Monday, September 19, 2016

outhouse for blogger's quilt festival

Welcome to the Quilter's Blog Festival hosted by Amy's Creative Side.  I hope you enjoy viewing all the amazing quilts from such talented quilters.

Last fall while at quilt market in Houston, Carolyn Friedlander had this pattern hanging in her booth, and I fell fast!  (don't you love all the pictures coming out of IG after fall market?)

 detailed, yet simple.

I had been collecting my favorites of Carolyn's fabrics (except for that black and white stripped and checked)

I procrastinated starting for a while when I realized that this pattern was that "paper piecing" thing that has been so popular recently.  I'm not really into difficult quilts, or directions for that matter . . .

But a nice friend walked me through it.  These blocks are 5 inches square!!!

 I convinced myself that a wall hanging of 4 houses would be sufficient.  But there were so many fabrics I still wanted to use, so I continued.

 Carolyn was an architect in her previous life, that's what makes her fabric designs so unique.

 Cross Hatch quilting seemed appropriate.

I'm entering this piece in the modern quilt category.  I'm so thankful I became a quilter at the start of the whole modern quilting age, because it just speaks to me!!

Now, I'm excited to see what you've quilted . . .


  1. Love the palette you've chosen - it's such a great pattern!

  2. I love this house quilt! So beautiful and modern, simple but not too simple! Just perfect fabrics for this! x Teje

  3. I love this quilt! It looks great!

  4. You did a wonderful job to be a first time paper piecer. Love the mini.

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  5. Very nice. I've started to paper piece. It's getting easier all the time. Karen

  6. What a fun quilt. I have not seen this pattern. I am glad I stopped in.

  7. I am such a fan of Carolyn Friedlander's fabrics and you have done such an amazing job putting them together in this beautiful quilt! I love it, so glad you entered it so I could take a closer look!

  8. Such a fun pattern! Love your version!

  9. So pretty. I love the design and your fabric choices. They are outhouses? They also kinda resemble be mid-century modern [small] houses, don't they?

  10. I can't decide which I like the better the pattern or the fabrics! Both are fun and especially pretty. Love it!


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