the other five

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

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.

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58 comments

  1. 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.

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  2. Such beautiful squares!

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

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  4. 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.

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  5. Beautiful squares. And what a lovely quote.

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  6. 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!

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  7. Such creativity! I love them all!!!

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

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

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  10. 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 :)

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  11. ah! gasp! I love that too.

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

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

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  14. 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!

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

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  16. this is already gorgeous! what a treat!

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

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

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  19. I love early morning coffee and knitting time!

    The quilt squares are looking gorgeous.

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  20. 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.

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  21. 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!

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

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  23. 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:)

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  24. 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!

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

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  26. 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!

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  27. 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.

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  28. 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!

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  29. This is going to be AMAZING!

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  30. it really is fantastic!
    now get sewing!

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

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

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  33. 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!

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

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  35. Jennifer Nickell6/10/2009

    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.

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  36. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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

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  38. Anonymous6/10/2009

    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

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

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

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  41. 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!

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  42. 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.

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

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

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  45. Love all the different squares you are getting!

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  46. 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

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  47. 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

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

    adore, adore, adore the quilt. bravo!

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  49. 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!

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

    Those quilt squares are gorgeous!

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  51. 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.

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  52. 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.

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  53. man that's going to be one GORGEOUS quilt.

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