On Saturday I took the morning off from being a Mom and drove up to Salt Lake City for a special guild meeting where Carolyn Friedlander presented a trunk show. Seriously, this girl is fabulous. You may be scratching your head thinking "I know that name...." Well let me jog your memory. Carolyn is a fabric designer for Robert Kaufman and the artistic genius behind the collections Architextures and Botanics.
Not only is Carolyn a fabulous fabric designer, her quilt patterns are AMAZING!
(please excuse the janky phone photos!)
PARK. Carolyn does some amazing needle turn applique work.
GROVE mini. Love the paper piecing and color blocked binding!
One of my favorites- PALMETTO
SHIRTS inspired by.... shirts!
The quality of this picture if not so great, but you can kind of see the amazing quilting on the back of the 'Shirts' mini. Carolyn does it all herself on a straight stitch Juki.
I totally fell in love with TANGELO
Isn't she the cutest! I met Carolyn last fall in Houston. She is so nice and down to earth. It was a pleasure to be in the audience on Saturday and here her quilting story.
The amazing border work on FOCAL
And last but not least, my over all favorite BOTANICS. This quilt stopped me in my stracks at market. The colors in her Botanics fabric collection and her amazing eye for fabric placement and design, not to mention her impeccable applique all make this quilt an amazing piece of art.
Take a minute to check out her work at