architextures mini quilt

Do you ever fall in love with a fabric line and want to use it in all of your projects? That's how I feel about Carolyn Friedlander's Architextures line, which I first saw at Quilt Market last fall. I snagged a little mini pack (2.5" squares) of the line while I was there, and finally turned it into a small quilt last month.

The top was entirely paper pieced by hand, some of which I did while traveling to and from Quilt Market in Portland in May.

While at Market, I actually had the opportunity to meet Carolyn, who was incredibly nice and had an amazing booth.

I used chambray squares between each of the octagons, and backed the quilt with a vintage reproduction floral print.

I absolutely adore this quilt---now I just need to figure out where to put it!

What are your favorite fabric lines? In addition to Carolyn's work, I really love Leah Duncan's designs, and can't wait to get some yardage of her new line, which will be released next month.


  1. This is sooo gorgeous! I love seeing quilts using the mini charm packs. I've also been eyeing up that fabric! Right now I'm obsessed with AMH's Hand Drawn Garden!

  2. so cute! architectures is pretty much my most favorite fabric collection ever, too. i love the subtle prints and the colors. your mini quilt does perfect justice to this line!

  3. Gorgeous! The perfect use for those fabrics.

  4. This is darling!! I'm a big fan of Architectures too. Right now I'm looking forward to Briar Rose & Koi!

  5. Oh, gosh, I adore how it looks basted with red thread! hehe, that's a little silly, I realize, but i do!


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