Monday, February 7, 2011

A winner and the SGQA.

Here we go. The winner of the Cheater Friday 2.5" squares is
who blogs at marriedtoabmw.com.

And, get this, Jennifer is a fellow Texan! These little squares are only making a short trip to their new home. I'll send you a message, Jennifer, to get your address and get these on the way to you. Congrats!


So, I hardly need another project right now, but this is one I can't pass up.

Last year, I spent who knows how many hours (and money) chasing down the entire Katie Jump Rope collection to make the Single Girl quilt. I've had all the fabric, but the pattern seemed overwhelming with all those little templates. But no fear, Nova, Megan, and Katy have formed the Single Girl Support Group and come to my rescue. 

Over the past couple of days, I traced and cut out all the templates. My first thought was to stick with the KJR and use Kona stone for the background. But after looking around in the SGSG (Single Girl Support Group), I decided it's time to cut into some of my beloved Flea Market Fancy. I'm not jumping in with both feet this time, I only pulled FMF fabrics that I have more than one FQ of so that I'll still have a complete set of FMF. 

I want to make the king sized quilt for our bed, but I was worried about all the pink the FMF brings to the party. What would the hubby think? I called him in to the sewing room for his opinion.  

This one...

or this one.

He likes the set with the pink! Woo hoo! And I even fully disclosed that it was going on our bed. I'm not really that surprised, because he has good taste and isn't afraid to wear pink himself, but I was glad because I think that set with the pink on Kona stone is going to make a beautiful quilt.

If you've had the Single Girl quilt on your radar, but like me were intimidated by the pattern (templates, curves, etc.), check out the SGSG and jump on in!

11 comments:

Mommarock said...

It is a beautiful quilt, and you have chosen gorgeous fabrics. I can't help but thinking it seems kind of strange to put a quilt called Single Girl on a married couples bed. It isn't all in a name, now is it? Sometimes it is in the beauty of it instead.

Melanie said...

I totally agree! I hope this quilt isn't a harbinger of my future. I even mentioned to my husband (of 17 years) that it was called a single girl quilt.

I need to rename my quilt. How about Loops of Love?

Kristen said...

FMF looks fabulous with it! I wish I had any of it! Your quilt is going to look amazing. I'm making the SG in all the KJR I accumulated for the same thing.

Ashley said...

beautiful fabrics! that's going to be one gorgeous quilt!!

Dianne said...

I think that the pink batch is a good decision. Yay for hubby making the right decision ;)

Rachel Hauser said...

OMG, you are so lucky that your husband approves. Enjoy! Seems like everyone is making that quilt, but not me. I'm holding strong..

Live a Colorful Life said...

Hmm. First I was going to cut into my KJR stash, then I switched to FMF, but I really like your combination. Maybe that's what I should do. So indecisive...

Stephanie said...

Just had a chance to check out your on line shop. It's great and I know will be a big hit!

Jennifer said...

omg

THAT'S ME!!!!

I'm so excited! WOOHOO!

Juanita said...

It's gonna be great! Love the pink in the combo!

Jennifer said...

I got the squares today. Thanks for the great Valentine's Day present! :)