Last year, I was thrilled to teach Carolyn Friedlander‘s Collection Quilt through a local quilt shop, Sew to Speak. The first version I made as a class sample is similar to the overall aesthetic that was used in the original design, so when I constructed a second version to use for demonstration purposes, I thought it would be fun to do something entirely different. This is my pink-loving-little-girl version!
My color palette this time around was mostly pinks and oranges with some red and violet and shots of green.
Some fussy cutting added a bit of whimsy to the overall aesthetic.
The backing is the same fun unicorn fabric that appears in the front in a different color way.
This quilt is the perfect way to learn needle turn appliqué, and I am excited to be teaching it again this year! Each month we will do a block that build on the skills covered in previous meetings. If you are interested in joining the class, please contact Sew to Speak in Worthington, Ohio. This technique opens up a whole new range of quilting designs!
Title: The Collection Quilt (Pattern by Carolyn Friedlander)
Size: 40.5″ x 51.5″
Techniques: Needle turn appliqué, machine piecing
Quilting: Computerized linear edge to edge pattern (my original design) done on an A-1 Elite Longarm
Fabric: Assorted quilt shop quality, 100% cotton fabrics
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Thread: Applique and piecing done with neutral and coordinating Gutermann Mara 100, Quilted with 50wt cotton Aurifil
Binding: Striped bias binding, machine stitched to the front, hand finished on the back.