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Wholecloth Quilting Project on Creative Bug.

My latest class, Wholecloth Quilting is now live on Creative Bug.

Wholecloth Quiltling . Carolyn Friedlander

In this class, we play around with a little bit of everything–walking foot quilting, free motion quilting, hand quilting and hand tying. It’s basically an overview of all of my favorite quilting techniques.

Wholecloth Quiltling . Carolyn Friedlander

Quilting is one of my favorite parts of the process because of the texture, color and detail that you can add to your project. It’s just so much fun!

Wholecloth Quiltling . Carolyn Friedlander

Head over here to check out the class.

Happy wholecloth quilting!

Wholecloth Quiltling . Carolyn Friedlander

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Creative Bug BOM Trudy.

It’s time to meet the newest and final member of my 2016 contribution to the Creative Bug BOM, Trudy.

BOM Trudy . Carolyn Friedlander

She’s fairly simple, but also adventurous and adaptable based on your fabric choices and how you decide to use them.

BOM Trudy . Carolyn Friedlander

If you’re in the mood to fussy cut or explore pairings of your favorite fabrics–small and/or large-scale, this is a great way to use the design. I used the same fabric for both circles in the navy and gold versions above, but then I employed 3 fabrics in the pale pink and khaki block.

I liked the idea of using a larger, focal fabric in the center and then a different print to frame it. After completing this pink one, I felt the urge to make a bunch more in similar shades and a mix of prints. I thought (and still think!) it would make a lovely wall hanging or baby quilt.

BOM Trudy . Carolyn Friedlander

The gentle outer and inner curves make this block is a perfect place to start if you’re new to needle-turn appliqué, and the various ways to explore fabric make it enticing to anyone familiar or unfamiliar with the technique.

Here’s a link to BOM Trudy on Creative Bug.

Happy sewing!

BOM Trudy . Carolyn Friedlander

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Howard Block on Creative Bug.

Have you been following the Block-Of-The-Month series on Creative Bug? Well, it’s time for another block from me. Meet my Howard block.

Howard Block on Creative Bug . Carolyn Friedlander

It’s a somewhat speedy, architecturally-inspired block that is fun to whip up. I mixed and matched some of my prints from architextures and doe, but I can see things changed up in many different ways. In this class, you’ll learn how easy it is to paper piece this guy, and I’ll bet you can get a few whipped out easily in an afternoon.

So what do you think?

Happy Howard making!

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