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    Hi! I'm Traci. As a wedding and portrait photographer, I have a photography blog that shares the work I do for clients. This blog is for my other creative side. The side that goes weak at the knees over fabric, adores anything crafty, and gets cranky without some sewing machine time!

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Heather’s quilt

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.  :P  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!

Erik Henne - Were the babies in picture two part of the present? If so, they must of fallen out in transit. No babies in the box…

nicke - totally in love with that! pinning it!

Alli - That’s so pretty! I love the way your outline quilting looks. Is there batting between the layers?

Heather Henne - I love it!! The aqua in the binding is my favorite part too — I’m always folding it so it will show and it looks great on our leather chair :) I would like to clarify that when she says her “cold sister-in-law” she means, cold temperature and not cold hearted ;D

Holly Abston - I LOVE LOVE LOVE this quilt! It is a perfect mix of modern/graphic and still nostalgic and sort of soft with the wrinkles-are-ok-linen. Love it.

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