Friday, May 13, 2011

Bloggers' Quilt Festival - Single Girl Quilt

Single Girl Quilt - finished!
I just finished hand stitching the rest of the binding on this morning! I was really motivated to finish this one up this week, so I could join in the Bloggers' Quilt Festival.
This pattern is one that I have wanted to make for quite a while. I bought the pattern about a year or so ago and started cutting out templates and quickly lost interest. When the Single Girl Support Group started up earlier this year, I knew I had to join in a make this quilt.
Single Girl Quilt - bed
I think I'll keep this one folded at the end of my bed for a while. That way I can admire it throughout the day!
Single Girl Quilt - backing
Straight line quilting seemed like the best option for me to finish this quilt up. I had really wanted to have it professionally quilted, but am also happy to be able to say I made this one from start to finish all by myself. The quilting went well (it just looks really wrinkly here because I haven't washed it up yet).
The backing fabric is another Denyse Schmidt print from her Picnic and Fairgrounds collection. The colors and design fit in perfectly with the Flea Market Fancy and I really like to have a patterned fabric for backing.
Single Girl Quilt

Single Girl Quilt - hanging a

Single Girl Quilt - hanging b
Angela and I started making our Single Girl quilts at the same time, and I do have to say that she has really inspired me to keep going on this quilt and finish it up. She chose to straight line quilt her quilt, too and when it looked so great on her quilt, I decided to do that on mine, too. I really like the suggested quilting that's with the pattern, but I knew I would never finish it if I had to hand quilt it. And, I didn't think that maneuvering the curves on my machine would be do able with a quilt this size.
Single Girl Quilt - hanging c
When I came up on the deck to take the quilt down, it looked so pretty with the sun shining through to the back.

Thanks for visiting!
I hope you have a great weekend!
~Jessica


quilt stats:
pattern: Single Girl by Denyse Schmidt
size: queen approx. 84" x 91"
fabrics: Flea Market Fancy (rings), Picnic and Fairgrounds (backing) by Denyse Schmidt, Kona in bone (solid background and binding)

63 comments:

Quilt+Bitch said...

Love, love, love this. Looks like a Denyse Schmidt pattern. Love your color choices and fabrics that you used. Love the back too!!!

teaginny said...

So, so lovely. Heirloom!

BaCreando said...

loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee !!!!!! this color and Fabrics ....fantasticccc !!

Elizabeth D. said...

Full on swoon! OMG, I just adore this! The backing you picked is perfect, and it looks just amazing. Wow!

Live a Colorful Life said...

this just makes me want to drop what I'm doing right now and start working on my single girl. I am a big fan of the straight line quilting on Angela's (and yours) as well, so that clinched it for me. Straight line quilting it is, and I'll be able to say I completed it from start to finish all by myself!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love this quilt! You have inspired me to keep working on mine!

Cristin said...

Its freaking awesome! Well done sticking with it! Love the straight line quilting too... just perfect!

Elaine said...

THis quilt is lovely. I think it should be on the end of your bed to keep looking at.

Kristen said...

I adore this quilt!!! I bet that backing was icing on the cake.

Dolores said...

You mean if you were to wash it, it won't look wrinkly? I'm confused, I thought that's why machine quilters washed their quilts.

twin fibers said...

Dolores - I was thinking about and looking at the creases that I had made to the quilt during the process of quilting it. That's all... I really like a crinkly quilt when it's pulled out of the dryer! I'm sorry that didn't come across correctly in my post.
~Jessica

Kpet said...

I haven't been all that interested in doing this quilt but now that I see yours finished, I'm thinking about it. I REALLY want to straight line quilt now no matter what quilt it is - your lines are perfect. Beautiful!

Jo @ a life in lists said...

Wow, what an amazing quilt! And a great backing choice. Can't wait till next weekend when I'll (hopefully) have time to get mine basted.

Lisa said...

Beautiful quilt! Love the quilting on it too, I'll have to remember that. I have the pattern and I bought Amy Bulter's new line to make this quilt for my daughter. You have inspired me to get started!

bearpaw said...

I love your quilt, I think it is the best one I have seen in this design!

Michele said...

So, so, pretty! The quilting turned out so lovely!

Manda said...

This is gorgeous! Very pretty!

Angela {fussycut} said...

absolutely gorgeous Jessica! Your straight lines look wonderful. I think this may be my favorite use of FMF! So glad that I helped move you along, it is lovely. xx

Jennifer said...

I just love this quilt! And you used one of my favorite prints from DS's new line. Enjoy your new quilt!

Jennifer :)

Nova said...

so fantastic! The quilting is perfect & love your backing choice :)
x

Jennifer at Ellison Lane Quilts said...

I love it. Those single girl quilts haven't spoken to me much but I do love the fabrics you chose for yours and it turned out so well. Lovely. Love the blue floral on the back too!

Jane said...

Beautiful! Serendipitous back view!

Lee said...

Ooooh, LOVE! I wouldn't have thought of straight-line quilting for a Single Girl, but it looks fabulous. And of course, the FMF is to die for. : )

Alisa said...

It's fabulous! I love the quilting you did.

Janet said...

I've been hearing about the Single Girl quilt pattern and wanting to see one. Yours is lovely! Your shot of the back is so beautiful too.

Jan said...

Fabulous. You did such a terrific job on this quilt. Love the "stained glass" effect in the bottom photo.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

This turned out great! Love the straight line quilting...

Karen said...

I have enjoyed watching many people through their blogs make this quilt. Love the design. Yours looks great!!I love the quilting that you have done and the fabric on the back is a wonderful choice! Fantastic quilt!

Kristie said...

It is beautiful. And the straight line quilting perfectly balances those big circles!

Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign said...

This turned out gorgeous!! I love the palette and your quilting!

Kelli said...

You did an awesome job to make so many rings!
Gotta love the FMF!
Such a beautiful quilt!

Kate @SwimBikeQuilt said...

Your quilt is beautiful, and congratulations on finishing it! Love the backing, too. :)

Karen said...

What an achievement! It looks absolutely stunning. Love your fabrics and quilting.

Justine said...

Love the quilt! I must start my Single Girl!!

Debbie said...

Absolutely lovely quilt! I love your photographic style too - very nice!

littlemissmk said...

i LOVE this quilt. love the pattern. wish i had the patience to tackle the pattern- its always been one of my favorites! :)

littlemissmk said...

ps- how big is this quilt?

Eleni said...

You did an amazing job!!! FANTASTIC quilt!! And the backing is just darling!!! I love this pattern!!! Hopefully it'll be one of my next projects:)
Have a great weekend!!

Laura K. said...

So, so, nice! I love the fabric choices. Plus, the Single Girl quilt is one of my favorite "updates."

Amy said...

Congratulations on finishing it up! I have enjoyed watching Angela's progress too and agree that the straight line quilting works well. Your quilt is beautiful.

Allie said...

What a wonderful quilt! I love the shot of the sun shining through it. The straight line quilting is AWESOME!

ladybugquilting said...

Love, Love, Love!
FMF + Single Girl = Marriage made in Heaven!

Lonci said...

I love this, congratulation:)

Christie, Describe Happy said...

It looks stunning, the backing beautiful, it photographed well and you must be so happy to turn the page on this chapter! Fantastic quilt my dear!

traceyjay said...

so beautiful Jessica! :) (and pretty pictures too -- the weather is usually nice for us this time of year, but isn't cooperating with me this weekend!)

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I really like this quilt and to be honest, I think the straight line quilting adds a great dimension.

Linz said...

Beautiful!!! I love everything about it!!

Sara said...

I keep seeing this design,need to do it someday! Yours came out terrific and you are right that last pic is PRETTY!

Vicki said...

It's beautiful! Such a great pattern, love the FMF.

amandajean said...

super duper fantastic! i love the straight line quilting. it's a perfect addition to the quilt. you did AWESOME! i'm so impressed!

Leila said...

Beautiful! Great job on the quilting. It looks great.

Lauren P said...

Beautiful! I love the simplicity and the straight line quilting!

Hollie said...

As always, I love your work. It's beautiful and you've got me longing for a Single Girl of my own.

Cynthia said...

Great fabrics on this quilt! I like the straight line quilting too!

Kristin @ wRIte iT DOwN said...

Beautiful job, I am still working on mine!

Kate said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

rachel griffith said...

<3

Lily said...

I'm impressed! I have katie jump rope fabrics and will make mine out of those. This is beautiful. Thanks for showing this!

Desley said...

The straight line quilting looks great. A contrast to the curved design.

Rachel said...

Yuuummmy!! :) I love your quilt and I am sure you feel good about getting it finished up. Finished projects are way better than unfinished!! :) Thanks for sharing.

Cheers!
Rachel
http://www.dewberrylane.com

Karen said...

You did a great job on this! I haven't tried one yet that has curves.

Simply Sandy said...

The straight line quilting worked out great on this quilt. That's a lot of stitches in there. It turned out beautifully and the background fabric is perfect for this!

Laura@Corner House said...

I can easily say I love everything about this quilt. I featured it on my blog today.