Thursday, August 7, 2014

Economy Block Quilt from Good Golly Ginger

Today I've got a feature!  Finally! :)  Katie from Good Golly Ginger has a great eye for design and color, I love looking through her finishes!  She has a fun selection of tutorials as well.  Thanks for letting us share Katie!

Economy Block Quilt

I only used fabrics from my stash. I did buy some minky for the back. This blanket is super cozy with a light layer of batting and the minky backing. 


I slept under it last night, and it was so warm.


The minky backing wasn't quite wide enough, and I'm glad it wasn't. I love the strip of blocks down the back. This is my first pieced backing. I think all of my backings will now be pieced. It's definitely more work, but the outcome is worthwhile.


I quilted it in an all-over flower pattern. It's random. Some flowers are big and some are small. Some flowers are stitched over each other! Oops. Without a speed regulator on "Old Smoky", I just go with the flow and fill space. There's no slowing her down! So my designs are organic. That's a good name for somewhat sloppy quilting..."organic". Anyways, I love the organic look. It's definitely free-motion and not computerized.


I was thrilled with the binding! Absolutely thrilled. I was going to do a black/white print, but I didn't think there was enough fabric left to go around the quilt. I had enough of the pink pin dot, and I'm in love with it. Seriously. I added rock pockets at the corners for picnics and beach trips.


I did draft a 12-inch finished block for this quilt. Check hereif you would like the measurements for the 12-inch economy block. The finished quilt measures roughly 60" by 72".


Thanks for visiting.


Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Really adorable! quilts qith minky on the back are my favorite. but i hate the snow they cause when you cut them!

carolina anne said...

Gorgeous! I love it!

Patch the Giraffe said...

I love your pieced background! It's awesome. Also like that the block finishes at 12 inches, most are small, but this one looks more manageable! Going to give it a try!

Willit Neverend said...

Cute. I love the pieced back and the rock pockets are a great idea.

RobinfromCA said...

I love this quilt and especially the mink on the back combined with some blocks! Wish I'd have thought of that for the quilt I just finished!

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Maryse said...

Lovely!! When using minky as backing, do you use some kind of batting?