would be here and she would be getting a quilt from me. Hmmm. Maybe I should make a quilt for Mr. Knott. We normally don't exchange gifts because, let's face it, Christmas is for the kids, we focus on them and spending time with family and we truly have everything we need.
On Christmas morning after all the others had opened their gifts I gave him his quilt. He almost cried he loved it so much. Then he said to me, there's box under the tree for you too honey. I saw a very large box still sitting in the back, and though, oh how nice, we did need a new blender. So imagine MY SURPRISE when I opened the box and it was the little travel sewing machine I had wanted so badly for workshops and retreats. I hadn't said anything about it since July, when my friend got one, and I commented how happy I was for her. He researched it and found it and purchased it and got it gift wrapped all before the holiday! (this is huge since my gifts usually have a duty free sticker on them from a date past the birthday/ holiday etc. that he obviously picked up quickly on his way home from work)
So this quilt is really special for lots of reasons. Mostly, I'm just glad Mr. Knott likes it so much. He deserves lots of borders!!!
What a great quilt and a great quilt story!ReplyDelete
Love your story with this quilt. Lots of love and good memories all wrapped up in a special quilt.:)ReplyDelete
What a beautiful quilt with a heartwarming story. Gave me goose bumps!ReplyDelete
Very cute! And very cute that he found the perfect gift for you! :-)ReplyDelete
A beautiful quilt, and a great story! Thank you for sharing all those details. I'm never going to look at borders the same! (And btw, your border is really perfect for the quilt.)ReplyDelete
what a wonderful story he sounds like a keeperReplyDelete
beautiful quilt-- ann
I love this quilt and the story behind it! really really nice. Your husband is very lucky!ReplyDelete
What a lovely story to go with your happy houses quilt! The borders are perfect too!ReplyDelete
I love house quilts!ReplyDelete
Simpaticissime le casette!ReplyDelete
Beautiful story, beautiful quilt!! You must REALLY love him...three borders ;-) Thanks for sharing!!ReplyDelete
Wonderful quilt with such warm colors. Yes and I thought too, that you must really love him ;-)ReplyDelete
love the quilt, but love the story behind it even more. I made my husband a secret quilt last year too. One day he said, "but I don't have a quilt" well that did it and I made him one.ReplyDelete
Great quilt. So fun to make a quilt for the one you love.ReplyDelete
Your story of this quilt made me smile from ear to ear - wonderful as is the quilt.ReplyDelete
I love this quilt!! Somehow I related to your story. My husband is not a pilot but he travels a lot too. I know about the Duty Free gifts too... but I've never thought of making a quilt for him. The little houses are so meaningful, and so are the "borders." So far one of my favorite quilts/story from the festival. Greetings from Argentina :)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous quilt and I just love houses. Take care.ReplyDelete
I just love this quilt and the story makes it even better!ReplyDelete