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Architextures tote for Laurie.

architextures tote for laurie by carolyn friedlander


Quilt Market has always been a fun adventure, and this last time was especially nice because my sister Laurie came along to help. To show her some gratitude and also make sure she was well-equipped and festive for the weekend, I made for her an architextures tote bag.


architextures tote for laurie by carolyn friedlander


The design itself was fairly simple. To create the outside panels, I used blocks from my herringbone pattern, some Kona teal blue to frame the blocks, and big chunks of the blue trees. I sewed those together, adding box corners at the bottom and some straps at the top. For the inside I used the green topo and a selvage label with tree markings on the pocket.



architextures tote for laurie by carolyn friedlander
It just so happens that my sister is a landscape architect, so this was not only a fitting gift for toting around Quilt Market, but it’s also apparently been a big hit in her office.



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and we’re back (+ a giveaway).


I’m back from another great trip to Quilt Market. Woohoo! It’s hard to believe that I now have 3 markets under my belt. Time sure is flying.


carolyn and laurie at fall quilt market 2012


It was really awesome having my sister, Laurie, along this time–massive thanks to her for all her help! Thankfully we remembered to snap this pic moments into tear down. (This corner of the booth was still intact to take a photo.)


Big thanks also to everyone who played a part in helping me get to the show! There were lots of hands, minds, and spirits who helped make it more than just me standing in a bare booth. You know who you are, and I couldn’t have gotten there without you.


And to my architextures friends, take note of the topo shirt that I sported on day 3. I happily sported wearables each day of the show made from the new collection. Stay tuned to future posts on that.


The show was really fun and a total whirlwind, as expected. I love seeing friends, meeting new ones, and getting excited about making quilts. A big highlight this time around was definitely the release of architextures, and on the last day, I was ecstatic to see someone already sewing with it!


Lynn Harris and her architextures hexies


Here’s Lynn Harris of The Little Red Hen and an impressive start on some architextures hexies. You go sister!


Lynn Harris and her architextures hexies


Love your little bag too! I gotta make me one of those. It looks like a great project keeper.


And so, I’d like to do a giveaway. Post a comment below (before Monday at 11am) to win a stack of architextures mini charm squares.


carolyn friedlander architextures mini charm



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