Meet my new CF Grid Group fabric!

I have some fun news that I can finally share. Meet my new CF Grid Group fabric collection!

CF Grid Group fabric collection . carolyn friedlander

On Grids

It shouldn’t be a surprise, but I LOVE grids. There’s something wonderful about clean lines and repetition, and grids epitomize that. Plus, once you get a good grid on some fabric, it’s really fun to cut it up and sew it into a project!

projects made using CF Grid Group fabrics . carolyn friedlander

Grids can add a nice structure to piecing as well as some delightful contrast to curvy shapes and appliqué.

collection CF grid group fabric projects . carolyn friedlander

CF Grid Group Fabrics

This is my Grid Group, which is part of my basics line–Collection CF. What I’ve done is take some of my favorite grid-like motifs from past collections and reimagined them in a new way and with a specific color theme–in grayscale.

collection CF grid group fabrics . carolyn friedlander

On Grayscale and Color

When I’m teaching a color class, one of my favorite points to make is how you can exaggerate the variety and nuance in a fabric pull when you reduce your palette down to a very narrow range. Doing this has a magical way of emphasizing variation in a beautiful way. It makes it fun to see more color in whatever you are working with.

This is exactly what I was thinking when I put this collection together. Even though this is a grayscale palette, together these 12 pieces feel really colorful to me, and they come to life in projects.

collection CF grid group fabrics . carolyn friedlander

Project Peek

And, I have some new projects, including a new appliqué project that I am just over-the-moon excited about. It’s called Bow, and it’s (maybe obviously) based on a Rainbow. I know I’ve dropped the ball a bit on my pattern releases recently, but I promise, this (and others I’ve been working on) will be real, and we’ll be able to sew together with them soon.

CF Bow quilt in CF Grid Group fabrics . carolyn friedlander

As for the new fabrics, you can ask your local quilt shop to get their order in now. The collection starts shipping in September.

Watch This

I put together a little video introducing you to the new group…along with more of a look at the projects on my YouTube channel here, and I’ll be sharing more about it all in posts to come.

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10 Responses to Meet my new CF Grid Group fabric!

  1. rebeca April 8, 2021 at 12:32 pm #

    Read, watched and think it is a great collection–different with the subdued color pallet. I wonder have you thought about writing another book–maybe about your process etc…background info…that way you aren’t pressed to have to come up with new patterns for a new book–or maybe another book with new patterns like your previous one. Anyway, I’m sure you’ve probably thought about this. I really think you are great.

    • carolyn friedlander April 9, 2021 at 9:35 am #

      Neat idea, Rebeca! Sadly no plans for a book as of now. They can be a great way to explore so many different ideas for sure. I’m so glad you like this new collection! 🙂

  2. Michelle April 8, 2021 at 5:29 pm #

    Love the new collection and how it will look great by itself or with a pop of color. I hate wishing away time but there is certainly something to look forward to in September!!!

    • carolyn friedlander April 9, 2021 at 9:34 am #

      Yes, I’m ready to play more with pops of color and this group too! I’m so glad you like it, Michelle!

  3. Carol Irwin April 8, 2021 at 5:35 pm #

    Will these designs be available in lawn or knit as well as cotton? Love this collection and can imagine some interesting garments from it.

    • carolyn friedlander April 9, 2021 at 9:34 am #

      Thanks, Carol! Yes, I could totally see that too. However these designs will only be on quilting cotton. Thanks for asking!

  4. Luisa April 8, 2021 at 9:14 pm #

    I love grids too. Can’t wait for these fabrics to arrive. Beauty in simplicity. Carol’s comment about clothing is spot on. I can see some tops….

    • carolyn friedlander April 9, 2021 at 9:33 am #

      Thanks so much, Luisa!

  5. Lydia Marchessault April 9, 2021 at 5:28 am #

    Love this collection!! Honestly, I love every collection of yours. Working with grayscale with paints forces me to be more aware of value. I like the challenge. It reminds me of a quote I heard about this (sorry I don’t know who said it). Color gets all the credit but value does all the work. There’s only one downside to this post. I have to wait till September! 🙂

    • carolyn friedlander April 9, 2021 at 9:33 am #

      Lydia, that quote is amazing! I hadn’t heard it before, but it’s totally true! So glad you like the collection, and I can’t wait to see what you do with it. 🙂

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