My love affair with Robert Kaufman Essex linen continues with this fun and modern Solids Granny Square Quilt.
I had a fat quarter bundle of Art Gallery solids sitting around so I turned them into a quilt. I really loved the first granny square quilt I made so I decided to make another. You can find a basic tutorial for this block here.
These granny square blocks are easy to make and the perfect block to make a few at a time here and there. I’m not one to have multiple projects going on at the same time but this one was one that I took a little longer on. I made quilt blocks as I had time or felt like working on them.
I quilted straight lines on this one using my walking foot. I backed it with this Windham fabrics script wideback. The black and white backing is the perfect contrast to the very colorful quilt top.
Every once in a while I quilt standing up using my kitchen island. It’s easier on my shoulders and keeps me from sitting all day ;)
These photos were taken post wash so it’s all crinkled up. If you love crinkle then you will love Essex linen because it gets extra wrinkly. I used warm and plush batting which caused the quilt to shrink up and wrinkle even more than normal. (I’ve switched back to regular Warm and White batting). Fabric Used**:
Grey: Essex Linen by Robert Kaufman
Solids: Art Gallery Pure Elements Solids
Backing: Wideback by Windam Fabrics
Binding: Timeless treasures stripe
Batting: Warm and Plush