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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.

 

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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.

 

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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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Architextures tote for Laurie.

architextures tote for laurie by carolyn friedlander

 

Quilt Market has always been a fun adventure, and this last time was especially nice because my sister Laurie came along to help. To show her some gratitude and also make sure she was well-equipped and festive for the weekend, I made for her an architextures tote bag.

 

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The design itself was fairly simple. To create the outside panels, I used blocks from my herringbone pattern, some Kona teal blue to frame the blocks, and big chunks of the blue trees. I sewed those together, adding box corners at the bottom and some straps at the top. For the inside I used the green topo and a selvage label with tree markings on the pocket.

 

 

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It just so happens that my sister is a landscape architect, so this was not only a fitting gift for toting around Quilt Market, but it’s also apparently been a big hit in her office.

 

 

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