Monday, February 14, 2011

Single Girl Kick Off!

The day is finally here! The Single Girl Quilt-along starts today, with the lovely Katy leading you through step one of cutting your templates and fabrics. She did a very thorough and clear tutorial on this part, but if you need any clarification or help, Katy, Nova and I are all happy to answer any questions and of course you can just pop in over at the Flickr group any time with over 200 willing Single Girls to lend you support!

The block above is the test block I made using some of my Liberty of London fabrics. I love how it turned out, but the bulk of that fabric already has a project, and for the quilt along, I've cut into my stack of precious Neptune fabrics. I think the scale of these prints is perfect for the pattern and will result in a soothing, harmonious quilt. It's destined to be a gift for a special family member. I know it will be hard to part with, but she'll adore it and I'll still be able to visit it regularly!

Here they were a few weeks ago all laid out awaiting the tedious cutting phase. I just popped on a few This American Life podcasts and it was done in a flash. And I promise, the rest is easier from here. I'll be leading you through step 2 - piecing the rings - next Monday the 21st, so get cutting!!!

Are you just thinking of joining in now? It's not too late - and Wondrous Wovens is having an opening day special on the Single Girl pattern today only. Use code singlegirl.

Well, I should be off working on this today but I'm a bit pre-occupied and anxious due to our 20 week ultrasound visit tomorrow, so I think it would be wise for me to stay away from any project requiring accuracy or brains. I think loads of chamomile tea and some knitting is more my speed today. 

Happy Valentine's Day Single Girls!


  1. I love, love, love your dining room table! Oh, and the Neptune too!! :-D

  2. Hi Megan!
    Best wishes for tomorrow! Yea... can't wait to hear the results! ;)

    I hope to get started cutting out my Single girl this week.

  3. Best wishes for the scan!

    And lovely fabric selection, I'm so looking forward to seeing all the rings begin to come together in the flickr pool.

  4. Relax and hang out until your appt. tomorrow Megan! I'm waiting for my pattern as I procrastinated about starting.
    What background are you using with Neptune?

  5. Your block is so beautiful! Good luck at the ultrasound tomorrow!

  6. I have started my templates - need more plastic - but I think I can start cutting those 3.5" strips to start prepping - very exciting! And good luck tomorrow - how fun. I never forget when the ultrasound tech said I could "pee a little" to relieve my full bladder - who was she kidding? Pee...a little? notsomuch:)

  7. Yuuummmmyyyyy! Your neptune is going to be so awesome in a single girl! I cut my fabrics over the weekend during "up in the air" & "dear john"~ good cutting out movies in my opinion.

    Good luck with the ultrasound!

  8. This is going to look really pretty. I adore Neptune as well and completely agree that the scale to these prints are ideal for this project. Can't wait to see your blocks!

  9. Oh Neptune, I love Neptune! Your quilt will be fabulous. Thanks for doing the QAL, it's really great of you guys.