Monday, February 16, 2015

Single Wedding Ring Blog Hop

I am so happy to be joining the Fat Quarter Shop Single Wedding Ring Blog Hop.  Well, I hope you had a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend.  I certainly submerged myself in coffee, chocolate, and quilting.
The Single Wedding Ring block is 13-inches unfinished. I decided to make two placemats for Valentine's Day. They look so good that I will keep them out for a few more weeks!
I used Riley Blake's Lost and Found Love in Pink Main and Riley Blake Designs Basic Shades in Wagon Red. I also used Lost and Found Love in Black Stripes for a contrasting binding. I love those doilies in pinks and reds.  
This is a free block pattern by the Fat Quarter Shop, and you can download it here. This block is super simple and truly lovely. Kimberly at the Fat Quarter Shop even made a video for the Single Wedding Ring block which shows how to quickly make all those half square triangles.
The block pattern is free, but if you would like to make a quilt from crib-size to king-size, then you can purchase the quilt pattern at There is also a lap-size quilt kit available for purchase at The colors of this kit are absolutely exquisite and perfect for Spring.

Also, the Fat Quarter Shop has two new fantastic books available for pre-order...

The first book is Winter Wonderland by Sherri Falls of This & That Pattern Company. This book has instructions for 12 cozy Christmas projects including 9 quilts, 2 table runners, and a tree skirt. If you pre-order today, you will receive an exclusive Mini Nordic noel Sampler pattern for free!

The second book available for pre-order is Farm Girl Vintage by Lori Holt of Bee in my Bonnet. This book includes complete instructions for 45 sampler blocks in two sizes (6” and 12”), 10 quilts, 2 table runners, a table topper, and a potholder. If you pre-order, you will receive the Canning Season pattern!

Thank you so much for visiting Good Golly Ginger on the Single Wedding Ring Blog Hop!

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Shattered Plus Quilt

With 121 quarter square triangles and 20 different colors of Kona Cotton arranged in a plus pattern...the Shattered Plus Quilt is finished!
The finished quilt measures 67" square. The backing, which I regret that I did not take a picture of, is white pin dot on black. Nothing fancy, and I have had the polk-a-dot fabric in my stash for a long time. The binding, however, is fancy. I used the left-over fabric from the QSTs to make the binding just as colorful as the quilt top.
I used Hobbs Heirloom Premium 80/20 Cotton Blend Batting for the first time on this quilt. I figured a loftier batting would make the quilting pop more, and it sure did. I also used gold Isacord thread for the all-over free motion swirls. Gold is the new neutral in case you haven't heard. I just made that up. 
And since I never feel like adding labels to my quilts, I have decided that I should just quilt my signature into the quilt. :) My last d is a little cut off by binding, but oh well. Are you the quilt police?! At least I signed it, right? And it's better than just signing with permanent fabric marker.
Thank you all who have commented and said hello since the Grow Your Blog Hop post. I am so thankful for all the new followers and loyal readers, and I apologize for not responding very quickly to all the new and sweet comments. I'm working on that, though. The Aurifil thread giveaway is still going on here until February 15.

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Swirls & Color

Yesterday, I finished free motion quilting pretty swirls on my Shattered Plus quilt. I have wanted to do this free motion design for forever, and now I can! Practice, practice. The new stitch regulator helped a lot too. I'm so happy with the results!
I have scrappy binding ready to go. With plenty of left-over scraps, it seemed silly not to use them for the binding.
I'm getting brave with my quilting skills...I signed my name in thread! The little d in my name will probably be covered by binding. Oops! I didn't feel like unpicking it. It will make me laugh anyways.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015


Are you ready for some color...lots of Kona color?
I have been busy making 121 quarter square triangles. That explains why it has been so quiet here. It was well worth the work.
Assembling the 121 6-1/2" QSTs went very quickly. All of the seams nested beautifully.
I will start making the backing tomorrow. At first, I was planning to quilt this with straight line quilting in a light gray. But now I feel like it needs something funkier. How about all-over swirls in gold?
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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Grow Your Blog

Hello!  Welcome to Good Golly Ginger!  My name is Katie, and I am a long arm quilter and quilt pattern designer.  Once again, for a second year in a row, I am taking part in the Grow Your Blog hop hosted by Vicki at 2 Bags Full.  Thank you Vicki for hosting!

Note: There is a giveaway at the bottom of this post!
For those of you who are new here, I love fabric!  I love thread!  I love quilting! And I love designing patterns!  I also have a fantastic husband and two lovely ginger daughters who are 7 years-old and 3 years-old.  We live happily in Northern California.
I bought my first sewing machine five years ago...watched some videos on youtube, and I was hooked!  I started sewing diaper covers and dresses for my oldest daughter.  Years later, I sewed cloth diapers for my youngest daughter.  About three years ago, I became interested in quilting by watching free motion quilting videos on youtube...hooked again.
My husband and I have fixed up an old HQ-16 long arm quilting machine.  He built a table for it, and I keep adding upgrades to it.  Late last year, I began my long arm quilting business, and it has been wonderful.  I also have begun creating new patterns, and now I have a Craftsy shop too.
I started blogging about one and a half years ago.  I love following all of the inspirational sewing blogs.  At this point, I am so grateful to now have over 600 Bloglovin' followers.  Holy Shmoly!  It's amazing, and it really drives me to share new quilts.
Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about me.  I have more quilts and tutorials here and here.  Currently, I am busy working on two new quilts.  I can't wait to share them with you!  You can sign up for email updates on my sidebar to the right, or follow me via Bloglovin'...

Now, it is time for a giveaway!  

This giveaway is open to all.  Please leave a comment below for one entry to win three spools of lovely Aurifil thread in Light Magenta, Light Delft Blue, and Fern Green...
This giveaway will close on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 5 p.m. PST. I will choose a winner at random using

Thanks again for visiting via the Grow Your Blog Hop.  I'll be taking some time to visit all the other blogs too.
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Happy Stitching,

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