Here is my first finished Single Girl block. As much as I like the vintage sheets and Kona cotton in bone finished here with this pattern, I don't want an entire quilt with this much white in it. I live in the country with a house full of boys, so this would be clean for about one day. So what did I decide to do with it? If you know me at all, you know the answer right away...
This is a pretty huge block, and I added some narrow borders to make it 24 inch square. Then I layered, basted and quilted it (straight lines an inch and a half apart in my favorite design) and made a pillow!
I bought some of this Riley Blake pom pom trim a bit ago from Sew Deerly Loved, and I figured this pillow was just right for it. The lime green with the vintage sheets in this patten is a perfect match, right?
The back is a simple envelope closure made from Essex linen/cotton blend in natural (I think). Rather than folding and hemming the edge, it is trimmed in bias tape made from one of the sheets.
I only had 20" form on hand, so the pillow looks a little limp (for lack of better word, sorry!) With the correct 24" form, it will make nice, oversized pillow for the couch or bed.
I really do love the vintage sheets in this gorgeous pattern, and I think it would look great in a large Single Girl quilt. I'm thinking about making a small version for Finley, but I might substitute it with a quilter's linen by Robert Kaufman. I just ordered some swatches from Simply Solid Fabric, and I can't wait to see them in person.
Hope you are having a nice Saturday!
ETA - I included links above to where you can find the pom poms and quilter's linen for those of you who are interested. I know many of you will ask, so I'm one step ahead of you for once. ;)