Golden Quilt-Along

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

 Hi friends!  Hopefully, you got word about the exciting news -

I'll be hosting TWO new quilt-alongs soon!   
This is the homepage for the second one, Golden.  
There is lots of information here so be sure to read till the end of this post!  
Click HERE for the homepage for the other quilt-along, Autumn Glow.

Here's a picture of my original Golden quilt using Golden Days fabrics by Riley Blake.  
I love it so much and the best part, it's Jelly Roll friendly!

Golden comes with instructions for FIVE different sizes and is suitable for confident beginners.

Baby: 42" x 42"
Twin: 60" x 78"
Full: 78" x 78"
Queen: 96" x 96"
King: 114" x 114"

Fabric requirements are as follows:

Bright print 2½” x 40” fabric strips - 12
Cream solid fabric - 1 1/3 yards
Navy grunge fabric (includes binding) - ¾ yard
Backing fabric - 2 7/8 yards
Batting - 50” x 50”

Twin (front cover):
Bright print 2½” x 40” fabric strips - 31
Cream solid fabric - 3 1/8 yards
Navy grunge fabric (includes binding) - 1 1/2 yards
Backing fabric - 4 3/4 yards
Batting - 68” x 86”

Bright print 2½” x 40” fabric strips - 40
Cream solid fabric - 4 yards
Navy grunge fabric (includes binding) - 1 3/4 yards
Backing fabric - 7 1/4 yards
Batting - 86” x 86”

Bright print 2½” x 40” fabric strips - 60
Cream solid fabric - 6 yards
Navy grunge fabric (includes binding) - 2 1/2 yards
Backing fabric - 8 2/3 yards
Batting - 104” x 104”

Bright print 2½” x 40” fabric strips - 84
Cream solid fabric - 8 1/3 yards
Navy grunge fabric (includes binding) - 3 3/8 yards
Backing fabric - 10 1/4 yards
Batting - 122” x 122”

Here's the general schedule:
Week 1 (September 2nd): Cutting
Week 2 (September 9th): Make 9-Patches
Week 3 (September 16th): Make Sashing Strip Sets
Week 4 (September 23rd): Make blocks
Week 5 (September 30th): Make blocks
Week 6 (October 7th): Make blocks
Week 7 (October 14th): Make blocks
Week 8 (October 21st): Make A rows
Week 9 (October 28th): Make B rows
Week 10 (November 4th): Assemble quilt top 
November 11th: Show finished quilt top

Because there are 5 size options for this quilt-along, I have made a printable materials list, 
detailed schedule, and coloring sheet for each size.  Just click one of the links below 
for all the information pertaining to your chosen quilt size.  Please refer to it for the 
weekly assignments (to keep things simple, I will not be posting those 
on Instagram because it's a lot of info.)

Note: There will be no sign-ups, weekly emails, or blog posts for this quilt-along.  
Just follow along with me on Instagram @gigis_thimble.
Plan on an Instagram post about the Golden QAL every Thursday morning.

I think I'm going to do a Christmas version this time so I've been on the lookout for
a fabulous Christmas line of fabric that will go with my Christmas decor!  
I'm leaning towards Christmas Morning by Lella Boutique.
What fabric line/colors are you thinking about doing?

You will need the Golden pattern.  Paper and PDF patterns are available 
in my Etsy shop and I have a coupon code for you!

Click HERE for the paper pattern.
Click HERE for the PDF pattern.

Use the code "GOLDENQAL" for $2 off at checkout!

And finally, it wouldn't be a quilt-along without a prize, right!?!
Simply Love Fabrics on Etsy is sponsoring this quilt-along.

Be sure to follow them on Instagram at @simplylovefabrics.
I love their shop!  Details to come on the prize.  They're going to wait until it gets a 
little closer to announce what it is because they want it to be something new to their shop,
come November.  I'll have everyone post a picture of their finished quilt top on November 11th.
I'll pick a winner a few days later and announce it on Instagram. 

Please use the hashtags #gigisthimblepattern and #goldenqal
when posting about your progress on Instagram.

I think that's all the info I have for you today.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
I'm excited to quilt-along with you 
so get your pattern and fabric and let's get this party started!


  1. Love this quilt, I'll be picking my fabrics and buying the pattern soon!

  2. I’m joining in! Thinking on the fabrics still, might use Purl by Sarah Watts. So, the queen and king sized quilts will need 2 jelly rolls, right? I’m tackling a biggie this time around, but this pattern is fanTAStic


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