I'm adding my Single Girl to the Blogger's Quilt Festival! I wanted to make this quilt for quite some time before I actually started on it. And I'm so glad I went for it!
If you're a regular visitor, you might remember it from this post. And if this is your first time stopping by, then welcome! Here's a quick recap for ya.
I made this quilt for a dear friend as a wedding gift. She had been a self-proclaimed "single girl for life"...right up until she got engaged. I started with the dark purpley-red wine color of the bridesmaids' dresses and expanded into bright reds, orange, and one or two pinks and purples.
The piecing was a challenge, but the quilting is where I spent most of my energy! (It's also my favorite thing about this quilt!)
Since my single girl was getting hitched, I used the quilting to transform it into a wedding ring pattern. It wouldn't have been so bad if I had left myself enough time to pebble an entire quilt. (But why would I make life easy for myself?) I spent every spare second working on it and by some miracle, it was finished with a whole 24 hours to spare!
|(wow - this is not a great picture...but you can kinda see the quilting?...)|
This is one of my greatest achievements to date, second only to the time I single-handedly bathed two dogs and lived to tell the tale. And in all honesty, if it had been for anyone else I may have kept it for myself, whipped up a quick whole-cloth quilt for the happy couple, and called it fair. But I really love my friend and she really loved the quilt! Success!!
So here are the final stats:
Pattern: Single Girl by Denyse Schmidt
Techniques: patience, free-motion quilting
Quilted by: me
Best Categories: home machine quilted, bed quilt
Thanks again for stopping by and super-extra thanks to Amy for hosting the festival!