Friday, 1 August 2014

Bitten by the Single girl bug, better late than never?

I promise my cat lady tendencies have not driven my lovely man away and I am in fact referring to the outstanding Single Girl Quilt pattern by Denyse Schmidt I will admit that once I realised it was a pdf download I was a goner! 

However I do now feel the need to share photos of Issabella looking smug on my crochet project basket to lull my mad cat lady tendencies back to sleep! 

The first try making this block has forever been removed from existence and shall never be mentioned again.

This is the second run and is going to be a pillow/cushion front for my partner in The Great Pillow Fight Swap if she is happy with it once it's finished (I've started super early to make sure I have time to make another if she doesn't love it - we don't post until September!) 

To be fair that is where the madness started.

Lets just say "portions" of my week have looked very similar to this photo

Sitting in bed, with Issabella, listening to the Eragon audio books being surrounded by a meeeeeelion templates and fabric scraps! 
 They do eventually end up in some semblance of order and when they do they look like this -

My plan of attack has been cut a few of each template at a time then I can move them about/swap them out as I want to.
Given that I want to make this quilt for our bed I'm heading down the quilt as you go rabbit hole again and just to make things extra challenging for myself (cause Im nice like that!) I'm planning on hand quilting the lot of them...So yeah bed sized quilt...we'll see how that goes! 

So there is now a Single girl quilt in the works and a Herringbone quilt, that has stalled due to wadding issues, that shall hopefully be gracing my bed in the near-ish future! 

Issabella, Madam and I shall be having a girlie crafty sewing weekend as Him in doors is off to run this insanity for *Fun* 
"Who the on earth does that for fun!?!" you may well ask
My man does :D 

Hope you have a great weekend planned! 


  1. One of my best friends does that for fun, too. She regularly does a boot camp with bricks in a pack. I so don't understand. But I still love her. Your single girl is FABulous.

  2. That's looking great, love the fabrics x

  3. Isabella looks so royal siting atop of the basket.
    Your single girl block is looking beautiful. I'm sure your partner will be very pleased with it.

  4. I love your swap pillow picture. A whole quilt of those blocks will be amazing! Beautiful photo of Bella with the crochet too :)


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