Monday, February 25, 2013

single girl {all finished}

My Single Girl is all finished and she is a beauty (in my humble "totally unbiased" opinion).
She is all I was hoping for and so much more. I absolutely love how scrappy and bright she is, and I simply can't get enough of all those low volume backgrounds (thanks for this genius idea Jolene).


As planned, I used this beautiful Sugar Hill flannel for the backing. It's pretty, and soft, and cozy - simply perfect. Now I want to use flannel backing for all my quilts.


From the moment I started making this quilt I knew I wanted to hand quilt it. And I did, yay! I used 2 strands of embroidery thread which worked really well and I ended up with these lovely chunky stitches.


I was a little stuck when it came to binding. I wanted something that would complement all the neutrals while at the same time not competing with the scrappy rings. So, I decided to go with this color weave in gray, I think it adds just the right finishing touch.


To sum it all up, this was not an easy quilt to make. There was a lot of template cutting, precise piecing, curve sewing, and of course hand quilting. But, I enjoyed making her more than I enjoyed working on any other quilt before. I think it's the combination of Denyse Schmidt, neutrals, bright scraps, and hand quilting that make me love this quilt so very much.

Finished size of this quilt is about 60" x 60" and I used Single Girl pattern by Denyse Schmidt.

Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me share this beauty with you. 

Wishing you all a very lovely day. Svetlana

Linking up to Fabric Tuesday over at Quilt Story.

54 comments:

  1. Bardzo pracochłonne i efekt powalający! Pozdrawiam :)
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  2. Stunning quilt there Svetlana. All your colour combos work a dream!

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  3. I love it. How long did it take you to hand quilt it?

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  4. Amazing! All your loving, hard work was certainly worth it! So impressed with the hand quilting..perfect!

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  5. It is perfect in every way! Fabulous finish.

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  6. It's beautiuful, Svetlana! What a gorgeous quilt. The backgrounds make the bright rings pop, and your hand quilting gave it the finish it deserves. Enjoy.

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  7. This might be my favorite Single Girl ever! Love it, Svetlana! : )

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  8. What a stunner! I can completely understand why you love it, Svetlana. I love it too!!

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  9. Looks incredible. I'd be so proud.

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  10. It all works together for a beautiful finish! Love the low volume background fabrics.

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  11. What a great quilt! I really love the hand quilting.

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  12. Really beautiful quilt Svetlana. Absolutely stunning!

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  13. Beautiful! The hand quilting is PERFECT for this project.

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  14. It is GORGEOUS. I think that sometimes it is nice to work on a project that takes a lot of effort but gives a really satisfying result. I am inspired - I need to put my single girl pattern to good use!

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  15. So pretty and modern...perfect combo...love your colour choices..hand quilting is a fantastic touch!

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  16. She's gorgeous, and love her quilting :o)

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  17. I adore it! everything about it! great work :)

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  18. Love your quilt! It is gorgeous :)

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  19. LOVE your single girl ... it's so good !

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  20. She's a stunner S! Every quilt should tell a story and this one certainly does! Jxo

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  21. This is so nice! I love all the scrappy look!! The hand-quilting is so sweet!! Each ring is so big and is is perfect lap size quilt! S loves hers so much and am waiting to put it in the washer to give it some wrinkles. I though about flannel for backing, but not sure if I need cotton batting in between for quilt.

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  22. This is a gorgeous quilt! I think the binding is a perfect compliment to the scrappy circles and neutral backgrounds. From the looks of the snow in your picture you could always use a flannel backed quilt to snuggle under!

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  23. I can't believe you have finished it so quickly. Makes me feel that I need to get on with things and stop procrastinating

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  24. I love the colourful rings. And seeing your handquilting (again) makes me think about machine quilting or hand quilting my single girl. As I have only 4 of 12 rings pieced by now there's some time to think about it.

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  25. Such a beautiful quilt. there is so much to love about it. Using flannel on the back will make it extra warm and help it stay in place. Beautifully done.

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  26. Such a gorgeous quilt! Your hand quilting is exquisite, too.

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  27. Lovely in every way. Thank you so much for sharing. Beautiful!

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  28. what a beautiful quilt! the colors the low volume the hand quilting! amazing like wow!

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  29. Well one! One day I'll make one when I'm more experienced... but hopefully never a single girl again! :) As always, your work is beautiful.

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  30. Love the flannel backing and the binding is brilliant! Enjoy that quilt!

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  31. oh my gosh. This is just stunning. I have always admired just about any Single Girl, but yours is just above and beyond with your beautiful hand quilting!! Wow. I can only imagine how pleased you must be.

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  32. Hi Svetlana! What a beautiful quilt you made! Love the patterns! You are very talented! :D

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  33. Worth every bit of work...simply beautiful! Well done...i am miles / years behind mine...must pull it out again!

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  34. Svetlanko, ta deka je uzasna!!!! Nemam slov, je opravdu paradni a to prositi... moooc se ti povedlo! Proste nadherna deka! :) Krasne dny, Jola

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  35. LOVE this Svetlana. Just beautiful.

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  36. Wow! This is pure perfection! You're making me want to break the seal on my Single Girl pattern...
    The colors are delicious, well done.

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  37. You did such an amazing job on this!! I used a mix of low volume as my neutral for my latest quilt top, too, and just LOVe the effect, adds so much! Great job!

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  38. I love love love this quilt! Every part, it is just so lovely.

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  39. So lovely. Bright and soft at the same time. Love the hanquilting.

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  40. Is there a pattern for this quilt? Love it.....

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