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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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a quilt a day: backbone goes grayscale.

Who knew I’d get so obsessed with black fabric? Not me. At all.

But I’m a changed woman.

And here’s the proof.


backbone grayscale architextures_carolyn friedlander


I took my backbone into grayscale territory with my architextures. And it’s really sparked an interest in using more black fabric.


backbone grayscale architextures_detail_carolyn friedlander



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a quilt a day: shirts with shirtings.

Before I get rolling on Day 1 of QuiltCon, here’s my contribution for Day 2 of my mini quilt show.


Shirts with shirtings.

I know. Just crazy.



shirts_shirting_carolyn friedlander


But seriously. I nabbed an awesome fat quarter stack of shirtings from one of my local quilt shops, and I was really happy to put them to use in this project. Other fabric credits include some architextures (tangerine hatch for the shirt trim, tangerine topo for binding, white hatch for the background) and then some Kona Meringue–my go-to cream–for the border. Kona coral on the back.


shirts_shirting back_carolyn friedlander



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