Monday, June 6, 2011

Single Girl Quilt Top FINISHED!

Single Girl Quilt Top

Its done!  Its FINALLY done.

Or at least the top is.
(or as my Carver would say, "the topper")

I love it. 

I
Love
it.
!!!!!

Single Girl Quilt Top

The last three blocks were waiting on one more yard of the white.  I bought it originally at my local quilt shop and when I got it home thought, "wait, this is a little off white...er...oh well, it will be great."  And in fact I really do like the color of it.  
Unfortunately I didn't bring the yardage requirements with me and just eyeballed it and wouldn't you know it?  I didn't buy enough.  
And by the time I went back to get more to finish off my last three blocks, they were out.  And every time I went back to get more, they didn't have any.  And the color was IMPOSSIBLE to match.  I can't tell you how much wrong white, off white, snow, cream, eggshell fabric I have around here.
I finally went ahead and asked her to special order it. And finally I just went in and sure enough, a big fat bolt of white was there.  And since it was the only one they had and they had only had one when I originally bought it I figured it was the same.

I figured wrong.

And really, its terribly low quality fabric too.  errrrr.......... frustrating.......


AHHHHHH!

But oh well.  My friend assured me that it will just be one of those things that will just be one of those sweet things that make it all cool and homemade.  That pioneer make do quality right?
I'm hoping as it washes and ages it will blend a little better. 

I still love it.  I can hardly wait to be in Washington next month so I can spend a little quality at my favorite quilt shop, Bayside Quilting and their long arm and get this baby quilted.


Today I'm linking up with:
 Fresh Poppy Design   
Get Your Craft On Tuesday

16 comments:

  1. beautiful! really- great job. i personally like a bit of mis-match. it adds some humanity to the quilt :).

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  2. So pretty! And I never would have noticed the difference in whites if you hadn't pointed it out. :)

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  3. So very beautiful! Love your design.

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  4. It is gorgeous! I haven't been brave enough to try curves like that yet. The change in white is hardly noticeable in the photo and it does add that "handmade" quality to it. Now there's a story behind it for you to tell!

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  5. You can't notice the difference in the photos - and yes it makes it all the more unique as handmade always is! Looks beautiful!

    I would love if you came over and linked this project to my weekly Round Tuit party at:
    http://jembellish.blogspot.com/
    Have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

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  6. i just finished my first quilt top and was embarrassed by some of the corners not matching properly...someone told me they call them humble quilts, or humility blocks...and you're right-they just add character to the quilt! IT is beautiful-you did a great job-can't wait to see it finished. What is the back going to be like?

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  7. Fantastic. I love the single girl quilts and you used gorgeous fabrics. Well done!

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  8. Wow that is amazing. Don't worry about the color mishap I am sure you are the only one who will notice, especially after quilting and washing. Great job!

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  9. Good for you! It looks amazing. And yes - I think the white gives it a more "vintage, make-it-do" look, so just tell people you did it on purpose. :)

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  10. Oh my goodness this is beautiful! So beautiful. The bright happy fabric next to the stark white is spectacular. Don't worry that its two whites - only you will notice and you'll forget with time. For now enjoy - it is absolutely fabulous.

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  11. One word STUNNING!

    I wouldn't tell any one (ok it's on the web!) but I wouldn't draw anyone's attention to the two whites, it's happened to me on a quilt no-one noticed, but to me it stuck out like a sore thumb, but no=one else noticed!

    You are right you know in the old days quilters made "deliberate" mistakes so there you go!

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  12. Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  13. Wow, I LOVE this quilt! So beautiful! The colors are so fun, and I love the pattern! I'm a new follower . . . so excited to go back through your older posts and see more!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  14. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday - I featured you yesterday!! - - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  15. I'm back, and I loved this so much I featured it on my blog today! You can check it out here: http://www.maybematilda.com/2011/06/five-favorites-611.html

    Thanks for sharing your great work!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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