I *heart* linen

A life time ago, I did all the alterations for a high-end, women’s ready to wear, dress shop. Mrs. Owner always warned us the more wrinkles meant the more affluent the wearer. I’m not sure why she claimed this, unless it was some sort of sales ploy…

Personally there were a lot of things she said that I didn’t necessarily agree with. I don’t believe linen is just for the affluent. I love it and have recently discovered how wonderful it is to quilt with. How did I miss this?

I started out will lots of scraps of different colored, natural linens and learned so much! Prototypes are like that don’t you think?

table runner

quilting linen

linen binding

Can’t wait to get it finished, washed and crinkled. I’ll share the finish soon!



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10 Responses to I *heart* linen

  1. mtetar says:

    Looking good already, and I can’t wait for the finished project either. Mtetar


  2. marcella says:

    Beautiful. I love the colored thread you are quilting with!


  3. The improvisational piecing is wonderful. You continued the lines the piecing made in your quilting which is just elegant.


  4. amandagay says:

    I love that pattern! And I agree with Marcella, the blue thread is lovely.


  5. diannajessie says:

    The linen is gorgeous and so it your quilt, great colours and lines.


  6. terryaskeartquilts says:

    Looks great. I’m looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.


  7. Amanda says:

    This looks great! Ilove the colors.


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  9. I will offer a possible explanation for the Owners remarks. Fine linens are rarely ironed. In fact, vintage linens – get softer with age but they can be damaged and the fiber broken when ironed or creased. Fine pure linens are expensive and wrinkle easy. People who could afford fine linen, showed off the wrinkles.
    Just a thought. I liked your post and love your design.


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