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. 


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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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".


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7 comments:

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?