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recently made: clutch.

Finally a new purse.

 

architextures clutch front_carolyn friedlander

 

 

I used this noodlehead pattern and really enjoyed it. The fabrics are from architextures with the exception of the strap and flap detail. Those are a Philip Jacob feather print.

 

Using my gray ledger print on the bias has been really fun–especially for some thick cording.

 

architextures bias cording_carolyn friedlander

 

architextures bias ledger cording_carolyn friedlander

 

Peach pockets on the inside.

 

architextures clutch inside_carolyn friedlander

 

My new go-to label system.

 

architextures clutch label_carolyn friedlander

 

Hardware (from the buckle guy) that I just happened to have on hand. Love it when that happens.

 

architextures clutch hardware_carolyn friedlander

 

architextures clutch backside_carolyn friedlander

 

Instead of using a magnet or velcro, I decided to go binder-style and use 2 vintage buttons from my stash with some braided embroidery floss.

 

architextures clutch closure_carolyn friedlander

 

 

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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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single girl sunday.

Yesterday I worked on my single girl.single girl strips

She’s really starting to come along. I’ve now got 18 (out of 48) ring-lets completed–not too shabby. The rings are coming together easily, and I’m having a lot of fun with the fabrics. Just trying to keep it bright, scrappy, and interesting.

 

single girl strips

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