New Quilt Pattern: Everglade.

everglade quilts . carkai fabric . carolyn friedlander

Like my Botanics quilt pattern, new pattern Everglade is a design set where I let myself get carried away with possibilities.

everglade quilt in carkai fabric . carolyn friedlander

It started off with the larger (throw-sized) one, initially inspired by a perforated wall I’d seen on travels earlier this year.

everglades gatorland_carolyn friedlander

(Such a stunning place.)

But after making it, I couldn’t stop thinking of other ways to alter the design with scale, fabric choices and symmetry of each block.

large block everglade quilt . carolyn friedlander

As a result, the pattern consists of two sets of templates in two different sizes, plus multiple ways to use each–making it a series to play with and explore across many projects in many ways. The above is made with a large single block, much like the Circle Lattice project (also featured above) in Savor Each Stitch.

everglade quilts . carkai fabric . carolyn friedlander

There are also a couple of minis…which were too much fun to make.

everglade mini quilts in carkai fabric . carolyn friedlander

everglade mini quilts in carkai fabric . carolyn friedlander

I worked it out so that all of the options work with relatively easy fabric increments (fat quarters, single yards, 5″ squares, 10″ squares), because that just makes the mixing and matching more accessible. (All of the fabric in these projects are from my carkai collection.)

medium everglade detail . carolyn friedlander

And, you can also make some pincushions!

So fun. (I have been a little obsessed with pincushions…)

everglade pincushion . carolyn friedlander

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8 Responses to New Quilt Pattern: Everglade.

  1. Kim Lawonn December 2, 2015 at 4:02 pm #

    I love how creative you are. By taking something that could be boring by being repetitive, you elevate it into something that captivates the eye with motion and pattern.

  2. jcrafter December 2, 2015 at 5:05 pm #

    These look wonderful. You do such amazing work!

  3. Rachel at Stitched in Color December 15, 2015 at 1:33 pm #

    What a lovely set of makes! The colorful baby quilt is my favorite. My eye enjoys studying each one though!

  4. sharkiecat December 17, 2015 at 8:49 am #

    The photo of GatorLand brought back a flood of memories for me. In the early 1970’s my family and I took a road trip to Disney World, Gatorland was one of the stops. Fun. Lovely quilts!

  5. Julie December 22, 2015 at 10:14 am #

    What thread weight do you use when binding by machine? Thanks.

    • carolyn friedlander December 22, 2015 at 12:17 pm #

      Hi, Julie! I use aurifil 50 weight cotton thread.

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