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New Pattern: Austin House

Up next for my new releases is my Austin House pattern. It debuted at QuiltCon this year in one of my classes. In the class, I walked students through the design process from initial idea, site visits and exploration to finished project. It was really fun. The idea was to take inspiration from some of the hip houses in Austin, and the result is a series that I hope folks who enjoy modern house forms can appreciate.

Austin House_pickle_Carolyn Friedlander

This pattern is new to my paper-piecing series. It’s great for beginners, goes together fairly quickly and is the perfect platform for mixing and matching different fabrics. Because of its size and playful use of fabric, I’ve already made a few of these and given them to friends as a gift. Most of the fabric requirements are in easy increments to make that part super easy too.

This is the version that I made for the pattern cover. It features my Doe fabrics, Kona Gold and Kona Pickle.

Austin House_pickle_detail_Carolyn Friedlander

I made this one prior to QuiltCon. It’s blue and very griddy. Fabrics are Doe, Architextures, some ginghams and Kona Astral.

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My very red/orange version…

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featuring Doe, Doe Wide, more ginghams, Botanics and Architextures.

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In my most recent version, I got the bright idea to use some swiss dots (my new favorite!) for the binding. This will definitely be happening again. So nice.

Austin house_swiss dot binding_carolyn friedlander

(By the way, for those of you in the Los Angeles/Ventura area, I’ll be teaching this class again in July at SuperBuzzy.)

#austinhousequilt

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Collaboration with Patchwork Threads.

 

Carolyn Friedlander and Patchwork Threads colaboration_2

 

I’ve been really excited about my collaboration with Patchwork Threads, which was just announced at QuiltCon. I’ve always admired their work, and I really enjoy seeing everyone sporting their shirts. So, after some discussion and many sketches, we arrived at two new designs.

 

First, savor it.

 

Carolyn Friedlander and Patchwork Threads colaboration_savor_3

 

There’s a bit of a reference to my book, but more than that, it’s intended to speak to what’s become a mantra for me (and I think many others) these days. It doesn’t matter what we choose to do, what matters is that we are thoughtful and enjoy doing it. It’s a good reminder, and one that we can apply to many things.

 

For that reason, I wanted the message to be a bit bold, but there’s also a little textural pizzazz…

 

Carolyn Friedlander and Patchwork Threads colaboration_savor_5

 

I really like how the color came out. It’s a white graphic on a deep blue, organic v-neck. I’ve already imagined many outfits with this one…

 

The other shirt is a sketch taken from a new little houses design that debuted at QuiltCon. I only did a limited release of the pattern in Austin, but you can stay tuned for it to be released for real in my pattern line this spring.

 

Carolyn Friedlander and Patchwork Threads colaboration_house_2

 

This shirt features a hip little house with plenty of grids and hand-drawn realness. The graphic is a warm and wonderful flame-orange color on a natural, organic crew-neck tee.

 

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Plus, it’s signed…making it super personal.

 

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Thank you so much, Patchwork Threads for a fun collaboration!

 

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Both shirts are already available (here and here), and I can’t wait to see how you guys wear them!

 

Carolyn Friedlander and Patchwork Threads colaboration_3

 

 

#patchworkthreads

#savoreachstitch

 

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Post QuiltCon update.

Somehow it’s March…

Is anyone else with me in wondering where February went? (And I guess January too, for that matter.)

 

I’m back and mostly recovered from QuiltCon. It was so much fun…but also a pretty full schedule for me. I kind of did what they tell you not to do, which is to over schedule yourself so that you have no time to actually take it in. In fact, as I look through my photos from the event, I realize that I hardly took any…oops!

 

But honestly, it was really great getting to work with so many amazing students, and it was probably safer not to have too much time to wander the vendor hall…that place was dangerous!

 

Here are some of the things I did manage to capture.

 

Day 1: My Austin Houses class.

 

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Day 2: My Emphasis class from Savor Each Stitch.

 

Emphasis at QuiltCon_1_carolyn friedlander

 

Emphasis at QuiltCon_2_carolyn friedlander

 

Not sure what happened to either of my night classes…or what happened on Day 3, but on Day 4 was my Aerial Grove class (also from Savor Each Stitch), and my students pretty much rocked it.

 

Aerial Grove at QuiltCon 2015_Carolyn Friedlander

 

I also ran into my friend, Kim. I always love seeing her and her stuff.

 

Kim Eichler Messmer at QuiltCon 2015

 

Plus, we matched.

 

Kim Eichler Messmer and Carolyn Friedlander at QuiltCon 2015

 

My new collaboration with Patchwork Threads also launched at QuiltCon. I’m so excited about these shirts! Stay tuned for a proper blog post soon.

 

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Otherwise, I think I’ll continue to troll the #QuiltCon hashtag to see what else happened at the show. If you were there (in person or via social media stalking) what was your favorite part?

 

 

 

 

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