When we were planning our Goldie quilt pattern release, it became obvious that we need a little help sewing our samples. We reached out to Maechen who has helped us with our Sun Flare Quilt and our Rejoice Sienna Burst Quilt. And luckily she was willing and available to sew up this beauty!
For this sample, I really wanted to play with bright happy colors that also had a fewer more muted neutrals throw in. And to make an even bigger impact, I choose a bright blue Bella called Bright Turquoise for the background. YUM.
Maechen and I have a very similar love of color and combinations. So I sent her the fabric, the pattern and the mock up for inspiration but I trust her completely to make each block how she felt called to. And it turned out stunning! The really fun part of Goldie being mix + match is you can use all the same fabrics but it can look different and have such great variety depending on your combinations. You can't go wrong really!
Also, the Goldie pattern is versatile in how you construct it. You can work block by block (how I sew it) or you can batch sew all the individual components first and then make your blocks (how Maechen did it). So essentially she made all of her 9 Patches first, then all the HSTs, then the strip piecing sections and THEN she created her piles. It makes for gorgeous photos and at times a quicker process. But I personally love working block by block on this one but it's totally up to you!
The colors are just unreal. And boom, all of the 9 Patches are done!
There is something just classical beautiful and aesthetically pleasing about 9 patches.
Next Maechen moved onto all the HSTs. This would be great to batch process as it's easy to do but I wouldn't. It would be a ton of HSTs at one time, tons of trimming and I think I'd feel defeated. ha! But power to Maechen for pushing through! Do whatever works best for you!
Maechen also used a speciality ruler that helps speed up the trimming. She said it only works when you are sewing the HST seams open but you end up trimming before pressing using this ruler. I may need to try this!
Each block have three different sets of HSTs so the color combinations are endless. And it's the first time in this sample that you get to see the background fabric mixed with the block colors.
The Cornerstone 9 Patches are the center of every Goldie Block and also in the quilt sashing. I love them, they are tiny and sweet and impactful. For these ones, we used the Bella Super Black and a light blue color called Mist.
Next up was sewing all the short sashing strips that are used in the Goldie Blocks. Once she had these done, she started building her block piles and at this point it's just assembling your blocks all together!
The Goldie Quilt Blocks are really fun to assemble and the actual block assembly is the most involved part. Just making sure your units are all facing the right way and sewing the pieces together for the Bear Paw. But once that is done, it's smooth sailing!
Hello gorgeous Goldie blocks!!!
So many gorgeous seams. I am a sucker for the back of a quilt top photo. So much intentionality and pressing. Maechen did a fabulous job! Once the quilt made it back to me, I went a little nuts and took TONS of photos. I just couldn't stop.
I JUST LOVE HER SO MUCH.
Emily of So Sunny Quilts was very busy with our makes this fall! She also quilted up this gorgeous guy and it took me awhile to decide on a pantograph. After tons of back and forth I decided on Sashiko Star. It is delicious. Highly recommend this pantograph.
I decided to bind this sample in a black solid and I love how it frames the quilt and ties in the black 9 patches. And for the backing, I went to my tried and true favorite - black and white gingham.
Let's do a few detail shots of the quilting. I definitely plan on using Sashiko Star again.
Luke brought up our kitchen table from downstairs for us to shoot a little table scene. It was really fun to change up the upstairs space, it looks like a city apartment!
This quilt, if you can't tell, is obviously my favorite make of the year. It is bright, happy, playful, joyful, clean, shiny. I just super duper love it.
The Goldie Quilt Pattern is available now!
Here a few images of this Bella Goldie with the last sample I will share soon - Rejoice Goldie.