Thursday, August 12, 2010

Baby Quilt: Squares and Strips Leftovers!


Baby's Quilt

The sun came up this morning

It's promise sweet and long
A new child shares this day with meThe birds begin their songs.
A special gift of squares and strips
Was sewn for baby's coverThe sparkling patches quite reflectOur feeling for each other.
The beauty of the days ahead
Are sewn in every seam.I'll wrap you up and hold you tightAnd anticipate the dream.
Author: M. (Marilyn) Robinson -- from the book, "P.S. I Love You"

shown above:
A simple baby gift, made with someone's thrown away squares and strips. There were barely enough to fill a ziplock bag, but they made a wonderful find for me, and a wonderful gift for a new little one!

11 comments:

  1. Really, really nice! These kind of finds are the ones I appreciate the most.

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  2. Its a wonderful quilt. It is amazing what you can do with someone else's discards.

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  3. My sewing room sports the banner: "Home for Wayward Fabrics" on the outside of the door! Ny friends gave me the banner and several of them take it to heart and give me their "throw-away leftovers"! I've made almost a hundred quilts (baby to queen size) with those leftovers!!

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  4. Beautiful quilt for a new arrival...great job Michele.

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  5. Awww....very, very sweet quilt!

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  6. Just perfect in every way!!

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  7. my favorite kind of quilt to make! Yours is so cute!

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  8. Meets every aspect of "perfect" for me, as does the poem *VBS* Good job Michele. Hugs, Finn

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  9. How beautiful! The poem and the quilt. Isn't it a marvelous thing to take one person's 'trash' and turn it into a 'treasure'. Nothing gives me a warmer feeling than to have people like you to share these gifts with.

    On another note, I keep noticing your bracelet in your banner photo---the salad fork bracelet, right? :) I have one that could be identical to it!! :D Angie

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  10. Perfection! Recycled and bound to be loved. What a creative and loving woman you are!

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  11. Hi! I'm a new follower. I'm currently in the process of sewing my first quilt (by myself...first one ever was with my grandma when I was 12 years old!)

    I hope you follow me back, I would LOVE some feedback on my progress!

    Thanks!
    -Britt

    britnrich.blogspot.com

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Michele Bilyeu blogs "With Heart and Hands" as she journeys between Douglas, Alaska and Salem, Oregon.