Yes, I’m a single girl (I use the word “girl” loosely), and I’m quilting. But more specifically, I’m joining the Single Girl Quilt Along! The Single Girl Quilt is a wonderful quilt pattern by Denyse Schmidt that I’ve loved for a long time. And when I saw that Nova from A Cuppa and A Catch Up, Katy from I’m A Ginger Monkey and Megan from Lucy & Norman are doing a quilt along, I figured this was my best chance of ever getting this quilt made. I think I will need the hand-holding and motivation that a quilt along provides.There’s a flickr group, and they’ve asked that you only join if you are serious about finishing the quilt. So I joined, and I’m serious about finishing the quilt!
First, I had to pick out fabrics. I thought perhaps Innocent Crush mixed with my favorite Good Folks fabrics, all from Anna Maria Horner. But I have a Good Folks quilt that is about 1/4 finished from last year, and I want to finish that one someday. Then I thought perhaps something with aquas, greens and blues because I love those colors–and I had seen a fat quarter bundle of some Denyse Schmidt Hope Valley fabrics that would be perfect to build from –but it was sold out by the time I went back.
On Wednesday night, I was cutting an order for a lovely customer and it included all 31 fabrics from the wonderful Marcia Derse third in line fabric collection. And it hit me–this was the fabric for my quilt! I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner. I did end up ordering a little more fabric, though because I’m not sure I want to use the near solids (Modern Textures) fabrics for the rings on the quilt. Which meant I needed a few more fabrics. So I ordered some from a previous Marcia Derse collection–and I’m assuming they will work perfectly. I am still not sure what I’m going to use for the background fabric yet. But I’m really excited to be starting a quilt with these fabrics!!
I was at the Seattle Modern Quilt Guild’s sew-in last night and got started on cutting out templates…It’s fun already! Is anyone else joining in the Single Girl Quilt Along? Anyone? Anyone? Come on–it’ll be fun!