Let’s Get Acquainted Monday Link-Up: Single Girl Quilt

When Beth at Plum and June asked if I would host a Monday link-up, I jumped at the chance.  I met so many great bloggers through her “Let’s Get Acquainted Blog Hop” and Beth always posts the most beautiful and fun projects that I wish I had thought up myself!

If you are visiting my blog for the first time, Welcome!  I’m Janice and I am a costume designer turned obsessive modern quilter.  Take a tour of my blog and check out my finished quilts and projects and my tutorials.  Be sure to stop back on Tuesdays for my “Sew Cute Tuesday” sewing link-up.

I am also pleased to say that I just published my very first Craftsy Pattern and it’s free for the next month, so be sure to check it out!


Today, I’m going to share with you one of my long-time WIPs.  I  started this Denyse Schmidt Single Girl Quilt 2 years ago, just before my daughter was born.  Once I found myself busy all day (crazed, is more like it) with 2 under 2, I stashed it in a drawer and there it sat.  In 2013, I’m trying to finish all my WIPs before starting any new projects, so I finished the top this past week.


I am so excited with how it’s turning out.  The original background was going to be all natural linen, but I was bored with the thought of finishing it.  I have REALLY been wanting to make a low-volume/text quilt and since I’m not allowed to start anything new, I thought that this could be my chance. I was inspired by my friend, Alison’s, Liberated Wedding Ring Quilt.  It was one of the first blocks I ever worked on for a sewing bee and I loved that she mixed various shades of white for her background fabrics.  The result is beautiful.

Don’t ask me how I’m going to quilt it, because I don’t know yet.  Suggestions are welcome!


Now for the link-up!

1. Link up any recent sewing/quilting post.

2. In your post or on your blog, please include either a text link or a button letting people know about this link up.

3. Visit at least the two bloggers who link up before you and everyone who visits you from this post.

4. When the link tool asks for your name, post your favorite vacation spot instead!

22 Responses to Let’s Get Acquainted Monday Link-Up: Single Girl Quilt

  1. Congrats on publishing your first pattern! You already know how much I love that mini quilt you made with it – I’m going to download it after I finish writing this comment. And I also love that quilt top – I really like the scrappy circles paired with the scrappy neutral background! Thanks for hosting the link up!

  2. I have yet to make a single girl . Love every one I’ve seen tho ; )

  3. I love your single girl quilt and the pattern is wonderful. Congratulations!

  4. Congratulations and I love your single girl quilt!!

  5. thanks for your pattern. I am in a flying geese mood these days

  6. Thanks for the pattern! I love it. Great quilt too!

  7. Love your quilt, the pieced background really sets it off. Congrats on your first pattern too!

  8. This is the loveliest quilt! Such a gorgeous combination of low volume and colour :)

  9. ohh giving quiting advice is a joy …
    well STD aroudn the circle thingies and then compass flowers in the middle
    and that area where 4 blocks meet, taht looks a bit like a square with dented in sides, use that shape but so thath the corners tip point towards the rings, and don’t follow the space …
    (hope that makes sense)

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  11. Thanks for hosting the link up. Love your new pattern. Look forward to seeing what you do in the future!

  12. Congrats on the pattern! I love it! Thank you for offering it free!

  13. Hi,
    I love your Single girl quilt! I am a baby boomer so I am trying to get caught up inthe quilting world! lol I am also new to the blog world so thanks for the Get Acquainted link up! Congrats on your pattern!! Awesome!!

  14. Love that single girl quilt! And the lonestar quilt in your tute section. Thanks for hosting the link-up. Oh, and congrats on that new pattern!

  15. Cute quilt! I love the circular pattern. Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!!!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

  16. I love your pattern and the quilt you made with four of those blocks.

  17. Janice, I really love your Single Girl quilt and think you made the right choice in switching out the background fabric. Also, thanks so much for creating such an awesome pattern! It is on my to-do list for sure!

  18. Your Single Girl quilt is beautiful and thank you so much for the great pattern too~!

  19. I love it! You’re way ahead of me! And I am so impressed with all your blog posts this year (actually, I shouldn’t be impressed w/ the content b/c I know just how talented you are. But I am impressed how you get it all done AND you’re a good mom & a good wife!)

  20. I love your Single Girl quilt! I’m a little bit jealous of your Katie Jump Rope, though. :) It looks fantastic on your low-volume background picks. Thank you so much for hosting this week’s link-up.

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  22. I love the simplicity of this pattern. There was definitely a gap in quilting when my kids were little, but not for long.

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