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recently made: clutch.

Finally a new purse.

 

architextures clutch front_carolyn friedlander

 

 

I used this noodlehead pattern and really enjoyed it. The fabrics are from architextures with the exception of the strap and flap detail. Those are a Philip Jacob feather print.

 

Using my gray ledger print on the bias has been really fun–especially for some thick cording.

 

architextures bias cording_carolyn friedlander

 

architextures bias ledger cording_carolyn friedlander

 

Peach pockets on the inside.

 

architextures clutch inside_carolyn friedlander

 

My new go-to label system.

 

architextures clutch label_carolyn friedlander

 

Hardware (from the buckle guy) that I just happened to have on hand. Love it when that happens.

 

architextures clutch hardware_carolyn friedlander

 

architextures clutch backside_carolyn friedlander

 

Instead of using a magnet or velcro, I decided to go binder-style and use 2 vintage buttons from my stash with some braided embroidery floss.

 

architextures clutch closure_carolyn friedlander

 

 

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Architextures tote for Laurie.

architextures tote for laurie by carolyn friedlander

 

Quilt Market has always been a fun adventure, and this last time was especially nice because my sister Laurie came along to help. To show her some gratitude and also make sure she was well-equipped and festive for the weekend, I made for her an architextures tote bag.

 

architextures tote for laurie by carolyn friedlander

 

The design itself was fairly simple. To create the outside panels, I used blocks from my herringbone pattern, some Kona teal blue to frame the blocks, and big chunks of the blue trees. I sewed those together, adding box corners at the bottom and some straps at the top. For the inside I used the green topo and a selvage label with tree markings on the pocket.

 

 

architextures tote for laurie by carolyn friedlander
It just so happens that my sister is a landscape architect, so this was not only a fitting gift for toting around Quilt Market, but it’s also apparently been a big hit in her office.

 

 

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winter stitching.

 

Just got a copy of the latest Stitch Magazine and…

 

snowflake sham in stitch magazine by carolyn friedlander

 

I’ve got a new project in there–my snowflake pillow! Hoorah. The design is inspired by Hawaiian quilts (a personal obsession) and folded paper snowflakes. It’s also my first applique pattern, and in honor of that I’ll be doing a tools and tips post soon.

 

In the meantime I’m excited to check out the rest of this issue. Based on the cover project I think it’ll be a good one.

 

stitch magazine winter 2012

 

 

 

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