Solids Granny Square Quilt using Essex Linen

My love affair with Robert Kaufman Essex linen continues with this fun and modern Solids Granny Square Quilt.

quiltylove_emilydennis-9007I 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.  

quiltylove_emilydennis-0373These 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.
quiltylove_emilydennis-0385quiltylove_emilydennis-0375file-sep-22-9-12-14-amI 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 😉  file-sep-22-9-09-28-am
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).  quiltylove_emilydennis-9013quiltylove_emilydennis-9010quiltylove_emilydennis-9042quiltylove_emilydennis-9046quiltylove_emilydennis-9051quiltylove_emilydennis-9050quiltylove_emilydennis-9052quiltylove_emilydennis-9058quiltylove_emilydennis-9060quiltylove_emilydennis-9053quiltylove_emilydennis-9061quiltylove_emilydennis-9057quiltylove_emilydennis-9048Fabric 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
Thread:   Aurifil 

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