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Making Fauna and a giveaway.

Scales Wall hanging . Carolyn Friedlander

I have another project in the latest issue of Making Magazine, by Madder. The theme for this issue is Fauna, which is pretty fun.

Scales Wall hanging . Carolyn Friedlander

My project explores a fairly simple idea–embroidered fish. But there’s all kinds of fun detailing and fabric possibilities to make it an enticing project to really get into.

Scales Wall hanging . Carolyn Friedlander

I mixed a bunch of blue fabrics from many of my collections–Euclid, Friedlander, Botanics and Doe, plus some metallic Essex to add a little bit of sparkle before embroidering some hand-drawn fish on top. I hand quilted it to add even more texture and color.

Scales Wall hanging . Carolyn Friedlander

Scales Wall hanging . Carolyn Friedlander

Like the first issue, the second issue of Making is a beautiful book with loads of great projects and inspiration. Carrie from Madder was generous and sent me an extra copy to giveaway. To enter, leave a comment below about what you’re thankful for this week, and I’ll select a winner at random by November 27 December 4.

Making Fauna


Liberty and Euclid Petal Pouch.

Another project in the recent Making magazine from Maddermade (same issue with my native coaster project), was this great Petal Pouch pattern by Noodlehead. Of course I had to make one–in Liberty and Euclid.

LIberty and Euclid Petal Pouch

It’s such a cute little pouch that comes in two different sizes. This is the larger one.

LIberty and Euclid Petal Pouch

I used a Liberty print on the outside and some of my own euclid on the inside.

liberty and euclid petal pouch_carolyn friedlander_6_web

I whipped this guy up pretty quickly one afternoon and gave it to my mom for her birthday. I think pouches like this are handy for just about anyone.

LIberty and Euclid Petal Pouch

Unfortunately the issue is sold out, but the good news is that Noodlehead has released a PDF of the pattern on her site. You can find it here.

I plan to make many more.

LIberty and Euclid Petal Pouch

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Maddermade Making Magazine.

Native Coasters in Maddermade Making

I was delighted to contribute a project to the new Maddermade Making Magazine. It’s such a beautiful, beautiful book with many inspiring projects ranging from knitting to sewing to cooking and much more. The theme for this first issue is flora, a great theme that resulted in some super lovely projects. In addition to that, the photography and styling by Carrie Bostick Hoge of Maddermade could not be any more elegant, enticing or inspiring. It is all so incredibly lovely.

Maddermade Making Magazine

My project, Native Coasters, is a fun weekend project full of color and texture.

Native Coasters in Maddermade Making

I liked pairing linear piecing with flora-esque and hand drawn fabrics. I used some new euclid, one of the newer doe pieces, some crosshatch from architexturesNative Coasters in Maddermade Making

and some bold carkai on the back for a nice contrast.

Native Coasters in Maddermade Making

Native Coasters in Maddermade Making

I loved playing up the texture in both the fabric substrates, the prints and the quilting/hand tying itself. Small projects like these are perfect for experimenting and having fun.

Native Coasters in Maddermade Making

Unfortunately, this first issue is already sold out, BUT the good news is that issue #2 is on the horizon, and I’m sure it’ll be just as worthwhile.

Native Coasters in Maddermade Making

(All photos by Carrie Bostick Hoge.)

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