Carolyn Friedlander’s “The Grove” class + Winner of Book Review giveaway

This weekend, I had the opportunity to attend Carolyn Friedlander’s The Grove class. It is a paper piecing pattern, which was so totally unexpected. The class was well constructed, and the pattern was wonderful to work with. I managed to finish two blocks of the 12 block quilt. I still have a lot of work to do…yes, it means I have another WiP :-).

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I am using various Kona cotton neutrals for the backing and Collage by Carrie Bloomston for the trees. I am so happy I broke out my Collage fat quarter bundle.

Meeting Carolyn was definitely the highlight of the day. She was so lovely and was open to questions around various topics from appliqué techniques, quilt market, and designs/patterns. She bought along her trunk show and we got to see her pillows and quilts she had made from Kona cottons and her new Botanics line.

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Two things I am now looking forward to since, I took this class:

  1. Buying Carolyn’s new line – it is amazing. You should see Carolyn’s amazing quilts she has made with her new line. LOVE!! I may have to buy 1/2 to 1 yard of the whole line.
  2. Taking Carolyn’s class at Sew Down Nashville next year (yes, I am registered!!!)

I loved the block so much, it made me change the blocks I was sending Cath @ Wombat quilts for her October Scrap-bee-licious blocks (requirement a paper pieced block of low-volume fabrics). I added this low-volume grove block into the mix. The text-based print is part of “Road 15” Fabric line and the grey stripes is from “Just for Fun – Creative Thursday”

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I am linking up with Lee over @ Freshly pieced for WiP Wednesday.

Last part of today’s post….the announcement of the winner of Elizabeth Hartman’s “The Practical Guide of Patchwork”  (last week’s book for Book Review Tuesday) is:

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which is Gill Watson (buntyw). I am sending you an email to get your mailing details. Congratulations!!!

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8 thoughts on “Carolyn Friedlander’s “The Grove” class + Winner of Book Review giveaway

  1. sarahschraw

    Very cool trees! I am with you on planning to buy a large amount of Botanics… I don’t have anywhere I can shop for it in person so I was thinking of ordering a fat eighth bundle to see it in person and then ordering 1/2 – 1 yard cuts of my favs.

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