Tuesday, June 09, 2009

the other five

Don't you just love being the first one up in your home? Nothing but the birds and your coffee and the sunrise. And to steal a couple of moments alone to knit or read or be. I know! It is the best.
So, here they are.  The remaining five.
Katie on the left, Beki on the right.
Chris.
Melissa on the left, Jona on the right.
I absolutely love how this quilt will have a part of these eleven women and I am forever grateful.  An added piece of their fabric, an embroidery detail, a french knot, an idea, a thought, a moment in their life.  And I will bring them all together and hopefully Libby will always be reminded of the love of giving and caring and creating.  As my friend, Ana, put it "Libby will most certainly love the quilt for the story that is 12 women sharing their talent and time becoming one little girls whispers and dreams".  I love that.

58 comments:

Karen L R said...

I know what you mean about being up and about early. I'm a tea girl, myself.

Just wanted to let you know how gorgeous I think all these quilt squares are. The fabrics and what folks did with them...outstanding! Your Libby is one lucky girl.

Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Thea said...

Such beautiful squares!

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

Can't wait to see this one come together. The blocks are all great.

Gale said...

That sentiment made me tear up! How lovely. Each of the squares holds it's own particular beauty. The resulting quilt is sure to be gorgeous.

As for being the first and only up - what's not to love? Peace and quiet in your own space.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Beautiful squares. And what a lovely quote.

stitching under oaks said...

You can't pick a favorite...they are all so unique and wonderful. I too love being the only one up in the house...I'm sitting here with my coffee smiling!

roseylittlethings said...

Such creativity! I love them all!!!

Kristyn Knits said...

what a treasure this will be for your treasure of a daughter.

Alison said...

You are going to have such a fabulous time putting that one together! What an incredible project!

APA said...

You've brought so many of us together here in your space, sharing your person, your family, your creativity and inspiration. And to know three beautiful children live in such presence, well, it's easy to wish good things for you, to write moments from the heart.

The squares are wonders of art and peaceful early mornings are divine.

Peace and sweet basil to you, Leslie, this new day!

Ana :)

pricklypearbloom said...

ah! gasp! I love that too.

Karen said...

Your blocks are beautiful;) So colorful and cheerful;)

mle said...

Those will make a beautiful quilt! I am so impressed by the creativity of each one!

Hilary said...

Libby is destined to become a master crafter when she gets older with all this wonderful inspiration! I can't wait to see how the whole quilt comes together - the squares are gorgeous!

Katie said...

beautiful. Love the color and the care in each square.

TD wool design said...

this is already gorgeous! what a treat!

peacockchic said...

wow they all came out so great! i especially love the appliqued circles and flowers.

Walden said...

I think the quilt is a wonderful idea and the squares are all so well done, it will be beautiful.

Jodi said...

I love early morning coffee and knitting time!

The quilt squares are looking gorgeous.

Teyani said...

early morning, when the house is quiet is the absolute best!
Your quilt is going to be so beautiful, and is such a fabulous idea.

Linda said...

They are beautiful quilt pieces, I am sur eit will be a joy to put them all together. I usually have 15 minutes to myself in the morning and I really enjoy my cup of tea in silence!

melissa s. said...

What lovely thoughts on the quilting bee. I'll be sad when it's over. I can't wait to see your finished quilt!

Shannon said...

So incredibly fabulous! All of the blocks and the idea behind the quilt. What an amazing work of art it will be. Libby is one lucky girly:)

Katie said...

Mmmm, up first. I always am, but am always rushing. But, yes, I too love it.

If you ever do a community quilt again, I'd love to participate! Such a wonderful idea!

amanda said...

such a lovely idea! I will need to find me 12 quilters somewhere! :)

Seanna Lea said...

I'm almost always the first one up in the morning. It's a nice feeling, having that quiet time. On virtuous days, I use that time to go for a run. More often though, I read a bit, maybe make some coffee, and think about the coming day.

I think I love Chris' best. Circles!

nicole said...

All the squares are a special reflections of the women who created them and within them is the connecting thread of the loving, talented mama who chose the pretty fabrics. Such a special thing! I can't wait to see the final product.

And oh, how sweet early mornings are. Everyday I make a point of getting up extra early so I can drink in some silence (and hot tea) before the workday really begins. Like a mini weekend every morning.

Charity said...

I love those early morning moments, myself! That is often the best part of the day for me. :o)

These pieces are amazing - what an amazing quilt this will be!

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

This is going to be AMAZING!

house on hill road said...

it really is fantastic!
now get sewing!

Kendall Micayla said...

wow, its gorgeous!!! i cant wait to see it finished!

Gretchen said...

oh my word I love that last line. so wonderful!

MadMad said...

Oh, I feel the exact same about waking up first. I HATE it when the little bastards get a jump on me.

Baseball update: Two hours in the 50 degree rain on a cold wet metal bench. Not sure what is worse - the pneumonia I'll be getting or the fact that everyone saw my hair turn into a frizzball fit to dust with!

Journeying Five said...

love the fabric and the blocks, two are my favorite! Have fun putting the quilt together!

Jennifer Nickell said...

What a treasure for Libby! I have a friend who did a similar thing for her kids before they were born. Aunts, uncles, grandmas, grandpas, & friends all embroidered squares for a quilt. My friend put all the squares together in a fantastic quilt and, of course, it is her kids favorite lovey. There is something about a quilt that communicates love, comfort, and encouragement like nothing else.

Celestial said...

Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Suzanne said...

That's going to be a heck of a quilt!

Anonymous said...

YES! Early morning in my comfy lounge chair with a fleece blanket, a hot cup of coffee, a book or knitting~PURE HEAVEN!!! I can NOT understand these people who sleep until 10 or 11 and miss the very best part of the day. There is just nothing like watching the sun come up, the dew on the grass, the birds singing and NO KID NOISE YET!!! It makes you praise the Creator for sure!

I adore the colors in these quilt blocks! I am really into this orange thing everyone has going on these Can't wait to see your finished quilt! Libby is going to LOVE this, I know! ~Jan

Stacey said...

Beautiful, happy fabrics for a beautiful, happy girl!!! It is going to be amazing!

Its_Lily said...

Getting up first is the best! The quilt is going to be just beautiful

Suzanne said...

I've gotten to "know" each of these girls through their blogs and this project and each square is so very "them". It's going to be beautiful, and I want it, too!

Reese Dixon said...

Wait, you mean some people actually get out of bed before their kids drag them out? Why, whatever for?

The squares are beautiful, and it makes me want to find a bunch of trustworthy bloggy friends to swap squares with.

Meggie said...

Oh Les! Great concept, great squares. Can't wait to see the finished project. Libby will LOVE it.

The Wooly Wumpus said...

What beautiful blocks! I love the one with the circular patches. Nothing beats women being creative!

tiennie said...

Love all the different squares you are getting!

Eliane Zimmermann said...

lovely, gorgeous, pretty,lovely, gorgeous, phantastic, great, phantastic, great, lovely, gorgeous, lovely, gorgeous, phantastic, great, phantastic, lovely, gorgeous, phantastic, great, great, lovely, gorgeous, phantastic, great... and more I am really impressed, seriously

ELP said...

The blocks look great. I went to my sewing room to pull out some fun fabric to make three quilts for my kids.
Thanks for the inspiration

Eileen

carrie said...

i'm more the sleep late type myself....

adore, adore, adore the quilt. bravo!

TLCknits said...

LOL! the only way I'm up by myself is when I get up at 2am.. b/c I can't sleep! LOVE the quilt squares... They're truly beautiful!

Yarnhog said...

I prefer being the last one up. In the afternoon.

Those quilt squares are gorgeous!

Crystal said...

I totally agree. I always up a 5pm so I can have my coffee, peace and quiet, except the birdies talking to me. I love to read blogs and get new ideas for knitting and crocheting.

kim said...

I love all of the squares. The colors are so pretty for a girl's room. This is such a great idea.

Oh, and you KNOW I love the early morning solitude, which didn't work out for me again this morning.

julie green said...

man that's going to be one GORGEOUS quilt.

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