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Work/Life is definitely starting to ramp up with Fall releases and deadlines right around the corner. Here’s a bit of what I’ve been up to.

Playing with lots of color…

colorful fabric pull_carolyn friedlander

colorful thread pull_carolyn friedlander

And then also not a lot of color…

whites_carolyn friedlander

Forever foraging for backing as a total afterthought and ridiculous scramble…(anyone else have issues with this?)

With my poor, intended-for-apparel stash taking a hit each time.

red backing_carolyn friedlander

blue backing pull_carolyn friedlander

kona blue and wasabi_carolyn friedlander

Enjoying some dramatic, summer scenery…

florida rainbow

florida sunrise

And always the quilting, planning, sewing, appliquéing, and big stitching which I enjoy so very much.

quilting_carolyn friedlander

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hi, april.

Quilt Market is looming, as it tends to do. That’s fine. I mean there are still (quite a few) logistical things that need to be worked out, and my new stuff is not quite ready to see the light of day. But those are just details, right?


But seriously. I am really excited about the new stuff I’ve been working on. And I am excited to travel all the way over to Portland in May. I’ve never been there, and I hear she’s quite the hip lil place.


In addition to Quilt Market, I’m so happy to have a couple of workshops and trunk show lined up at Portland’s Modern Domestic. It’ll be fun to hang around after the show and meet more of the locals. On the agenda we’ve got some beginner-friendly stuff in an Aerial workshop (similar to this one), then some slightly trickier stuff in an Olive class, and finally a little socializing, chatting, and quilt-gazing in the evening during an open house/trunk show kind of thing.


I just recently shipped off the goodies for that.


olive and aerial in the mail


I’ve also been rummaging through my trash can for scraps to turn into notecards as I seem to have depleted my stash.


swatched card

These also kind of show some of my recent swatches and what I’m working with.

scrappy swatches

scrappy notecard

Marathon quilting on some new stuff…

quilting on essex linen


Dreaming about making a wiksten tank with some tsuru.


tsuru wiksten


And I’m massively impressed with Ken Kaufman’s “Matzotextures.” You’ve gotta check that out.





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a quilt a day: parade of houses.

I had a lot of fun designing my Local quilt, and I’m really into the idea of not only the project as a whole, but also breaking it up into fun, little flavorful goodies. I’ve got a few that I haven’t gotten around to officially sharing, and now is as good a time as ever.


This here is my lone local or local-let, as I like to think of her. She’s a leftover from my planning period that I recently polished off with some borders and all the usual finishings.


local_single_carolyn friedlander


local_single detail_carolyn friedlander


Kona mango on the back with ideas for quilting.


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local_single back detail_carolyn friedlander


Then we’ve got some yellow with House no. 3.


local quilt_yellow single_carolyn friedlander


local quilt_yellow single_carolyn friedlander


And plum.


local quilt_plum_carolyn friedlander


local quilt_plum detail_carolyn friedlander


I am massively into the plum and gold fabric in the house on the left. Glorious I tell you.




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