Sunday, February 27, 2011

Loops of Love (aka Single Girl)

I had the most wonderful weekend with my quilty friends! There was lots of sewing, lots of great conversation, lots of laughter, and lots of good food!  So, what did I accomplish this weekend?

I only accomplished one thing...

I finished my king-size Loops of Love (aka Single Girl) quilt top!

I worked on this monster almost non-stop from Thursday night until Sunday afternoon.  I'm just thrilled I was able to finish this top in one weekend! I still need to add the white borders to the top and bottom edge, but then I'll ready to sandwich and quilt. 


I used the entire line of Katie Jump Rope and mixed in some Flea Market Fancy. I love the way it turned out; those two collections seem to be made for one another. I really want to hand quilt this behemoth, so it may be a while before you see it finished, but I'm anxious to get started.

Are you making a Single Girl quilt too? Check out the SGSG on flickr while I go order a really big piece of batting.

30 comments:

Rachel Hauser said...

Wow, Congrats!!! That is quite the accomplishment. Handquilting sounds just right.

ga447 said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW, it is beautiful and you got it done in a short turnaround. It is so so krisp. What kind of white material did you use, solid.?

Jamie said...

That came out awesome! I'm so excited to see that you got it done quickly - who needed more than a week?! :) Did you use the curving foot? If so, how did it work?

Jo (sparkly green knickers) said...

Stunning! You must be tickled pink to have the top made in one marathon sewing weekend!

Jessica said...

It looks awesome!

esblack said...

Just GORGEOUS!! I've seen lots of the Single Girl pillows on blogs, but never as a whole quilt. It looks great! Where will you use it? Congrats on the beauty and enjoy!!

Jo said...

That looks beautiful, love the two fabric lines together. I'm in the midst of piecing rings for a baby quilt size for imminent baby number two, and I hope mine comes out half as perfectly as yours.

Jane said...

The quilt is wonderful, but I really love the background in your photos...the old car & buildings. Can you tell us where the photos were taken?

Corinnea said...

It's beautiful and would be great hand quilted!

joliesjunebugboutique said...

Beautiful! Major accomplishment!

Lisa said...

How wonderful! It looks fabulous. So great you had a marathon sewing weekend.

badlandsquilts said...

Wow! It is wonderful looking (and also very large too!)

pinsandneedles said...

That is just beautiful! I can't believe you pieced all of it in one weekend! Congratulations on your accomplishment!

Cherie said...

Oh, this is one of the most gorgeous quilts I've ever seen! I am having some serious quilt envy!

Carolyn said...

Holy smokes! It's gorgeous! And I'm totally impressed by your desire to hand quilt it :)
It is going to be so beautiful!

Alisa said...

Amazing! It looks stunning. Way to go!!

Meg said...

Holy crap, Mel, you're my hero!!

Kristen said...

Beautiful! You are amazing!! Shucks... I still need to cut my SG pieces out!

lss922 said...

Great, great job! It's absolutely beautiful!!!

machen und tun said...

wow!! this looks sooo great, very well done! you make me want to do that pattern, too...
that quilt will be wonderful, great job!!
claudia

pamela said...

One word...AWESOME!!!2

Pamela.Adams62@gmail.com

angie said...

"I only accomplished one thing"...and it was huge and very very difficult! So nice to visit with you this past weekend.

Ashley said...

wow, this is absolutely gorgeous! you must be so pleased!

Nova said...

Wow Melanie! WOW! you must be so thrilled :) it's looking incredible!
x

Sarah said...

Wow, Melanie, it's so so so beautiful! The fabrics, the Single Girl design, your curves... it's just gorgeous! Well done!

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Wow! That's impressive! And such a beautiful quilt.

suemac said...

I hope one day I will be ready to try this pattern. I am collecting katie jump rope and flea market fancy fabric just in case.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I canNOT believe you did a king size! I have been cutting (and cutting) and have nine rings cut and nothing sewn yet. I was going to do a combo of FMF and KJR, but ended up going with Hope Valley for nine rings and coordinating solids for three rings, with some solids thrown into the prints just here and there. Your quilt top is gorgeous!!!

Nichole said...

this is beautiful! you must have had some serious focus to finish this in one weekend. these single girl quilts look like so much work. how do you plan to quilt it?

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