Wednesday, August 19, 2009

my quilt cupboard...


is full.

I asked my husband what I should do now. He simply said, "Rejoice."
That was the best answer. Ever.

158 comments:

Kristen in OK said...

What a beautiful achievement....and such a productive use of your time! :) Thanks for sharing!

Jenny and the Princess Peonies said...

That is the best answer ever! I am impressed!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

your husband rocks!!! that answer really is the best! thanks for sharing!

connie said...

:-)

Kim said...

What a happy answer! I love it! It makes me smile! Thanks for sharing this with us.

Terry said...

What a great answer! And apparently a great husband! Your full quilt cupboard looks wonderful! :0)

Bridget said...

I'm jealous of your cupboard, and husband ;).

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Sweet!

Tine said...

LOL! What a great answer :)
Your quilt cupboard is such a treasure!

Mandy said...

If you're looking for another cupboard to fill... mine's always available ;)

Cheryl Arkison said...

He's a keeper. Get another cupboard for him.

Dena said...

Your husband is a very smart man. LOL

craft-crazed said...

that is the best answer! I have no one to tell that mine is full.. except my mom and she says why dont you share.. no way jose!

Anonymous said...

It's gorgeous! I want one. Maybe someday. =)

*~hj~* said...

Very impressive Amanda! Congratulations!

Heather said...

WOW - I bet each quilt has a story too. Love it!!!! Hope to one day be in this situation.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Love that answer! and seeing them all piled high :)

Carly said...

LOL - that reminds me of the Method bottles... Their stainless steel and granite cleaners have "...Buff with a soft cloth. Stand back. Admire." I love it.

I suggest the following methods of rejoicing:
1) Hot bath (or cool, depending on your weather)
2) Bake something
3) Read a book you've been meaning too but couldn't put down your rotary cutter
4) Have a date night with the man who suggested the plan!

nettie said...

lol, that made me laugh

Caroline said...

I hope my quilt cupboard will be that full someday! :)

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful quilt cupboard (and answer!). I could only dream (and I do!)

Linda said...

Awesome answer! Is he rejoicing that your stash is complete?? or that it is all in one place???

SK said...

What a fantastic husband you have :) And I hope to one day have a full quilt cupboard too!

blue star stitcher said...

So jealous, its beautiful!

nikki said...

rejoice indeed!

now what to do with everything new that doesn't fit? a new cupboard?

Lizzie said...

What a great husband! And such a nice quilt cupboard!

Anna said...

Wow. Something I've never thought of but now I'm sure I need!!

Erin said...

That is a beautiful display of quilts. You should be very proud of yourself. What wonderful treasures to pass down to your children. I have 2 built in bookcases in my family room that go from floor to ceiling. It's my goal to fill the top half of each one with quilts. Lofty ambition, but I'll have so much fun doing it!

Erin

Jane said...

Rejoicing with you!

Just beautiful!!

And such an accomplishment!

Lexilooo said...

so lovely!

annie2006 said...

wow lucky you! thing is, now u need a second cupboard.............

TuffMiniLuvB5 said...

Now the the real question is, how many quilts are around your house and not in the cupboard? I hope I can have a quilt cupboard someday!

Jessica said...

I just cleaned out the linen cupboard yesterday and it looked a little bit like that (but less quilts!) All I could think of was...what do I do with the next one I make??!!

mdmickey said...

When my grandmothers quilts ran over she would always take some to the NICU at the hospital to cover the incubators:) She has since passed on but this reminded me of her:)

Candied Fabrics said...

if you'd asked me, I'd say - time for another quilt cupboard! But your hubby is a keeper!

mandy said...

I love your quilt cupboard. I'm jealous. I want one.

Lisa said...

What a sweet guy! I love your quilt cupboard!!

ircabbit said...

I think there might be room for a very small one on the lower left. :D

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Either your DH understands quilting...or he is well trained ;o)

PunkiePie said...

Sweet! I think you need to start another cupboard.

Allison said...

and I instantly feel better about my quilt hoarding ways. :)

Colleen said...

How wonderful!! I am jealous!

Robin said...

I Love that cupboard!!! What a lucky woman you are.... : )

Petit Debutant said...

Yay! and what a great answer! My hubby would have said something totally sarcastic like "time to quit quilting" or "sell em off"

Jantine said...

Wow, full! And yes, you should cherish your husband!

lera said...

Rejoice, indeed. What else could the crazy-mom-quilts wonder do??? Hmmm. Do I sense a cupboard full of handknitted socks?!?

BUMBLE BEANS said...

start stacking on top! :-)

Tania said...

What a wonderful answer from a husband who obviously understands what a joyful accomplishment this is.

house on hill road said...

smart man!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow those look so great! Your hubby sure understands quilters :-)

Liz said...

Awwwwwww. What a perfect answer!

Hincha's said...

I want a quilt cupboard!!!

marty said...

Keep him he's a great man.

Andi said...

Does hour husband want you to rejoice because somehow he thinks you're "finished" now?

Annie said...

FANTASTIC

Becca said...

Your husband rocks. And what a beautiful accomplishment!

CJ said...

Yeah, I was wonderingt like Andi...so does he think this means you are done with quilting???

Lisa said...

love the answer, but love the look of the quilt cabinet full even better!

Heather - CROQZine.com - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

I love his response!

Kigwit said...

He's a keeper!

Leslie said...

this cabinet is amazing...unfortunately that is what my unfinishe dpile is starting to look like!!!

Katie said...

I do like your husband's answer! You could sell them (you'd probably make a fortune!), or maybe give some to a women's shelter or something? Its hard to part with such beautiful creations I'm sure.

Linda said...

lol! I can just hear Kevin saying that!

angela said...

That is a most wonderful answer! The only thing better would be if he added - and let's go get another one right now :)

mommabeans said...

perfect answer! btw, love your blog!!

Cindra said...

I have an empty shelf or two...... or three.... (I love the word rejoice!)

RusticOkie said...

He wins. That is truly the best answer and great advice. Perfectly lovely.

Anina said...

So...
When are you buying another cupboard?

Philigry said...

oh my lord! i remember not too long ago you took a picture of this same thing and it was nit even half full!
i think if you opened a shop you would be very, very rich!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I love your husband's answer! Sometimes we are so busy doing that we do forget to take the time to just sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor. Beautiful FULL cabinet you have there!

Trisha said...

Cool! I was just wondering the other day where you put all your quilts and here is my answer!

beth said...

love your cupboard full of quilts and your husbands wonderful answer! YOU really made me SMILE today!

Kelli said...

What a beautiful sight! Your husband's answer was perfect.

etta said...

Yay!

Renee said...

How wonderful ~ your cupboard and your husband!!

Shawn said...

Yay, you'll never be cold! My husband always says "Do we need another blanket?" Me ~ "Yup!" P.S.You better run out and get another cupboard, you know you're going to need it.

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

wow, what r u saving all those for?

dotti white said...

I love the quilt cupboard....and how sensitive is your husband--that is precious! Enjoy!

Angie's Chit Chatting Corner said...

WOW your husband rocks!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE it! Gosh.... what a great man! He gets it!!! You've got a winner!

Care said...

he rules.

Grama Chris said...

Oh, I want one, the cupboard that is I already have a wonderful, understanding husband & your's a keeper too. I just love your site & all that it has to offer. Keep up the GREAT work.

Rose said...

How lovely! Mine is full of fleece throws, blech!! You could send some quilty goodness my way if you like lol

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi,
I've been following your blog for a while, but first time commenting. All I can say is...wow!!! Love this picture of all your quilts.
~Karen~

Thimbleanna said...

Awwww. What a insightful man. The perfect answer for the perfect collection!

highwaycottage said...

Sounds like your husband is a clever man!

(maybe you need a bigger cupboard?)

Kendra said...

beautiful accomplishment.

Catherine said...

What an accomplishment, you should be proud.

Sew It Up! said...

Wow! Impressive... :o)

Lauren McFeeley said...

Time to get a bigger cupboard!

Anonymous said...

I love the look of a full quilt cupboard. Now your husband just needs to make you another!
Oh yeah and congratulations on learning to make socks-I love it too!
Rebecca O of Buffalo

Molly said...

I agree with everyone who said you should get another cupboard. Your quilts are beautiful!

Bea said...

This is a really lovely sight...

Lurline said...

Amazing! I don't think I will ever see a more prolific quiter! There is no way you will be able to stop, so, yep - get another cupboard!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Theresa said...

That picture would make a gorgeous post card. I often think that when I see some of the photos we take of our work. I love the Katie Jump Rope quilt you made and plan to make one of my own. So many projects. So little time! Thansk for sharing! T

Roxanne said...

Awesome! I think instead of "my cup runneth over" we should all say "my quilt cupboard is full". Definitely.

April Mae said...

Your hubby cracks me up! So I hear you want to freeze some corn.

flossyblossy said...

Aaaww....that is the sweetest and most perfect response!

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mariarrosa said...

I like your husband answer (and love your quilt cupboard).

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

I would love a quilt cupboard/box/drawer etc. I might finish some of my quilts then to put into it. Looks great.....

Sandy said...

I have to say that is the funniest thing I have heard in a while! Congrats on all those beauties!

Julie said...

Wow, a cupboard full of love.

Kristen said...

What an awesome hubby. Mine would've said "time to give some away." ha.

Mama Sews! said...

great answer,

love the cupboard full of quilts!

Nanci said...

I think that you should "squish" them down more and add another!
Just kidding!

Deb C. said...

They look so great. What a nice idea to display them. Now, may I ask for a photo of your fabric cupboard???LOL!

ozjane said...

Keep him
After all the Bible says...rejoice in all things.
So he is on good authority.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Take the doors off and show that cupboard off - it's awesome.

Dandelion Quilts said...

Look at all those yummy quilts. What a funny comment from your husband! LOL It made me smile this morning.

Clair said...

Is our dad rubbing off on your husband? It almost sounds like a comment from dad. Maybe I need to get a small quilt cupboard. I put some of my quilts on my bed so I could show Grandma and Aunt Audrey when they came on Tueday...did sort of a bed turning.

kat @ Taylor Made designs said...

your husband is so cute :)

Rhonda said...

Awesome!

Ashley said...

wow! what a great photo. I don't think there's anything better to look at than a cabinet filled with quilts! just lovely!

live a colorful life said...

Beautiful quilts in a beautiful cupboard. And what a great answer...

sulu-design said...

Twelve years with such a supportive husband - perfect.
Lots of people would be psyched to get into that closet (I'm one of them).

NanaKaren said...

Your hubby gave the most perfect comment! The quilts are all gorgeous and finished. Quite an accomplishment, I'd say...

Jessica Christensen said...

Oh, I love it. I'm rejoicing with you!

pricklypearbloom said...

And there was much rejoicing. yeeeeahhh...

Tammy in Ontario, Canada said...

At least he didn't tell you it was time to sell them!

Erin O. said...

Love his answer. And love your full quilt cupboard!

Nancy Nigh said...

Gotta loooove a man like that!

Valerie said...

I just love his answer. What a man!

cathleen said...

Wow! Amandajean, just WOW!!!!!

jaybird said...

i need some support like that.

Angie said...

What a great response!

allsewnup said...

A cupboard of coziness...nice.

Carolyn*

Kristin said...

What a brilliant answer and what a fabulous quilt cupboard.

Natalia said...

Congratulations for your blog!!!

I am charmed with visiting it again and again!!!!
I sit(feel) if my Englishman is not very good, alone queria to say to you that I have left a gift you in my blog, come to gather it when you want!!!!
A kiss and I hope that you like!!!
Natalia...

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Ha! Love it. Great answer.
And your quilts look so lovely stacked in all their colorful glory.

Kimberly :)

Kent and Katie said...

I really just love the way that looks. I makes me just want to crawl right up in there and snuggle with 'em.

lambie-pie said...

I love your quilt cupboard, bu tI think you should get one with some glass in the front, or without doors so they can be on display even when they are put away. I can't believe you've made that many quilts from start to finish!

Clair said...

How many quilts is it? And how many did you make?

Threeundertwo said...

You need another cupboard now!

What a great husband.

Jennifer said...

Wow! What an accomplishment! You must be so proud!!! Gorgeous quilts.
Love your blog!

Jennifer

pratima said...

That's awesome! Cute cupboard, btw :)

Regina said...

Both the cupboard and the hubby are AWESOME!

Bravos Grandkid said...

Great answer, clever and lovely hubby. This photo made me smile, it is satisfaction for a quilter. x

Juliejaz said...

I want the cupboard - It looks great!

cheramy said...

a wonderful answer and a wonderful cupboard!

Katherine said...

What a smart husband! That really is the best answer. All that handmade beauty truly is something to rejoice about.

Um... this doesn't mean that "crazymomquilts" will stop quilting though, right?????

MommytoAJ said...

I dream of a full quilt cupboard... I dream of learning to quilt LOL - I dream of you being my neighbour to teach me ...

Heather said...

I love quilt cupboards! My house is overflowing too, but that doesn't stop me at all :)

I just finished a quilt where I used your pattern : flea market fancy quilt. I adore it, so thank you for writing the pattern out!! I posted it on my blog if you want to check it out. Have a good day!

Tif said...

indeed!!! What an accomplishment!!!!! All legacies!

Allie said...

That is the best answer possible! Way to go hubby!

Shasta said...

Rejoice is certainly a good answer. I hope he doesn't think you have to stop now. Time for a new cabinet to fill up!

Autumn said...

Oh it's so full of loveliness! I can't wait to get started on my own. :)

Rebekah said...

awesome! What a beautiful cupboard!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

You are funny. It is like a food storage supply of quilts. I love that.

Whosies said...

the only solution i can see would be to get a new cupboard...and make sure it will hold twice as much!! congrats on the first fill up though. weeee

Quilted Memories by Pam said...

Your husband is very wise. I need to remember that myself from time to time! Thank you!

Sweet P said...

I agree with your husband - Rejoice! Your cupboard is beautiful.

Mel said...

Wow, quite the inspiration! I am currently working on my second ever quilt, using your Moda Bakeshop recipe for stacked coins baby quilt. Perhaps one day, I too will have a cupboard with such lovely treasures!

shelia said...

what a wise wise man! :)

Marquita said...

:-)
Nice cupboard!
Good answer :-)))

Renee said...

Love his answer. And love your full quilt cupboard!!!!Awesome thanks.

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corvedacosta said...

That is a lot of time and effort right there. Treasure it.