Monday, October 5, 2015

Quilt Market Sewing : :

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook then you might have seen that last week my Fleet & Flourish strike offs arrived, the very best happy fabric mail EVER! Right away I took some photos and got started preparing for my trip to Houston Quilt Market later this month, where I'll be debuting this new collection!

Fleet & Flourish Strike Offs!

For weeks now I've been dreaming up new project ideas specifically with these fabrics in mind. It's both exciting and surreal to finally be sewing with them! My Lace in Bloom print inspired this first Quilt Market project -- a pillow in my absolute favorite size, combining my lace print with these gorgeous lace trims I recently purchased at Fancy Tiger Crafts, my Miniments print in both colorways, and some solids to pull it all together!

Lace from Fancy Tiger Crafts!

For this collection I want to create projects that are pretty and romantic, with the bohemian style I love so much, layering lots of details and textures!

Miniments & Lace

Each of my strike offs measure somewhere between a fat quarter and a half yard each, so for all of my projects I'll be adding in lots of Art Gallery Pure Element solids and Prisma Element blenders. Since I wanted to show the softer side of my Fleet & Flourish collection in this first pillow project I mixed these prints with Peach Sherbet, Patina Green, and Snow solids. It all made such a pretty combination!

1st Pillow for Quilt Market!

It feels so good to check this first project idea of my list, I hope you love it as much as I do!

Miniments & Lace Pillow

I'll have many more Quilt Market projects to share throughout this week and those leading up to my trip to Houston. Today I'm beginning a quilt favorite, this time featuring the plum shades in my Innocency colorway. I'll be sharing lots of peeks in between my posts here over on my Instagram if you'd like to follow along!

Fleet & Flourish Strike Offs!

Happy Monday! ♡ Maureen

Friday, October 2, 2015

A Fabric & Pattern GIVEAWAY!


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The Cloth Parcel  is an online-based sewing, quilting, and crafting supply shop. They offer original patterns for immediate download or by mail, fabulous kits complete with everything you need, great picks of fabric on the bolt and precuts, and unique notions! The blog is a great place to check for quilt and craft ideas, quilting and sewing techniques and tutorials, and previews of upcoming products!

We invite you to visit the links below to see more and to follow The Cloth Parcel at their --


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We hope you enjoy visiting The Cloth Parcel!! 

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For this week's Giveaway the Cloth Parcel is offering TWO prizes, one right here and one on Instagram! Each winner will receive a beautiful bundle of Pat Bravo's Summerlove fabrics for Art Gallery Fabrics including four fat quarter cuts each, PLUS a PDF version of their exclusive Little King Quilt pattern!  What a gorgeous combination!!

AGF Bundles and Little King Pattern GIVEAWAY!

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Enter to Win!
Here's how,   

1. Simply leave a comment here in this post. (one entry)
2. Follow the Cloth Parcel on
Facebook or on Instagram. Just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (optional extra entry) 
3. My followers get a third entry, whether you follow me here, on Facebook, or on Instagram, just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (optional extra entry) 
4. Help spread the word! I know that many of you already do, so I thought it would be nice to add that as another way to enter. Whether by tweet, instagram, facebook, pin, blog, etc... (optional extra entry) 

That’s 4 possible entries. Enter now through Monday, October 5th. The winner will be chosen by Random and I will announce their name at the bottom of this post, here on the blog.

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Thank you to all who enter! Have a great Friday & weekend!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

October Love SALE : :

To celebrate October, the month I love the most, and because my Rock 'N Romance Skull Quilt is one of our very favorites, from now through October I'm offering the pattern for just $5 in my Etsy shop!

A Rock 'N Romance Skull Quilt

The pattern makes a generous throw size quilt measuring 62" x 84", comes with fabric requirements, cutting instructions, half square triangle (HST) & layout diagrams, plus finishing fabric requirements. I love the size! And because it's made using just square cuts of fabric and HST's, it's easy enough for a beginner!

A Rock 'N Romance Skull Quilt

A Rock 'N Romance Skull Quilt

I used Pat Bravo's Rock 'N Romance collection for AGF to create my version. If you'd like to use the same, I found many prints still available here! The combination of bright pinks & purples with all the gray & black was a perfect choice for me, but other's have made it using just grays & black with lots of low volume prints to gift to the special man in their lives and I love those versions just as much!

To get 50% off the pattern, just click on the image below and use Coupon Code: OCTOBERLOVE at checkout!

The Skull Quilt Pattern

Thanks for stopping by today & a BIG thanks to all who purchase!! XOXO Maureen

Monday, September 28, 2015

My Quilts : :

I'm embarrassed to admit that it's been more than two years since I last refreshed my blog -- my banner, photos, and each of my pages. I've been overwhelmed by just how outdated I let things get. When I saw that a few of my friends recently shared some snippets from my "About" page, as I read it, it felt like a lifetime ago. Oh how things have changed for my little brand. So much is such a dream come true and worth noting. I won't have time to spend the days it's going to take to bring everything up to date all at once, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't start. Of course I had to begin with My Quilts!

Although there are quite a few missing -- the ones I've finished and didn't share, several quilt tops waiting for their turn, and a few I hope to share very soon. Below are all of the quilts I have completely finished, photographed and blogged, not in perfect order, including my very first quilt finish in 2011. I wasn't truly hooked until 2013, but once I was there was a major shift in my space here. I started blogging more regularly with a focus on original quilt work, I had found my passion. The synthesis of your encouragement and the constant inspiration that comes from each new fabric collection continues to intensify my love for quilting. I'm excited to carry on adding each new quilt, to have this page to share how my style might change and how I might grow artistically.

So please click through, each quilt image will lead you to the full post & photoshoot, with all the details from fabrics to pattern info!

An Arizona Herringbone Quilt Friendship Diamond Quilt
A Crisscross Diamond Quilt Folk Medallion Quilt
New Diamond Strings A Wild & Free Quilt
A Wanderlust Quilt New Diamond Strings Quilt
Winter's Garden Quilt in Emmy Grace Wild & Free -- Follow the Stars Quilt!
An Autumn Sun Quilt Indie Symmetry Quilt
A Winter's Garden Quilt Follow the Arrow Quilt
A Diamond Zig Zag Quilt A Marvel Comics Quilt
A Princess Castle Quilt A Making Rows Quilt
A Soaring High Quilt Sunset Quilt -- Road
Nordika Zig Zag Quilt A Tsuru Modern Sampler Quilt
A Winter Herringbone Quilt An Endless Summer Quilt !
A Rock 'N Romance Skull Quilt An Autumn Herringbone Quilt // Maureen Cracknell Handmade
Rock 'n Romance Diamond Strings Quilt A Butterfly Quilt
Ant Farm Quilt -- qayg Applique Art Quilt
A Glimma & Linen Quilt ABC Quilt for Baby Hensel
A Typography Quilt Forest Collage Quilt
Chicopee Triangle & Colorblock Quilt QAYG Quilt
rainbow Srappy Improv Quilt
L quilt Symmetry Quilt

If you have a standout favorite, I'd love to know! Many of these quilts are ones I've yet to release a pattern for. I'm always holding onto hope that both time and the right opportunity to share more patterns will present itself. I'd also love to know how long you've been quilting and if, like me, you're keeping track?

Happy Monday! ♡ Maureen