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recently made: clutch.

Finally a new purse.

 

architextures clutch front_carolyn friedlander

 

 

I used this noodlehead pattern and really enjoyed it. The fabrics are from architextures with the exception of the strap and flap detail. Those are a Philip Jacob feather print.

 

Using my gray ledger print on the bias has been really fun–especially for some thick cording.

 

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architextures bias ledger cording_carolyn friedlander

 

Peach pockets on the inside.

 

architextures clutch inside_carolyn friedlander

 

My new go-to label system.

 

architextures clutch label_carolyn friedlander

 

Hardware (from the buckle guy) that I just happened to have on hand. Love it when that happens.

 

architextures clutch hardware_carolyn friedlander

 

architextures clutch backside_carolyn friedlander

 

Instead of using a magnet or velcro, I decided to go binder-style and use 2 vintage buttons from my stash with some braided embroidery floss.

 

architextures clutch closure_carolyn friedlander

 

 

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architextures + lucky penny.

 

One of my favorite things about sewing is mixing and matching the fabrics. I just love it. So when I was designing architextures, I really wanted fabrics that could be used with all kinds of other stuff. And now that I have them, I’m very excited to start mixing them up with others, especially my newest acquisition–lucky penny.

 

(with some kona flame)

 

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(with some kona teal blue)

 

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I could do this all day.

 

 

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lucky penny, lucky me.

 

Just a little over a year ago was when I first met Alison Glass. We were both at Quilt Market in Houston for the first time and showing off our stuff. And now, a year later, I’m thrilled to see her first fabric line, Lucky Penny, with Andover Fabrics. The collection is totally rich and beautiful, and I can’t wait to start sewing with it.

 

alison glass lucky penny

 

Here’s a shot of one of quilts in the Andover booth. I’m totally making some clothes with that big print in the border.

 

alison glass lucky penny in andover booth

 

And then a very special surprise was seeing how she incorporated some of my stamped fabric into another one of her quilts! See if you can spot my cameo.

 

 

Here’s a better picture of her and her quilt in my booth. The quilting was stunning.

 

alison glass lucky penny

 

And the binding on this quilt is just about the softest thing ever. She used some chartreuse silk radiance from Robert Kaufman–such a good idea.

 

me and Alison at Houston Quilt Market 2012

 

Congrats, Alison on your fabulous new line! I’m so happy to finally have some.

 

 

 

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