New Pattern: Outhouse Quilt in Doe Fabric.

Doe Outhouse Quilt at Quilt Market_Carolyn Friedlander


My third and final new release this fall is the Outhouse Quilt.

Outhouse is new to my paper piecing line, and honestly, it’s just a fun pattern. I had the idea of simple but quirky little houses that you could further personalize and flavor with fun fabric choices.


Doe Outhouse Quilt_Carolyn Friedlander


At my new place, I actually have a funky little outhouse that the previous owners built themselves. There’s a great view of it from my office, and so I’m sure that looking at it everyday has played into the speed with which I’ve been able to add this source of inspiration into my pattern line.


Doe Outhouse Quilt detail_carolyn friedlander


Yesterday, I needed to whip up a smaller version, and so here’s a peek into the process.


Fabric pull and audition …


Doe Fabric Pull and Audition_Carolyn Friedlander


Block assembly …


Doe Outhouse Block Assembly_Carolyn Friedlander


Quilt her up …


Outhouse Quilting_Carolyn Friedlander


Bind and finish.


Doe Outhouse Mini_Carolyn Friedlander



The fabrics in these first two versions are from Doe.

I’m also scheming about a Doe/Architextures/Botanics + Liberty version. The nice thing about these little houses is that they only take a small smidgen of fabric, making it a perfect Liberty and/or scrap project. Or if you’re into pre-cuts, a pack of  5″ squares will work just fine too.


Doe and Liberty Outhouses_Carolyn Friedlander


If you’re in Ann Arbor next week (Wednesday, November 12), I’m teaching a class for this project for the Ann Arbor Modern Quilt Guild. If you can’t make the class, we’ve also got a trunk show scheduled that evening.









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10 Responses to New Pattern: Outhouse Quilt in Doe Fabric.

  1. jodi November 7, 2014 at 10:28 am #

    Adorable little quilts, with fabulous fabrics. I love paper piecing these days! May just have to try this one.

  2. Rachel November 7, 2014 at 12:44 pm #

    i can’t wait to get this pattern, I already have a plan for it! I love your Liberty houses too!

  3. Rachel at Stitched in Color November 7, 2014 at 6:13 pm #

    I’m so inspired by the way you free motion quilt such interesting straight line textures in your work. I’ve been studying the gradiant quilt in your book, where you did lots of it too. It’s finally a way of variant FMQing that doesn’t feel overstuffy to me.

    Your liberty houses are so pretty!

  4. sew surprising November 7, 2014 at 11:37 pm #

    I love this pattern but one thing I really would love to see and thats downloadable patterns from your website 🙁 Do you think this will ever be a possibility 🙂 given I own most of them now but am missing a few 🙂

    • carolynfriedlander November 10, 2014 at 9:42 am #

      Thanks for your feedback, Sew Surprising! I hope to add some pdf downloads soon!

  5. erin November 8, 2014 at 7:43 am #

    I really liked this pattern and then you said Liberty….swoon!

  6. Cheryl Arkison November 25, 2014 at 5:33 pm #

    That outhouse will be seen everywhere!


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