Marcelle Medallion Quilt in Collection CF.

Elisabeth Hardy is another dear friend who made a beautiful contribution to the release for Collection CF. She made a Marcelle Medallion Quilt, pattern by Green Bee Patterns.

Marcelle Medallion Quilt in Collection CF fabric

The Marcelle Medallion quilt is one Elisabeth has made many times. I’ve drooled over every version I’ve seen her make, and so I was eager to see how she’d interpret it in my newest fabrics.

Marcelle Medallion Quilt in Collection CF fabric

I like many things about Elisabeth’s quilting, especially her ability to mix prints and colors. In this quilt, I really like how she used every print in the collection in a way that feels scrappy and still cohesive. Looking at her quilt, I can’t help but think of all the different ways you could pair up and order the colors and fabrics. It’s neat!

Marcelle Medallion Quilt in Collection CF fabric

I told her that I knew she’d make something that I’d want to recreate, and this definitely has me intrigued to give this pattern a try. I like the idea of working by color and section as you build this quilt out from the center.

Marcelle Medallion Quilt in Collection CF fabric

Quilting the project with a big spiral is a neat way to tie it all together. It gives it a great texture while also not detracting from the piecing.

Marcelle Medallion Quilt in Collection CF fabric

Pattern: Marcelle Medallion by Green Bee Patterns

Fabric: Collection CF

Made By: Elisabeth Hardy (@elisabew)

Marcelle Medallion Quilt in Collection CF fabric

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Day Camp Quilt by Julia Williams

There are more Collection CF projects that are very special. For the release, I reached out to a couple of friends. Because the fabric collection felt like I was sewing with old friends, I thought it would be fitting to ask some friends to share their work as well. I always love seeing people using my fabric in their own way, and I knew this would be a great opportunity for it. First up is the Day Camp Quilt by Julia Williams.

This is such a fun quilt! It’s a new take on the classic Tumbling Block. Julia says that it is super easy to put together, and she has me very interested to give it a try.

My favorite thing about this design is all that you can do with the fabrics! It takes on a 3 dimensional effect when you play with the values and colors and how they go together. I love opportunities like this.

I LOVE how Julia finished the quilt. The quilting and yarn ties make it even more enticing. The texture and color it adds is something special.

Pattern: Day Camp by Julia Williams (@alchemytea)

Fabric: Collection CF

(Psst, Julia also made some Dumpling Pincushions as well. This is another one of her patterns–find it here. I’ve made some before and now want to make more again!)

Pattern: Dumpling Pincushion by Julia Williams

Fabric: Collection CF

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Bartow Quilt in Collection CF fabrics.

I love a project that shows little bits of many different things, and that’s what my Bartow Quilt in Collection CF fabrics is all about.

collection CF Bartow quilt . carolyn friedlander

This design goes back to 2014 and the 30th anniversary of Kona Cotton. I was asked to design a free project, and Bartow is what I came up with. (You can read about it in my previous blog post here.)

Bartow Kona Quilt_Carolyn Friedlander

There’s even another version that I started at the same time as the first one, but I didn’t complete until last year. Ha!

Bartow Quilt . Carolyn Friedlander

(You can read all about that version here.)

Back to my new Collection CF version.

collection CF Bartow quilt . carolyn friedlander

What I love about this project is how the design creates a gallery of color, fabric or whatever you want it to be in all of the little pieced snippets. With so many colors and prints in this new (old) collection, I wanted a quilt that would capture little bits of all of it. This made Bartow an easy choice!

Fabric selection and planning is made easy because Bartow works from a charm pack (5″ squares). To recreate mine, all you need is a CF charm pack, your background fabric and a binding fabric that will fill in for a bit of the pieced top as well.

collection CF charm pack

The background for this one is Kona Natural.

collection CF Bartow quilt . carolyn friedlander

I chose this binding, because I liked the color and how it would frame the quilt. Plus I liked it being used in some of the piecing in the top as well.

My mom Kathy Friedlander pieced the top, and Gina Pina quilted it with an allover grid (just like in one of the previous ones.)

collection CF Bartow quilt . carolyn friedlander

This is one of those quilts that is fun to lay with, because you notice different fabrics each way it’s turned.

You can find the fabric info and pattern on the Robert Kaufman site here, and I’ve also created a special pattern page on my site as well here.

pattern: Bartow (free!) found here

fabric: Collection CF, Kona Natural

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