Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day two hundred and twenty-two of that project.

This quilt block shows an archway against a blue salmon-patterned background. The archway is one you would walk under for a wedding. It is covered with vines indicated by careful stitching, and flowers indicated by star shaped two holed buttons. The buttons are various colors ranging from orange to green. At the top of the archway is a larger pink heart button.

The day Mary Elizabeth Anderson was born her Mama died. With tears in his eyes, her Daddy looked into her sweet face and vowed she would always have the very best he could give her.

George Anderson was a man that kept his promises so it was that Mary Elizabeth always had the very best. When Michael Bronson asked George for permission to marry Mary Elizabeth, George said yes.

Because the couple had been seeing one another for quite some time, George had checked out the young man to make certain that Michael could provide for his precious baby girl in the very high style she was accustomed to. Michael was a newly minted attorney already practicing in an established firm right there in her hometown.

It was decided by George that the wedding would take place on his very impressive landscaped grounds. Mary Elizabeth wanted to walk through a floral archway. The florist offered her very best temporary flower covered trellises.

George was having none of that! He called in a carpenter to build an archway that “Would still be beautiful when his grandbaby wanted to walk through it on her wedding day”. So it was that a teak archway was constructed with concrete footers and was meticulously maintained.

Last week Michael Bronson Jr.’s young bride walked through his granddaddy’s archway. It was just as beautiful as the day it was built. George and Mary Elizabeth were very proud.