Friday, May 22, 2009

a bright sunny square

I don't know about you, but I couldn't be happier that it is Friday. A beautiful, warm, sunny Friday at that. And the start of a long weekend. Where lunches don't have to be packed again until Tuesday. I love that. I've just been busy over here with that long, never ending, always growing "before school is out" list. 
I am lucky to be involved in twelve squareTwelve women make twelve quilts in twelve months in a virtual quilting bee.
Each month a different quilter mails out fabric to the other members of the quilting bee. Everyone makes a quilt square using that fabric and fabric from their stash, according to some specification, but also bringing their own unique voice to the square. The squares are mailed back to the originator and they have the makings for a full quilt!

You know, anyone can start one of these.  Just round up twelve people.  Or six, and make two squares each.  It really is such a wonderful concept.
I was completely unsure what I wanted to do for my square until I read Larissa's post. Her tutorial was wonderful.  
My month was January.  So, I am lucky enough to have received all my squares for a quilt that will be for Libby.  I can't wait to show you what the others made.  Pretty amazing.
I noticed this morning that Sarah is holding a contest.  If you have any desire to knit lace this is your chance.  She is giving away yarn and a lace pattern of your choice.
Happy Friday to you.

35 comments:

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful kind of exchange! You know some pretty talents women. Thanks for the idea, Leslie. Have a good, long weekend!

Sarah Jane said...

what an awesome idea! i can't wait to see the finished product!

lucy said...

Happy long weekend to you! Anything this colourful definitely brightens up any day.

stitching under oaks said...

How wonderful! Your block screams summer! The colors are so cheerful! Happy Memorial Day!

Seanna Lea said...

The quilting exchange sounds interesting. I'm an indifferent sewer, but I love seeing what more dedicated sewers do with all of the wonderful quilting fabrics out there.

larissa said...

i love the x-shaped layout of your block! Can't wait to see libby's quilt. Have a great weekend!

APA said...

I had no idea you were going to wrap those yummy oranges into some perfect pink! How lovely will it be, through the beads? Your artist will most certainly love the quilt for the story that is 12 women sharing talents and time become one little girl's whispers and dreams. These are the moments of our ordinary lives become peace and a bright new day.

And may you & yours know a bright holiday weekend. For the light you bestow on all who come in your presence, near and far, virtual and real. :)

XXOO

Jane said...

Can't wait to see libby's quilt! Have a happy weekend leslie!

Knit Sew City Girl said...

What a great idea. The quilt looks lovely.

Mary

fiberfiend6891 said...

That's such a cool idea!!! If I ever get back into sewing, I'm definitely going to try it.

Windy Knitty said...

Beautiful square! My mom was a big quilter, but somehow I never got into it. I've seen so many beautiful quilts in the blogosphere lately though, that I may be tempted to try:) Have a great weekend!

MadMad said...

Oh, what a cool idea! I love your block, too. Soooooo ready for school to be over (I think that may be the first time I've ever said that! But I'm just so done with carpooling and millions of activities and... swine flu to worry about! Ay!)

kim said...

I love this. It's such a cheerful square. So great. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

1/4 of an inch said...

This is wonderful....I love the twelve square concept too...Tam xo

t does wool said...

L-have a wonderful weekend...TY 4 the apron link :)-I will try it...your quilt will be a treasure.

Jackie said...

I had a hot n very humid Friday, it will be the same for the weekends. Lousy days !!

I like the squares, it gotta be a beautiful quilt.

Enjoys your weekend.

mle said...

Such a pretty pink! what a great idea!

lucky knitter said...

The Twelve Square is such a great way to share. Someday I'd love to do one. Have a wonderful weekend!

peaknits said...

What a great square! So fun. I am "this" close to starting to cut fabric for a "mixed tape" quilt - and it's raining hard today...maybe this is the day?!

house on hill road said...

love your square. those oranges set off by the pink are fantastic!

Jessica said...

I loved making your square...and I love your square. I can't wait to see how your quilt turned out!

raining sheep said...

I love this. It is happy fabric ... perfect for summer.

skeinsherway said...

I love the idea of that! It truly sounds like fun. Looking forward to your finished pics.

Meggie said...

If you miss making lunches, I could always come over for a sandwich or some other Leslie design....even a bag lunch! Great looking quilt project...nice colors.

PrincessPea said...

What a lovely idea! I hope you are enjoying your long weekend!

Philigry said...

love your square. it is perfect. glad you are having a great weekend.

tiennie said...

That is a fun idea! Great square from you!

Cinnamonamon said...

what a fantastic swap! :)

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