Friday, March 13, 2015


 I made a Totem baby quilt!

I've mentioned before that I had the pleasure of meeting Carolyn Friedlander last fall.  Prior to Camp Stitchalot I attended her trunk show at Pink Castle Fabrics.  I've always admired Carolyn's work and seeing it in person was amazing.  When she shared her Totem quilt I knew I had to make it.  I bought (and she signed!) the pattern that night.
It's a paper pieced pattern and very straight forward.  I had planned to add other colors and made several other blocks but this first quilt just begged to be orange!  So I obliged.

The side panels are from Carolyn's Botanics line.  Those tigers are Cotton and Steel.  I copied Carolyn with the quilting - well I tried to.  I think this is the first time I did not unpick one quilting stitch.  It's far from perfection but I love it!

The back is unbelievably soft Shannon cuddle fabric in teal.  I just love how the quilting looks on the back, too. 
 And with the leftover blocks you can be sure there are more Totem quilts to come...


  1. Congratulations on a fabulous finish, Karen! Love your choice of using orange for this. And the quilting looks fantastic! Such a pretty quilt!

    1. Thanks Lorna. I just love how this "quilted" too. I used a batting with a little more loft than usual so that helped. And that cuddle fabric is so think and soft.