Making Fauna and a giveaway.

Scales Wall hanging . Carolyn Friedlander

I have another project in the latest issue of Making Magazine, by Madder. The theme for this issue is Fauna, which is pretty fun.

Scales Wall hanging . Carolyn Friedlander

My project explores a fairly simple idea–embroidered fish. But there’s all kinds of fun detailing and fabric possibilities to make it an enticing project to really get into.

Scales Wall hanging . Carolyn Friedlander

I mixed a bunch of blue fabrics from many of my collections–Euclid, Friedlander, Botanics and Doe, plus some metallic Essex to add a little bit of sparkle before embroidering some hand-drawn fish on top. I hand quilted it to add even more texture and color.

Scales Wall hanging . Carolyn Friedlander

Scales Wall hanging . Carolyn Friedlander

Like the first issue, the second issue of Making is a beautiful book with loads of great projects and inspiration. Carrie from Madder was generous and sent me an extra copy to giveaway. To enter, leave a comment below about what you’re thankful for this week, and I’ll select a winner at random by November 27 December 4.

Making Fauna

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127 Responses to Making Fauna and a giveaway.

  1. Karin November 20, 2016 at 4:58 pm #

    Love to win. Thankful , that the storm passed without damage.

  2. Karen Hillier November 20, 2016 at 5:16 pm #

    I am thankful that all my family is healthy.

  3. Vicky November 20, 2016 at 5:31 pm #

    I love this very serene feeling swarm of fish, what a great use of embroidery.
    Speaking of fauna I’m very great full for the loyal dogs in my life.

  4. Amy Verne November 20, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

    I am thankful for special time with my children (some grown and one in high school).

  5. Kelly Paulson November 20, 2016 at 5:35 pm #

    You project is beautiful! This week, I’m thankful for for my sweet and crazy children who fill my life with chaos and music and joy. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. Erin B November 20, 2016 at 5:39 pm #

    I’m thankful for my silly four year old and sillier husband. And the woodstove. Never forget the woodstove.

  7. Ani Hudson November 20, 2016 at 6:05 pm #

    I am thankful for my family, friends and the abundance of beauty and wonder of the natural world I see everyday on my walks. Oh, cannot forget my 3 kitties, I am thankful for their love and companship! >^..^<

  8. Margaret McQuaid November 20, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

    Thankful for my mom (age 90) who continues to inspire me

  9. Ani Hudson November 20, 2016 at 6:13 pm #

    I am forever thankful for my husband & daughter, my friends – especially my quilting buddies! The beautiful natural world I see on my daily walks, and my 3 sweet kitties who are the best companions ever! Thank you for the nice giveaway!

  10. Wendy November 20, 2016 at 6:14 pm #

    I am thankful for good health and the ability to get out in nature.

  11. Ani Hudson November 20, 2016 at 6:14 pm #

    *I am forever thankful for my husband & daughter, my friends – especially my quilting buddies! The beautiful natural world I see on my daily walks, and my 3 sweet kitties who are the best companions ever!

  12. hayleeupton November 20, 2016 at 6:16 pm #

    I’m thankful that the weather has finally started turning chilly in MS, and for the pitter patter of fall rain.

  13. mariaeb53 November 20, 2016 at 6:19 pm #

    I am Thankful for being healthy and for having a healthy dose of creativity! Not sure where I get this as my Mom and Grand were not. Thankful it skipped a couple of generations!

  14. Ani Hudson November 20, 2016 at 6:26 pm #

    I am forever thankful for my husband & daughter, my friends – especially my quilting buddies! The beautiful natural world I see on my daily walks, and my 3 sweet kitties who are the best companions ever! ❤️

  15. Maureen hull November 20, 2016 at 6:32 pm #

    Thankful the weather is starting to feel a bit more autumn like – goodbye 80s!

  16. Dawn Spears Conquest November 20, 2016 at 6:45 pm #

    I’m thankful for my family of course and to have found your work.

  17. Christina N. November 20, 2016 at 6:51 pm #

    I am so thankful for my little family and for having finally found the peace and wisdom to accept my true self and to not try to live my life according to other people’s expectations of me.

  18. Thahera November 20, 2016 at 6:58 pm #

    I am thankful for free health care in the UK. With all of my health issues, I would have been bankrupt trying to get treatment a long time ago.

  19. Lila November 20, 2016 at 7:02 pm #

    I am thankful for health, family and friends….and lots of quilt fabrics.

  20. Linda Doyle November 20, 2016 at 7:11 pm #

    I am thankful still for being an American – because we have freedom of speech. Lindafdoyle@verizon.net

  21. Robby November 20, 2016 at 7:19 pm #

    I am thankful for healthy children and for having a gaggle of creative, bright, driven, nasty women and men I call friends.

  22. Julie November 20, 2016 at 7:20 pm #

    I am thankful for newest grandson Soren!

  23. Betsy November 20, 2016 at 7:23 pm #

    I’m thankful that I follow your blog. I rarely see any hand quilting anymore. I love your quilts. Makes me want to hand stitch again

  24. Tamie November 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm #

    On a lighter note- I’m thankful for the Thanksgiving feast and especially the pies…

  25. Allison Marie November 20, 2016 at 7:36 pm #

    Your project is beautiful! I am thankful that we live just a few miles from one of the top ranked pediatric cardiology centers–I hate that we need it, but I am so thankful for the doctors and nurses there!

  26. Ruth November 20, 2016 at 7:40 pm #

    I am thankful for everything I have got because there are so many people out there with so little. I am truly blessed!

  27. Sarah November 20, 2016 at 7:42 pm #

    I am thankful for a day off of work and pie! Beautiful quilt!

  28. Michele November 20, 2016 at 8:07 pm #

    I am most thankful that my family is healthy!!

  29. Stephanie November 20, 2016 at 8:22 pm #

    I am thankful for many things, but particularly for my group of quilting friends who I hvae been meeting with monthly for nearly 10 years. This group had been an amazing support network as we have each faced difficult times.

  30. Carmen Christian November 20, 2016 at 8:25 pm #

    I’m thankful for my family (especially my hubby), my health and that I get to spend Thanksgiving with my dad and stepmom.

  31. Christine Dinsmore November 20, 2016 at 8:26 pm #

    Love these fish! I’m thankful for family, friends, an amazing son and this wonderful community of makers we are part of!

  32. Susan November 20, 2016 at 8:36 pm #

    OH, so much to be thankful for! A warm fire on this chilly night. Tired, sleeping dogs at my feet, a cozy chair for me, and a simple but fulfilling embroidery project to keep my fingers busy.

  33. Jen Plank November 20, 2016 at 9:06 pm #

    I’m thankful for the extra time with family this week. Truly!

  34. Renee November 20, 2016 at 9:14 pm #

    Thankful for the opportunity to visit home and see my family for the first time in months this week 🙂

  35. Leslie B. November 20, 2016 at 10:03 pm #

    Beautiful! I am grateful for family and friends ✨

  36. Kristi November 20, 2016 at 10:38 pm #

    I’m thankful for my family, podcasts, and 4 hours to knit in the car on Wednesday.

  37. Lynn Pias November 20, 2016 at 11:22 pm #

    I’m thankful for my family and anticipating moving close to our children in the next month. So exciting!

  38. Francesca November 20, 2016 at 11:54 pm #

    I’m thankful for having a loving family. They ability to travel and see our beautiful country.

  39. Gayle Fahrion November 21, 2016 at 1:37 am #

    I’m thankful that I will have a house full of family next week. Thanks!

  40. Gayle Fahrion November 21, 2016 at 1:41 am #

    I’m thankful I will have a house full of family this week! Thanks.

  41. Karen November 21, 2016 at 2:20 am #

    This book looks fantastic, and love your ‘Fauna’ quilt. I am thankful for the good health of my family. Thank you.

  42. Beth November 21, 2016 at 3:33 am #

    I am thankful that we will be traveling to spend some time with family far away and hopefully working out some aging parent questions.

  43. Audrey November 21, 2016 at 5:16 am #

    I’m thankful for people who offer words of encouragement and acceptance.

  44. Joe November 21, 2016 at 6:06 am #

    I am thankful for the time I have to sew, it helps to clear my mind in amongst the daily chaos.

  45. Julierose November 21, 2016 at 7:11 am #

    Thankful for wonderful family…love those fishies hugs, Julierose

  46. Amanda Allen November 21, 2016 at 7:31 am #

    I am thankful that we finally found and installed the storm windows in our old house. I was not enjoying the breeze that flowed through the dining room 🙂

  47. patty d from nc November 21, 2016 at 7:46 am #

    Love the project. I am thankful for family and friends.

  48. Sarah November 21, 2016 at 8:00 am #

    I am grateful for so much–good health, my family, work, home.

  49. Julie vine November 21, 2016 at 8:23 am #

    I’m thankful for my family. And living in Canada (despite the winters). Thanks for the opportunity!

  50. CHERYL Sturgeon November 21, 2016 at 9:01 am #

    Ian thankful for the peace sewing brings me in times of stress.

  51. Hillary November 21, 2016 at 9:19 am #

    I’m thankful for cold air on a sunny day (although maybe not for the fact that I had to scrape the frost off my car this morning). Also for three days to sew this weekend. 🙂

  52. Becky November 21, 2016 at 9:21 am #

    I am thankful for good health, wonderful family, and the changes of seasons!

  53. Anja @ Anja Quilts November 21, 2016 at 9:48 am #

    Those little fish are adorable. I am thankful for friends.

  54. Kathy Tims November 21, 2016 at 10:13 am #

    I’m thankful for my family and friends and the ability to pursue my new passion of sewing!

  55. Andeelynn November 21, 2016 at 11:07 am #

    This is so pretty!! I am thankful for the health of my family and my incredible daughter.

  56. annabelle November 21, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

    thankful for my Maker

  57. jody November 21, 2016 at 1:40 pm #

    All of the above and this: that you share your creative life so well. ‘Savour Each Stitch’ became a life saver for me and your fabric lines woke my quilts up! Bless you!

  58. Kat Scott November 21, 2016 at 2:04 pm #

    I am thankful that another (wanted, hoped for, prayed for) child is on it’s journey to my daughter’s family.

  59. Andrea November 21, 2016 at 2:08 pm #

    I’m grateful for a family that appreciates and values creativity

  60. buntyw November 21, 2016 at 2:23 pm #

    I’m thankful for my husband’s continuing good health

  61. Dawn Voegeli November 21, 2016 at 2:36 pm #

    I’m thankful for my wonderful husband, my family and my beloved cat Pickles. Also for the BURNING passion that never flags for all things fabric and sewing! I love your project with the fishies!

  62. Sally MB November 21, 2016 at 2:40 pm #

    I am thankful to be part of a world community.

  63. Sophia DeLonghi November 21, 2016 at 2:51 pm #

    I am thankful for family, health, and living in a country where I have freedom to go where I want, believe in God and to be creative.

  64. Christy Zell, czquilt on IG November 21, 2016 at 3:11 pm #

    I am thankful for family gatherings this week (2 dinners) and a long weekend to quilt my heart out.

  65. PippIP November 21, 2016 at 4:23 pm #

    I am thankful for my good health which enables me to stitch each day

  66. Sandra Woods November 21, 2016 at 4:49 pm #

    I’m thankful for my family’s good health. Without good health, not much else matters. The book looks fabulous.

  67. Karin November 21, 2016 at 4:51 pm #

    lovely Book. I m thankfull, the storm passed without damage

  68. Anne November 21, 2016 at 5:06 pm #

    I am thankful for my parents, who stood by me no matter what :). And today I was thankful for something maybe trivial: coincidently driving home thru the one dry spot in the day and see a beautiful rainbow.
    Thank you for the chance to win. I love the quilt.

  69. Wanda Ann Dotson November 21, 2016 at 5:52 pm #

    I’m thankful for my modern quilting community. It’s good to have people in my life who share my love of quilting

  70. Beth T. November 21, 2016 at 5:58 pm #

    We learned today that a dear friend lost her old dog over the weekend. It was a reminder that last year it was us, saying goodbye to our sweet old friends. Right now I am thankful for the relative good health of our one remaining elderly dog, and the vigorous good health of the young pups who dance circles around him and us, making us laugh despite our creaky old bones.

  71. CissaK November 21, 2016 at 8:52 pm #

    I am thankful for the little things.

  72. Meredith DiPietro November 21, 2016 at 9:07 pm #

    Hi, Carolyn :). Thank you so much for your wonderful work and your blog! I have to say I am thankful for everything I have from God, but especially the chance to change careers this late and go into Graphic Design. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  73. Diane W. November 21, 2016 at 10:06 pm #

    I’m so very thankful for my family! I am married to a great guy, and have 6 grown children and 6 grandchildren. My dad is still alive and well at 88 yrs. old! I am truly blessed.

  74. Fran November 21, 2016 at 11:10 pm #

    I’m thankful that I get to take a workshop with you at this weekend’s Modern Quilt Show in Sydney!

  75. Tasha November 21, 2016 at 11:40 pm #

    I was just thinking about thankfulness while taking a walk in the woods near my house yesterday. I ended up stopping a bunch to pick seed pods (particularly these little puff balls I love) ahead of a coming storm. I’m so thankful for the rain (and just a little snow) on our dry soil, for the ability to go out to the woods whenever I want, and to bring a little winter beauty back with me, and most of all for my family who are coming to share Thanksgiving with us this week!

  76. Nancy Myers November 22, 2016 at 12:25 am #

    I am thankful for my family and any time we can get together.

  77. Alicia November 22, 2016 at 1:56 am #

    I am thankful for my sister that is traveling to my city to spend thanksgiving with my elderly parents so I can travel and spend Thanksgiving with my husband and visit our two sons that live out of state.

  78. Mary on Lake Pulaski November 22, 2016 at 5:41 am #

    I am thankful for my husband who has been incredible through two of my recent hospitalizations.

  79. Carrie Palmer November 22, 2016 at 8:39 am #

    I am thankful that I have the time and means to create – quilts, cross stitch, rug-hooking, garments, and especially crafting with my young daughter. Thanks to you, Carolyn, for sharing your creations with us!

  80. Lisa November 22, 2016 at 9:59 am #

    I am thankful for a warm cup of coffee and the view out my window this morning . . . The precious present!

  81. Martha Henrichs November 22, 2016 at 10:18 am #

    I’m grateful for family and friends.

  82. Melissa Hilboldt November 22, 2016 at 11:43 am #

    I am so grateful for the health of me and my family.

  83. Phoebe November 22, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

    This is beautiful, Carolyn! I am most grateful for my wife… Every single day I count my lucky stars that I’m standing next to her in these moments of doubt and fear.

  84. GigHarborJoyce November 22, 2016 at 3:42 pm #

    I am thankful for another day, everyday; another day to love my family, another day to be loved.

  85. Kathy E. November 22, 2016 at 11:06 pm #

    I am most thankful for my husband who just retired after 38 years of working very hard. He is now able to enjoy life and relax…and I get to share it with him!

  86. Tracy November 23, 2016 at 2:51 am #

    I am thankful for loving family visiting for Thanksgiving!!

  87. Clarissa Tinjum November 23, 2016 at 8:35 am #

    I am thankful for my family and of course the fact that they let me create things for them!

  88. carol sloan November 23, 2016 at 11:43 am #

    What a great use of the small pieces of fabric! My husband and I trout fish, so I really love that you embroidered fish on the quilt!
    This week I am thankful for me family but more than that, I hope that they are thankful for me as well. Thank you for the giveaway!

  89. Paula November 24, 2016 at 8:50 pm #

    I love this quilt! And I’m thankful for my friends and family and political sanity in Canada …

  90. vickie Hill November 24, 2016 at 10:34 pm #

    Love this, I am thankful for my life.

  91. Sienna Parfitt November 25, 2016 at 1:29 pm #

    I’m thankful for my hands and my inclination to make.

  92. Elka November 27, 2016 at 1:56 pm #

    I’m thankful that this weekend has ended and children are going sleep :).
    The fishes are beautiful.

  93. Jessica November 28, 2016 at 1:52 am #

    What a lovely new project! I’m thankful for opportunities to help others, especially when I’m not looking for them. My husband and I were headed to a show tonight and passed a homeless man asking for money to buy dinner. It was a bitterly cold and wet evening, and we passed him with an apology because we didn’t have any cash on hand. Thankfully, there was a diner next to the theater, so we popped in and ordered him a hot meal, then hurried back to give it to him. He was so unbelievably excited about that burger, and it just broke (and filled) my heart. I was so thankful that I was able to help him in some small way and that we didn’t just keep walking. (Sorry, I’m sure you were looking for a quick one-line answer, but he really stuck with me.) Thanks for the giveaway!

  94. Sally November 28, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

    Thankful for my children, my husband and my tenacity

  95. BeckyBG December 2, 2016 at 5:15 pm #

    Thankful I live where “freezing” is anything below 70 degrees F! :0)

  96. Pamela P-V December 2, 2016 at 5:17 pm #

    Thankful for my like-minded, creative husband and our 4 furry family members.

  97. BeckyBG December 2, 2016 at 5:20 pm #

    Thankful to live where 68F is considered freezing! ;0)

  98. Tracy December 2, 2016 at 5:48 pm #

    I’m thankful for a cozy bed full of quilts to snuggle!

  99. Sandra Woods December 2, 2016 at 6:29 pm #

    I’m thankful for a healthy family. And, of course, for giveaways like this! It looks like a lovely magazine/book.

  100. Pamela P-V December 2, 2016 at 6:35 pm #

    Thankful for my like-minded, creative husband and our 4 furry family members. (my first reply disappeared, so this is a second try)

  101. Shirley Pascas December 2, 2016 at 6:38 pm #

    I love your designs and am currently making the everglade pattern. Great fun! I’m thankful to have my grandchildren live close by.

  102. Anne Marie Johansen December 2, 2016 at 6:46 pm #

    That my boyfriend from the states is here (definitely not that I have a cold)..

  103. Janet December 2, 2016 at 6:55 pm #

    Thankful that my 93 year-old mom who lives with me is still vibrant though fading.

  104. Karen December 2, 2016 at 7:19 pm #

    I’m thankful that my wonderful dog Zack is recovering well from a miserable tooth extraction surgery that took 4 hours.

  105. Lori December 2, 2016 at 7:37 pm #

    I am thank that I have friends and family to sew for.

  106. Diana S. December 2, 2016 at 7:55 pm #

    I’m thankful that it finally rained in Georgia. The drought and the fires have been horrible. My heart goes out to those currently in/near Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

  107. Angela Webb December 2, 2016 at 8:02 pm #

    I am so thankful for my loving family and good health!

  108. Monica Collins December 2, 2016 at 9:11 pm #

    Very thankful for friends and family. Looking forward to checking out Making.

  109. Patricia December 3, 2016 at 1:09 am #

    I’m thankful that since I’m not working right now, I am able to help my daughter with the grandchildren!😜

  110. Darlene O'Donnell December 3, 2016 at 3:29 am #

    Thankful that it has not been really cold, and no real amount of snow 🙂

  111. Kathryn Oler December 3, 2016 at 4:17 am #

    I am thankful for my family–parents, children, one precious granddaughter, and the whole assortment of extended relatives. Most are (will be!) makers. To be a maker is to believe in inspiration, that something useful, beautiful, fulfilling, mindful can be created out of the scattered flotsam of life. In an age of uncertainty, being a maker spreads light during darker times and provides bountiful templates for bringing the pieces together again.

  112. Annette December 3, 2016 at 7:43 am #

    I am grateful for my health, family and friends and inspirational people like you. Also, that I finished piecing the raffle quilt, basted it with the Empire Quilters and got it on the frame.

  113. Jmj December 3, 2016 at 7:44 am #

    Family and friends and time to be with them

  114. Ann December 3, 2016 at 8:56 am #

    This magazine looks so intriguing. I am thankful for our independent bookseller in our small town. She curates a great selection of books but magazines like this just don’t come in. Too much of a risk for her I’m guessing. Thankful too that our daughter and her partner are coming up here for a hike today. She’s been working with indigenous groups in the far north of Ontario for a couple of weeks and We haven’t seen her for a bit.

  115. Diana Cherryholmes December 3, 2016 at 9:29 am #

    Thankful for friends and family. Would love to win! Very happy that you are having fun on your Australian adventure!

  116. Dawn December 3, 2016 at 10:22 am #

    I’m thankful for a new appreciation of having breath!
    LoVe this quilt!! My daughter’s bday is the 4th! :))

  117. Bia December 3, 2016 at 10:59 am #

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a magazine, but Overall — Thankful for warm shelter and a freezer full of food!

  118. Jean K. December 3, 2016 at 11:48 am #

    I’m thankful for famity and friends and the generosity of the members of the quilting community.

  119. Liz Kincaid December 3, 2016 at 12:44 pm #

    I am thankful for my wonderful granddaughter, Lucy.

  120. Joanne Kaunisviita December 3, 2016 at 2:46 pm #

    Very thankful for the love of my family and friends!

  121. mrsbbking December 3, 2016 at 5:46 pm #

    I’m so thankful for my sons. They are growing up so well and I love watching them do that.

  122. Hannah December 3, 2016 at 6:20 pm #

    I am so thankful for my friends, online and closer to home, who lift me up and make me smile.

  123. Phoebe Harrell December 3, 2016 at 6:51 pm #

    I’m thankful that I finally found my holiday spirit this year! Looking forward to spending a week with my family.

  124. Marcia December 3, 2016 at 9:18 pm #

    This week I’m thankful That I recently discovered the Danish concept of hygge. Though there isn’t a real English translation, it’s an intentional cultivation of coziness and comfort and safety in the company of people you care about. It’s been a hard year in many ways, and being mindful of opportunities for more hygge in my life over the past few weeks is making the end of the year a little better for me.

  125. Carolina Mondello December 4, 2016 at 8:47 am #

    This week I am thankful for having the opportunity to travel interstate to indulge my passion for quilting/sewing!

  126. Sarah December 4, 2016 at 10:13 pm #

    I’m thankful for happy and healthy family and friends!

  127. Jodi December 30, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

    Grateful for my husband and two sons being supportive and loving men. Mostly that. And for my health and ability to live an awesome life.

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