Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Free Wheeling Single Girl Quilt

I have a couple of quilt finishes to share - they've actually been done for a month, but the weather hasn't been very conducive to taking pictures.

Yesterday I took advantage of a nicer day to snap a few photos of my Free Wheeling Single Girl Quilt, a design from Denyse Schmidt.

This pattern's been around for years and I've had it on my to-do list for years also. A Quilt Along on Instagram last Fall got me motivated.

The background is chambray, a light weight cotton with a denim look. I love how soft and drapey it made the quilt.

I decided to hand quilt it this Winter and enjoyed every minute of the slow stitching.

I used the quilting design provided by Denyse to the QAL participants. I transferred the design to the quilt by perforating the paper pattern on my sewing machine (stitch on the lines without thread) and using a Pounce pad to transfer the chalk lines. I used Aurifil 28 weight thread in a light gray. It has the look of traditional quilting rather than big-stitch quilting.

The backing is one of my favorite prints by Rifle Paper Company. I thought it complimented the quilt so well that I used the excess backing to bind the quilt.

A combination of the light-weight chambray, the hand quilting and Quilter's Dream 80/20 batting made this one so soft and cuddly. I think it will be used again and again!


  1. I love how the hand quilting echoes are offset; it gives a great depth to the finish!

  2. Beautiful quilt! Very great, fittig quilt design. And the binding colors work very well with the front. Enjoy your finish :) xo Melanie

  3. Quite pretty! Thank you for sharing how you transferred the quilting design.

  4. Lovely! Somewhere in my sewing room I have this pattern but it shows no sign of revealing itself so I will just enjoy your lovely quilt instead.


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