I am writing a new post about this linen quilt for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival.
This quilt was inspired by a carpet pattern that I saw in a hotel somewhere a couple of years ago. After creating a design in my software program with all the measurements for the strips, I made the quilt in a two color theme using a couple of Kaffe prints and two coordinating solids.
I was inspired to create this same quilt pattern in neutrals and linen after seeing a number of quilts using linen. I happened to have quite a few linens in my stash so I combined those with several other cotton neutrals to create two strip sets. I added the pops of color to add interest in the neutral background.
I am typically a “topper” and I almost always send my quilts to my favorite long arm quilter, Heidi at Rocky Mountain Quilting. However, I am trying to improve my quilting skills and since both of these quilts are smallish, I chose to quilt them myself. I did a simple straight line zig zag pattern on the blue version. I got adventurous on the linen version and did concentric circles that overlap. I started the circles over the pops of color. I love the affect of the quilting – especially after I washed the quilt.