the intersection of Friedlander and Carkai

I started this quilt top with the intention of remaking my Intersection quilt (tutorial here). I made 4 blocks, chopped them up, sewed them back together into the intersection blocks… and didn’t like them!

Luckily though, I do like these blocks as they are prior to chopping them up and sewing them back together, and set on point I like them even more!

They’re made up of all Carolyn Friendlander fabrics (along with just a couple Kona solids that complemented). I bought a bundle of Carolyn’s latest, Friedlander, from my local shop, Nido, and loved how they looked with my left over prints from Carkai (and there might be a couple from older lines that snuck in too…)

I said it on Instagram, and I’ll say it again here, I don’t think I’ll ever tire of Carolyn’s prints! It certainly doesn’t hurt that all her lines pair so nicely with one another. And it also doesn’t hurt that she provides such a great variety of colors/prints/scale.

I used one of her low volume prints for the center of each square, and bordered it in two of the prints. Rather than making the entire quilt out of these blocks, I decided to use what I had already made and fill in the rest with squares of the low volume prints. The random pointy triangles on the sides? Not sure. I made a few and then felt I should use them!

It was a beautiful day for photos at the lake. Unlike some years, Lake Champlain has not frozen over entirely, though you can see a section of frozen lake and then the open water behind us here (never fear, Morgan is standing on solid ground – he’s not a fan of walking on the ice!)

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12 Responses to the intersection of Friedlander and Carkai

  1. 1
    Jan Altomare says:

    This is beautiful. I love the white with the colors. The fabrics do go so well together. Can hardly wait to see it as a finish.

  2. 2
    Penny G says:

    Morgan is a very wise fellow. I don’t trust ice enough to walk around on it especially at this time of year. The quilt is amazing.

  3. 3
    Puppilalla says:

    Beautiful as always. The top is stunning in its simplicity. =)I am looking forward to the finish.

  4. 4

    This quilt is beautiful. I don’t remember seeing any other Friedlander quilts and I’ve been admiring the fabric.

  5. 5
    Donna says:

    Really great design. I love it even more with the triangles on the sides.

  6. 6
    kathy in MT says:

    absolutely gorgeous – I’m glad you didn’t cut them up! LOVE her fabrics.

  7. 7
    Susan M LONG says:

    Simply beautiful

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    Elizabeth Bolton says:

    Soooo glorious – I, too, will never tire of Friedlander prints – love your quilt!!

  9. 9
    janequiltsslowly says:

    So great. Simple and beautiful. I love Carolyn’s prints, too.

  10. 10
    Kaholly says:

    The fabrics went perfect with the photo shoot!

  11. 11

    Really beautiful. I always love a good Friedlander fabric and love how you’ve used them here!

  12. 12
    Karen Scribner says:

    backsidefabrics.com has only wide back fabric. Longarm quilter needs backing so she started the company.

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