So, consider me on the bandwagon! This quilt pattern, Single Girl, by the talented Denyse Schmidt has taken the internet by storm. I confess, hubby bought this pattern for me for my birthday last year, but I had been too
chicken busy to try it. A couple weeks ago, I pulled out my big girl panties and went to work.
I confess, this pattern looks pretty tough. All those scary curves, lots of little pieces, and the matching of seams, well, that alone was enough to keep it sitting on my shelf for awhile. But now that I have finished it all, I would say the process was pretty intuitive.
Since I used a layer cake, I just layered the 10″ squares 3 deep, traced my pattern templates on the top layer, placed a pin inside of each soon-to-be-cut piece and spent a nice evening with my hubby watching a terribly forget-able movie and cutting out my pieces. I left the pin in each one (which was labeled with my quilting pencil) until I was ready to sew them together. The whole process only took a few hours, if you don’t count the constant starts and stops (It is summer, here, after all)
I am so smitten with this quilt. The layout is so clean and pretty. I have seen it now in a hundred different colors over at the ‘single girl support group’ and I think they all look great. If you haven’t tried it but have thought about it, I cannot say enough good things. It is a pretty forgiving pattern and there is a ton of help out there if you get stuck. My favorite advice on this quilt comes from Kati where she says not to stress about all of the seams matching perfectly. I had a couple that were off by nearly an 1/8th of an inch, but I am not gonna sweat it. I’m just going to enjoy that I overcame a hurdle. Now, on the the quilting!!!
In other news, the winner of my scraps is #21 who wrote to me from Pennsylvania USA.
Becky M says:
June 8, 2011 at 6:45 am (Edit)
That’s a great pillow! thanks for the tutorial I’m writing from the Philadelphia Suburbs in PA!
And don’t worry, I am making sure my mum is taken care of as well…thanks to everyone who played along!