Quilting Progress

28 Jun

It’s been a while since I chatted about the Single Girl Quilt — which I think I’m going to name ‘Put a Ring on It’. When I last left you, I was piecing together the circle quadrants. I ran short of fabric for the last quadrant, but Cynthia at Fabricworm has sent me a fresh shipment!!  ** All print fabric from Fabricworm.com. I rather like quilting. No fitting and very therapeutic.

Today, I worked on the inner and outer background pieces.

The inside border piece is solid and shaped like a pie. The outside piece is sort of like a fingernail. When sewn to each quadrant, they form a square. Four of these squares are sewn together to form the full circle.

To cut the border pieces, I traced the template with pencil.

Using my rotary cutter, I cut the straight edges.

If you sew clothes, sewing the curved pieces will not be an issue. There is some easing involved but easy enough when pinned. I found that the border should be on top when sewing the inside so that you ease the circle and vice versa for the outside border.

Now, I just have like… 30 more to go :)

For those worried about my poor IKEA drawers — fear not. I heard your warning and moved them into this plastic container. This also holds four years worth plus a slew of Knip Modes.

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23 Responses to “Quilting Progress”

  1. Gwen June 28, 2009 at 17:41 #

    That wil be a very pretty quilt. Are you going to send it out for quilting, or will you quilt it yourself?

    • cidell June 28, 2009 at 23:07 #

      I think I’d like to handquilt it actually. Well, not me. But, ask my mom to when I get to that point :)

  2. Carolyn June 28, 2009 at 18:29 #

    What a kewl storage system! Are you going to move it to the sewing room or are you leaving it there?

  3. Adrienne June 28, 2009 at 18:44 #

    Your quilt is going to be gorgeous!!! I’m getting ready to make one but it will be a very, very simple one! LOL

  4. Vicki W June 28, 2009 at 18:55 #

    Your quilt is looking great and I lvoe the new storage cabinet.

  5. Beth Conky June 28, 2009 at 19:09 #

    I thought that quilt pattern was appliqued. That is so cool the way it goes together. So much easier than applique. Looks great.

  6. Dawn Thompson June 28, 2009 at 19:21 #

    I noticed the cute pattern weights in your second picture. Did you make those?

    • cidell June 28, 2009 at 23:07 #

      I didn’t Dawn. I wish! The are from Dritz and I got them at Joann Fabric with one of the coupons. I think I have four sets of four.

  7. chicago sarah June 28, 2009 at 21:36 #

    I like your title for the quilt much better than the original…
    the ikea storage looks great.

  8. Gail June 28, 2009 at 21:58 #

    All these neat sewing rooms that are being posted makes me think I need to do something about my creative squalor!

  9. O.C. June 28, 2009 at 22:31 #

    Thanks for sharing the quilt update!

  10. Jean June 28, 2009 at 22:37 #

    I love the colors of your quilt! The Ikea storage looks great — always feels good to get organized.

  11. Carol June 28, 2009 at 23:11 #

    You crack me up! Put a ring on it …. I’m still laughing …

  12. AuntieAllyn June 29, 2009 at 07:34 #

    The quilt is fabulous! Love your colors!

  13. The Slapdash Sewist June 29, 2009 at 09:54 #

    Are those plastic cubes from Ikea as well? I’ve been using magazine files but will soon be out of space to put them anywhere. My wish list: a professional organizer/California Closets type person to come redo my sewing room.

    • cidell June 30, 2009 at 08:23 #

      I don’t see the cubes online anymore, but I was told they are still in the store. They were $14 each?

  14. Mpressive Threadz June 29, 2009 at 12:06 #

    I love the colors in the quilt. Put a Ring On It is the best quilt title.

  15. Lindsay T June 29, 2009 at 14:39 #

    Very nice! I ordered Amy Butler charm squares and hope to get started soon on a charm quilt for DD to take to college next year.

  16. Jen June 29, 2009 at 14:46 #

    I just recently found your blog like two months ago and I LOVE it! I was wondering – what kind of sewing machine do you use? I am an avid quilter – but I don’t sew clothes at all, so getting the curves right on the single girl quilt has given me fits. Thanks!

  17. Elaray June 30, 2009 at 06:10 #

    Quilting is a different kind of sewing, isn’t it? I’m enjoying it because I’m in a class. I’m not sure I have the discipline to do it on my own.

  18. kathleen June 30, 2009 at 08:13 #

    I love quiltng – very Zen. I do a couple a year.I am planning a quilt for me right now, since all of the ones I have made have been given away
    I love your quilt name – perfect!

  19. carlitadee July 2, 2009 at 22:38 #

    Ohh. This is going to be gorgeous. It already is.

  20. Jessica Mae June 18, 2011 at 22:30 #


    I just found your blog today through good ol’ google. I’m making Denyse Schmidt’s Single Girl quilt too!! How is yours coming along? I see this was posted a hot minute ago, so what’s the current status?

    p.s. I love the name of your blog. <3

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