This was my first finish of 2016, and it’s all for me.
Carolyn Friedlander is probably my favorite fabric designer and when I made Emily’s Geese quilt a couple years ago, I didn’t want any beloved fabric to go to waste. Using those scraps and various solids from my stash (including some thrifted sheets, my new favorite white fabric) I made large (24″ and up), improvised log cabin blocks.
It’s backed in a super soft dark gray cotton sheet I thrifted (don’t mind the wrinkles!) and the only Botanics yardage I had in my stash, Foliage in Curry.
I longarm quilted it in a figure 8 pattern of varying heights, with white thread.
It’s bound in a black crosshatch very similar to one from her Architectextures collection, and other scraps.
It made it onto my bed as soon as it could and quickly became covered in cat hair :)
I love a good trade. My friend Emily has a wonderful business called Em Dash Paper Co and I asked her earlier this year if she’d do some logo design work in exchange for a quilt and she accepted!
I had recently bought a fat quarter bundle of Carolyn Friedlander’s Botanics that I knew would be perfect. I used this great tutorial to make four at a time and kept those sets together in the layout, moving from dark in the bottom left to light in the upper right.
I backed it with two of the 108″ widescreen, one more four geese set, and a label.
I long arm quilted it with a feather design in golden yellow thread, and bound it in scraps from the front.
Thanks so much to Evan for helping me take these pictures!
I love this fabric line and this is one of my favorite quilts I’ve ever made. Emily received it with much enthusiasm and I’m so glad it has a good home :)
In addition to the blog header, she also designed a logo for me that I printed through Spoonflower for some new quilt labels.
I also transferred it to felt and put it on a banner for use at markets.
Thank you SO MUCH to Emily for her lovely work. Please, everyone, go check out her stuff here and here and here!