Tuesday, December 31, 2013

I'm back from DEAD...Happy New Year!

Thankfully for Sir Alexander Fleming and his discoveries in antibiotics, I am now on the road to wellness. This germ has wiped out my family for about two weeks now, but we are making a slow recovery. I won't go into all of the booger-y details, I'm sure you have had your own mess to deal with, but suffice to say I am so thankful for oranges, antibiotics, and chicken noodle soup.

The blog has waited in the two weeks of my unanticipated blog sick-cation. It is still here, and hopefully so are you. 2013 has been an amazing year. I started blogging in August, and it has been so fulfilling. I am so thankful to my readers. Over 50 blog posts later (whew!, I didn't know I could write that much), thank you so much for all the comments and the praises! With almost 100 followers on bloglovin' (I'm speechless!), thank you for reading!

Here is a look back at my 2013 faves...

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What does 2014 hold in store? Hopefully, more, more, and more quilts. I am really looking forward to designing and putting out my own patterns in 2014. I've really enjoyed participating in 2013 quilt alongs, and I'm sure I will continue to do a few quilt alongs in 2014 as well. 

Destash my stash? Nope. Not here. I don't have enough fabric in my stash to commit to not buy anymore fabric. However, I am going to make better choices in my fabric buying. I'm going to buy in mostly fat quarters so I don't have a lot of leftover scraps. I will try not to succumb to all those flash sales. Ha ha ha. I'm laughing at that one already. I've already signed up for a stash building club in 2014!

I wish you all a wonderful and happy New Year! Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog. I am looking forward to all the creativity that 2014 has to bring!

Linking up: play-crafts // confessionsofafabricaddict // lilysquilts // firefliesandjellybeans

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Quilty Fun Sew Along Progress

I've been chugging along on the Quilty Fun quilt. This week's assignment was chubby chevrons...


Last week I made teeny-tiny flying geese (1 1/2" by 2 1/2").


Then there are the apples and court steps...


And finally, there are baskets and stars...


These pieces are SMALL. A lot of the triangles are 1 1/2". I'm not used to working that small, but I'm glad to try something new, and I finally have figured out what is a scant quarter-inch. It's really useful to use the scant quarter-inch seam when working with these tiny pieces.

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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day Winner Announcement!


It's time to choose a winner. Drumroll, please...


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Congratulations to #20, Celia.

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I hope you enjoy your fabric. I sent you an email. So please check your inbox and send me your address.

Thank you so much to everyone who visited my blog for the giveaway. I am so happy for all the comments. And a double thank you to all my blog followers, old and new!

The giving doesn't stop. I have a new and free snowman pattern for everybody. Enjoy!


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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Free Snowman Table Runner Pattern

I finished the Snowman Table Runner. You can make one too. Thank you so much to all my new followers this week. The free pattern can be downloaded here. There is still time to enter the giveaway too. I will choose a lucky winner on Friday, the 13th, at 5 p.m.


I added 1 1/2-inch sashing around the snowman, and then added 2-inch equilateral triangles as the border. The triangles kind of looks like scrappy icicles. The snowman itself finishes at 22 1/2-inches.


I quilted Mr. Snowman with all-over meander ribbons. It was quick and it's festive, if I do say so myself. Don't you love the coal eyes, mouth, and buttons? I sloppy cut the circles and appliqued them to the table runner.


This is a foundation paper piecing pattern. If you are new to paper piecing, then check out my quick tutorial here.


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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Snowman Table Runner

Thank you everybody who entered the Sew Mama Sew giveaway yesterday and began following my blog. There is still plenty of time to enter the giveaway. I will draw a winner at 5 p.m. on Friday, the 13th.

As a thank you for all the support, I have been working on a foundation paper pieced snowman table runner pattern for you. Woot! Here is the head...


I'm not sure about the buttons yet. I think I might add some applique instead. The buttons are too bold.


However, it was fun digging through my Grandma's vintage buttons. This was the first time that I have opened the Skippy jar. 


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Monday, December 9, 2013

Giveaway Day

It's Giveaway Day over at Sew Mama Sew! Thank you for visiting Good Golly Ginger! My giveaway is five lovely fat quarters of Promenade by Riley Blake.


The weather is cold and frosty, but this fabric brings warm thoughts of spring. Enjoy! What would you make with this fabric? Some more fat quarters of Promenade are waiting to be made into a quilt this spring. I'm leaning toward the Double Crossed Quilt Pattern by Amy Smart. I love the x's and o's. Any other suggestions?


Leave me a comment, and I will randomly choose one lucky winner and notify you by email by December 15. Become a follower (link at bottom of post), and tell me in a comment, for an additional entry. I love international followers, but this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

The Giveaway is now closed.


Thank you for visiting!

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Friday, December 6, 2013

A Finish: Warsaw Mermaid

I have unashamedly blogged about this mermaid pillow for the last three days straight. But I LOVE it that much! I'm so happy how it turned out. The foundation paper piecing pattern is at Sewing Under Rainbow.

Ginger #1 has not seen the finished pillow yet. She will have to wait until her birthday in January. I cannot wait!

The quilting looks a bit like thread barf...it's sloppy. I really struggle with quilting. My quilting machine doesn't have a stitch regulator. So, I just go for it and quilt fast, often ending up with thread barf. OK, i like saying thread barf. Practice, practice, practice.

I do like, however, the quilted heart that landed in the mermaid's hands. I didn't plan that. It just happened. :) The finished pillow is 25-inches.

Linking up: naptimecrafters // crazymomquilts // sewmuchado // freemotionquilting // confessionsofafabricaddict // duringquiettime // skiptomylou // quiltstory // msmidge // blossomheartquilts // freemotionbytheriver // firefliesandjellybeans // amyscreativeside // playcrafts

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Making Progress on Warsaw Mermaid

It was a relief to finish piecing the Warsaw Mermaid. Whew! This is an amazing pattern, and I'm so glad I tried it. The pattern can be found at Sewing Under Rainbow.


Ginger #1 is going to love it. It meets all of her criteria...(1)sitting on a rock, (2)wispy flowing hair, and (3)PINK AND PURPLE. My girl is so funny. She first said "I really don't think that's a mermaid" when I first laid out the paper pieces. She does not trust me! Last night she said "It's what I always EVER wanted!" when I finished the block, and then she listed her criteria which I never knew about.


Tomorrow I will quilt it and add an envelope back. It's almost done!

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