Good Girl Quilt
So excited to have this one finished! Making a quilt with fabrics I’ve designed (majority of) has been mind-blowing. And I think doing so will actually help me get better at designing them. Fingers crossed anyway.
Find the Good Girl pattern here.
See all my other Good Girl quilts here.
About the Quilt
I think this is just a fun, no stress pattern to take on and SERIOUSLY EASY. It’s a simple quilt, yes! BUT sometimes that is just what you need.
I got to play with the Earthy Goodness fabrics even more on this quilt. All the low volumes are from Earthy Goodness and the majority of the foreground is too.
Since I normally like this quilt in monochrome, I wasn’t sure if I’d like it in these fabrics, but turns out it doesn’t matter as much as it does in my head. All the browns and oranges still came to the surface, I think with the other shades of fabrics adding interest.
Normally, say when I make it in all blues, the darker fabrics rise to the surface with the lighter ones adding interest. I think it takes on that same look even when not done in monochrome. This might actually be the first Good Girl quilt I made without being done in monochrome, so I could be overthinking the whole thing.
Regardless, I’m in loooooovvvve.
I quilted this one with a little bit of everything in my FMQ library. I wasn’t overly pleased with it, but once you pull a quilt from the dryer, it really doesn’t matter. The crinkles come along and steal the whole show.
My FMQ still feels a little clunky to me and I’m still having trouble deciding what design goes with what. I feel like I’ve stalled when it comes to growing these skills and it’s a crap shoot on whether I like what I’ve done or not.
My pebbling however has gotten much better and neater. I can see the growth there. I also like the big clam shell flowers I made on this one. My elongated swirls could use a class, I think. They need work.
I bound this one using my chunky stitch binding method. LOOOVVVVEEE! The binding is called Ombre Stripe Cool (by me). This is the first time I’ve gotten to use this as binding (exactly what I designed it for).
Pattern – Good Girl
Size – 58″x62″
Top Fabrics – Earthy Goodness
Backing Fabrics – Olive Adel in Autumn wide back
Binding – Ombre Stripe Cool
Batting – Warm & Natural
Thread – So Fine by Superior in Blizzard for piecing, Polylite in Ecru for quilting
Finishing Techniques – Free motion quilting, Chunky stitch binding
Skill Level – Beginner
Label – Found here
Thanks for reading along with me today. 🙂
Very pretty and I love your quilting designs. As soon as your fabrics come back in stock I will order some more but I haven’t decided which quilt to make with them.