Our next Goldie sample we are sharing today is our Ruby Star Society Basics one in a holiday color palette!
I knew when I was deciding on my samples that I wanted to create a fun holiday themed quilt. And I wanted to make it using RSS Basics because it is easier to continue to get these fabrics for people who want to recreate this quilt. When there are adorable holiday themed collections, usually they sell out and then are done. And so I decided on the evergreen nature of the RSS Basics - also - METALLICS. I love all the little sparkles in these fabrics.
The RSS Basics Goldie used a mixture of Spark, Speckled, Hole Punch Dots and Add It Up fabrics. The background fabric is Speckled Neon Pink and is the perfect happy "neutral" fabric to use.
I really wanted to play with a more untraditional holiday palette. Yes, I definitely wanted to include reds and greens but also peaches and light purples with some teals and blues. Also, a couple prints I used in this sample ended up having to be changed for our kits - some of the fabrics were discontinued after I already used them. Luckily, the RSS Basics line is pretty deep so it was easy enough to switch a couple out for another basic in a similar color.
Once you work your way through cutting all the Fat Quarters, then it's time to mix and match your pieces into block piles! These ones kinda remind of little gift bows.
These blocks were so incredibly fun to sew together and see how vastly different a Goldie block can look. The 9 patch cornerstones read sort of black and white but it's actually the white and peony colored Hole Punch Dots print and a navy Speckled fabric. They really create a fun classic checkboard look.
I am super duper love these Goldie blocks. The Goldie Quilt Pattern comes in three sizes - Baby which has 4 blocks, Throw which has 9 blocks and Bed which has 16 blocks!
I decided on my block layout before I made the long strip sashing to sew it all together.
The sashing of the Goldie Quilt is made from the Fat Quarters and I love that you get to see even more of the fabric combinations this way.
Because this quilt top finishes in a square, there is really no "right up side" to the top. So the quilt has so much variety to it depending on which side you are standing on or looking at. It changes and the colors bounce around, I love it.
Emily of So Sunny Quilts quilted this beauty up. We had original tried to do a fun playful snowflake pantograph but it wasn't turning out right. The panto had a lot of back stitching in it (where the machine has to go back over stitches to complete a pattern) and it wasn't lining up properly. So Emily decided to stop it, rip the stitches on a small section and start over. Let me tell you, when someone cares just as much as you on the finished product and their work, it is magic. I love the support and the continued desire to create the best product we can. I love that about Emily.
We decided to go with Swivel Curve 2 with its fun movement. We also made it pretty dense because that's how I like it.
I backed this quilt in Add It Up Mossy - a deep earthy green. And I bound it in this super fun bright botanical print from the Florida line by Sarah Watts. It is pink with bright pink and coral colors.
This Goldie Release product photoshoot was the first in our new studio. We used the upper mezzanine area and tried all different little set ups and vignettes to showcase our quilts and kits. We had a lot of fun doing this!
I love doing a little picnic scene because it really is how we use our quilts in our household. Whether it be outside in the summer months or inside on the floor in the living watching movies and having snacks. I am a firm believer in using quilts.
I mean, who wouldn't want to be at this picnic? Cookies, donuts, coffee, candy. Yes, please.