cf Mini Quilt Along.

cf mini quilt along . carolyn friedlander

Are you ready for another quilt along? I’m very excited to announce our next (online) sewing adventure–the cf Mini Quilt Along–which will be an 8-week endeavor starting July 19. I’ve been really excited about this, because I think it’ll be a great opportunity to explore creativity in many bits of mini’s, and I’d love for you to join in.

Polk Lust Quilts . Carolyn FriedlanderEach week, I’ll have a creative challenge planned. Feel free to use these thoughts to inspire your mini composition for that week. I think it’ll be fun.

In terms of patterns, I’ll be working from all three of my newest patterns (Lusk, Davie and Babson). Each of them have mini options built into the format–making it easy, but the themes each week can be explored through any or all of them if you choose.

I love making minis, because they often jumpstart my creative juices. By giving goals and thoughts each week, I’m hoping to inspire some sewing excitement for all of us.

You in?

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89 Responses to cf Mini Quilt Along.

  1. Carmen June 15, 2018 at 9:20 am #

    I. am. in! I’ve been playing with the Totem pattern again (for at least the third time) but I’m having some difficulty getting my project off the ground — the fabric pull is some selected Liberty and many of your designs, but I’m finding some of my test blocks are contrasting value, some are contrasting colour, and then some are too coordinated, making my contrasty blocks look out of place. So I look forward to using your thoughts to give my process some direction. Thanks for the amazing timing!

    • carolyn friedlander June 15, 2018 at 10:17 am #

      Oh sweet! I’m so glad you’re joining, and I definitely think some minis can help work through ideas. I’m looking forward to having you join in!

  2. Shelley Dameron June 15, 2018 at 1:16 pm #

    I’d like to try it! You’re a new teacher to me and I enjoyed your featured quilts in Pasadena at the Modern Quilt Show! Looking forward to giving it a go!

    • carolyn friedlander June 15, 2018 at 1:24 pm #

      Glad to hear it, Shelley–welcome!

  3. Peggy June 15, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

    I’m in. I’ve never done minis bit I like the idea of a small quilt to spark new ideas

    • carolyn friedlander June 15, 2018 at 2:39 pm #

      Great! We’ll have fun, and I’m glad you’ll join in!

  4. Lindsey June 15, 2018 at 3:01 pm #

    Yes, yes yes!! I love this idea, and I can’t wait.

    • carolyn friedlander June 15, 2018 at 3:56 pm #

      Thanks, Lindsey! I’m so glad to hear that.

  5. Barbara O’Grady June 15, 2018 at 3:07 pm #

    I think I’ll join in 🙂

    • carolyn friedlander June 15, 2018 at 3:55 pm #

      Fantastic, Barbara!

  6. Anna Kehl June 15, 2018 at 4:00 pm #

    I’d like to join!

    • carolyn friedlander June 15, 2018 at 5:59 pm #

      Great! Glad to have you join in.

  7. Diane June 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm #

    Me, please! I want in!

    • carolyn friedlander June 15, 2018 at 5:58 pm #

      Yay! Welcome!

  8. Laura Nisi June 15, 2018 at 5:32 pm #

    I am in! Excited to start.

    • carolyn friedlander June 15, 2018 at 5:59 pm #

      I’m so glad!

  9. cjswaldner June 15, 2018 at 7:46 pm #

    I love minis! Excited to play along from Canada.

    • carolyn friedlander June 18, 2018 at 10:19 am #

      Great! Glad you’re going to join in!

  10. Cyndi Clifton June 15, 2018 at 8:00 pm #

    I definitely want in on this!

    • carolyn friedlander June 18, 2018 at 10:19 am #

      Glad to hear it!

  11. Rachel Burdick June 15, 2018 at 9:03 pm #

    I am interested in joining in! Will be a fun summer project!

    • carolyn friedlander June 18, 2018 at 10:19 am #

      Fantastic!

  12. Carissa June 15, 2018 at 11:52 pm #

    Can’t wait! I’m in for sure!

    • carolyn friedlander June 18, 2018 at 10:18 am #

      Yay!

  13. Shannon June 16, 2018 at 12:46 am #

    This sounds wonderful! I’d like to join please 😊

    • carolyn friedlander June 18, 2018 at 10:18 am #

      Yay!

  14. June Spenver June 16, 2018 at 5:03 am #

    Yes I want to join your sewalong

    • carolyn friedlander June 18, 2018 at 10:18 am #

      Great! Glad to hear it, June!

  15. Linda Graffeo June 16, 2018 at 7:13 am #

    Hi Carolyn, would like to join. Am fascinated by your quilts and think trying the minis would be rewarding!

    • carolyn friedlander June 18, 2018 at 10:17 am #

      Great! It’ll be good having you join in.

  16. Michelle June 16, 2018 at 7:40 am #

    Hi love to join in. Not long past being a newbie so need to ask ( blush ) is it something to sign up to or sew along will appear on your site weekly. BTW Carolyn you are quietly changing my life with creative possibities. Thank you

    • carolyn friedlander June 18, 2018 at 10:17 am #

      Aw, thanks so much, Michelle! That is so nice to hear. And great question! No need to sign up, the posts will appear weekly starting July 19th on my blog. If you’re signed up for my newsletter, you’ll see recaps and highlights there too. I’m glad you’ll be joining in!

  17. jane swanson June 16, 2018 at 1:13 pm #

    i’d love to join in! have never done a “sew along” – but i promise to give it my best!

    • carolyn friedlander June 18, 2018 at 10:15 am #

      Great! We’ll have fun!

  18. Linda Miller June 16, 2018 at 6:53 pm #

    I’m so in as you knew I would be!!! Finishing some WainwrightAL blocks while traveling in Europe that I promise to post soon (better late than never!!) and July is perfect timing for me as I’ll be back from all my trips!

    • carolyn friedlander June 18, 2018 at 10:14 am #

      Yay! And Wainwright in Europe sounds amazing! Safe travels!

  19. Mary June 16, 2018 at 9:54 pm #

    Ohhh. I want in. My miniest quilt is 36 x 48. I think small would be fun! Plus I LOVE your fabric.
    Can’t wait

    • carolyn friedlander June 18, 2018 at 10:15 am #

      Thanks so much! It’ll be fun!

  20. Rocio de Castro Herrada June 19, 2018 at 7:49 pm #

    Hi Carolyn! I’d love to try a mini quilt along 🙂

    • carolyn friedlander June 21, 2018 at 9:42 am #

      Awesome!

  21. Christina June 19, 2018 at 9:11 pm #

    Excited to join! Count me in.

    • carolyn friedlander June 21, 2018 at 9:42 am #

      Yay!

  22. Rachel Burdick June 20, 2018 at 9:47 pm #

    I am interested in joining in on this! It’ll be a great way to get some more quilting experience!

    • carolyn friedlander June 21, 2018 at 9:42 am #

      Sounds great!

  23. Pam Jessup June 21, 2018 at 9:34 am #

    I’m in! I’m traveling in July, but hopefully I can get an early start and catch up with me return!

    • carolyn friedlander June 21, 2018 at 9:42 am #

      Sounds great, Pam! Safe travels!

  24. Angelique Shah June 21, 2018 at 2:13 pm #

    Good afternoon,
    Me and a friend of mine are interested in doing this as well. How do we join? Do we need to be on Instagram or is there something to purchase on your site?

    Thank you,
    Angelique

    • carolyn friedlander June 22, 2018 at 10:34 am #

      Hi Angelique! Great question. No need to formally join anywhere. All posts will appear on this blog, so stay tuned there. You can also subscribe to my newsletter (upper right sign-up box) to get updates and recaps. If you are on Instagram, you can use and follow the hashtag #cfminiQAL. As for patterns, we’ll be working from my Lusk, Davie and Babson patterns. You’re welcome to use one or all three, and you can purchase copies of the pattern from your local quilt shop or in my online shop. Hope that helps, and I’m happy you’ll be joining us!

  25. Ize Elliott June 22, 2018 at 10:46 am #

    Aloha Carolyn,
    I took a class from you at Sisters, OR last year. I like your style of teaching.

    Thanks for doing this for all of us.
    I was just thinking about a project I could hold in my hands. This one sound like the ticket.

    • carolyn friedlander June 22, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

      Great! It’ll be fun having you participate. And thank you! 🙂

  26. Dixie Torrech June 22, 2018 at 10:46 am #

    I would like to participate in this.

    • carolyn friedlander June 22, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

      Great!

  27. Elia June 22, 2018 at 10:49 am #

    Aloha

  28. Clare Baker June 22, 2018 at 11:01 am #

    Been looking at your quilts for a while. Minis could be my way forward, Clare

    • carolyn friedlander June 22, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

      Thank you, Clare! We’ll have fun!

  29. Alice June 22, 2018 at 11:24 am #

    I am totally in!

    • carolyn friedlander June 22, 2018 at 2:28 pm #

      Great!

  30. Marcia June 22, 2018 at 11:52 am #

    I had so much fun in the Eads QAL last summer, seeing all the different approaches and working together, I don’t want to miss this one! This will be my first mini, and I love the idea of a creative challenge each week. Looking forward to it!

    • carolyn friedlander June 22, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

      Yay, Marcia! I’m so glad you’ll be joining in again! 🙂

  31. Lisa Schleisman June 22, 2018 at 12:02 pm #

    Love your ideas! I am in!

    • carolyn friedlander June 22, 2018 at 2:29 pm #

      Great! Thank you!

  32. Joyce Nelson June 22, 2018 at 12:56 pm #

    Ok I’m in. I wish those participating would say where they live. I love knowing that info and maybe someone is just down the road from me. Tacoma, WA

    • carolyn friedlander June 22, 2018 at 2:30 pm #

      That would be nice, huh, Joyce! If you’ll be checking in on Instagram, I’ll be you can dive into some of the profiles and see where folks are from. 🙂

  33. Karen S Stenback June 22, 2018 at 2:37 pm #

    Sounds like fun!

    • carolyn friedlander June 25, 2018 at 4:12 pm #

      Great! It’ll be wonderful having you join us

  34. Sue June 22, 2018 at 4:18 pm #

    Can’t wait to participate in anything you do Carolyn. Love your creativity.

    • carolyn friedlander June 25, 2018 at 4:12 pm #

      Thanks, Sue!

  35. Linda Miller June 25, 2018 at 4:02 am #

    Hi again Carolyn! Have you published any Kona or other solid coordinates (or even your other lines that will match well) for your new Polk collection? I may want to pick a few up other things for the Lusk-a-long! 🙂 Thanks!

    • carolyn friedlander June 25, 2018 at 4:14 pm #

      Thanks, Linda! I don’t have a specific list of coordinates for Polk, but some recent favorites are definitely Paris Blue, Orangeade, Cantaloupe, Roasted Pecan, Acid Lime, Waterfall, Lingerie and Forest Green. These are all konas. 🙂

  36. Karen Winther June 26, 2018 at 11:37 am #

    I’m in. Tried to take class at quiltcon but it was full a minute after registration opened. This will be fun too but not as much as in person.

    • carolyn friedlander June 28, 2018 at 3:23 pm #

      Great! This will be fun.

  37. Rosanne Bales June 30, 2018 at 6:25 am #

    I have never done a quilt along before – how do you join?

    • carolyn friedlander July 2, 2018 at 5:36 pm #

      Hi Rosanne! No need to formally join anywhere. All posts will appear on this blog, so stay tuned here. You can also subscribe to my newsletter (upper right sign-up box) to get updates and recaps. If you are on Instagram, you can use and follow the hashtag #cfminiQAL. As for patterns, we’ll be working from my Lusk, Davie and Babson patterns. You’re welcome to use one or all three, and you can purchase copies of the pattern from your local quilt shop or in my online shop. Hope that helps, and I’m happy you’ll be joining us!

  38. Annie June 30, 2018 at 11:09 am #

    Still working on my Wainwright and enjoying every slow stitching minute. Hope to be finished by the time the mini quilt along starts. I have just started making mini quilts – entered two in the Curated Quits challenge – you are right, it is a wonderful creative adventure. I am in!

    • carolyn friedlander July 2, 2018 at 5:32 pm #

      Yay! I’m so glad to hear it. I’m also glad to hear you’re enjoying your Wainwright!

  39. Mitzi July 16, 2018 at 8:41 am #

    Sounds good. I’d like to try it. I love your creativity and ideas.

    • carolyn friedlander July 16, 2018 at 1:12 pm #

      Great!

  40. Joanna July 17, 2018 at 1:47 am #

    I definitely need a jumpstart, so I’m in. Thanks for offering this!

    • carolyn friedlander July 18, 2018 at 5:39 pm #

      You’re welcome! Thanks for joining in!

  41. Chris Deibel July 17, 2018 at 11:43 pm #

    I’m joining as well. I need some new ideas for color combos. Thank you

    • carolyn friedlander July 18, 2018 at 5:38 pm #

      Great!

  42. aclambert July 19, 2018 at 12:10 am #

    Hello! I’d love to join in the mini quilt along from Rio de Janeiro, but it’s already july 21 and I can’t find in your blog the instructions, I must be doing something wrong. Can you help, please?
    Already started the Lusk!
    Thank you!!

    • carolyn friedlander July 19, 2018 at 12:08 pm #

      Hi! Good news–today is the 19th, which means the quilt along just starts today! You can find the latest post on the blog. 🙂

  43. Theresa July 28, 2018 at 8:01 am #

    I am a little late, but I am looking forward to catching-up and being part of the experience.

    • carolyn friedlander July 28, 2018 at 9:02 am #

      Great! I’m glad you’ll be joining us, Theresa!

  44. Gretchen Thayer August 6, 2018 at 11:28 am #

    Is it way too late to join?

    • carolyn friedlander August 6, 2018 at 11:37 am #

      Of course not, join on in!

  45. Judy August 6, 2018 at 3:52 pm #

    I have finished both weeks 1 and 2; about to begin week 3. Trying to decide whether to join or just keep lurking. Enjoying the color play.

    • carolyn friedlander August 7, 2018 at 3:18 pm #

      I’m glad you’re following along!

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