Finished quilt measures 42.5 inches x 42.5 inches
The back of the quilt is also pieced making this quilt fully reversible. I have used all cotton printed fabrics to compliment the front, and also to give the quilt top the stability it needed for ease of quilting.
The quilt is quilted by cross-hatching. I do still mark the quilt for this type of quilting using a Clover Chaco Marker (always in white chalk) and I have also taken to using a Hera Marker which is fantastic on linen fabric. It marks by making a crease but leaves no residue on the fabric.
I was concerned about having such wide linen borders but did not encounter any great difficulty. I think it helped that the backing was made from more stable fabric, and that the quilt was well basted with lots of pins for the borders.
A light green fabric with white dots has been used to bind this quilt giving the quilt just a subtle frame. This fabric is by Joelle Hoverson from the Cake Rock Beach collection.
I really wish you could feel the soft linen and touch the lovely textures of the fabrics. The pictures here really do not do justice to the end result. This quilt is now in my Etsy Store, please do feel free to email me if you have any questions.