I have found passion for integrating linen into my quilt designs. It started with the Michael Version of Not So Twin Strips seen here. This project was designed to use some of the colored linen I have been hoarding.
This quilt is designed using a 15″ block. I started by pulling lime green, aqua and neutral linen from my stash and adding coordinating tone on tone prints and more neutrals. I had some beautiful Belgian Linen and Irish Linen in my stash along with the Robert Kaufman linen blends and since I wasn’t sure how the real linen would wash, I used it for the narrowest parts of the design. I made strip sets in each of the three colors. I cut the strip sets into the appropriate widths in the block design.
I made several blocks and then moved to my design wall. I tried a couple of different layouts with the blocks but ultimately decided on turning each alternate block 90 degress to form a more random looking top. You can see the individual blocks by picking out the long 15″ neutral stip that is either on the right or the top of each block.
Here’s the layout of the first 9 blocks on my design wall.
I chose to quilt this one myself using straight lines and both lime green and aqua thread in an alternating pattern.
I really love how this one turned out and I am sold on adding linen for interest and texture to my quilts.
The pattern is in the works and will soon be in my Etsy Shop.
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