Quilting Progress

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.


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

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

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

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

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

    • 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.

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

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

  7. 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.

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

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

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. HELLO!

    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. ❤

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