I have been wanting to make my famously cold sister-in-law a quilt for a long time, but couldn’t decide on a pattern or fabrics. I wanted something that would fit in with the style of their home, but struggled to think of something modern enough. I decided that the FRMQG solids challenge (use at least a little bit of each of the squares in our solids charm pack with the addition of just one other fabric) would be perfect for her, especially if I paired the solids with linen. I saw a similar quilt somewhere long ago–a rainbow rectangle in the center with a navy background–but I can’t remember who made it (sorry!).
Look carefully, because this is the first and LAST quilt I’ll make with true linen. It’s like sewing with burlap–I find it impossible to cut or piece straight and as a result, it’s a little wonkier than I would like. With such a minimalist design, any inaccuracies are obvious! My favorite part, though, is the tiny bit of aqua in the binding.
I decided to quilt it very simply by outlining the rainbow box with white perle cotton. I had so much fun quilting it that I know I’ll be using lots more perle cotton! It’s backed with more linen and will hopefully be a perfect lap quilt for Heather’s place!