Single Girl!






Just pulled this quilt out of the dryer and had to show it to you!  I love it!!  I wish it was big enough to fit on my bed, but alas it's 'only' a twin size.  Seriously I don't know if I would have had the patience to cut out one. more. piece. back when I was cutting out all the ring pieces, so really a  twin size is large enough!

I had it quilted by Chelsea of ChelseaQuilts and the blog Pins and Bobbins.  I chose the Denyse Schmidt Scroll, which I'm so happy with!  I can't tell you what a luxury it was to send away a top and a back and get it sent to me all quilted!

I'll talk more about my thoughts on this once I get my second one bound (yes, i sent her two quilts!)

One more thing you may notice about this Single Girl is that the rings don't touch, in fact they are quite far apart.  Was that intentional?  Well, partly!  I never quite liked the rings touching, which is how I think the pattern would intend for them to do.  So, when I made my template, I added an extra half inch on the outer edges, so that I'd have a bit of space between rings.  And then when I sewed the blocks together, I forgot that the instructions call for a half inch seam to put the rings together!  So I ended up with some more extra, since I'd only used 1/4" seams.

I'm not a bit sorry though, since I like the look of the individual circles.

Oh, and one more thing, you know that binding fabric I used?  It's a yummy coral from Tula Pink's Saltwater line.  I'm crazy about this print in all three colorways.  Just in case you needed to know that:)

56 comments:

  1. It's absolutely gorgeous, Jolene. I love how your rings don't touch, that was a great idea. The quilt is perfect in every way, totally stunning.

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  2. You are just getting a ton done!! Woohoo! Wish I was! Lol. This turned out gorgeous, and so did your swoon!

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  3. so amazing and it looks so soft!!

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  4. What a fabulously stunning quilt! You are so talented.

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  5. Ohhhh, nicest single girl I've seen! And BTW, I'm using your tutorial on Moda BS for the granny square blocks - thanks a ton!

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  6. Lovely, looks like its waiting for someone to snuggle up in - so soft and cozy looking. Beautiful finish!

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  7. I Love it! I love how you did patches of different fabric under the circles. Looks Great. So inspiring.

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  8. Beautiful! So worth it to have done all that cutting!

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  9. The more Single Girl quilts I see, the more I want to make one!!! Yours is beautiful! Love the coral binding and the texty print for the background, just GREAT!!

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  10. I adore it too! Please tell, what is that gorgeous black and blue floral print? I NEED it!

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    1. Thanks Janessa! It's by Denyse Schmidt, from her Greenfield Hill collection.

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  11. It's gorgeous. I love the coral prints from Saltwater too :)

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  12. I actually like the pattern a lot more now that the rings don't touch !

    It's a gorgeous quilt !

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  13. I love this quilt, and I like that the rings don't touch. I would never have known that it wasn't supposed to be that way. It just looks right. Rock on!

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  14. Very nice, all the way around... All the color choices.... :)

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  15. Beautiful work, my favourite single girl by far!

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  16. The extra 1/2" you added really makes a tremendous difference in this quilt. I really love that addition and your selection of background prints has right the right amount of contrast and visual interest. =)

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  17. It's perfectly lovely! what more can I say?

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  18. Love it ! Great job! Thanks for sharing all the pictures.

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  19. Love it, really like all he different backgrounds you used, makes it so interesting.

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  20. FABULOUS...I have been wanting to make one of these for a long time and this just reaffirms my need to...someday!

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  21. oh.. how I love your girl... love the quilting pattern on yours and love the backing. I had so much trouble on decision the backing and quilting pattern. Now I am still not sure about the binding.. Love the space between each ring... My girl might come home next week..:)

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  22. It is adorable, great work and it looks so cute all wrinkled. Thanks for showing it!

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  23. Just love the colours ... it looks so snuggly!

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  24. First! Something that you said on your last post resonated with me. It was this:

    and then over all this, always the understanding that my own rules are meant to be broken! so if i decide to add a strip of white fabric, i will! if i decide i want some red, or some true blue, i will! because that's what makes quilting fun!

    I never stick to my own rules. I sort of wish I was capable. But alas, I am not. I guess I am learning that I care most about the process???

    Anyway. This quilt is stunning. I feel like the reason why you chose each and every piece of fabric was to make yourself happy. And yes, I was wondering about the binding. xo

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  27. It's beautiful! Congrats and enjoy. :)

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  28. I love the photos of your single girl quilt. I love nice photos and photos of quilts on beds. I think I will finish my single girl quilt like your's. I started this quilt two years ago and were new to quilting. I didn't know about the exact 1/4 inch seam allowance. I didn't know that the 1/4 inch foot I purchased doesn't sew 1/4 inch seam allowance without adjusting the needle position. So my blocks will be smaller than needed and will have puckers. But not using 1/2 inch seam allowance will add some lost space. And I admit I compared your quilt to others and I like the little space between them. 1/4 inch doesn't make for much more space and we'll see whether it works. But it's a nice idea. I hope to see a total photo of your quilt someday. Although I like the photos above, too.

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    1. I come back again and again. Love looking at the photos. Make me wish my single girl would be finished. :)

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  29. No wonder you're pleased - it's gorgeous. I really do have to make one of these.

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  30. It is gorgeous! I really like the colors and the fabric you used for the backing.

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  31. Your quilt is spectacular! That is on my 'wanna do' list.. I may go for bed size!

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  32. This finish is absolutely breathtaking! I have never really wanted to make this pattern but seeing yours would definitely change anyone's mind on that front. Truly, the fabric selections and placement of the spaces really make this work! Excellent work!

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  33. i love everything about this! Front, back, quilting, fabrics...

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  34. Your new quilt is sooo nice! I love your choice of fabrics, quilting... great job! Jolana

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  35. Never have enough patience to do this, but WOW! Love your fabric selection, how it seems casual, but really works, especially the light background.

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  36. It looks so comfortable and comforting and homey. :)

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  37. Wow, it's fabulous. And you are right, the binding fabric is amazing. Well done you!

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  39. Such a gorgeous quilt! Love the pattern & gorgeous combination of fabrics ♥

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  42. I love it. I hope to finish my granny squares quilt today and I want to do a single girl quilt next! I was already thinking that, honest. Looks amazing. well done.

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  43. It's so beautiful! Some day I want to make one!

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  44. It's so beautiful! Some day I want to make one!

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  45. I've been reading a few of your posts. Saw your quilt in Modern Quilts - congratulations! QUESTION ~ Where did you get you quilt labels from? I want to order some for my quilts (with my name,of course). Thanks!

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    1. I got my labels from 'gutentags' on Etsy.

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  46. My Single Girl is sitting on a shelf waiting for a backing to be completed. I will send it off to a quilter as well. I had originally tried sewing the blocks together so the rings were touching, but it was really bulky and I hated how it turned out. So mine have space between them too and I really much prefer the look. This is simply beautiful.

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