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sessoms blast from the past.

With the giveaway I have going on, I thought I’d take a quick trip back to the (almost) very beginning of my Sessoms throw. Other than some sketches and a few lone blocks, it all started with this sample. Oh how things have changed!

sessoms throw by carolyn friedlander, shirting version

At the time, I remember being drawn to the idea of mixing warm shirtings with bright, contemporary prints, which I still think is a fun juxtaposition. I also went a little nuts with skinny borders, partly for looks, and partly because I was running out of fabric.

sessoms throw by carolyn friedlander, shirting version

And I’m embarrassed that the top still isn’t quilted! Yikes. Usually I’m not this bad since I enjoy the quilting so much. I can’t remember what lured me away, but now that she’s out, I want to put her to use. I should get on it. I’ve been wanting something new on my bed.


If you haven’t already, leave a comment on Monday’s post by midnight tomorrow to win some fabulous fabric and a copy of the pattern.


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post-weekend fabric + pattern giveaway.

It’s Monday, and time for a giveaway…


Roll of Robert Kaufman Fusions strips



sessoms quilt pattern by carolyn friedlander


sessoms throw at quilt market featuring Robert Kaufman fabric

Check out the Sessoms sample from Quilt Market that was made up by the team at Robert Kaufman using their latest fusions collection. I think it turned out great! I also loved finding Allie (above) completely swaddled up in it when I came back with my camera. Quilts are made to be loved.


And here is a close-up of the quilting by the talented Angela Walters. Her interpretation is great, and I enjoyed reading about her strategy here. The wavy lines remind me of the insulation hatch in architecture drawings. Anyone else see that?

Robert Kaufman Fusions on Sessoms throw by carolyn friedlander

To giveaway, I’ve got a fat roll of 2-1/2″ fusions strips (51 to be exact) and 1 copy of my Sessoms throw quilt pattern. That will put you well on your way to making your very own version.

Leave a comment below between now and Thursday at midnight to win.


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