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Best of 2015 + a giveway

It seems like every year goes by in a flash, and 2015 was no exception. While wondering where it all went, I took a look back through my archives to find the best of 2015–an excellent exercise and something I encourage you to do as well, if you haven’t already. There is so much that I forgot happened this year! And although it went by quickly, it still seems strange how much of it seems so far away.

quilt austin house . carolyn friedlander mammoth flannel archer . carolyn friedlander adventures at LACMA adventures at LACMA carolyn friedlander in UPPERCASE carolyn friedlander studio brooklyn tweed boardwalk . carolyn friedlander gingham wiksten tova . carolyn friedlander in the studio for Austin Fox 5 Austin houses class at QuiltCon 2015 . carolyn friedlander carolyn friedlander for patchwork threads linden sweatshirts . carolyn friedlander austin houses quilt pattern . carolyn friedlander outhouse quilt pattern PDF . carolyn friedlander austin house for nichole spring 2015 quilt market . carolyn friedlander handwork is fun . carolyn friedlander spoonflower alder shirt . carolyn friedlander doe coasters . carolyn friedlander the collection quilt . carolyn friedlander a scrappy collection quilt . carolyn friedlander carolyn friedlander in You Inspire Me To Quilt book Doe Wide scout tee . carolyn friedlander Lotta big stitch coasters . carolyn friedlander chambray shorts . carolyn friedlander Handmade Style makeup bag . carolyn friedlander mercer tunics . carolyn friedlander austin houses class at Superbuzzy . carolyn friedlander scrappy poolside tote . carolyn friedlander linen and lawn poolside tote . carolyn friedlander Slow Stitching Retreat in Maine . carolyn friedlander boro . carolyn friedlander ebb quilt pattern . carolyn friedlander everglade quilt pattern . carolyn friedlander envelopes quilt pattern . carolyn friedlander satellite 5 . lynn harris envelopes for elisabeth . carolyn friedlander envelopes signature quilt . carolyn friedlander carkai alturas quilt . carolyn friedlander carkai fabric . carolyn friedlander fall 2015 quilt market . carolyn friedlander scout tee and moji pants . carolyn friedlander everglade pincushions . carolyn friedlander carkai stationery . carolyn friedlander carkai and city cargo duffle . carolyn friedlander carkai crossbody . carolyn friedlander carkai maker tote . carolyn friedlander carkai kiomi top . carolyn friedlander lotta pants . carolyn friedlander carkai fabric . carolyn friedlander

You’ll probably notice a few things that I haven’t shared yet. Keeping up with the sharing may not have been a strength for me in 2015, but I’m hopeful to improve on that in 2016. So stay tuned! I have plenty of stuff to share starting in January.

Otherwise, I really appreciate all of your support this year and want to thank you by doing a giveaway with my 2015 highlights – Austin Houses, The Collection Quilt, Carkai, Envelopes, Ebb and Everglade. To enter, leave a comment below with either enthusiasm for a highlight for you this year and/or something you’re looking forward to in the year ahead. I’ll be picking 6 winners on January 4 at 11am EST. Giveaway now closed. Thank you to all who participated–it was such a pleasure reading your comments!

carolyn friedlander best of 2015

Best of 2014 + a giveaway.

What a year.

Here are some highlights as I look back.


yellow clam bag . carolyn friedlander  Sew Chic Botanics top . carolyn friedlander  new trees to plant  mini sunrise blocks . carolyn friedlander  glamper  brown plaid shirt . carolyn friedlander  falling water  Carolyn Friedlander Aurifil thread set in the Aurifill booth  Totem quilt . carolyn friedlander  Post quilt . carolyn friedlander  Savor Each Stitch . Carolyn Friedlander  Savor Each Stitch_quilts on ladders_Carolyn Friedlander  Carolyn Friedlander_red wall_Spring 14 Market  carolyn friedlander_booth award  Carolyn Friedlander_Savor Each Stitch photo wall  crazy coaster_Savor Each Stitch_Carolyn Friedlander  circle lattice_savor each stitch_carolyn friedlander  kona bundle at Pink Chalk Fabrics_Carolyn Friedlander  fabric cards . carolyn friedlander  there's a cat in my binding  plaid envelope blocks . carolyn friedlander  shopping at quilted threads  sunrise quilt for Ellen  adventures in vermont  Aerial Grove quilt_5_Carolyn Friedlander  Bartow quilt being quilted. carolyn friedlander  Bartow Kona Quilt_Carolyn Friedlander  Nest Egg tote_2_Carolyn Friedlander_web  carolyn friedlander studio  8_big stitch coasters_finished coasters_carolyn friedlander  Nelson-Atkins Museum lawn  light at the Nelson-Atkins Museum  Kim Eichler Messmer Studio  Indigo Doe Fabric_Carolyn Friedlander  Missouri Star visit  home grown pineapple  doe fabric stack_carolyn friedlander for robert kaufman  Doe Coordinating Kona Solids_strips_Carolyn Friedlander  architextures crosshatch colors_carolyn friedlander  Doe Wide Fabric_Carolyn Friedlander  Doe Outhouse detail_carolyn friedlander  nest egg tote_black doe_carolyn friedlander  Doe Catenary_carolyn friedlander_detail  doe couch_carolyn friedlander  doe couch totem and focal_carolyn friedlander  Making Doe Circle Lattice cushions_Carolyn Friedlander  doe whole cloth tied . carolyn friedlander  Doe fabric bias tape . carolyn friedlander  doe shirts quilt_carolyn friedlander  doe city gym shorts . carolyn friedlander  Shibori Wiksten Tank trim_Carolyn Friedlander  Doe fabric mini charm packs  Doe Trail Tote . Anna Graham  fabric selection_carolyn friedlander  outhouse making_carolyn friedlander  circle improv with Sherri Lynn Wood  camp stitchalot  doe fabric infinity scarves_carolyn friedlander  brown crosshatch archer . carolyn friedlander  bathroom demolition_carolyn friedlander  Totem quilt for Laurie_15_Carolyn Friedlander  Go Anywhere Bag for Laurie_detail_Carolyn Friedlander  blue and green nesting boxes_2_carolyn friedlander  Doe lined envelopes_carolyn friedlander  alturas nest egg tote . carolyn friedlander  Jacob shirt_lego detail_Carolyn Friedlander  black white and nani iro nesting boxes . carolyn friedlander  new knitting project  Doe fabric in print_carolyn friedlander



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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