Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Linen Quilt Top


I have stitched together a very simple quilt top using some of the linen fabric purchased earlier this week. To help make it easier to sew with the linen fabrics, I did incorporate some cotton prints, and made sure that the cut linen pieces were handled carefully, and pieced together sooner rather than later. 


As you can see I have omitted the pink linen that I purchased together with the other linen fabrics. The pink was more of a lilac/pink than a red/pink, and I just wasn't able to make that color work in this quilt, nor did I have the correct pink color fabrics in my stash to match with it.  I will save it for another project. 


I have added a 7 inch wide border in the natural linen to this quilt to make a feature of the linen.  I hope that the quilting process will go according to plan also.

24 comments:

  1. Oh, it looks lovely! Great job!

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  2. Oh, it looks lovely! Great job!

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  3. You've used linen/cotton blends before, right? Did you find this very different to work with? I'm tempted to use some linen for some textured work.

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  4. Well done! Lovely fabric choices, and I'm interested to hear how the linen parts quilt up ;)

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  5. that is so lovely! i especially love the orange linen.

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  6. It looks like it's gone together beautifully! I'm sure you'll find something fun for the pink!

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  7. That looks lovely - can't wait to see how you quilt it.

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  8. A gorgeous quilt top...and quite apt given the orange haze over Sydney

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  9. this has turned out so beautifully!!! i love the colors and how fun but soft they all are together. I am looking forward to it quilted

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  10. It's a shame linen is so hard to work with as it looks so lovely and soft. That is a really nice quilt you are making. You must spend so much time at the sewing machine! You churn things out so quickly.

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  11. Very nice! That mustard coloured Amy Butler fabric is one of my all-time favourites.

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  12. I wouldn't have thought to use linen in a quilt. Nice job!

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  13. Beautiful quilt Rita, I love the orange and lime in with the natural, lovely xo

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  14. Linen is great for bedcovers! Your quilt is pretty, and modern looking, & gorgeous colors

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  15. The colours go together so beautifully! Very nicely done :)

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  16. I love these muted, not-clear colours!
    V nice choices!
    Cheers

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  17. The fabric choices are wonderful. Just gorgeous!

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  18. This is gorgeous! I can't wait to see the finished product.

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  19. It looks great, I really like the colours.

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    Carolyn*

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  20. looks like it is coming out great!!

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  21. I LOVE linen, but would never be brave enough to put it in a quilt. Actually it has never occured to put it in a quilt, but your design is stunning and soothing! Thank you so much for my daily dose of inspiration from Red Pepper Quilts!

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  22. Saving the pink for another project....hummm I think that means purchasing more pink fabric to go with it! Tee hee! Love this one.

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  23. I love linen too... I've found that with linen, starch is my best friend - and lots of it!

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