Monday, May 9, 2011

Single Girl in Sherbet Pips

Here it finally is, my Single Girl quilt!  It has been finished for a couple of weeks or so now. 

I loved making this quilt, and I truly enjoyed every step of the process.  The actual pattern is fantastic, it is really not as hard as you might think.  Time consuming, yes.  But not that difficult.  Once you get used to sewing the small pieces together, it isn't so bad.  As for the big curves, they are pretty easy too.  My recommendation? Use lots of pins!
  
I decided to go for a solid for the backing.  I love the simplicity of it.  For the binding, Aneela's dark pink square dot is perfect.  I adore that print.  It is such a fun spin on the polka dot, and I have them in every colorway.  It is my new favorite.  And I didn't really mean for it to be so super girly and pink, by the way.  I just couldn't help myself.  After having two boys, the pink is very welcome.

quilt stats:
fabric: Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey, Moda Bella Solid in gray, and Kaufman Kona in medium pink
pattern: Single Girl by Denyse Schmidt
size: twin
quilting: straight line quilting by me (1" apart)

Though I've been snuggling up with this quilt on these cool spring nights (you know, just a little test run, right??), it is destined for Finley's big girl bed.  Yep, that won't be for a couple years, I know.  It will be broken in nicely by then.  :)

me and Fin - 10 months

xo, Angela

previous posts on the making of this quilt:

Edited on 5/13/11 - linking up to the Blogger's Quilt Festival 2011


62 comments:

  1. it turned out perfect! good job!

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  2. oh, it is amazing. gorgeous. love love love it!

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  3. Lovely! Your choices for binding & backing are perfect!

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  4. Amazing, love this pattern! Beautiful work and such a great quilt; Finley will love it on her big girl bed.

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  5. It is gorgeous! I love the straight line quilting, I might do this on mine.

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  6. That turned out great!!! And your little girl is sooo cute!

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  7. So pretty! Perfect for a little girl's room!

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  8. It looks great!! I really like the straight line stitching, too!

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  9. It's beautiful, Angela! Does Finley understand that you're "breaking it in"? By the way, she's just adorable.......

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  10. ooooh, it's absolutely gorgeous! :) The quilt looks so great and your pictures are just beautiful (as is Finley...she's adorable!).

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  11. I forgot to add, I love how your pulled her hair up. I used to so that with K, too. :) so sweet!

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  12. Your binding's mitred corners are so perfect! Can you please show a tutorial on how you did them? Thank you!

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  13. LOVE IT! It's gorgeous!

    Angela

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  14. How wonderful! I love the straight-line quilting on it-- it just goes so perfectly with the fresh, modern look of the design and fabrics. And the pink backing rocks. :)

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  15. Fantabulous Angela! It is THE perfect quilt!

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  16. It is Absolutely Beautiful!
    You make me want to make another...

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  17. Perfection....but I'm thinking you might not want to give this away...and should make a second for your daughter.

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  18. This is SO pretty Angela!!! And dang, your binding skills are AMAZING!!!!

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  19. Fabulous! I bet you are thrilled with it and rightly so!

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  20. It's beautiful and with just the right dose of pink! :-) The pattern and fabrics really work together perfectly!! I think now I'd like to try the pattern, too ... :-D

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  21. ooh i love this. perfect colors. one day i will muster the courage to attempt this pattern! :)

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  22. Angela the quilt is so lovely! Goood job its for a lovely little girl right?!

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  23. This is AWESOME! I am a little jealous that you have finished. It's very inspiring and I hope to finish mine soon to :D

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  24. Love it! Really like the gray with the pinks. What a luck little girl :-)

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  25. It looks great! I'm planning on similar quilting for the (baby) single girl I made, now I've finally accepted I won't be hand quilting it (bad wrist and newborn baby do not make for a relaxed and happy hand quilter!)

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  26. 'Though pink is not my first color of choice I like how the quilt turned out. Great work! Maybe for my skills too hard (who knows) but maybe sometime it's something I might try as well.

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  27. You did an amazing job on this quilt! I love everything about it!

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  28. Angela, it looks fantastic! Finley is (going to be) one lucky girl :) What a cutie she is!

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  29. I think I love this best of all the single girl quilts I've seen !!!
    Perfect binding & background colours .

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  30. Saw the quilt...loved it!
    The pic of you two...priceless! So adorable!

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  31. It's such a great quilt! I love the solid backing. I will most likely do a solid backing for mine as well, when I finally finish, that is. Your daughter is adorable!

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  32. stunning and you are more than welcome to do pink! I have a house full of testosterone so I know how you feel! Two male dogs, a son and of course a hubby:) Pink rocks!!!

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  33. Finley is so sweet! Your quilt turned out AMAZING! Great job finishing it already :D I am still chipping away at mine. I like the gray background on yours. I just love it haha!

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  34. Looks fab! I was going to hand quilt my single girl quilt - but now I'm rethinking - just might attempt to machine quilt. Will definitely be faster!

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  35. I love the straight line quilting. I'm still in the process of sewing all my arcs together. Love the solid back and the binding is awesome. I'm so not tired of Pips!

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  36. You've done a fantastic job! It's perfect for your sweet little girl. You will love making her bed!

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  37. You did such a fabulous job on this...I just love it. I was on the fence before out the SG quilt, but now it is a must-do.

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  38. This is just one awesome quilt! It's been fun seeing it come together, and it's better than imagined. What a precious picture of you and Findley! I just love reading your blog. You are such an inspiration and so creative. :)

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  39. Anglea,
    It looks great! What color thread did you use to quilt with? I'm always curious how people decide what thread color to use when they have different solid colors for the front and backs. Thanks!!

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  40. Very beautiful cheerful darling, Quilt work

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  41. Gorgeous, love, love love the choice of fabrics, especially that binding

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  42. You did a wonderful job on your single girl quilt. The colors are great too. Better to break that baby in before your daring daughter gets her hands on it! hehehe

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  43. Your single girl quilt is one of my favorites of those I've seen. Love your choice of binding and backing. All in all a beautiful quilt!

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  44. I love the colors you chose for your single girl, but the quilting is what makes this quilt great for me. With so many SGs out there right now it is fun to see the differences in finishes and colors. Love yours.

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  45. There are so many Sherbet Pips projects and Single Girl quilts around the blogosphere these days. I think this quilt is my favorite of both.

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  46. ACK! This quilt is fantastic! When I sawn the thumbnail on Amy's blog, I thought it looked like peppermints.

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  47. That turned out great. The grey is just a perfect match for Pips. Cute toes too!

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  48. Great quilt. It will be so nicely more comfy by the time she's ablevto have it on her bed! Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  49. I have loved watching these being made out in blogland. Yours looks stunning. Beautiful work!

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  50. well done! what a beautiful quilt. the quilting is awesome.

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  51. Very lovely! Love the pink binding.

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  52. Love it and love the straight line quilting!

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  53. Such a super gorgeous quilt!

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  54. Great big girl bed quilt. Lovely, I just visited another person who'd made this design and it is fun to see how each one makes it their own. Kudos
    Come see my entries: #210 repro cheddar orange stars-miniature and #214 antique applique garden delight

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  55. Fantastic! I love the fabric and the colors used to create this lovely. I'm currently working on mine and it is definitely time consuming. Thank you for sharing!

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