If you follow me on Instagram, then you've seen lots of this quilt lately. You've also heard about my troubles quilting it on my sewing machine. However I have persevered and trouble-shot my issues and have both a new sewing machine and a finished quilt!
A little quilt back-story: I made my first Free-wheeling Single Girl quilt in 2016. (Click here to see it.) I started that quilt at Sewtopia Atlanta in 2016 when Denyse Schmidt was one of the teachers (it's her pattern). I really enjoyed making the pattern (you've gotta love large-scale blocks) and have been wanting to make another. I have also been wanting to sew with Robert Kaufman's Essex Linen AND...have been in love with mixing tones of one color. I seem to either do scrap quilts, or do mono-choromatic or two-color quilts.
So at Sewtopia 2019 (Salt Lake City 3) I started another blue single girl quilt and this time I used Natural Essex Linen (something I had been meaning to try) and several blue solid fabrics from my stash.
Fast forward 4 months and I have a finished quilt!
I made the "twin" size, quilted it with straight lines that are about 1 1/2" apart, and backed it with a favorite old Lizzy House butterfly print that I was able to find on Etsy (again you can see more about that on Instagram).