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a quilt a day: sessoms + architextures.

sessoms architextures_carolyn friedlander


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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a quilt a day: neutral stripes.

stripes neutral quilt_carolyn friedlander


Disclaimer: This quilt was a joint effort. My mom pieced it. I quilted it. She doesn’t even like paper piecing, and she managed to make it through. Well done, Mom!


We went the two-tone, neutral route with my Stripes pattern using the white hatch from architextures and kona meringue.



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a quilt a day: from you.

I’m loving what you guys are making. It’s been such a thrill to see architextures projects popping up.


Kirsten at Gemini Stitches set off architextures and a beautiful quilt design with a dark coal solid. So pretty!


gemini stitches



And Sarah in the UK put together this goodie.


sarahs squares


(And my fun side note about this picture is the shout-out I’m gonna have to give to the Louisiana Museum and Arne Jacobsen. In my past college life, I studied abroad in Denmark and fell madly in love with all things Danish–especially the Louisiana and certainly Mr. Jacobsen. Denmark in the house!)


Phoebe sent this lovely detail shot of her hand quilted Sessoms. Wow.


Phoebes's hand quilted sessoms


I really like the effect of the colorful quilting, and so I made sure to get the details from her. She is using Presencia #8 Pearl Cotton (which I might actually have on hand) and then the big stitch method (I need to look that up) with big stitch needles from colonial. Personally noted. And I think I can get into that.


And then my good friend Amy put together this one with architextures and a pattern from Modern Quilt Relish.


amy's recipe cards

amy's recipe cards_backing

 Last, I’ve got a couple of bags that I recently spotted while walking the floor at QuiltCon. See if you can spot the architextures in this one by Krista.


architextures bag at QuiltCon


Then this one.




All so lovely.

You guys are the best.



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