Best of 2014 + a giveaway.

What a year.

Here are some highlights as I look back.


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Thank you so much for your support! Seriously. I can’t tell you how touching/wonderful/exciting it has been to read your comments, see your projects, and meet you at events. Because of that, I thought that it would be fun to wrap things up with some giveaways from the year. Here’s what we’ve got:


+ Post quilt pattern

+ Totem quilt pattern

+ a copy of Savor Each Stitch

+ Doe fat quarter bundle

+ Nest Egg tote quilt pattern

+ Catenary quilt pattern

+ Outhouse quilt pattern

+ 1 yard of Kona pickle (just because I like it so much, and it was new this year too!)


2014 carolyn friedlander patterns fabric and book


To enter, leave a comment in this post sharing your own favorite project or moment from 2014. I’ll randomly pull winners for each item listed above at noon EST on January 1, 2015.




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383 Responses to Best of 2014 + a giveaway.

  1. Bluework December 29, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

    Hi Carolyn all the best for 2015. My favorite moment: Doe arriving here in Europe, First of all, sewing a tiny pincusion, when the kids where in bed. 🙂

  2. Karen Ann December 29, 2014 at 1:55 pm #

    Awesome giveaway! I’m most proud of the fact that I tackeled my fear of curved sewing and made a pickledish mini quilt. I need more practice, but not bad for my first attempt. Blessings in 2015!!

  3. Kristin December 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

    Oh my goodness, what a fabulous giveaway! My favorite moment(s) this year would have to be taking photos of my new daughter on top of her baby quilt every week. I finished the quilt at the end of 2013, but she was born in Feb 2014. It’s been so fun to watch her take up more and more of the quilt, and it’s extra special because it was the first quilt I made!

  4. Sogol December 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

    Happiest of New Year’s and may 2015 be even more successful for you! My favorite part was Savor Each Stitch, I had it on my wishlist but didn’t end up receiving it so hopefully I win this thing! Cheers!

  5. becky feuerstein December 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm #

    My favorite project of 2014 is a baby quilt I made for a friend who waited very long for her baby. Thanks so much for this chance!

  6. Jennifer December 29, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

    I love your quilt pattern that looks like sunshines. I can’t wait to try it – and to see what you come up with next year.

  7. Sogol December 29, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

    Merry New Year! My favorite part was the release of Savor Each Stitch

  8. audrey December 29, 2014 at 1:57 pm #

    What a lovely wrap up for the year! My favorite project was taking three large vintage basket blocks and making them into a table runner for our dining room table. I love the way the big stitch quilting brings them into the here and now.:)

  9. Melissa Quinn December 29, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    My Boy Crazy baby quilt. First quilt I made that did not explode in the washing machine. The seams are simple, but regardless, I’m calling it a win.

  10. Megan Coarse December 29, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    My favorite project this year was the science fair pattern by jaybird quilts using the botanics fabric. It was the first project I made for my very supportive and deserving husband.

  11. Holly December 29, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    What a great giveaway! My favorite project moment was the couple of group projects I was a part of in 2014 – bringing together many hands to make light work for a quilt-surprise for friends in need of something new to snuggle.

  12. Rachael mcgill December 29, 2014 at 1:58 pm #

    My favourite moment this year has been hearing from a long lost friend and sending her a quilt made with all my favourite fabrics for her and her son in snuggle up in 🙂 waiting now for my preorder of doe 🙂

  13. Trinia December 29, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

    Favorite moment was seeing my husbands reaction to the quilt I finished for him….I started it 10 years ago on his first deployment and finished it during what we hope was his last!

  14. Cheryl December 29, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

    My favorite finish turned out to be the quilt I gave my nephew for christmas. Not my favorite or best I’ve ever done but he was SO excited that it made it all worth it!

  15. Kristen December 29, 2014 at 1:59 pm #

    This year I loved making a quilt for my sister in law for her first year of college.

  16. Jayne kirkwood December 29, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    My best moment is finding out my best friend is having a baby after lots of problems for her in the last few years.She has dealt with so much-loss of her mum,an early pregnancy and also a job.My best projects have been baby quilts-one for a boy one for a girl and a neutral.Cant wait to meet the baby in January!

  17. kimberly December 29, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    I’m glad I was able to make my mom and husband a quilt this year and hoping to finish one for my sister soon too! Also really looking forward to Quilt COn! Happy new Year! & thanks for a chance to win. 🙂

  18. jennifer December 29, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    Best project was certainly teaming up with my 3-year old daughter to make those rice-warmer things for her grandmas. She was so proud!

  19. Jenny December 29, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    I think my favorite project was the last one I finished: the log cabin wreath from Quilt Now magazine (which has some of my fav Architextures and Botanics prints!). thanks!

  20. Giedra Bowser December 29, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    My fav finish of the year was my ig mini quilt. It helped boost my confidence in quilting.

  21. Jess @ Quilty Habit December 29, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    My favorite moment was teaching my first quilting class! Thanks for a great giveaway and for sharing your awesome talent with us. 🙂

  22. Marci Warren-Elmer December 29, 2014 at 2:04 pm #

    My favorite quilt of 2014 was an “easy” travel quilt that I worked on whenever I sewed with friends. It logged many miles and went to several retreats. I started it with the intention of keeping it for myself as it had the first fabric collection I ever purchased in it. In the end I gave it to my Mom for Christmas and it was the best part of my holiday to give her something with so many happy memories.

  23. Erin December 29, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

    Thanks for the chance! My favorite project of 2014 was finishing up my scrappy trip quilt. That thing was a beast!! xx

  24. Emily December 29, 2014 at 2:05 pm #

    I didn’t sew or quilt as much this year, but I went crazy knitting. My favorite project is always whatever I’m currently working on. I think my favorite project/moments of 2015 will be Quiltcon!

  25. Sarah Huechteman December 29, 2014 at 2:07 pm #

    My favorite from 2014, was attending Quilt Market and seeing all of the upcoming fabrics and patterns! Yours are always inspiring! Thanks for the giveaway!

  26. Kathy Schwager December 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm #

    My favorite moment this year was when my FQ bundle of Doe arrived in the mail. I love it soooo much! I haven’t decided for sure what to do with it, but I am thinking about using some of it in “Autumn Flight” from the new book, “Scraps, Inc.” My favorite finished project for the year was a joint effort with my granddaughter — a quilt for her newly painted bedroom.

  27. Amy Southerland December 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm #

    Congrats on a beautiful year Carolyn! A highlight was taking your Olive workshop! I am most proud of my improvements in sewing this year. I became much more comfortable with paperpiecing and was successful with sewing curves and hand quilting!

  28. Ashley December 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm #

    You’ve had quite the year, Carolyn! So many lovely creations! My favorite moments are finally completing my architecture license so I have more free time to sew! 🙂

  29. Katy Dennison December 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm #

    My favorite project this year was a simple plus baby quilt I made for a close friend. I started sewing so that I could give quilt away and the baby ones are extra special. Congrats to you on becoming an aunt! I love the quilt you made for your niece!

  30. mary December 29, 2014 at 2:09 pm #

    Congratulations on a brilliant year! My favourite project of the year was my Supertote using a paper pieced typewriter!

  31. Astrid December 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm #

    What a year! Each of your projects is fresher and more inspiring than the last! My own favourite project of the year was an orange, red and pink version of the Fancy Fox quilt — so well loved by my family!

  32. Katy December 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm #

    Wow, what a generous giveaway, thank you!

    My favourite moment was attending Spring Market for the first time – I loved your booth too 🙂

  33. Laura C December 29, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    I had a big quilty year, and I also turned into a Real Knitter, and I made my very first, very fitted, perfectly-inserted zipper dress, too. I think my favorite project was a Snake Trail quilt I made using Denyse Schmidt’s pattern, and my favorite moment either signing up for QuiltCon or taking your Facing East class. (Yikes I need to choose some fabrics and make a quilt with that pattern!) you have had a great year, Carolyn. Thank you for your fabrics, patterns, and constant inspiration!

  34. Emily December 29, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    My favorite project was a quilt top using a lot of curved seems. It was a great challenge.

  35. Kathy Nadel December 29, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    2014 was a rough year, but it did have some very good moments… My favorite moments have been watching as my sons grow into good and thoughtful young men, and I’m excited to learn to FMQ on my new (vintage) singer!!

  36. Carmen Christian December 29, 2014 at 2:13 pm #

    My fav quilting moment of the year was making my husband his own quilt. I had to sneak working on it so it would be a surprise and it was! I am ordering some Doe today and can’t wait to make myself the Trail Tote out of it. Also really enjoy your new book. I have all of your collections once I get my hands on Doe 🙂

  37. Melissa Kirk December 29, 2014 at 2:14 pm #

    What a great giveaway! I’m pretty proud of learning how to free motion quilt really well this year. I also have my first pattern coming out, but I guess since it’s not out yet that doesn’t count for this year.

  38. becky m December 29, 2014 at 2:16 pm #

    My favorite project of mine was a wedding quilt I made out of a quick curve ruler pattern. It turned out beautifully and really let me get comfortable with curves. 2015 will be the year of the curved quilt for me!

  39. Jessica December 29, 2014 at 2:18 pm #

    My best moment was going back to school!!

  40. Mary Ann December 29, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    My favorite crafting moment this year was finishing the first quilt that I designed myself! Excited for Doe!

  41. mary mcclellan December 29, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    I made two pillows using the Park pattern. I see them everyday and love them more and more.

  42. Carla December 29, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    My favorite was definitely the AMH feather pattern twin size quilt I made my niece for her birthday. Thank you for the giveaway. Such gorgeous things to win. 🙂

  43. Jane Olley December 29, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    My favourite moment from 2014 was refinding my love of sewing. Since then I have loved & had huge pride in every project I’ve done, from simple cushion covers to an EPP lap quilt. Thank you for this opportunity. Happy New Year!

  44. Brianna December 29, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    Your 2014 are so inspiring!
    My favorite project was completing my first garment project in years – a Tiny Pocket Tank that actually fits and that I will actually wear. The other most memorable project of 2014 was finally finishing a baby quilt that I started for my niece when she was born 1.5 years ago. She’s more of a toddler than a baby now, but at least the quilt is finished.

  45. Jane Gerts December 29, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    My favorite moment of 2014 was the birth of my daughter. But quilting and sewing should be also named among 2014 revelations, since previously I considered myself as non-needle person. Nevertheless now I’m enjoying every moment with my sewing machine and my first quilt-project was a gingam quilt for my daughter.

  46. Jennifer Rossotti December 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    This year was my most productive ever. It’s so hard to chose a favorite project. If I had to choose I’d pick a navajo inspired baby quilt I made for my daughter. It still needs binding but it’s handquilted and I absolutely love it. I have been coveting Savor Each Stitch. I would love a copy of that book.

  47. Holly Hughes December 29, 2014 at 2:26 pm #

    My favorite project was the quilt I made and entered for QuiltCon! It was so liberating to create something I loved and see it come together so organically. It may not win any prizes, but it is my favorite thing I’ve made all year so I already couldn’t be more happy with it!

  48. Sarah December 29, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    A had a few but I made several staple dresses this year which was a nice venture into garment sewing for me as I didn’t even touch my seamripper!

  49. Joellen Kemper December 29, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

    Hello! This is such a nice give-away! My favorite project for this past year was a set of three pieced/quilted cabinet panels that I made to go in my dad’s clockmaking workshop this year. Thank you for this opportunity 🙂

  50. Kate W December 29, 2014 at 2:31 pm #

    I think my favorite project this year was my first quilt (for a friend who’s having a baby), or maybe my Odette Dress. I have some fabric ready for a Shirts quilt in 2015!

  51. Jessee M December 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    My absolute favorite project I made this year was a geranium dress for my daughter made out of a dark gray chambray and printed with white trees on the bottom. I love making pillows and quilts, but there’s something even more special about seeing something I’ve made on someone I love!!!

  52. Sash December 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm #

    My favourite project is a table runner I made with using tiny EPP hexagons. My fave project of yours is that sofa you reupholstered for quilt market, I want to make one like that too one day!

  53. Penny Gold December 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm #

    A high point was getting two quilts accepted into QuiltCon. My favorite project was a crib size version of your Focal pattern.

  54. Tricia December 29, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    What a sweet giveaway! My favorite project this year was a log cabin quilt.

  55. Karina Kayes December 29, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    What an amazing giveaway, thank you Carolyn. My favourite from 2014 was finding two very adorable Featherweight sewing machines at really good prices – a 221 & a 222. Lucky indeed. My love of sewing has grown more this year, sewing for 40 odd years and I can’t imagine life without sewing – it’s saved my sanity in what has been a very difficult year.

  56. Elizabeth December 29, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    My favorite project this year has been the EPP quilt I’ve been steadily working on. I try to put in at least a few stitches every day and I’m amazed at the progress! It’s not done yet, but it’s coming along at a much faster rate than my other WIPs 🙂

  57. Anne December 29, 2014 at 2:35 pm #

    My favorite sewing moment of 2014 was creating two quilts with a friend (artist) going through Cancer treatments. We picked two related patterns that we liked, she drew and designed the fabric, we had it printed, and then I sewed the quilts. We each have one quilt now, and she is healthy again!

  58. Cheri December 29, 2014 at 2:36 pm #

    What a great giveaway!! My best of 2014 are all the friends that I have made on Instagram and the wonderful swaps I participated in.

  59. Michelle December 29, 2014 at 2:37 pm #

    What a wonderful year and giveaway! My favorite project from 2014 was making my first grandchild a Peace Baby quilt using my sister’s pattern 🙂 Thanks for the chance to win! Hope you have a great 2015!!!

  60. Lisa December 29, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    This has to be the best giveaway of the year! My best project this year had to be doing the tula pink 100 blocks, I had never done anything like that before! Best moment was visiting my sister and fabric shopping and findint the “local” quilt pattern, now if I could only find some architexture fabrics!!! My goal for 2015 is to tackle that quilt…I love the pattern.
    Thanks for the chance!

  61. Wendy December 29, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    My favourite project this year was actually your social tote. I found it a challenge but once I got my head around it I went on and made a second one. Both were given away as Christmas presents- my Mum and best friend are thrilled with them. I see another one for myself happening in the near future

  62. Dannielle G. December 29, 2014 at 2:38 pm #

    My favorite project this year was a baby quilt for my first baby boy, Henry. I love hand quilting and worked on it here and there between sewing bibs, quilting a diaper bag and endless other projects. Sewing definitely played a large part in fulfilling my nesting instincts before baby!

  63. Ann December 29, 2014 at 2:39 pm #

    This year I learned paper piecing and have started to find my own style in sewing!

  64. Melissa H December 29, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    Great moment in 2014 – going to the quilt market for the first time. What a blast

  65. Tammy Triglianos December 29, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    awesome giveaway! I don’t know if I can choose a favorite…but I looooved Grove which was my first paper piecing and now I’m hooked…thank you!

  66. Tiffany December 29, 2014 at 2:45 pm #

    What a beautiful year! I had a lot of wonderful personal wake-up calls this year, and am really excited about the path ahead. One of my favorite inspirational days this year was the Bok Tower meet up, because I met such great quilty friends and was introduced to the amazing world of Instagram! (I know, I know, I was in the dark ages before then!). Cheers to 2015!

  67. Cristy December 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    My favorite project of this year was breaking out of my “square quilt” comfort zone and into a herringbone pattern for a baby quilt. It helped build my confidence and now I’m trying out English paper piecing 🙂 happy new year!

  68. Renee December 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    My favorite event of 2014 was reviving my interest in quilting and discovering your incredible fabric collections.

  69. Jen December 29, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    My favorite sewing project this year was making potholders as my go to gift this year! Everyone was so excited to have nice looking fabric for their potholders rather than the kitchy department store potholders.

  70. Leanne December 29, 2014 at 2:49 pm #

    What a beautiful year you had and thank you for such a lovely giveaway. I had many favourite quilting moments, one of which was meeting you and other online friends at Sewdown Nashville.

  71. Susan Strong December 29, 2014 at 2:50 pm #

    My favourite moment was seeing a quilt I designed published in a magazine. Thanks for the giveaway. I love Doe!

  72. Sonya December 29, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    All the best for 2015 CF! My favorite sewing memory if the year was making a 50″ Dresden plate quilt for my sister. I gave her the quilt for Christmas. She loved it so much she cried. Giving the items I’ve made to people I love is one of the best part of making handmade for me.

  73. Becca December 29, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    I think that my favourite projects this year came after I discovered how much I could do with a walking foot when I just slowed down and took my time. As a result I started quilting local neighbourhood maps and I just love the whole process.

    I would love to win any of these generous giveaway items. I already have a few, but would gladly gift extras to share the love. I’ve started a couple versions of your Catenary quilt this past week (a baby quilt and a mini at 50%) and was just thinking that a bit of Kona Pickle would be perfect to round out the colours I’ve already prepped.

    Thank you for all of the inspiration in 2014. I can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring.

  74. many_worlds December 29, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    What an amazing giveaway! (I love that pickle!)

    I just had my favorite moment last week–giving my friend and her husband their wedding quilt (2.5 years late) with my fiancé, who I met at their wedding!

  75. Mary Jaworski December 29, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    I joined a quilt guild, favorite project- service projects we did.
    Thank you for the giveaway. All the best in 2015.

  76. Lia December 29, 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    My own favorite project is the quilt I made for my son just before he was born. It’s a simple patchwork quilt with all my favorite fabrics. I love how the color pallet turned out and your botanics fabrics really helped me decide on that and arrange the fabrics. I wish I didn’t make it so small because now he’s too big for it, maybe it will become a pillow cover one day…
    Thank you for the chance to win!
    *-*Happy 2015*-*

  77. Erin Fetterly December 29, 2014 at 2:54 pm #

    This was a big year for me as it was the year I caught the quilting bug. From my first quilt through my 10th finish, it was such a fun year and I’m so thrilled I found such a rewarding and inspiring hobby. Despite all of my improvements in technique, colour picking, design, etc., my first quilt I made (for my son’s 2nd birthday) is still my favourite because it was my beginning, and made with so much love (and so many errors ;)). And Doe is by far my favourite fabric collection so far. I’m so glad I didn’t miss it!

  78. Kat Scott December 29, 2014 at 3:00 pm #

    My favorite moments in 2014… the birth of my 2nd grandson… the birth of my best friend’s 1st grandson… and making quilts for both babies! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for 2015!

  79. Rachel Booth December 29, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    Wow! What a generous giveaway!

    Most if my favorite moments this year have been more family focused- buying our first house, getting pregnant with our second baby. But my favorite sewing moments this year were finishing my Christmas sampler quilt from two years ago and making my first pair of pants!

  80. Sarah M December 29, 2014 at 3:02 pm #

    My favorite project this year was when I made this cute little drawstring purse for my niece for Christmas!

  81. judy Cooper December 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    One of my favorite moments was in Chicago this summer. My granddaughter helped me finish her Wonky Houses Advent Calendar Wall Hanging. Also receiving a quilt from my sister this Christmas.

  82. A. Luangrath December 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm #

    I love your book and all the patterns in it. Excited for Doe and to finish my circle lattice quilt. Thank you!

  83. Elizabeth T December 29, 2014 at 3:05 pm #

    Congratulations on a fantastic year and for a wonderful giveaway! I cannot wait to see what you release in 2015 (I am hoping for some crosshatch in the original Architextures palette – especially the raspberry color)! My favorite moments of 2014 is the constant growing I did as a sewer as a result of the Modern Instabee that I hesitantly jumped into in January. Sewing for others has expanded my confidence with color and technique.

  84. Natalie December 29, 2014 at 3:06 pm #

    I think this year my favorite moment was in August. I’d signed up for a few BOMs as a way to push myself and as I assembled one of my blocks I realized that and difficult as the block was, I GOT IT. I was no longer afraid of the patterns and that I wasn’t a “beginner quilter”. That after all these teas I actually have developed my skills enough to be very confident even with challenging blocks. I had just hadn’t changed my self-perception. That was a huge moment and a complete game changer.

  85. Colette Moscrop December 29, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    You’ve certainly had a wonderful year, thanks for the giveaway. My favourite project this year has been working on quilts for my girls, they’re still not finished, but I’m enjoying every minute of the hand quilting on them. I have my eye on Doe for my next project… as soon as these two are finished!

  86. brianne December 29, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    Happy New Year, Carolyn! Thank you for designing such amazing fabrics. My favorite moment of 2014 was when my husband accepted his new job. So grateful for everything this year, but that tops my moments list.

  87. Hilde December 29, 2014 at 3:08 pm #

    I wasn’t able to sew as much as I would have liked this year, but I managed to make my kids a flannel quilt, with matching pijama’s, that was my favorite project of 2014…and now I’m working on a quilt for my mom and dad, they will be maried for 40 years, plus they’ll both turn 65 in 2015…using your Architextures and Botanics fabrics, that’s gonna be my favorite project of 2015 for sure!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  88. Molly Isenbarger December 29, 2014 at 3:11 pm #

    A few of my favorite moments this year: officially launching my own craft brand, setting up my first studio room in our new home, joining my local Modern Quilt Guild, and making my first Etsy sale. My favorite project (still ongoing) is a trio of red and white quilts exploring log cabin designs from traditional to modern.

  89. Michelle December 29, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    Thanks for the great giveaway! My favorite project this year was the quilt I made for my mom. Every aspect of it reminded me of her in some way. I can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring!

  90. Katherine D December 29, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    Thank you for sharing more of your project pictures toward the end of the year – it’s inspiring to see what you’ve been working on. My favorite project from 2014 was finishing my first quilt! Looking forward to more quilting in 2015. Best!

  91. Samantha December 29, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    Finding your booth and then your book at Spring Quilt Market was a blissful moment for you. I spent the whole plane ride home studying (!), and ‘Savor’ing the whole thing….

  92. Hannah jane Rogers December 29, 2014 at 3:16 pm #

    What a lovely giveaway! I wish you a wonderful new year and hope you have much continued success for 2015! My favourite moments of 2014 were stitching lots of handmade things for my wedding in July including hand printing 100 homemade napkins with my own design and sewing my husband 10 new handmade bow ties for our first Christmas together as husband and wife!! Enjoy the rest of the festive period!

  93. Georgie December 29, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    My favourite project this year was finishing the Good Fortune quilt. It was on my list for years. Love your blog and I can’t wait to use some of your Doe line.

  94. Kate Linde December 29, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    My favorite sewing moments for 2014 was the beautiful new Pfaff my husband have me for Valentine’s Day, and the serving was to quilt my first full size quilt myself on it. 🙂

  95. Melissa Lister December 29, 2014 at 3:18 pm #

    What a generous giveaway! My favorite moment this year was using a long-arm for the first time. And now I want one of my own unfortunately!

  96. Rebecca December 29, 2014 at 3:19 pm #

    I walked into my LQS Gather Here in Cambridge MA in February 2014 and saw a display of Botanics and took a picture and sent it to my now husband bc I had found our wedding color scheme. I made 200 yards of bunting from a selection from Botanics and a few Lizzy House prints and it totally transformed the tent we where had our wedding reception. My project for 2015 is to deconstruct the bunting and create a wedding quilt.

  97. Gayle December 29, 2014 at 3:23 pm #

    Thanks for a chance! My favorite finish was a quilt I made for my dad & mom. Even though it did not read as my type of fabric or pattern it was fun from the first cut to the last stitch.

  98. Lindsey December 29, 2014 at 3:24 pm #

    2014 is the year my quilting really started to grow! I have made a few quilts for friends and it’s so exciting learning new techniques and letting my skills develop! Can’t wait to see what 2025 brings.

  99. Karen December 29, 2014 at 3:26 pm #

    My favorite moment was making a quilt with Botanics for my mother-in-law for Christmas. She flew here to Colorado, from West Palm Beach, Florida and when she opened her package she exclaimed, ‘Oooh, perfect! Reminds me of the Florida seas and sunsets!’ Success!

  100. melissa December 29, 2014 at 3:28 pm #

    A favorite moment this year was taking your class in Winston Salem in August. What treat to meet you! Also – It was my first class ever, something new for me in 2014.

  101. HappyLinaLondon December 29, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

    Beautiful ! I just received my Charm square pack of Doe the other day – very exciting to choose which ones to order more of (after I’ve made a mini quilt with the charm squares of course!) My favourite sewing moment of 2014 was finishing my first ever blouse that actually FITTED properly across the chest. A Colette Patterns Violet in a Liberty print.

  102. Kerry December 29, 2014 at 3:31 pm #

    I enjoyed reading your book on the plane ride home from May ’14 market. I was reminded often of many ideas I had years ago, but thought they wouldn’t fit into the “quilting world”. Your book was proof that they do. I’ll be spending 2015 chasing those old ideas. I love your style and aesthetic, and my husband does too, so I would love to make him a quilt that I know he would truly appreciate. kg

  103. Sara December 29, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

    Going to Sew Down in Nashville was definitely a favorite moment & my favorite project was finally finishing up a free pieced wall hanging with a photo printed via Spoonflower that inspired the color scheme (it had been started in 2013 and was supposed to be a Xmas present last year, but finally was gifted this Xmas!)

  104. Susann December 29, 2014 at 3:35 pm #

    My most favourite moment was when I head that there is a reprint of Architextures 🙂
    Thanks so much!

  105. Elena Mielcarz Miller December 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm #

    Happy New Year to you Carolyn! This giveaway is fabulous! My fingers are crossed! I made a lot this year in which every project was a major learning experience. My favorite project this year was a scrappy strips throw quilt which I made for my couch. It’s the first quilt I completed that I was pleased with my sewing skills and measurements. It is made from cotton and linen fabrics mostly found at a fabric tag sale here in Connecticut with varying shades and tones of red, blue, gray, mustard and neutrals. I stepped out of my comfort zone of quilting straight lines and actually made beautiful crazy waves. It’s beautiful! All the best to you! Can’t wait to see what is in store for 2015!

  106. Lesley December 29, 2014 at 3:38 pm #

    Sew OK was my favorite moment(s) of 2014! It was the best sewing event I’ve ever been to. 🙂

  107. mel December 29, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    Favourite moment was seeing the results come back from a long arm quilter on my Meadows quilt. All the best for 2015!


  108. Julie December 29, 2014 at 3:41 pm #

    My favorite project this year – making a quilt for my newest grand baby!!

  109. Joy Wilson December 29, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

    Happy holidays to you too! Stumbled across your beautiful fabrics by chance at a local quilting shop, I was just finishing a triangle quilt and so happy to include some Doe in the binding. Can’t wait for more projects in 2015!

  110. Jasmine Travers-Charbonneau December 29, 2014 at 3:47 pm #

    I loved reading and trying projects from Savor Each Stitch, Patch work CiTY and Lucky Spool’s Guide to Modern Quilting.

  111. Darci December 29, 2014 at 3:48 pm #

    My favorite project this year was a fold over clutch. It was the first time I put in a zipper. i get lots of compliments on it and love carrying it when I go out on the town. In 2015 I plan to tackle my fear of sewing curves. Thanks for sharing so much beautiful inspiration.

  112. Elli December 29, 2014 at 3:49 pm #

    I think the highlight of the year was having my first stall at a local Christmas market selling my sewn goods – it was the first time I have sold something I made and the response was so positive. And I even got a couple if commissions out it! Well that and finishing my phd thesis…!

  113. Laura December 29, 2014 at 3:51 pm #

    My favorite projects were my daughter’s graduation quilt (graduating from med school!) and the AMH feather quilt I made her boyfriend.

  114. Jeanne December 29, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    I have had so many favorite projects this year many of which were milestone firsts so its hard to choose one. I upped my garment making skills, made my first quilt, and dabled in upholstery! Here’s to many new projects in 2015!

  115. Anne Simonot December 29, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    Oh my, very lovely giveaway prizes! I made a lot of nice things this year, but the quilt I just finished for my son’s girlfriend (his Xmas gift to her) probably topped the list. A purple (my least fave colour), gray, & white quilt in rectangles; designed by Judy Laquidara of Patchwork Times. It turned out beautifully!

  116. Erin December 29, 2014 at 3:52 pm #

    Making quilts for my new baby! Thanks for the giveaways.

  117. Zenna Nixon December 29, 2014 at 3:54 pm #

    Happy New Year! I started sewing in 2014. My favourite project was a crossover backed smock dress I made my daughter. It was the first pattern I followed and it gave me so much confidence to keep going and try new things. It was also an introduction to this amazing supportive sewing community. So many exciting sewing plans for 2015!

  118. Kim December 29, 2014 at 3:55 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway! My favourite project is my Rigel suede bomber jacket 🙂

  119. Leslie December 29, 2014 at 3:56 pm #

    My most favourite moments from 2014 were the reactions from my little one when I gave her something I sewed for her. It’s the best feeling ever!!

  120. Kitty Wilkin December 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    Congratulations on a great year! My greatest project from 2014 was making my first modern hexies mini quilt. It helped me decide that I need to sew with my own style sometimes even if the vast majority of projects are gifts. I’ve already begun making hexies for a version for myself using Botanics! I’m also excited that I’ve stuck consistently with my blog and have gained a good following on my blog & IG. Getting into the online quilting community has been wonderful!!

  121. Liz f December 29, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    Wow! You’ve had an amazing year! My favorite project this year was a heart quilt that I made for a dear friend who moved away.

  122. Veronica December 29, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    My favorite moment was meeting my quilting pen pal Jennifer this summer when I visited Fort Collins. We finally got to meet in person for the first time. She was just as wonderful and I imagined she would be. Thanks for the giveaway.

  123. Kara December 29, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    My moment was the arrival of my son in October! And my favorite item for him was an incredible house quilt my mother in law made for him!

  124. andi slusser December 29, 2014 at 4:05 pm #

    Happy New Year! A good quilting moment from the year happens to be my current one, in which I am anguishing over my sister’s third baby quilt. The other two were lovely and fun, but they were also awhile ago, and I’ve grown a lot as a designer since then, so now I want to make a quilt that “goes with” the first two, but isn’t completely disconnected from the quilter I am now. Overthinking it? YES. Is it worth it? I think so.

  125. Laura December 29, 2014 at 4:10 pm #

    Congrats on a great year! I made my 3-yr-old niece a QAYG bag that was the perfect size, got it to her on time, and she absolutely loved it and was obviously thrilled.

  126. Kim December 29, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    Congrats on a wonderful year! My fave quilt his year was one I went out of my safe zone and worked with colors and patterns I hadn’t tried before for a mini quilt swap, it was loved and also chosen for a magazine article. A fave highlight was finding out about you and your patterns,,,,I’m enjoying “slow sewing” the botanics at the moment. Thank you for a generous giveaway!

  127. Alicia December 29, 2014 at 4:12 pm #

    Thank you so much. My favorite project for 2014 is an Apple core quilt with lots of curves.

  128. Nicole bontemps December 29, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    I upgraded my machine in May and since then I’ve been determined to complete ALL the wips my old machine couldn’t handle. Love your fabric and designs

  129. cynthia December 29, 2014 at 4:15 pm #

    My favorite moment of the year was assembling an orphan block quilt from bits and pieces of thirty years of quilting–some blocks that never got assembled into a quilt, some blocks I just made to see how it was done, some surplus blocks from projects, some blocks that weren’t quite up to snuff so I had made replacements but kept the reject. Now I am hand quilting it–hope to have it finished by the end of January. Thanks for a great giveaway, and thanks for your incredible contribution to the quilting world through your patterns and fabric!

  130. Sarah Shulman December 29, 2014 at 4:19 pm #

    So many good things to choose from, but I’d have to say the weekend at Camp Stitchalot was among the top! Two great workshops, lots of new friends, sewing with old friends, and laughter. A great combination!

  131. Dionne Matthies-Buban December 29, 2014 at 4:23 pm #

    One of my favorite moments was seeing a quilt of mine professionally photographed. I was so pleased with both the journey, AND the destination!

  132. Jenelle December 29, 2014 at 4:31 pm #

    My favorite moments of the year were spent getting to know my new niece. Becoming an aunt was amazing! Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

  133. Abby December 29, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

    My favorite project in 2014 was a little crib quilt and hand-embroidered pillow for my friend’s newly adopted son. It’s so sweet to get to share a friend’s joy through a handcrafted keepsake.

  134. Jessica December 29, 2014 at 4:33 pm #

    My favorite quilt related moment of 2014 might have been receiving the email saying my “Typewriter No. 5” quilt has been accepted into QuiltCon 2015. 🙂

  135. Mara December 29, 2014 at 4:34 pm #

    I’m so proud that I made my family all of their Christmas gifts this year, hope I can do the same for next year.

  136. Jamie December 29, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

    My sewing highlight of 2014 was getting my new Juki!
    Thx for the generous giveaway. I would be so grateful to be the winner!

  137. Nicola December 29, 2014 at 4:36 pm #

    Love your fabrics so much. Making a marcellemedallion quilt was this years highlight !

  138. Lisa December 29, 2014 at 4:38 pm #

    Great giveaway! My favorite project was my marcel medallion. So happy to have finished it!

  139. Lea December 29, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

    Hi. My very favourite project was my first large quilt. I made it with botanics and learnt a couple of new skills including needle turn applique. I love a project that teaches me new things and needle turn applique is right up there with meditation for chilling out. Have a great 2015.

  140. patsy johnson December 29, 2014 at 4:39 pm #

    Happy New Year. My fav moment this year was curating a quilt show and having it exceed everyone’s expectations.

  141. Amorette December 29, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

    Mine was a ballerina doll i stitched up for my niece. I freehand drew the pattern and it came out lovely! Of course she needed some knit legwarmers too.

  142. Alia December 29, 2014 at 4:45 pm #

    I saw a cool spool quilt and sat down and figured out the pattern. This was so hard for me and still is. It turned out and I just love it. It’s hanging on my wall. I have to be the proudest of that!

  143. Tiffany Henry December 29, 2014 at 4:46 pm #

    My favorite quilt this year was for my father. It took me a while to finish but it was hand quilted and I fell in love with it. I’m super happy that I tackled my fear of hand quilting. I’m ready for the new year and to finish my 2014 projects!! Awesome giveaway. Thanks

  144. Anne December 29, 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    My fave project this year must be the place mats I make for my mum for Christmas … Or maybe the small lap quilt I made for myself. It’s hard to choose but those are my top 2. Thanks, awesome giveaway and I love your style.

  145. ana conceicao December 29, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

    Love all of your projects and fabric! My favorite sewing moment of 2014 was purl soho in new york! Always

  146. janet moilanen December 29, 2014 at 4:48 pm #

    My best project was a Botanics house warming quilt for my daughter and son-in-law for their first home. Can’t wait to see Doe!

  147. bee December 29, 2014 at 4:49 pm #

    my favorite moment was gifting Part One of the 2 Nancy Drew quilts I made to a friend! we video called call a lot and i made her wait to open the box until she called me so I could see her face!

  148. sarah December 29, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

    what a generous giveaway – thanks for the chance to win!

    my favorite part of 2014 was adopting a kitten and finally finishing a large picnic quilt that had been long forgotten in my closet.

  149. Vicki P December 29, 2014 at 4:57 pm #

    My favorite moment was between Thanksgiving and Christmas, when I switched from a long year of making large, labor-intensive quilts to a flurry of small, fun pillows for Christmas gifts. I got to experiment and play with colors and designs. A Christmas present to me!

  150. Sandra Woods December 29, 2014 at 5:03 pm #

    My favorite moment–just a few days ago–was realizing that my interests have changed and I made the decision to destash older, tired, and perfectly perfect fabrics that were no longer my style or preference. I gave them all to a friend, with the stipulation she could keep what she wanted and distribute the rest to her guild or charity. My only request was that she did not sell any of it. It was a big, big stash.
    I was starting to feel oppressed by the amount of fabric and feeling really overwhelmed. Now I can buy some new fabric to complement what I kept.
    Your fabric–of which I have a lot–and a lot of Konas–have me looking forward to a new year of making.

  151. Michelle elford December 29, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

    Ooh I really hope to win the fat quarter bundle! My favorite project this year was finishing my very first quilt! It was inspired by “the wedding quilt” on purl bee. So much fun! Thank you!!

  152. Beth December 29, 2014 at 5:05 pm #

    I have a few favourite projects and moments – learning to see a button down shirt, and hand sewing my first quilt were some highlights. It’s also been lovely finding a few more people like yourself who have a love for both architecture and stitching!

  153. Patty Fox December 29, 2014 at 5:08 pm #

    I rediscovered my happy place quilting this year and a wonderful part of that was discovering you as a talented artist.

  154. laura December 29, 2014 at 5:08 pm #

    i really enjoyed taking the facing east class with you when you came to the KCMQG.

    happy new year! xo

  155. Becky Greene December 29, 2014 at 5:08 pm #

    Congrats on such a wonderful year – I can’t wait to see what you make of 2015!! My favorite part of 2014 was getting a new job back in an elementary school. It feels so wonderful to be in a place where your talents are best utilized. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

  156. Gill December 29, 2014 at 5:10 pm #

    My personal highlight was watching my middle son graduate from university!

  157. Andrea December 29, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

    What a great giveaway! I’m super excited because 2014 was the year I found quilting. I’ve made three quilts this year and am so excited to learn and make more in 2015!

  158. Molly K December 29, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

    My favorite project was a mini quilt made of equilateral triangles in light aqua, yellow, pink, and off-white. It was quick and turned out so pretty. A just-for-fun project… Love those.

  159. Beth Curran December 29, 2014 at 5:15 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway! I am most proud of the quilts I made as gifts. They came out great and the people I gave them to treasure them!

  160. Sara December 29, 2014 at 5:19 pm #

    I enjoyed lots of hand stitching and tried my first needle-turned appliqué project this year, thanks to your lovely book. 🙂

  161. Dianne December 29, 2014 at 5:23 pm #

    I am most proud of my quilting and the progress I’ve made with selecting color. I basically, just let go. I throw all my pieces into a bag and then just randomly select. It’s amazing what can be accomplished when you just let go.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway and for sharing all your work. Hope that continues into 2015.


  162. Myriam goldman December 29, 2014 at 5:29 pm #

    Thank you for all the wonderful visual inspiration this year.
    My favorite projects this year have been making 3D objects such as social tote, divided basket, super tote and zippered pouches.
    Have a wonderful 2015.

  163. Jennifer December 29, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

    Thank you for a very generous giveaway. I finally finished my biggest quilt ever for my parents. A king size wip that had been going all year. Plus it means I can start something new with doe and flying gese 🙂

  164. Natalie December 29, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

    For Christmas in 2013, I received a FQ bundle of Botanics… it took me most of the year to decide what to do with it, but when I figured it out WOW. I’m currently making a queen sized x/plus quilt (its taking longer than I planned, oopsie) that is BEAUTIFUL. Thank you so much for making amazing fabrics and patterns. Cheers to 2015!

  165. Betsy December 29, 2014 at 5:45 pm #

    I made tons of bibs and burp cloths for my first grandson

  166. Mandy December 29, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    Congratulations on a fantastic year for you Carolyn. Love your work so much. I haven’t achieved as much as I’d hoped this year, but handquilting my way through illness at the start of the year was my personal highlight. Thank you for having a beautiful giveaway.

  167. Linda F December 29, 2014 at 5:50 pm #

    I finally finished a wedding quilt for my daughter and her husband. They’ve been married 3 years.

  168. Amy December 29, 2014 at 5:55 pm #

    So many great moments this year! Best quilting year of my life! I got to see several Gees Bend quilts in person, which was an amazing highlight, and met lots of wonderful quilty people from all over the country.

  169. Rachael December 29, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    A great year indeed for you! Always inspired by your beautiful creations. My favourite project was a liberty swoon quilt i made as a gift and hand quilted.

  170. Maggie December 29, 2014 at 5:57 pm #

    My favorite project of 2014 was probably the Christmas mini quilt that I started making at your paper piecing class at Pink Castle. I am still finishing the binding so I haven’t posted yet. So happy that I know how to paper piece now! Thanks and thanks for the giveaway!

  171. December 29, 2014 at 5:59 pm #

    Congrats on such a great year Carolyn. My favorite moments in 2014 were finishing my Phased Circle quilt and I loved attending your classes (sounds corny I know :-)) but they are so much fun, and have loved them.

  172. carmen romerdahl December 29, 2014 at 6:06 pm #

    What a wonderful giveaway! My favorite quilt of 2014 was not one that I made, but one my best friend made for my birthday! It is an ombre of blues and greens. hoping I can get my skills up to return the favor one day!

  173. Rachel December 29, 2014 at 6:25 pm #

    My favorite project of 2014 began a few weeks ago. I’m making a grandmothers flower garden quilt. It’s my first attempt at english paper piecing and I’m loving it!

  174. Kirsten December 29, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    What a wonderful year you have had!! My favourite moment from 2014 was to get my AusModBee Chicopee feathers quilt finished – I really appreciate how much work went into making the blocks!

  175. Kirsty@Bonjour December 29, 2014 at 6:36 pm #

    My favourites are always the quilts. They are a big project and I always love that feeling of accomplishment. Thank you for your 108″ widescreens – I must have bought about 15 yds of that stuff this year – definitely made my life easier (and prettier)!

  176. Kendra Watson December 29, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

    One of my lasting moments was receiving a coin purse made from Botanics in the Schnitzel and Boo mini quilt swap. The mini quilt is gorgeous but the coin purse is used constantly and makes me smile each time I see it. I’m looking forward to your 2015 creations.

  177. Arwen Christian December 29, 2014 at 6:52 pm #

    My favorite project was the first quilt I made. Flew to North Carolina to visit one of my best friends and she helped me plan and complete my first quilt in one weekend. Since then I’ve been hooked!

  178. BFromM December 29, 2014 at 6:54 pm #

    My favorite moments of watching your creations and fabric would be any of those relating to the houses that you make. I just love them! (Oh, and all the text fabrics, too)

  179. Lila retzer December 29, 2014 at 7:01 pm #

    your booth at quilt show, love the couch.

  180. Wendy December 29, 2014 at 7:02 pm #

    What great eye candy in this post! Love them all!! My personal favorite from 2014 was a king size medallion quilt I made for a friend…and also a large lap quilt made from voile with a silk batting and minky back that I made for my sister who is battling stage IV cancer – I wanted her to have the softest quilt ever…and I think I succeeded!!!

  181. Stephanie in MI December 29, 2014 at 7:05 pm #

    Congrats on such a great year. I enjoyed meeting you at Pink Castle. My quilting highlight was finishing my Urban Nine Patch quilt!

  182. Kay Puryear December 29, 2014 at 7:06 pm #

    I’ve been learning to sew and quilt in 2014. I’ve loved discovering your work and fabrics. My favorite moment was completing my very first quilt with some of the Botanics fabrics. Can’t wait to see the Doe fabrics!

  183. Laura B December 29, 2014 at 7:20 pm #

    I made a quilt for my new nephew!

  184. Merran December 29, 2014 at 7:23 pm #

    Thanks for the giveaway Carolyn. I am so looking forward to Doe being available in Australia : I have plans, big plans!
    My favourite project for 2014 was a quilt made with my teenage daughter for her college room, Im so happy that I have been able to pass on my love of quilting to her!

  185. Susanne December 29, 2014 at 7:26 pm #

    Taking up knitting again! And the Sew Slowing Studio patterns!

  186. Cindy December 29, 2014 at 7:39 pm #

    It’s so hard to pick a favorite! It may be my Charley Harper quilt that I’m just finishing up. It even has a few pieces of Botanics in it! Looking forward to getting some Doe!

  187. Dianne Ritter December 29, 2014 at 7:46 pm #

    Best wishes for the new year Carolyn!
    My favourite quilting moment of 2014 was delivering the hope quilt I coordinated with a group of quilting friends for a dear friend battling cancer. While I hate the fact that she has to deal with the cancer and treatments required to vanquish it, my heart felt happy that we had given her the gift of our hopes for her recovery in a tangible form. Her joy as she discovered each individually made block was a true gift to my heart. A win win if ever there was one!

  188. Jennifer Price December 29, 2014 at 8:02 pm #

    i am most proud of the quilts and projects I have made for family and friends.

  189. Heidi Stock December 29, 2014 at 8:05 pm #

    I’m just entering the world of quilting and am already loving it! My best moment of 2014 was welcoming my new baby boy into our family in October. After being in the NICU for a week, it was such a relief to finally bring him home.

  190. Michelle December 29, 2014 at 8:06 pm #

    My happiest accomplishment this year was finishing a quilt for my family based on a series of bedtime stories I tell my kids about a place called Octoberland.

  191. Emily W December 29, 2014 at 8:12 pm #

    Thanks for a great giveaway. My favorite project this year was a cloth book for my little guy.

  192. Martha December 29, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    I loved savor each stitch. This year my husband is retiring from heading up affordable housing in Idaho so I have gotten the pattern for houses to commentate his work. See you at QuiltCon!

  193. Brigit December 29, 2014 at 8:16 pm #

    i think my favorite project from 2014 was the quilt I made for my bedroom–a very simple flying geese pattern in cheery citrus colors. Thanks for the chance to win and happy new year!

  194. Barbara December 29, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

    2014 is the year I got serious about quilting! I made a quilt for my parent’s anniversary last year and got hooked. For 2014 I planned out a sort of learning course for myself for piecing. 4 quilts in various stages of completion. 2015 is the year I take on the quilting of them. I’m doing hand quilting, FMQ, continuous line, and long arming.

  195. sonrie December 29, 2014 at 8:24 pm #

    Going to Missouri Star Quilt Co twice!! I see that you went too. It’s such a magical place. I plan to return this year — thankful that I live only a 4 1/2 hour drive away.

  196. Lynn crymes December 29, 2014 at 8:25 pm #

    What a year. Congrats. Can’t wait for 2015 and to get me some Doe!!! My highlight of 2014 was diving into free motion quilting. I can’t make things fast enough to feed my frenzy. Cheers to 2014 and 2015 here we come

  197. erin December 29, 2014 at 8:28 pm #

    my favorite 2014 project was a dresden fan quilt. finishing a quilt that a mother started for her daughter over 30 years was so much fun and rewarding. and I really appreciate your advice and input!

  198. Gayle December 29, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    My favorite project this year was a simple little scarf I crocheted for my niece. She is a toddler and considers *anything* longer than a few inches a potential scarf. While visiting in October, I whipped up a little scarf, so she would have a real scarf, and in hopes that she would stop using her mom’s yoga band as a scarf!

  199. Tiara December 29, 2014 at 8:39 pm #

    My favorite tackled technique was sewing with curves by doing a yet to be quilted but pieced single girl quilt

  200. Agnes December 29, 2014 at 8:42 pm #

    Gosh, darn, Carolyn Friedlander, you have grown by leaps and bounds as an artist this 2014!! Was fun watching alll the original, fun designs you come up with! A for me, …well the most outstanding memory of the year has to be tackling a paper pieced project for the first time! I think I have mustered up eough courage to take a closer look at a set of cute paper pieced hawaiian shirts by a certain young designer 🙂 Happy 2015!

  201. Sari December 29, 2014 at 8:45 pm #

    Congrats on a fabulous year! Personally, I’m most proud of discovering my artistic side and diving into the quilt world. In a few, short months, I’ve taken on and become proficient as a graffiti quilter & I love it! I’m definitely looking forward to what 2015 brings!

  202. Cindy Dittman December 29, 2014 at 8:48 pm #

    I remember the first time I saw the Doe collection prints online. It literally took my breath away because of their simple beauty! The fabrics are really pulling me to come up with a very special quilt design before I buy them so that I know how much to buy!

  203. Erin Gallagher December 29, 2014 at 8:53 pm #

    I really came into my own this year and am feeling much more comfortable with my piecing skills. My favorite project was an appliquéd rainbow hexagon quilt for a friend’s baby.

  204. Ashlee December 29, 2014 at 8:58 pm #

    hey! What a great giveaway! My favorite moment was putting in the last hand stitch of my biggest quilt to date which is my halloween donut quilt. It was such a good feeling completely such a big project from start to finish!

  205. Andrea B. December 29, 2014 at 9:10 pm #

    My favorite finish would have to be the quilt I finished for my husband. He was thrilled to get it before “lying on his deathbed!”

  206. Jenna December 29, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

    I think my best accomplishment of the year is getting through it! It’s been a long hard year, but finishing projects – like my Park Bench quilt and my first EPP quilt – has given me a sense of control I needed. I am looking forward to trying some new things in the coming year!

  207. Allison C December 29, 2014 at 9:22 pm #

    i tried hand quilting a baby blanket for the first time and I’m hooked! I’ve done two more hand quilting projects since.

  208. Tamie December 29, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

    My favorite finish this year was a paper pieced mini made in a friendship swap seven of us did. It was one of those projects that I don’t know that I would have changed a thing.

  209. Sarah December 29, 2014 at 9:24 pm #

    My favorite moment of 2014 was finishing my clam quilt and the realization that came with it that I could make anything I wanted to make, the “hard” projects were within reach if I wanted them! Each time I finish one of these labors of love I am extra proud. You have totally inspired me too, I genuinely try to savor my projects, so thank you!

  210. Amanda Herzberger December 29, 2014 at 9:32 pm #

    I discovered you this year and find your work and style SO inspiring. The New Year is always when I dive into new projects and I have a boatload I’ve been dreaming about. This was my favorite finish from last year-


  211. M December 29, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

    My favourite finish this year was handpieced pouch:D thanks for the chance!

  212. Diane December 29, 2014 at 9:47 pm #

    One of my favorite projects was a quilt I made for a wedding gift that I ended up keeping because when it came out of the wash, it had a grease spot that I haven’t been able to get out.

  213. Sarah December 29, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

    What a great giveaway! My favorite project this past year was making and giving my younger sister a quilt when she graduated with her Master’s. And then my favorite “quilting experience” was being able to attend my first quilting retreat. Spending a weekend with a wonderful group of women and being able to sew to my heart’s content was awesome 🙂

  214. Anita December 29, 2014 at 10:01 pm #

    My favorite project was the quilt that I made for my 5 year old granddaughter.

  215. Debbie December 29, 2014 at 10:03 pm #

    My favorite quilt this year was a circle quilt- the first time I’ve ever tried appliqué. I made a lot of other quilts this year, but when I bought your book it really inspired me to do less structured quilting and to try to be more adventurous. I have two quilt tops that I’ve been saving because I wasn’t feeling inspired about how they should be quilted. Big stitch quilting spoke to me and that’s what really feels right for my next two projects. Thank you for the inspiration, I love your work!

  216. Betsy December 29, 2014 at 10:07 pm #

    Loved the Caternary quilt from Market. St. Louis memories!

  217. Lauren December 29, 2014 at 10:24 pm #

    I stopped telling myself that I could do a certain project yet and just started picking the ones I WANT to do. I’m embracing learning and the patience that takes and diving right into the Tessellation Quilt by Alison Glass. It’s hard and I love it! Thanks for the chance!

  218. Jessie Lusader Stampfli December 29, 2014 at 10:26 pm #

    Was most proud of the fact that I’ve created three quilts using my own design and will enter them in the International Quilt Festival Chicago!

  219. Cassandra December 29, 2014 at 10:34 pm #

    My favorite project for the year was one in which I finally worked with hexagons.

  220. Michelle December 29, 2014 at 10:39 pm #

    This year I learned how to quilt 🙂

  221. Lesa December 29, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

    Great giveaway! My best moment came this weekend when our addition was finally finished after 3 years (DIY home owners!) making room for my own project room!

  222. kristin December 29, 2014 at 10:54 pm #

    Carolyn I love everything you make! Your taste is spectacular and I just love your designs. Favorite thing has to be that Doe couch though. I mean come on, it was just too good. 🙂

  223. Gina December 29, 2014 at 10:58 pm #

    I love your fabrics and in 2015 I would like to finish some projects. Thanks

  224. Cindy December 29, 2014 at 11:03 pm #

    Hi Carolyn, one of my favorite moments of 2014 was meeting you in Austin and attending your paper piecing class. I got so much out of it and enjoyed it beyond belief. Thanks so much and hope you will visit us again in Austin! Happy New Year!!

  225. Linda December 29, 2014 at 11:03 pm #

    My favorite quilty moment was having a quilt accepted into a juried museum show.

  226. Lee December 29, 2014 at 11:19 pm #

    Congrats on such an amazing year!! Im narrowing it to my fave project with your pattern and picking Shirts! It’s a classic:)

  227. ashley svenson December 29, 2014 at 11:43 pm #

    After a looooong sewing hiatus (post baby and new house), I finished two quilts for special babies in two months! I also enjoyed participating in making a charity quilt with some MQG members. My first time collaborating on a quilt with others.

  228. Christa December 29, 2014 at 11:51 pm #

    I’m a new reader of your amazing blog, so this post is a great way for me to catch up! My favorite project of the year is the pouch I made for my mom for Christmas. Here’s to a great 2015!

  229. Tammie December 29, 2014 at 11:55 pm #

    I sewed pretty stuff and learned some new skills.

  230. Kasia December 30, 2014 at 12:06 am #

    Wow, what an amazing set of pics of your projects in 2014! Fun to peruse those….my favorite project for this year was a simple boxy pouch in Portland Trailblazer basketball fabric for my hubby, like a toiletries bag. He was so surprised at Christmas and wouldn’t believe me that I had made it. His father had given him a vinyl one from decades ago and I have had to mend it several times from wear and tear but I didn’t want him to throw it out so I just made him one. Fun memory. Thanks for offering such an amazing giveaway! Cheers to 2015!

  231. Candra Parker December 30, 2014 at 12:10 am #

    Favorite project(s): The quilts I made for two of my dear friends who are fighting and winning victories over cancer. And Park Bench, of course!

  232. Rini Nuraini December 30, 2014 at 12:24 am #

    My favorite project was a full day workshop ‘sew together bag’ of Craftsy. That is the first time I am using designer’s fabrics. And I cannot wait till Jan 2015 to start a new project using your upcoming fabrics, my teacher has ordered some of them for me and other students. Lots of ideas in my mind…….

  233. Kelsii December 30, 2014 at 12:44 am #

    My favorite project was the quilt I made using Allison glass’s feathers pattern with the whole line of botanics! I can’t wait to get my hands on doe.

  234. Carmen December 30, 2014 at 12:48 am #

    Happiest sewing moment of 2014 was receiving an after-market “layer cake” of Doe from my favorite online quilting shop. To celebrate, I ordered your Shirts pattern. I’ve made two mini’s and still have some left over for some zippy bags! I love your fabric, your designs, your patterns! I’m a total CF fangirl.
    Thanks for the giveaway. Good luck in 2015!

  235. SallyD December 30, 2014 at 12:55 am #

    Many firsts for me, knitting, crocheting, also was excited about screen printing many christmas gifts, but I was so proud when I made myself a piece of clothing that I was so pleased and proud of that i wear it to work!!

  236. Rachel December 30, 2014 at 1:36 am #

    My favourite project from 2014 might be the courthouse steps quilt that I’m working on right now. Like pretty much everything I’ve made this year, it has at least one cf print 🙂 I can’t wait to get some Doe!

  237. Rhiannon Jacobs December 30, 2014 at 2:18 am #

    Thankyou so much for all your beautiful work. I was hooked from the start and have now got my mum to branch out from florals and she is hooked too!

    My favourite finish..hrmm a gift dresden wallhanging I made for my mother for christmas (in her favpurite florals) but it meant so much to be able to give her my first project made all by myself

  238. Stephanie December 30, 2014 at 2:35 am #

    One of my best projects this year was my first log cabin quilt top in an Army design for my brother. Quilting and binding this army quilt will be at the top of my 201t5 list. My favorite project of yours is the reupholstered sofa in the quilted fabric you made for quilt market. Very well done!!

  239. Meg December 30, 2014 at 4:14 am #

    My favourite project of the year? My baby 😉 quilting wise, my Miss Kate quilt for my mama’s Christmas present!

  240. Rini Nuraini December 30, 2014 at 4:32 am #

    My favorite project was a full day workshop ‘sew together bag’, first time using designer’s fabric….. I cant wait until Jan 2015!!! There will be patchwork-quilting project using your upcoming fabrics, and my teacher has arranged those beautiful fabrics to be delivered to Indonesia for me and other students

  241. mjb December 30, 2014 at 4:36 am #

    I just can’t get enough little girl dress sewing!

  242. debbie December 30, 2014 at 5:42 am #

    I loved your quilt that you did for Kona. The Bartow quilt. Beautiful. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  243. Syerli December 30, 2014 at 5:55 am #

    Thank you so much for these giveaway.they are so wonderful.. Your book your patterns and your fabrics.. I really love to read your savor each stitch.. Full of knowledges, genuine ideas.. I admire all your works.. This year is great year for me, join 2 biggest craft fair in my country for the first time, have a new baby..seeing your work are part of my me time.. One funny thing, I am planning to make my sofa like yours and i saw it at your booth.. I talked about it to my friend.. When she saw it at your ig, she teased me. I am waiting for my doe so i can make it.. I will have several classes with your fabrics and pattern.. Thank you

  244. Katie December 30, 2014 at 6:02 am #

    I think my favorite project may be a therapeutic cherry pit pack I just finished for my husband. He loves it so much, I want to make so many more things for him!

  245. Emily RC December 30, 2014 at 6:37 am #

    My favorite project this year was beginning and finishing a wedding quilt for one of my dear friends. It took quite a while but I was very pleased that I was able to wrap it up and hand deliver it! Thank you for a wonderful giveaway!! Best wishes in 2015!!

  246. Robyn December 30, 2014 at 6:44 am #

    What a fabulous give away. My favourite moment in 2014 has been the ongoing exploration of block printing. I’m new to it and love it! Where did you start out Carolyn? What first fabric design steps did you take?

  247. Sonja Mclane December 30, 2014 at 6:54 am #

    My favorite quilt made this year was a breast cancer awareness quilt that I donated to relay for life. I keep learning everyday and my quilts get better one at a time. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome package!!!!!!

  248. Lindsay December 30, 2014 at 7:01 am #

    My marcelle medallion quilt! Hoping to get it quilted and bound this week.

  249. Gina December 30, 2014 at 7:43 am #

    I finally tackled and finished The Weekender Bag in 2014!

  250. Janie December 30, 2014 at 8:02 am #

    My best moment was my birthday celebrated with my daughter who flew in from Montana, and my sister who came from Indiana, I turned 50 so they thought that was a biggie! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  251. Emily C December 30, 2014 at 8:30 am #

    My best moment was graduating college with a bachelor degree in business administration and a minor in accounting. Then in August we relocated for a shorter commute and my new apartment has a sewing room.

  252. Meg December 30, 2014 at 8:36 am #

    It’s hard to pick just one, but my favorite finish was Zen Chic’s Cross It in khaki and coral for a wedding present. I also enjoyed 4 block of the month quilts; 1 top finished and all the other blocks finished.

  253. Taya@TypeB December 30, 2014 at 8:37 am #

    I think my best sewing moment this year was finishing a Christmas tree wallhanging for my stepmom. It’s so satisfying to go from a paper design to seeing the finished product being used and cherished! All the best for the new new year! Cannot wait to see what you have up your sleeve!

  254. Sarah December 30, 2014 at 8:40 am #

    My best moment was finishing a loon quilt I made for my baby nephew based on a drawing my brother made. I wasn’t sure I could pull it off, but I did!

  255. Nancy Hilderbrand December 30, 2014 at 8:48 am #

    am thankful for surviving six major surgeries and the chance to quilt

  256. amy December 30, 2014 at 8:58 am #

    Took a class at my local quilt shop to learn to quilt and was able to make my grandson a quilt for Christmas!

  257. L December 30, 2014 at 9:50 am #

    I love the candy coated raindrops quilt I’ve (almost) finished making–my first foray into raw edge applique!

  258. Gail December 30, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    My favorite moment for 2014 may be finding the perfect fabric for the background for your Palmettos pattern. My friend is custom quilting it for me and I can’t wait to see it! I just received Savor Each Stitch as a Christmas present, and I’m looking forward to savoring each page. Much peace and joy to us all in 2015!

  259. Maja December 30, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    My favourite project of 2014 is starting my own blog about sewing. It is good way for keeping me busy, but I really like it. Thanks for fantastic giveaway!

  260. Linda Brown December 30, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    My favorite project was making a quilt for my son and his girlfriend….I made them a quilt… side was super heroes and the other side was cats…..I made it for Christmas and they loved it…..

  261. Joy James December 30, 2014 at 10:40 am #

    One of my favorite moments – Sew Down Nashville! All the awesome instructors – including you!

  262. Karie December 30, 2014 at 11:01 am #

    Thank you so much for for your inspiring work! I’ve really enjoyed spending the last year gathering tools, supplies, knowledge, confidence & inspiration for a productive 2015. I conquered zippers, printed my own fabric & in the last week of the year tried my hand at needle turn appliqué- after vowing to never hand sew. Thank you for the many eye openers & best in the New Year!

  263. Kristy Griffard December 30, 2014 at 11:16 am #

    Can I just say that Doe is probably my favorite line right now?! I seriously love it! Anyway, my favorite project this year was the cute little charm pack I threw together into a tree skirt the week before Christmas. I love it because it was something I I created without a pattern and it made me feel accomplished. 🙂

  264. June December 30, 2014 at 11:23 am #

    Happiest moment = completing my first quilt top.

  265. Pam S December 30, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    Thanks for the great post! I loved reviewing your projects for the year. I haven’t kept good track of mine, but I made a few quilts and lots of bags. My favorite moment though, was a very simple sewing project. I got some stretchy headband ribbon and my four-year-old granddaughter and I sewed headbands for all her cousins for Christmas. She sat on my lap and guided the seams through the machine, and then wrapped her gifts. She was very proud of them. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  266. Tracy December 30, 2014 at 11:35 am #

    my favorite moment this year was when my granddaughter took her first steps toward me. I made her a quilt, blanket, doll and clothes this year. Tiny things are fun- and faster!

  267. Liz December 30, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    My favorite projects of the year were a baby quilt for a family friend, and a 36-week BOW that pushed me to think more creatively about fabric choices in a big project. An Aerial Grove is definitely on my potential projects list for 2015!

  268. Denise M. December 30, 2014 at 12:08 pm #

    My favorite project of 2014 is the quilt I made at the request of my son. My first quilt!

  269. Nicole Sender December 30, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    My favorite projects and moments were to actually finish fabric books and handmade gifts for my grandson on time!

  270. Sue Staum December 30, 2014 at 1:26 pm #

    What a wonderful giveaway! My favorite project was an improv modern medallion quilt for my king size bed. It’s wild and rather busy but I love, love, love it!

  271. Mary Claire December 30, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

    Fun give-a-way! I think my most fun this year was going to Nashville for Sewdown. I loved it!

  272. Linda December 30, 2014 at 2:23 pm #

    Dream giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win. This year I finally made a piece of apparel (a skirt using Botanics), which makes me very happy. My very favorite finish is a guitar pillow made for my dad.

  273. Dawn Jones December 30, 2014 at 2:40 pm #

    I am a new follower here so I hope it’s okay if I enter, but either way my favorite thing this year was quilting a potholder. I know that so extremely easy for most, but it was a huge deal for me. Happy New Year!

  274. Laurie December 30, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    I really tackled paper piecing this year and completed a quilt and a pillow, with a few other WIPS that I am working on. It feels great to have learned a new skill, especially one that felt very challenging.

  275. Jenny December 30, 2014 at 2:48 pm #

    my favorite 2014 moment is when we took possession of our new house! it was such an experience…and felt like home immediately! thanks for a chance and all your inspiration!

  276. Manuela December 30, 2014 at 3:32 pm #

    My favorite projects of 2014 are the 2 Owls, I made together w my niece over the last days. Thanks for a chance & Happy New Year!

  277. Gina M. December 30, 2014 at 4:32 pm #

    What lovely items for the giveaway! My 2014 fav is the baby quilt that I made for my niece, which involved 12 family members who each embroidered a block that I put into a quilt. It was really fun to give it to her at her baptism with all the family there who helped make it. And to finish off the year I got a doe fq bundle that I can’t wait o use!

  278. Anne Foti December 30, 2014 at 5:03 pm #

    I’m glad you enjoyed quilt market in my hometown. I wish I could have been there. I really enjoy your color sense and your lines. Best to you in 2015!

  279. Katy December 30, 2014 at 5:24 pm #

    I love Doe – I thought your previous lines were my favorites and then along comes Doe! 🙂 My favorite quilting moment will hopefully happen before the new year – finally finish my daughter’s quilt (several years in the making). Quilting now, and then to bind! Blessings to you in 2015!

  280. Kathy E. December 30, 2014 at 5:35 pm #

    What a generous giveaway….you will make someone very happy!
    My favorite project of 2014 was a large tote bag I made for a tote swap. I quitted the fabric myself and added the recipient’s initials to the front. It turned out so great and she really loved it!

  281. Misty S. December 30, 2014 at 5:56 pm #

    My favorite creation was my first ever quilt. I started sewing a year ago and began with bags, then when I decided I should try a quilt I dived in and made a queen sized one! It came out lovely and I hope to do many more in the upcoming years. I’m just drooling over that Doe collection–I’ve been imagining what I’m going to use it for when i finally get it! Cheers!

  282. Sonja mclane December 30, 2014 at 6:33 pm #

    I love making quilts of any size!!!!! I am new so they aren’t fancy but that is my favorite thing to do

  283. Linda Webster December 30, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

    My favourite project this year was a quilt-a-long I participated in that started last January and finished in September. I didn’t keep up all the time but I finished the quilt top.

  284. Julie December 30, 2014 at 7:27 pm #

    This year was good until Nov when Our SIL’s cancer came back so 2015 will be the year of many prayers.
    I will be back to check our some of your projects they all look so fun, Thanks

  285. Tracy December 30, 2014 at 7:28 pm #

    I finished a baby mat/change pad for my brand new son. It was the first real improv thing I’ve made, wonky pluses pulled together with a border of crosshatch from architectures. Thanks for the giveaway!

  286. Judy Maloney December 30, 2014 at 8:34 pm #

    My favorite project this year has been the jaybird Park Bench block of the month at Thimble Pleasures in Chapel Hill, NC.
    One of the best things about sewing are the women that it brings together.

  287. Amy Campbell December 30, 2014 at 8:49 pm #

    My favorite quilting moment of 2014 was gifting my husband with a surprise walking dead quilt for his birthday. I’d managed to keep it entirely secret!

  288. Julie V December 30, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

    My favorite project this year was a Fancy Fox II pillow that I sent to my bestie…Thanks for the chance to win, and Happy New Year!

  289. Theresa Childs December 30, 2014 at 9:40 pm #

    My favorite moment was seeing our garment instructor, Reign, complete her first quilt!

  290. Melody December 30, 2014 at 9:56 pm #

    Best 2014 time was the Sew Down in Nashville where I meet you and many wonderful quilters from all over the country. It was so much fun and you are such a good teacher! I enjoy your work so much, keep it coming in 2015!

  291. Shari December 30, 2014 at 10:14 pm #

    I bought a serger and my favorite make was the Finlayson sweater I sewed for my teen son! I not only gained more garment sewing skills but my son actually wears it — often!

  292. Kelly Wilson December 30, 2014 at 10:23 pm #

    I participated in my first blog hop this year. Everyone was so encouraging and gave great feedback. I look forward to trying it again in the new year. All the best! Notwendy gmail

  293. December 30, 2014 at 10:30 pm #

    My favorite sewing for the year would have to be for swaps. Swaps are so much fun to sew for and making new friends. Happy new year!

  294. Kristyn December 30, 2014 at 10:30 pm #

    Carolyn, thanks for the great giveaway!

    This year was the year that I started sewing and began working on my first quilt. I still have a lot to learn, but I’ve learned a lot of new skills and have discovered a lot of wonderful fabrics, patterns, and designers that I can’t wait to work with this coming year. I’m so happy that I’ve found your work and all the wonderful fabrics and patterns that you’ve designed. Can’t wait to get my hands on Doe and start working with that!

  295. Jessica December 30, 2014 at 11:21 pm #

    Love seeing your year roundup! My favorite project from the last year was probably my Texas Forever quilt (, which I just finished a few weeks ago.

  296. Pam A December 30, 2014 at 11:34 pm #

    Favorite project for 2014 was for a friend who lost almost everything to a fire. Also had other friends fill out blank blocks to show their love.

  297. Jan Briggs December 30, 2014 at 11:55 pm #

    Carolyn, my favorite bit for this year was finishing a quilt project that i started last year featuring some of you awesome architextures fabric that I was able to show you when you spoke at the Lakeland quilt guild! I finished it yesterday, so while there are other awesome parts of the year, this is fresh in my mind.

  298. Erin December 31, 2014 at 2:39 am #

    Hi Carolyn, I loved attending Sewtopia this fall. This ties in with one of your photo highlights- the goody Doe mini charm pack we received from you. Plus I was able to purchase more Doe precuts and see your Outhouse quilt on our Shop Hop. It was great!

  299. Chris December 31, 2014 at 2:56 am #

    I made some great quilts and ornaments this year but I think my best was a Butterfly Blooms. I want to make another one. I love that pattern.

  300. Neva Asinari December 31, 2014 at 6:01 am #

    My favorite project this year was making a quilt for a young girl that she help out with. She picked the pattern and fabrics and we would get together periodically during the process. She even made one of the blocks on her own that is signed on the finished quilt!

  301. Kim Johnson December 31, 2014 at 6:06 am #

    It’s hard to pick a favorite of 2014. One of my favorite finishes was your pattern “Olive”. I so enjoyed the workshop and I love how it finished. I have it hanging in my sewing room. That’s saying something, because it seems I rarely seem to have anything that I make. It seems I give them all away. I decided this one was a keeper. I love the simplicity and clean lines. Here’s to an even more successful 2015!

  302. Christi P December 31, 2014 at 6:13 am #

    Wow…it is hard to decide. I think it was helping my daughter work on a queen size quilt for a gift. It was really special to me becuase she has never shown any interest in quilting and we had a lot of fun together doing this! I hope it is a start of an addiction for her!

  303. Jacqueline December 31, 2014 at 6:22 am #

    My favourite project for the year was a travel journal/ pen pouch that I made for a young friend who is studying architecture and was taking her first trip from Australia to Europe – on her own – to visit significant buildings: those that she had ‘seen’ only via her text books. I used Architextures fabric that I managed to track down via some Etsy sellers. My partner (an artist) liked it so much that I was prevailed upon to make a second enlarged version that now accommodates his sketchbook, drawing instruments and tablet. As a relatively new sewer, I was tense throughout both makes, keen to ensure that the finishes were “perfect”. It was such a pleasure to have two successful – and appreciated – outcomes … the joys of making!

  304. Lesley December 31, 2014 at 6:33 am #

    My favourite part of 2014 was leaning to foundation paper piece. Thanks for a fab giveaway 🙂

  305. Ellee December 31, 2014 at 6:50 am #

    My favorite moment was first time I saw my newborn granddaughter wrapped in the quilt I made for her.

  306. Debbie December 31, 2014 at 7:00 am #

    What creative influence you have shared with us. A major highlight was having you teach in our shop, Oklahoma Quiltworks. A project highlight was doing Jen Kingwell’s Gypsy Wife as a BOM for the shop. Happy 2015 to all.

  307. Betty December 31, 2014 at 7:08 am #

    What a lovely post, so fun sharing your pictures! Love the teardrop, think of the memories you could make in it! We have a small Airstream so I’m probably partial. Favorite project this year is working on a retirement quilt for my husband (a surprise for March 2015) and teaching a paper-piecing program for my modern quilt group, using YOU as a great point of reference!

  308. gramk December 31, 2014 at 7:11 am #

    Happy New Year ,Caroline! I wish for us all a creative 2015! The highlight of my year was creating my first quilt and discovering the world of beautiful fabrics.

  309. Rachel Pryer December 31, 2014 at 7:31 am #

    My favourite project this year was the quilt I made my 13yr old son. He’s my favourite little man so making him his own quilt was a total labour of love 🙂

  310. Lisa H December 31, 2014 at 7:43 am #

    Thanks for offering a chance to win! My favorite moment this year was completing the top of my Stash Bee quilt. With the help of my hive, I was able to make a quilt top even lovelier that I had planned! Now, time to start quilting it!

    Happy 2015 to you and yours!

  311. Ann December 31, 2014 at 7:47 am #

    What an adventure 2014 was! Loved your post about your year. The Park Bench Quilt with your Botanics line was a highlight of my year. Best wishes for 2015!

  312. Nanette December 31, 2014 at 7:54 am #

    Love all the goodies in your giveaway!!

  313. Ann Solinski December 31, 2014 at 8:00 am #

    2014 was the year I finished my The Local quilt (with Botanics and Doe added in) and had the chance to meet you in person. I’m pretty excited about both. Thanks for giving my creativity a really fun place to play.

  314. Ángela December 31, 2014 at 8:03 am #

    My favourite moment this year was when I started to learn quilting! Happy New Year! I wish you all the best!

  315. Kal December 31, 2014 at 8:09 am #

    2014 marked an increasing trust in my own ability to improvise and have fun with quilting projects

  316. Hayley Cason December 31, 2014 at 8:11 am #

    My fVorite project was learning to paper piece and making a Forest Abstractions quilt. My favorite moment was getting a job at a snazzy quilt shop (and being able to meet you because of it!)

  317. Phoebe Harrell December 31, 2014 at 8:18 am #

    I met an awesome group of women at a sewing retreat in Charlotte, NC and now we’ve become a close group of friends. We’ve done two swaps this year and all met for a class with you in Greensboro and a sewing weekend at the beach. Individual projects are great but I think that’s the highlight of my crafty year!!

  318. Mia December 31, 2014 at 8:24 am #

    Favorite moment–finishing my first quilt and still liking it six months later. Thank you, Carolyn, for liking things that don’t match and things that aren’t perfect

  319. Mary Kolb December 31, 2014 at 8:29 am #

    My favorite moment was finishing the binding on my medallion quilt!

  320. Dawn Golstab December 31, 2014 at 8:32 am #

    2014 was a very busy year for me! My favorite project was whichever one I was working on at the time, but the most special favorite was the quilt I made for my daughter. She loves it and that is the best reward! I hope I can win some of your lovely loot!

  321. Mary Raman December 31, 2014 at 8:41 am #

    Favorite project was making a scarf for my sister at Christmas. She loved it and said the colors were perfect!

  322. Vicki December 31, 2014 at 8:59 am #

    A lovely year indeed! The favourite moment of my year was finishing a quilt for my son that has been in progress for years! Happy New Year!

  323. Sally MB December 31, 2014 at 9:06 am #

    Happy New Year. This year, I worked on my machine quilting with my home machine. I concentrated on doing small pieces with birds and leaves.

  324. Kris Kogan December 31, 2014 at 9:19 am #

    After months of being in a sewing slump, I ordered Savor Each Stitch and I’m so glad I did. I was so inspired by the unique approach to quilting I immediately got to work on my own adaptation of Aerial Grove for a friend of mine. I even conquered my aversion to hand sewing. Definitely my favorite project this year. Thank you so much for the inspiration and for helping me turn the page on my own journey.

  325. Linda December 31, 2014 at 9:28 am #

    My favorite “moment” this year was attending the Nashville SewvDown with my daughter and learning lots of new quilting techniques. We also had the opportunity to meet awesome instructors:). Thanks for the great giveaway!

  326. Colleen Kole December 31, 2014 at 9:30 am #

    Hi Carolyn-
    Happy New Year! I have enjoyed watching your beautiful work with your new fabric line, Doe. My favorite project from the year was my Rooflines quilt which I made for Artprize 2014. Its about the people I meet which surround the making of the quilt! Nice meeting you at Camp Stitchalot in November.

  327. Diana Nelson December 31, 2014 at 9:31 am #

    My favorite moment was discovering you and your patterns and can’t wait to get my order of Doe in the mail. Have one of your patterns waiting for the fabric. Thank you for your giveaway.

  328. Tersea December 31, 2014 at 9:37 am #

    You have had an amazing year! I have loved 2014 and have had so many great moments! I guess my favorite projects this year are the quilts I have been working on. I’m making two for my daughter and it is just fun thinking about all of the love poured into these quilts, and how they’ll wrap her up each night!

  329. Corinne Berinstein December 31, 2014 at 9:38 am #

    Carolyn: I love all your beautiful fabric and patterns. I hope that I will be lucky to win a prize. Xoxoxo

  330. Gail Butler December 31, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    In 2014 my daughter and I made a quilt together, she sewed her parts in Portland, I sewed mine in Springfield. We met up, put them together and they actually fit, matched and looked beautiful! We were so proud of ourselves.

  331. Lisa December 31, 2014 at 9:44 am #

    I have not sewn anything for many years but recently started sewing again. I finished many projects but I think my favorites are the gifts I made for my friends and family. Happy New Year!

  332. Sandy Ellison December 31, 2014 at 9:53 am #

    My favorite accomplishment for 2014 was the baby quilt I started one month after moving to a new house.

  333. Kathleen December 31, 2014 at 9:58 am #

    Christmas after Christmas! A Giveaway to start the New Year – brilliant! I’m a bit of a house block fanatic, so your Outhouses pattern is my favorite thing from 2014….

  334. Linda McLaughlin December 31, 2014 at 10:00 am #

    My favorite moment was sharing my studio with my grandchildren on Thanksgiving, they made” art” with grandmas fabric and paints.

  335. Laura W December 31, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    Your photos are so inspiring, Carolyn! I have loved following along and seeing the awesome projects you’ve worked on this year. My favorite thing this year was moving into a new house and finally getting to set up a dedicated sewing space to create in!

  336. Caitlin T. December 31, 2014 at 10:09 am #

    Congrats on what was obviously a very productive year! It was great having the chance to see you multiple times, and it’s been so fun to follow along! My favorite moment of 2014 was traveling to Japan to spend time with my baby twin nephews and shop for fabric.

  337. Jennifer December 31, 2014 at 10:11 am #

    I honestly can’t remember if I have already entered…oh, the craziness of the holidays! But, it is such a terrific and inspiring bundle that I can’t risk passing it up. Favorite sewing moment–a fun shop, Picking Daisies, and their napkins got me truly inspired.

  338. brenda December 31, 2014 at 10:24 am #

    carolyn — it was so great to meet you in ann arbor for the outhouse class! each time i give a new quilt is a great moment — and it’s happened several times including last night and will again tonight. i love sharing! i look forward to new ideas from you! happy 2015!

  339. Elizabeth Devereaux December 31, 2014 at 10:32 am #

    2014 saw my very first quilt — okay, it was only a mini, but so much fun and a great moment for me as it hooked me on quilting. Now I’m finishing up the Park Bench BOM with Botanics, and thinking about what I want to sew with Doe. Thank you for the pleasure your work has brought me, and happy 2015.

  340. Sequana December 31, 2014 at 10:34 am #

    Happy New Year! One of my fave things to happen in 2014 was opening my package of Architextures and seeing how great they looked in person.

  341. krislovesfabric December 31, 2014 at 10:36 am #

    I have two faves, I finished a pp Doctor Who quilt for my son and a penguin social tote for me 🙂 I want to try a nest egg now!!

  342. Anna December 31, 2014 at 10:45 am #

    Best to you in the New Year! My favourite project this year was a quilt made from a Improv Class.

  343. Sue December 31, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    Tried some new blocks this year which became cushion covers. Love the giveaway!

  344. Darci December 31, 2014 at 10:59 am #

    Great giveaway. I think my favorite project is a mini quilt I made with ARchitextures and botanics for my architect friend.

  345. Cathy L December 31, 2014 at 11:24 am #

    Happy New Year! My favorite project this year was my first true modern quilt that I made for my daughter. I learned a lot from the process and can’t wait to make more!

  346. Karri Garza December 31, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    I am sewing the social tote and I did slow down. Its looks great so far! Thank you so much, happy new year to you.

  347. Gill December 31, 2014 at 11:44 am #

    Congratulations Carolyn!
    My year hasn’t been as productive as your but I’m most proud of a baby quilt I made for Isabella before she was born!!

  348. Kathy Wheeler December 31, 2014 at 11:49 am #

    I am using some of your ledger fabric in a mystery quilt by Bonnie Hunter. I just love that fabric. Love all your fabrics.

  349. Sandra Sparks December 31, 2014 at 12:14 pm #

    I love your Grove pattern that I got; it convinced me that I am not a traditional quilter at all. Your Catenary pattern is just as exciting. I’m going to wait to purchase Catenary (which I intend to make as a wall hanging for my son’s new home) on the off chance that I will win your very generous giveaway.
    Keep up your inspirational work.
    Health and happiness to you and yours for 2015.

  350. LoveToSew December 31, 2014 at 12:22 pm #

    Happy New Year!
    Finishing the quilt for my son was a great moment.

  351. Annette December 31, 2014 at 12:31 pm #

    One of my favorite quilt projects this year was a denim pinwheel quilt…I had never worked with the denim fabrics and it was rewarding! Happy New Year to all and Happy Quilting 2015!
    I can’t wait to use some of the “Botanics” fabrics that I bought for the new year!!

  352. Keri J December 31, 2014 at 12:56 pm #

    My favorite moment was setting up my new sewing machine and not destroying iton my first go 😀 My favofavorite project was my first complete knit afghan. So much pride…

  353. Sarah J December 31, 2014 at 1:12 pm #

    I’m proud of the fact that I made my very first quilt in 2014. I think I also learnt a lot about acceptance – the type that you need to have to build new skills and deal with some of the things in life that just need it.

    Happy New Year Carolyn! Can’t wait to see what 2015 holds for you!

  354. Chrystal December 31, 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    One moment that sticks out for me is submitting a quilt for display in a local quilt festival. It was the first time I’ve had my work on display like that, and I was so excited to see it hanging up with all the other great modern quilts by local quilters that I know!

    This is an awesome giveaway, thanks!

  355. Lauren Mullarkey December 31, 2014 at 1:37 pm #

    My favorite thing about 2014 is when I got my Sweet Sixteen. It has been so great quilting my own quilts and for others as well.

  356. Nar December 31, 2014 at 2:11 pm #

    My favorite sewing project to date is a large courthouse step quilt.
    I do live the large apron I made for a friend who could never find one that is long enough or wide enough.
    Happy New Year!

  357. Rachel at Stitched in Color December 31, 2014 at 2:21 pm #

    Oh, I NEED a copy of your book. And cheers to Pickle! Great new color. My favorite moment was finding out that I was pregnant, at last!

  358. Pattyomi December 31, 2014 at 3:01 pm #

    Anytime I work on my quilting is my favorite time of the day. But this year had the sweetness of finishing a quilt I started over 30 years ago. It is beautiful and wonderful to finish something you have started! Lots of hugs and laughs for us all in 2015!

  359. Kim S. @ Leland Ave Studios December 31, 2014 at 3:14 pm #

    Best thing about 2014? Having my modern sampler quilt (made entirely of Botanics and coordinating solids, by the way!) accepted to Quilt Con! Yay! Thanks for this awesome giveaway! Happy New Year!

  360. Donna December 31, 2014 at 3:20 pm #

    My best 2014 moment was finishing a quilt I made quite some time ago (as in “years”) and presenting it to my guild’s charity drive. I like to imagine the person receiving it and enjoying it.

  361. Jackie Thompson December 31, 2014 at 3:33 pm #

    My favorite moment was the birth of my twin boys. My favorite quilt projects are the quilts that I made for them. Doe is a beautiful fabric line.

  362. Carmen December 31, 2014 at 5:14 pm #

    What a fabulous end-of-year giveaway, Carolyn! My favourite moment of 2014 was definitely walking into the surprise birthday party I had planned for my boyfriend in July. I started planning two months in advance, and it was so stressful to keep it a secret for so long. The party went off super well and he never suspected for a moment!

    As for my favourite make, I’ve been swapping and collecting Liberty of London charms with friends for a few years. I finally decided to cut into them this year after deciding that a Single Girl quilt would be the right pattern. It was one of those projects where, although it looks improvised, I actually planned every single print placement. It was pretty intense at the time, but now that it’s bound and finished (, I can just enjoy it for what it is — a “simple” quilt;)

    Happy new year to you! All the best for 2015!

  363. Lisa December 31, 2014 at 5:22 pm #

    My thoughts are on tomorrow, and an Australian bush quilt I’ll be starting using Alison Glass fabrics….

  364. Suzanne cross December 31, 2014 at 5:26 pm #

    I end this year up to my neck in stars, hoping to finish by the end of the year. Thanks for all the wonderful info.

  365. Rene' December 31, 2014 at 6:50 pm #

    Wow, Carolyn, you accomplished ten year’s worth of quilty goodness in one year!!! What a wonderful post! Thanks for the awesome giveaway chance. My favorite project in 2014 was completing my first quilting bee quilt – a fun, colorful spiderweb quilt with lots of low volume background fabrics. Happy New Year to you Carolyn!

  366. Nancy R December 31, 2014 at 6:56 pm #

    My favourite project was a quilt I made for my niece’s wedding. It was my own design, was curved piecing, red and white, and modern design. Turned out well.
    I was so proud of myself

  367. Suzanne Wong December 31, 2014 at 8:07 pm #

    Too many good things in 2014 to name a “best”. I’m so looking forward to buying the Doe line and very excited to hear of the pairings with Kona solids! I’m grateful for Carolyn and all the other modern fabric designers who create such delights.

  368. Diane B December 31, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    Discovering quilting and sewing blogs this past Spring. Since April I’ve been following many and my creativity and sewing and quilting skills have sky rocketed. All because fabric designers, sewists, quilters, pattern designers share so willingly and w/such warm hearts. Thank you so much for inspiring me too. I’m so blessed.

  369. Marilou December 31, 2014 at 8:19 pm #

    Thanks for this generous giveaway! My favourite project was a modern wedding quilt made for a high school friend. The happy couple says they use it every time they watch a movie or TV.

  370. Reanna December 31, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    I just spent two nights in a cabin in the snowy woods. Waking at night to stoke the fire and cooking pancakes on a wood stove were highlights. Remembering that going back to the basics can be luxurious. Also started and finished two quilts this year that I was very happy with.

  371. Lisa H December 31, 2014 at 10:34 pm #

    My favourite moment in 2014 was when I returned to work after undergoing treatment for severe depression. My favourite quilting moment was when I was picked up the quilt I was making for my son and continued to pice it be hand. Happy New Year Carolyn. Thank you for generous giveaway.

  372. Sophia DeLonghi December 31, 2014 at 11:25 pm #

    I loe the outhouse quilt! Also love all your fabric lines and can’t wait for the Doe line to be available.
    Love how your fabrics go together with each other and solids. Great designs! Happy New Year!

  373. Karlee Sandell January 1, 2015 at 12:14 am #

    This year my favorite accomplishment was completing a double sided queen size quilt using only Botanics. I quilted it myself and I absolutely love it! I am looking forward to starting the year off with tons of Doe!

  374. Veronika January 1, 2015 at 2:03 am #

    Favorite moment was probably deciding the design of my baby girls quilt…I had been hemming and hawing for SO long, not being able to settle on color placement. I kept making steps in the right direction, until one day it just hit me and was perfect and I’m so excited I waited to be happy with it, rather than just sewing up the first random design I thought of. Phew, can you tell I’m new to quilting? 🙂

  375. Beth T. January 1, 2015 at 2:08 am #

    My favorite creation of 2014 was the mini quilt I made based on the song “Here Comes the Sun”. It felt daring and I loved it. I discovered that I loved quilting when each aspect is creative and challenging.

  376. Amber January 1, 2015 at 5:42 am #

    This year I gifted some dear friends a wedding quilt. It was such a wonderful feeling. I really pushed myself to do my best technically and I took the time to finish it how I wanted (hand bound and with a beautiful label), even though it meant I sent it after the wedding. I am going to put a lot of ufos on my to do list this year and hope for more good finish feelings in 2015!

  377. Janet January 1, 2015 at 7:59 am #

    I had a busy year with little time for the Creation Station, so my number one New Year’s resolution is to “simplify and accomplish” in 2015, making more time for quilting and completing UFO’s! But I did make my husband a lap quilt (after noting he kept borrowing mine!) and hand quilted it with embroidery designs and free stitching. For the backing, I had saved for literally decades a quilt his sister began when in her teens, using flannel fabric from all the Christmas jammies their grandmother made for them each year as children. I completed it in secret while spending time with my own parents, and my mom, who is having memory issues, really connected with the quilt and that gave us a nice connection too. Quilts can comfort in so many ways.

  378. Dianne January 1, 2015 at 9:01 am #

    My favorite moment of 2014 was discovering your work. It got me thinking again during a time lacking any creativity at all. I’m looking forward to my first project inspired by your work. Thank you!

  379. Donna M January 1, 2015 at 10:17 am #

    Your event at Happy Apple in Palm Harbor was so much fun! I bought fabric and patterns for the Palmetto and sewing basket, and just recently picked up your book. From one FL farm girl to another, congrats on you hard earned success. Florida Quilters rule!

  380. Alison LaGarry January 1, 2015 at 11:31 am #

    My favorite “project” of 2014 was learning more about appliqué! I started with a workshop on needle turn with Carolyn in NC, then tackled a Queen Sized Bullseye quilt using Botanics! For Christmas I got two new appliqué technique book and plan to continue learning!

  381. Lynn January 1, 2015 at 11:51 am #

    Happy, happy. My favorite moment was my son graduating from boot camp. Keep up the good work.

  382. Kami January 1, 2015 at 11:57 am #

    I finished up a couple quilts that landed on my project table at my kiddos request, its always fun to make stuff they are excited about!

  383. Darla Hall January 17, 2015 at 9:54 am #

    2014 was the year of the swap for me! My first one and I am hooked! Love your fabric lines and your giveaway!

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