Savor Each Stitch: Studio Quilting with Mindful Design.pdf

Savor Each Stitch: Studio Quilting with Mindful Design.pdf


An exploration of how selecting different materials, textures, and substrates combined with playing with the design concepts of line, contrast, scale, emphasis, color, volume and texture can impact the end result of the design. 8 quilts each with a multitude of color way options, illustrate how each design decision can impact the direction of a quilt. Projects range from table runners to full sized quilts each encouraging readers to play with design possibilities to create unique quilts of their own. A selection of 8 graphic quilts explores the impact that different textures and materials have on the same design. Hand quilting, needle-turn applique, thoughtful design choices and experimentation replace the fast and easy counterparts found in many pattern books. The author will take readers from sketch, to experimentation, to final result all shot on location at her inspirational Florida studio. Carolyn has a loyal following as a successful and established pattern designer, award winning quilter and a fabric designer for Robert Kaufman.

Carolyn Friedlander is a designer working from her hometown of Lake Wales, Florida, an environment she enjoys for its warm weather, few distractions, and potent community of quilters and crafters. In her work, she draws inspiration from features of the Florida landscape - its long leaf pines, palmettos, water, scrub land, sand - as well as her background in architecture. You can follow Carolyn and her work on her website ( and blog (

INTRODUCTION LINE Project #1 : Scales, Technique : applique (easy) Size : runner Two alternates CONTRAST Project #2 : Bullseye,: applique (easy) Size : throw using 11" block Three alternates SCALE Project #3 : Circle Lattice : applique (intermediate) Size : wall or small lap Three alternates EMPHASIS Project #4 : TBA Technique : paper piecing (intermediate) One alternate COLOR Project #5 : Facing East: paper piecing, applique (intermediate) Size : throw (+alts) One alternate Project #6 : Grove Aerial: applique (easy) Size : 3" (cut) block, small panel in bigger quilt. Two alternates VOLUME Project #7 : Map: paper piecing (intermediate) Size : throw One alternate TEXTURE Project #8 : Stamped coasters Technique : paper piecing (intermediate) Two alternates.


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