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Doe Shirts Quilt.

Doe clothes week?

Yep, I think so.

For this next week, I’ll be recapping some wearables or (in today’s case) clothing-inspired projects which use Doe.

 

Today’s featured project is Shirts!

(Exclamation point included because there’s nothing subtle or hidden about the inspiration–or enthusiasm–for this project.)

 

doe shirts quilt_carolyn friedlander

 

I think that fabric is fun and so is piecing. Mix the two together with a novel block design, and it’s got good times written all over it. This is probably why I’ve made so many Shirts blocks and projects since releasing the pattern 2 years ago. It’s certainly become one of my go-tos.

 

This version uses Doe and the coordinating Konas. I enjoyed making it because this type of project is always a good way for me to familiarize myself with the collection. I like figuring out how the different pieces in the collection can mix, as well as dreaming up what type of crazy wardrobe I can make.

 

Unfortunately, I forgot to take a good picture of this project before Market, and the project is now traveling to different trunk shows, so above is only a shot of the project pre-quilted, but I do have this shot from the booth. I ended up quilting it with some big stitch in many different colors.

 

Shirts quilt in Doe fabric_Carolyn Friedlander

 

It’s also been fun to see and participate in the All Shirts Swap hosted by May Chappell. Stay tuned to her blog for an announcement about something new coming up soon…

 

 

#doeclothes

#shirtsquilt

#doefabric

#doevember

 

 

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Modern Sewciety and an extra hour.

First, it was such a pleasure being on Modern Sewciety this week. You can find the Podcast here. carolyn podccast art

Stephanie was easy to chat with, and I really hope to get a chance to catch up with her one of these days since she’s a Florida girl as well.

 

While we were chatting she asked what I work on when I’ve got an extra hour, which got me thinking. What I realized is that some of my favorite projects are those that I can slip into extra pockets of time. That point was well proven this weekend when I had a couple extra hours and found myself making up some Shirts.

 

shirts quilt blocks_carolyn friedlander

This pattern lends itself well to that, and I’ve made it very easy to do so. I keep a box specifically for these guys with extra templates and fabric ready to go. Whenever I’ve got some extra time, all I have to do is pull it out and start sewing. Many times a little bit of this does a whole lot of good.

shirts quilt box_carolyn friedlander

 

Other “extra hour” projects include…

 

+ Any slow sewing and definitely endless amounts of Alturas blocks

 

+ the Single Girl

 

+ Green Tea and Sweet Beans

 

green tea and sweet beans_carolyn friedlander

 

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+ Candy Coated

 

candy coated_carolyn friedlander

 

+ And then there are always future projects to plan for when the mood strikes…

 

project planning_carolyn friedlander

This pile sat on my floor for an embarrassing long time while I was finishing up the projects for my book. The pull is now taking shape as another extra hour project from one of the patterns in my new book. Maybe it’s strange, but this was the first thing I wanted to dive into after finishing all the book projects.

That’s probably a good thing.

 

What’s your favorite project for filling pockets of time?

 

blue shirt quilt block_carolyn friedlander

 

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Happy Labor Day.

golden shirts_carolyn friedlander

I’m not taking much time off today, but I did start the day off by finishing up this lil guy for fun. And I’m very lucky that I can usually find “work” to do that is sewing related. Today I will try to stick mostly to that instead of the pattern writing and editing that will be resuming tomorrow.

Happy Labor Day to you!

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