Eads Quilt Along #6: Crowdsourced.

Eads Quilt Along #6: Crowdsourced.

You guys are making some awesome stuff, which is why I think it’s a fitting time to take a look at some of it now that we’re at the halfway mark.

@erushman has a super fun mix of colors and prints happening. It’s a great progression of color and value.

@erushman . eads quilt


@stephanie.hill75’s colors are working in a fun way. The 2-block units give it an engaging order that I haven’t seen anywhere else.

@stephanie.hill75 . eads quilt


@curlycquilter’s consistent use of a light-colored fabric in each block emphasizes the shapes within the block and the beautiful color palette that she is working with.

@curlycquilter . eads quilt


It’s been such a treat seeing each new addition for @bellylaugher, because of the color-themed styling in each photograph. Just lovely!

@bellylaugher . eads quilt


@annuin is making beautiful progress on hers and also taking some lovely shots with different backgrounds. It’s always interesting seeing blocks in a different context. Plus, it looks like this project might be using the kit. I’m eager to see it come together! I think that this project especially can take on different looks even using the same fabrics.

@annuin . eads quilt


@treadletothemetal has been rocking some beautiful fabric pairings. It’s been fun seeing her snippets and super satisfying to see how they all come together!

@treadletothemetal . eads quilt


This all-solids version by @thenextstitch is such a good one to take a look at. Using all solids can achieve a wonderful definition of shape, as well as a respectful attention and emphasis on color. This palette is especially intriguing to me, because of how the colors are mixed and matched in different ways making some of the same shades look very different depending on who they are paired with. Such a fun color study!

@thenextstitch . eads quilt


@houseonhillroad mentioned this being a Laura Ashley theme, which it totally is! It can be a tricky thing to be so evocative with your palette, but this one accomplishes that, and I can’t wait to see more.

@houseonhillroad . eads quilt


@procrasticraft’s blocks also have a cohesive look to them as she’s using liberty + something light, which is just right.

@procrasticraft . eads quilt

As for me, it’s been a crazy week. I’ve gotten into this bad/good habit of Eads sewing early Thursday mornings. The truth is that I’ve been in the midst of massive secret sewing, which has made it too easy to put off working on my Eads. I knew this would happen when I originally started thinking about this Quilt Along, but that’s also kind of why I decided to do it. For a long time I’ve wanted to get into a rhythm of fabric play once a week, and I knew sewing along with you guys would be the perfect excuse to do it. It’s easy to get swept up in tasks, and so a dedicated break to play is important–especially in times of pressure and deadlines.

Eads QAL 6 . Carolyn Friedlander

Thanks to you guys inspiring me to stay on track, my time Eads-sewing this week resulted in loosening me up a little bit. I finally got my hands on some Homesprun (newish Essex linen/cotton product from Robert Kaufman), and no surprise–it’s a fast favorite. It turns out that it goes with everything and adds a ton of tasty texture. My favorite combo of the day is some homespun with some carkai.

Eads QAL 6 . Carolyn Friedlander

Sewing is fun.

Eads QAL 6 . Carolyn Friedlander


+ See what your friends are up to. Sometimes a look at other projects will help you think of yours in new ways–and they don’t need to be working on the same project! Any change of scenery can be a great thing.

+ Change your rotary cutter blade. If you’re like me, it’s a safe bet that it’s time.

Eads QAL 6 . Carolyn Friedlander

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8 Responses to Eads Quilt Along #6: Crowdsourced.

  1. Carol Stanley July 21, 2017 at 11:49 am #

    I liked seeing your comments on every one’s approach to the quilt. Plus it’s good to know I’m not the only Thursday morning person.😀

    • carolyn friedlander July 21, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

      You’re glad to know that, I’m glad to know that! 😉

  2. erin July 22, 2017 at 7:48 am #

    I love seeing everyone’s blocks. I have got to get back to mine…maybe I need some 80’s music to get me going? Ha!

    • carolyn friedlander July 22, 2017 at 7:41 pm #

      Yeah! I’m all about some sewing mood setting. 🙂

  3. Christine (BellyLaugher) August 17, 2017 at 10:43 am #

    I’m a little behind on your blog, I’m so impressed with everyone’s take on Eads. We are amazing! Thanks for hosting just a fun QAL. We need togetherness more than ever!

    • carolyn friedlander August 18, 2017 at 6:38 am #

      Thanks so much, Christine! It really has been amazing sewing with you all and sharing along with this project!

  4. Online timesheet October 10, 2017 at 4:08 am #

    Lots of great ideas! Now just to decide which one to use!


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