QuiltCon West.

Hi hi!

Well tomorrow (June 25, 10am EST) registration opens for QuiltCon West. Because of that, I thought I’d share the three classes that I’ll be teaching. It should be fun!

+ 632 Facing East . Thursday, Feb. 18, 9am-5pm

Combine appliqué, paper piecing and color theory with this strip-friendly project from my book. I will walk you through the techniques involved as well as how to create your own color story with this bold and versatile project.

Facing East Quilt_Carolyn Friedlander_Savor Each Stitch

Photography © Alexis Wharem, Greenprint Photography reprinted by permission by Lucky Spool Media, LLC.

 

+ 820 Home Machine Quilting . Friday, Feb 19, 9am-5pm

Learn the basics for how to quilt on your home machine. I will start by discussing general strategy before leading into the specifics of free motion quilting and what to do with the walking foot. Come to this class ready to explore and experiment.

quilting Totem quilt_carolyn friedlander

 

+ 110 Catenary Quilt . Saturday, Feb. 20, 9am-5pm

Learn to love handwork with my architecture-inspired project, Catenary. It’s a great project for picking up and refining your needle-turn appliqué skills. We’ll also discuss how decisions in fabric selection and block placement can impact the look of the design and flavor of your project.

catenary quilt_quilt market_carolyn friedlander

And also, you can stay up-to-date on all of my other events here.

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Post Quilt in Essex Linen.

I’ve been going through some Essex linen lately. The texture is really nice, Robert Kaufman just added a bunch of new colors, and I’ve been loving the versatility of it. It works for clothes and quilts. Plus, it is fun to appliqué and quilts up beautifully.

Win win win.

essex linen colors for Post quilt_Carolyn Friedlander

For Market, they asked if I wanted to submit an essex quilt, and I knew that I’d pick an appliqué project. I love pairing linen and appliqué, because there’s something nice about how the linen turns under for you. It’s meatier body results in smooth curves, and the added texture gives it so much more interest.

I decided to make another Post quilt, a quilt full of curves and colorful possibilities.

Essex Post quilt_Carolyn Friedlander

 

I prewashed and dried all my fabrics prior to sewing them. The essex doesn’t really shrink, but I think it’s a good plan to prewash when you can, especially when working with other substrates. Also, I added more rows to this version and slightly less to the border than I did in my original quilt. During the planning phase, I was indecisive about which colors to use, and so I figured adding another row would allow me to incorporate more fabrics. Win.

And the digital pattern is now up in the shop. (Yay!)

Essex Post quilt detail_Carolyn Friedlander

Along with Austin.

Slowly but surely…

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