A new Collection quilt.

scrappy collection quilt_carolyn friedlander

Spoiler Alert: I’ve been on a making binge lately.

In all ways and with all things.

Does that ever happen to you?

A few weeks ago, I looked in to my closet and felt completely sick of everything in there…a feeling that instantly filled me with the desire and urge to make a ton of new clothes. Totally reasonable, right?

Eh, maybe not, but sometimes I think it is important to cave in to some urges–within reason, of course. The clothing thing was partly fueled by the stack of fabrics I’d accumulated over the last several months that had been giving me the stare-down, coupled with my wanting to try out some new patterns. Little by little, I’ve been able to tackle quite a few of them over the last few weeks. (More to come on those soon…)

It’s not as if garments have been my only weakness. Like I mentioned, my desire to make has been spilling over in to all genres. I’ve had quilts on my mind, and at the top of that list is a new Collection quilt made with any and everything from my stash. All along, I’d imagined another version that would be a celebration of scrappy, as well as reaffirming that having a stash can be justified. The picture above is a snippet of that.

As of this past weekend, I now have everything cut out and over half of the appliqué complete. It’s one of those projects where I could easily work on it all day and everyday until the binding is attached, but sadly, life, work and other things get in the way. Like the version of Collection that’s on the pattern cover, it’s one of those projects where I’m having so much fun at each step, and I can’t wait to see how it turns out. The added fun for this one is that it’s totally for me, so I don’t have to worry about keeping any of it secret. So, stay tuned to watch it grow.


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6 Responses to A new Collection quilt.

  1. jodi July 9, 2015 at 10:33 am #

    This looks so fun, and I love the color combo of blues and golds. looking forward to seeing more of the clothes-making, too.

  2. Rachel at Stitched in Color July 11, 2015 at 3:57 pm #

    oh, my! It would be such fun to see this one develop bit by bit!

  3. Denise Eichel October 28, 2018 at 4:09 pm #

    Is it still possible to get this pattern?

    • carolyn friedlander November 20, 2018 at 2:55 pm #

      Hi Denise! Absolutely! You can find a copy at shops like Hawthorne Threads (here). Happy sewing!


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