New Pattern: Austin House

Up next for my new releases is my Austin House pattern. It debuted at QuiltCon this year in one of my classes. In the class, I walked students through the design process from initial idea, site visits and exploration to finished project. It was really fun. The idea was to take inspiration from some of the hip houses in Austin, and the result is a series that I hope folks who enjoy modern house forms can appreciate.

Austin House_pickle_Carolyn Friedlander

This pattern is new to my paper-piecing series. It’s great for beginners, goes together fairly quickly and is the perfect platform for mixing and matching different fabrics. Because of its size and playful use of fabric, I’ve already made a few of these and given them to friends as a gift. Most of the fabric requirements are in easy increments to make that part super easy too.

This is the version that I made for the pattern cover. It features my Doe fabrics, Kona Gold and Kona Pickle.

Austin House_pickle_detail_Carolyn Friedlander

I made this one prior to QuiltCon. It’s blue and very griddy. Fabrics are Doe, Architextures, some ginghams and Kona Astral.

austin house_carolyn friedlander_blue

austin house_carolyn friedlander_blue detail

My very red/orange version…

Austin House 3_carolyn friedlander

featuring Doe, Doe Wide, more ginghams, Botanics and Architextures.

Austin House 3_detail_carolyn friedlander

Austin House 3_binding detail_carolyn friedlander

In my most recent version, I got the bright idea to use some swiss dots (my new favorite!) for the binding. This will definitely be happening again. So nice.

Austin house_swiss dot binding_carolyn friedlander

(By the way, for those of you in the Los Angeles/Ventura area, I’ll be teaching this class again in July at SuperBuzzy.)


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9 Responses to New Pattern: Austin House

  1. sew surprising June 2, 2015 at 11:54 pm #

    This is really eye catching with so many possibilities, will it be available as a pdf download?

  2. angela newman June 4, 2015 at 10:49 am #

    Hi when will this Austin house pattern be available? I have my fabric ready to go!

  3. Julie Faircloth June 5, 2015 at 6:18 pm #

    I am crazy about your work! and consider myself a beginner in the quilting world although I have been sewing and a maker all of my life. It would be wonderful to be able to work with your Austin House pattern. Do you have any idea when it will be released? and how I might purchase it?

    Thank you so much! And thank you as well for all of your wonderful work!!!

    Julie Faircloth

    • carolyn friedlander June 8, 2015 at 8:26 am #

      Thanks so much, Julie! Austin House is available now…you can find it (or request it from) your favorite retailers. The PDF will also be available for download from my site this week. Happy sewing!

      • Julie faircloth June 8, 2015 at 9:00 am #

        Thank you so much Carolyn!!! This will be on my “to do list” for me! I am always making for others but this pattern really speaks to me. Love,love,love it!!! Thanks again!

  4. eantaillia July 7, 2015 at 12:39 pm #

    This feels very Frank Lloyd Wright to me. I love it!


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