We know you’re all familiar with Kona® Cotton Solids and how imperative it is for your stash to be well stocked in this classic basic, but we thought you should also know about an all new modern basic, called Architextures.
is the debut fabric collection from talented young quilt pattern and fiber stamp designer Carolyn Friedlander. Carolyn grew up in Florida on a cattle and citrus ranch, studied and practiced architecture in St. Louis, then learned to quilt in 2009 and has pursued quilting passionately ever since. She started her own self-named company in early 2010 with custom machine quilting and has since added quilt patterns and art quilt stamps with a fresh, modern appeal. She’s had a booth at the last few Quilt Markets and will again this fall 2012, as well as a Schoolhouse Session on the modern quilting aesthetic.
With Architextures, Carolyn really lets her architecture background shine. This collection of innovative textures includes ledger paper, topography maps, city & landscape blueprints the perfect cross-hatch, & Carolyn’s own handwriting (in signature architect’s style of all caps) in a text print, which describes the collection and her process of designing it. The prints are colored in a modern palette, a mix of quiet peaches and grays, combined with bold blues and bright greens, and even an essential white on white.
The fabrics will be available at your favorite local quilt shop starting at the end of November.
With the help of Carolyn, we also merchandised some new Kona precuts – roll-ups and charm squares to coordinate with the Architextures collection. The colors were hand-picked by Carolyn and used in her quilt designs, in conjunction with the prints.
And, as if these fabrics weren’t stash-worthy enough on their own, you should definitely check out this plethora of innovative quilt patterns from some of our favorite designers!
Quilt patterns using Architextures from Carolyn Friedlander
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