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Paper-Pieced Quilts Part 1 on Creative Bug

Howdy! Today, the first part of my Paper-Pieced Quilts Class goes live on Creative Bug. (Here’s the link.)

Paper Pieced Quilt Class on Creative Bug . Carolyn Friedlander

I’ve been pretty excited about this class, because the format is a bit longer–it’s a 2-part workalong, with the first part going live today and the next going live in 1 week. What’s cool about that is that I was able to cover more ground.

In the class, we start with designing the block, how to paper piece all of the blocks, assembling the top, quilting it(!) and binding it. It really is about making a quilt start to finish.

Paper Pieced Quilt Class On Creative Bug . Carolyn Friedlander

The finished project is this wall hanging-sized quilt. But of course, it’s super easy to make larger by making more blocks if that’s your thing.

And you might recognize the fabric, it’s all Carkai, which was really fun to plan out.

Oh, and while I’m at it, I thought I’d share some of your work from my other Creative Bug classes (from applique and Polk) that I recently spotted. I’m LOVING what you guys are making!

(@nkroesen) | (@craftsouth)

(@houseonhillroad) | (@a__l)

I hope you find the class super informative and loads of fun. Let me know what you think!

 

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Adventures on YouTube.

Lately, I’ve been taking on some new things…like my most recent adventures on YouTube as of this morning. (Super super hot off the press…)

carolyn friedlander on YouTube

Warning: I still don’t have much of a clue what I’m doing, but I think it’ll be fun to figure it out. I’m hoping my YouTube channel will be a good place to add some of the video-ish content that I’ve been generating.

It all started with a request for a video from the folks with the Dallas Book Festival–an event that I’m delighted to be participating in this weekend on Saturday, April 30, 2016. Putting together the short video (here) was a great little challenge for me. It’s pretty basic, but the newness of it still made for a good challenge.

Carolyn Friedlander_Dallas Book Festival

If you’re in Dallas, I’d love to see you there! I’m also teaching a workshop at Urban Spools following my presentation at the event.

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Euclid Fabric

Euclid Fabric

Good news, I have a little something to share.

Meet, Euclid–my newest fabric collection for Robert Kaufman. Euclid is quite a bit different from my other collections. First, this is an overprinted collection onto Essex–a linen/cotton blend and one of my favorite substrates from Robert Kaufman. All of my previous collections have been printed on their quilting cotton base, which means the look and feel of Euclid is a little bit different. Plus, it makes it so well-suited for tons of tasks at hand–garments, bags and accessories, and quilts.

Euclid Fabric . Inari Tee Dress . Carolyn Friedlander

Totem Quilt in Euclid Fabrics . Carolyn Friedlander

Next, there are just 6 pieces to this collection. I’ve typically been a 1-collection-a-year kind of gal, which is why it has been supremely important to me that this collection offers things that my previous collections have not. And being just 6 pieces, meant I thought over and over (and over) about each one of them to make sure that they each brought plenty to the table and could be used for many many different things and in many many different ways. They’re a hardworking group!

Hesperides Shams . Euclid Fabric . Carolyn Friedlander

That’s the general overview. You can read more about the collection, see tons of projects (including my new ones!) and find out more about why this type of collection is so special to me by taking a look at this special Lookbook that I put together.

A big big thank you to Robert Kaufman for supporting not only this project, but for always supporting me in all the ways that they do. (And for creating some of the best fabric out there! If I do say so myself…)

Euclid fabric lookbook projects . Carolyn Friedlander

I owe a big thank you to Anna Graham (of Noodlehead) who created a special project (and free pattern) for this collection. You can see it in the Lookbook as well.

And another super big thank to you Alexis Wharem of Greenprint Photography here in Lake Wales. You might remember Lexi, because she is also responsible for all of the photography in my book, as well as the technique shots from my Collection Quilt pattern. It’s always a pleasure working with her, and she was able to capture the collection exactly how I imagined it.

I’ll be sharing more about all the projects in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

I the meantime, thanks again for all of your support. I really hope you like this new collection.

Euclid Fabric Swatches . Carolyn Friedlander

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