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a quilt a day: parade of houses.

I had a lot of fun designing my Local quilt, and I’m really into the idea of not only the project as a whole, but also breaking it up into fun, little flavorful goodies. I’ve got a few that I haven’t gotten around to officially sharing, and now is as good a time as ever.


This here is my lone local or local-let, as I like to think of her. She’s a leftover from my planning period that I recently polished off with some borders and all the usual finishings.


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local_single detail_carolyn friedlander


Kona mango on the back with ideas for quilting.


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local_single back detail_carolyn friedlander


Then we’ve got some yellow with House no. 3.


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local quilt_yellow single_carolyn friedlander


And plum.


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local quilt_plum detail_carolyn friedlander


I am massively into the plum and gold fabric in the house on the left. Glorious I tell you.




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aerial workshop this week.

And the samples are finally done.

deep breath.


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warm aerial architextures detail_carolyn friedlander



There are two other colorways to this gang.

Meet Mr. Cool.


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cool aerial architextures detail_carolyn friedlander


And Mr. Grayscale.


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grayscale aerial architextures detail_carolyn friedlander


Together, they are a group of samples for my workshop (this Thursday!) at the Original Sewing Expo in Lakeland, Florida. (I’m not sure, but there might be a couple spots left.) We’re going to be putting together my Aerial pattern with some architextures.

Everything’s all kitted up and ready to go.


I found myself really enjoying getting these guys together. I’d designed the pattern long before I had my own fabric to sew with, and it was a fun treat to see how it all played out.





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a quilt a day: sessoms + architextures.

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I’ve always wanted to do a background color gradation with my Sessoms design. Using my architextures and coordinating Kona charm packs made it super simple. If you’ve already got the pattern, here are the additional specs to make your own.


Fabric Reqs :

– 1 architextures + 1 coordinating Kona solids charm packs (80 squares total)

– 1 1/2 yards (Robert Kaufman Essex Denim) for strips and border

– 1 1/2 yards for backing

– 1/2 yard (architextures green trees) for binding


Make according to the pattern, adapting quantities for 80 blocks. Lay out project with 8 blocks across and 10 blocks down.

Finished top : 36 1/2″ x 47″


Next up, I really really really want to make a Sessoms with architextures + Konas as the strips and a green (Kona Fern) for the background. I’ve been obsessed with this one (watch for it in the slide show) for a loooong time.



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