Doesn't he look like the sort of little old elf who keeps Werther's Originals in his pockets?
This reminds me of one of those toys Nellie Oleson would have had that she would have told Laura Ingalls not to touch.
I don't know why, but Spiderman on the ladder atop the Tellytubby is cracking me up...
The focus of this room, however (at least for me), was not the stuffed animals and tin cars. It was this. Behold.
Before I show you--focus for a minute on the 19,000 one-inch patches part. I was stuck on that for a while. I still am, actually.
Look at that. It's quite pixellated this close. So let's pull away a little bit more.
OK, are you ready to see the whole thing?
Can you imagine???? Again--19,000 one-inch pieces!!!! I can't even imagine doing this as a cross-stitched piece. I used to do a bit of counted cross-stitch in my pre-blog days (and pre-sewing, actually), and I did a few pieces that made me dizzy with their intricacy. This fella took that, modified it to be a quilt, and then selected just the right colors and shapes to make this beautiful quilt. That is awesome and amazing.
I decided to try and find out a little more about this quilt's creator. And I came across this. And that's it. Isn't it funny--this beautiful quilt in a little museum in rural Pennsylvania, and thirty words to encapsulate its creator before someone dug a little deeper...