Once upon a time there were three friends who each thought it'd be a fun idea to host a single girl quilt quiltalong. But they wanted to do it together, holding hands across the oceans and have each other for support and chats. One of those friends had already made 2 single girl quilts (because she is actually a super hero), so she was an expert already. The second friend was growing increasingly larger around the middle by the day, because she was pregnant with baby number 2 (and obviously had her brain pickled by hormones when she thought it would be a good idea to start a single girl quilt). And the third friend was me, who despite an ever increasing pile of unfinished projects was determined to start another (because I am clearly not right in the head).
The intrepid 3; Nova, Megan and Katy (that's me) set off on their journey and hoped a few people might join them. Maybe 20 or 30 if they were really lucky. Their flickr group (the single girl support group) started filling up. Soon there were 263 members. 263! And the occasional odd ball that had signed up to a single girl support group thinking it might be something other than quilting (poor chickens, we had to let them down gently and free them to hunt for true love elsewhere).
The support group did exactly as it said on the box - offered support, ideas, help and love for all the single girls and some of them were a bit better organised than the hosts themselves and managed to finish king sized and queen sized quilt tops. (The mosaic at the top of the post shows some of the almost finished quilts in the flickr pool).
And mine is.........
.....still in bits. But in all honesty I don't want it to end, the quiltalong has had an amazing response from everyone. I'll still be checking in and following everyone's progress. I still need to finish my own quilt so no excuses!
And as for our intrepid trio? We'll be back, I'm pretty darn sure there'll be a quiltalong part 2. Just watch this space!
Thank you to every single person that signed up and quilted along with us. It's been amazing, you are amazing.
If you want to catch up on the previous posts they are all listed below;
Part one (marking and cutting fabrics) - Katy
Part two (piecing the arcs) - Megan
Part three (sewing curves) - Nova
Part four (assembly) - Katy
Part 5 (hand quilting) - Nova
And you can sign up to the support group here.