Meet Gleaned, my newest fabric collection.

Meet Gleaned, my newest fabric collection for Robert Kaufman.

gleaned fabric collection . Carolyn Friedlander

This collection is a merry mix of patterns and textures gleaned from nature.

gleaned fabric collection . Carolyn Friedlander

When designing this line, I became very interested in patterns that already exist in nature. I was inspired to learn more about how they work, and then I felt challenged to make each one of them my own. In looking at motifs that have already been around, I loved rethinking of them in a way that felt personal but could also serve many different types of projects well.

gleaned fabric collection . Carolyn Friedlander

Coloring a collection is always a really fun and important part of the fabric-design process. With this collection, there was a richness that was on my mind, but I also wanted some fun pops as well. In the end, there’s a boldness as well as a softness that creates a workable range that can do its own thing OR mix in nicely with my other collections and other stuff. It’s fun to spice things up, don’t you think?

gleaned fabric collection . Carolyn Friedlander

gleaned fabric collection . Carolyn Friedlander

Gleaned is a 24-piece collection, which feels big enough, but also not too big to be overwhelming. It’s super mix and matchable–always my favorite thing to explore when I have new fabric in hand.

gleaned fabric collection . Carolyn Friedlander

In addition to a big mix of colors, there are several designs with special selvage treatments. (I think those are super fun to make and play with!)

gleaned fabric collection . Carolyn Friedlander

In addition to Gleaned, there are also some new coordinates from my architectures collection–both the text print and crosshatch print.

gleaned fabric architextures coordinates . Carolyn Friedlander

gleaned fabric architextures coordinates . Carolyn Friedlander

gleaned fabric architextures coordinates . Carolyn Friedlander

gleaned fabric architextures coordinates . Carolyn Friedlander

And I’ve also put together a set of Gleaned coordinating solids. This group is a mix of Kona cottons, Essex and Homespun linen/cottons. It’s a textural and colorful delight! (Or, I least I think so…)

gleaned coordinating solids . carolyn friedlander

gleaned coordinating solids . carolyn friedlander

gleaned coordinating solids . carolyn friedlander

Maybe you notice some new Konas in there? Robert Kaufman has a new batch of colors, and I am beyond stoked about many of them. Of course, several of them made it into this bundle.

gleaned coordinating solids . carolyn friedlanderHere’s a look at 2 of my new patterns (to be released this fall). There are 2 more in the works, but you’ll get to see those later.

First up is a paper-pieced project called, Russell.

Russell Quilt in Gleaned Coordinates . Carolyn Friedlander

Russell is a super-fun project that plays with color, planning and story. Included in the pattern is a coloring page and ideas for how to map your colors and placement. In this version, I’ve used all of the new architextures coordinates plus some of my favorite new konas.

(On a side note, you might recognize this project from my contribution to Glamp Stitchalot last summer. Ever since that adventure, I’ve been wanting to turn the idea into a complete quilt.)

The other project that I’m ready to share is called Wainwright. Wainwright is new to my appliquΓ© line, and this version uses all of the new stuff–gleaned and the architextures coordinates. It works with fat eighths, and is a perfect project for playing with color, composition and fabric. Plus, it’s one where the blocks are sized to be addictive…but more on that later.

Wainwright quilt in Gleaned Fabrics . Carolyn Friedlander

That’s a look at 2 of the new patterns. Stay tuned for more to come in the next few months–including a couple more new patterns.

I hope you like the new stuff, and I cannot wait to see what you make!

gleaned fabric and coordinates . carolyn friedlander

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30 Responses to Meet Gleaned, my newest fabric collection.

  1. jacquirossrose August 11, 2017 at 9:37 am #

    Well done! Really a beautiful collection and ingenious patterns.

  2. Anne August 11, 2017 at 9:48 am #

    Two collections in one year?! Wow! I feel like Ive just started my Rin/Wildabon quilts (which, technically, is true..) and now I ‘have’ to shift gears and jump on this wagon, because this looks brilliant :)! Ive always enjoyed your architextures line, so any additions to that are a must. But goodness: gleaned also looks wonderful! I especially like the yellow and orange-y pops of color, but the blue is pretty as well! Yay!

  3. Ann August 11, 2017 at 9:57 am #

    So excited! Love those colors. Can’t wait to play with them!

  4. Erica August 11, 2017 at 10:05 am #

    Oh wow. I thought Carkai would be my favorite collection forever but this one is amazing. I couldn’t love the color palette more.

  5. Mindy August 11, 2017 at 10:08 am #

    Congratulations on the new collection! It is really lovely as are the new patterns!

  6. Ivete @ Gotham Quilts August 11, 2017 at 10:58 am #

    Yay! We are so excited about this new line AND the new coordinate colors! We’ll be buying everything for sure πŸ˜‰ See you at Market Carolyn!

  7. kitty August 11, 2017 at 11:01 am #

    Congratulations on this beautiful new collection!! It’s wonderful that your collections remain unmistakably you!! Keep them coming, please!!

  8. Tanna August 11, 2017 at 11:27 am #

    Love, love, LOVE! Insert heart emoji. Can’t wait to create!

  9. Stephanie Falkenstein August 11, 2017 at 11:55 am #

    Just gorgeous! Let me know if you want some Rin quilt blocks done. πŸ˜‰ @sewbespokeandco

  10. Rose August 11, 2017 at 11:56 am #

    Gorgeous!! Will The Russell project be available as a kit?

  11. Karen S August 11, 2017 at 12:24 pm #

    Still more delicious fabrics! Now if only there was a “Touch and Feel It” app, I’d be a happy camper!

  12. Jean August 11, 2017 at 12:56 pm #

    Congratulations on ‘Gleaned’! I love that your collections are uniquely you! Wonderful! -Jean

  13. Nicole N August 11, 2017 at 1:54 pm #

    Wow! This is fabulous, I can’t wait to pick some up!

  14. Kendra August 11, 2017 at 2:02 pm #

    Well that’s my Christmas present sorted πŸ˜€ I’m loving the new colours in this collection, I may even be able to warm to using purples now for the first time.

  15. Carissa August 11, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

    Overwhelmed by how much I love this!! It’s amazing! Can’t wait for these patterns and all those coordinates and and and!!! Everything! Why don’t I just wire all my money over to you now! πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

  16. Sharon August 11, 2017 at 3:14 pm #

    OMG – WOWWWWWWWW love Wainwright, Gleaned is a stunning collection Carolyn, the colours certainly leap out at you and mixed with those Gleaned coordinating solids and the mix of Kona cottons, Essex and Homespun linen/cottons – heaven. How exciting for you, you must be positively swimming in ideas. Those colours certainly do it for me!!!!!

  17. suzanne kalish August 11, 2017 at 3:39 pm #

    Where can I purchase these? fabulous, fabulous…

  18. Anja @ Anja Quilts August 11, 2017 at 9:42 pm #

    Congratulations. Can’t wait to get some. I thought that was the pattern from Glamp n

  19. Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts August 11, 2017 at 11:56 pm #

    Oh man, this is amazing! Congratulations on such a beautiful, colourful collection! I can’t wait to see it in person.

  20. Gisa August 12, 2017 at 6:52 am #

    You have such a distinctive and exquisite feeling for colors – It’s such a pleasure just to look at it!

  21. Andrea August 12, 2017 at 8:42 am #

    Awesome! You worked hard and it shows!

  22. kittywilkin August 18, 2017 at 11:39 am #

    Oh this is fabulous! I love your new line, and the selvedge special treatment is indeed especially fun!! I am totally stoked about the architextures coordinates. I’ve received a happy boost from a fellow quilting friend to complete the modern hexies project I have underway, with a piece of every fabric from your lines from Architextures through Friedlander (I’ll call it “The Architextures of Friedlander”… original, eh?) lol… I am HOPING to forge ahead and finish it before your “H” line comes out, and fit Glean in there along the back or binding somehow…. so good! Thank you for continuing to make, draw inspiration from nature, and play with texture and color so expertly, all so that we may create more beautiful things! <3

  23. Rebecca Chianese September 2, 2017 at 7:19 am #

    All the fabrics are fabulous as well as the finished top. I learned that fabrics can blend even if you think they might not! Love the wide fabric colors, they will work with everything!


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