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swatch love: stamped.

 

First, I’ve got a quick announcement in regards to where to find architextures and my new block-of-the-month, Local. I’ve been fielding lots of questions since Market and have promised to keep those of you updated. For anyone interested, I’ve just started seeing the fabric pop up online (see here and here), and the BOM here, which means it should be arriving in your local shops super soon!

 

Now that we have that out of the way, I wanted to devote a little attention to a fabric line that I’ve been really excited about–Stamped by Ellen Luckett Baker for Kokka. I finally got my hands on some this week. It’s so pretty and super usable, and I can’t wait to make lots of things with it.

 

stamped by ellen luckett baker

 

As the weekend approaches I’m thinking about some sewing that I want to get into, and I thought I’d play around with some fun possibilities. One thing that I love about this line is that it’s so mix-able, especially with my stuff.

 

Roll the visuals.

 

(with some dear stella)

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(a valentines-y combo)

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(the sampler print is great)

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(with some kona flame)

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(with some kona mango)

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(with some kona mango)

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Decisions, decisions.

Hope you can get into some good, weekend sewing!

 

 

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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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Small Business Saturday.

Aerial quilt, carolyn friedlander

I do love local.

And of all the promotional holidays we have going on right now, this is one that I’m happy to partake of.

My mom, sister, and I will be venturing off to our local, independent kitchen shop, which is always a great time.  And I think we’ll also be able to catch the Lake Wales Farmers’ Market, which means a visit to my favorite–the Guacamole Guy.

Yummy.

Here are some other great places to shop.

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Happy Small Business Saturday!

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feeling wild about texture and wildly strong.

 

Ah, texture. Such a wonderful thing. And one of my favorite things about quilting.

 

aerial texture carolyn friedlander

 

It’s been nice to be able to enjoy some of my quilts since getting them back recently. I finished my aerial cover sample right before her launch in Kansas City, and she’s been touring quilt shops ever since. So we haven’t had much time together outside of her making.

 

While laying it out yesterday, I was reminded of how much I love texture and my obsession with it in this project.

 

aerial texture carolyn friedlander

 

I am also one of those people who enjoys both sides of a quilt, especially when the back allows you to see the front in a different way.

 

aerial texture carolyn friedlander

 

Also recently, I have been killing rotary cutters. I’m not sure if I’m using the wrong type, using them the wrong way, or just totally unaware of my own brute strength, but I’m on my third in about 2 months.

 

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I’m down to the little guy on the right, and based on my track record with the big ones, he’s not going to last long.

I’m taking recommendations…

 

 

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I am loving…

 

 

robert kaufman kona fern cactus and teal blue

kona fern, cactus, and teal blue (together and separately)

 

 

ikea scrap fabric storage

ikea keeping me organized

 

 

taupey clothworks goodness

stack of taupe-y goodness (what to make, what to make?…)

 

 

essex yarn dyed denim

kaufman essex yarn dyed denim (black version, too)

 

 

garasha green tea

tea from a friend…mmmmmm

 

yorks

and yorks.

 

 

happy tuesday!

 

 

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