Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Scrappy Improv Quilt : :

Boy was this impossible to get a photo of! Mr. Cracknell Handmade wasn't home and because I did quilting-as-you-go with this one, it is much too heavy to hang with washi tape! Here's how it went...

On the floor? Nope!

Scrappy Improv Quilt

Remember my improv lady quilter?

Scrappy Improv Quilt

On the table? Not good!

Scrappy Improv Quilt Top

On the sofa? Alright, at least you can see the size here.

Scrappy Improv Quilt

From the side? I do like it with my Anthro bolster!

Scrappy Improv Quilt

With Jacob's help? He's very excited about this quilt!

Quilt Helper

Better, but honestly just look at this photo!? If you can't tell that I absolutely LOVE fabric and sewing by this image alone, well then... Really?

Just after my poor child whimpered, "Mom, my arms are hurting!" lol My husband was home, walked in and said, "I think it needs to be bigger!" And so...what I thought might be my finished scraps quilt top remains a wip and believe me, I'll be sure to get those perfect pictures for when it's D.O.N.E! Stay tuned, friends!!

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65 comments:

Robin in New Jersey said...

Beautiful! I love it! I just clicked over here from Circle of Moms.

Mareenchen said...

Great to see this again and your husband is onto something - I can also see this quilt being bigger. :)

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Gorgeous! But defo go bigger :o)

Swedish Scrapper said...

Definitely can be bigger, but it's a wowzer already! I like the balance of the Go Fly a Kite front and center/top center with your scrappy quilter holding the end of it in the left hand corner!

Kara said...

Eeeeeeeeeek!!! I love this quilt! So pinning the heck out of it so I remember it for future inspiration. :)

Teje said...

Dear Maureen, I'm so happy to know you! Other wise I would loose all these amazing quilts you make! I like so many kind of quilts but always the colourful scrappy quilt makes the "Oh-Ah-experience"! you know what I mean?! I want to take all my little scraps out of the baskets and start ... but first I need to finish the brown-blue-white quilt ... isn't that boring!
I love the 'Lady'!
x Teje

Sarah said...

WHAT!! It's even better than I thought it would be!! It's so random, but so perfect too!! Bigger will be even better!!!! =D

Svetlana said...

Maureen, oh I LOvE this quilt so much, it's absolutely stunning. I know exactly what you mean about quilts being so hard to photograph. I used to MAKE my children hold them for my, they complained about their arms hurting all the time. My husband is just never at home when the light outside is good for pictures, so they had to take turns. Now I found a tree in my backyard that works really well - I hang my quilts using strong laundry pins and everyone is happy. No more crying children holding my quilts (I know, sounds very torturous, right?)

Amy said...

I love her so much!!! It looks like she could keep quilting & quilting until she covered the whole world. =)

Marika said...

Wow ! That is one impressive quilt ! Gorgeous !

Amanda said...

This is such a crazy and fun quilt!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Wow it's so stunning!! I agree with Mr Cracknell - go bigger! :)

rachael said...

amazing!! love it, maureen :)

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you!! Pin away!! :)

LiseyLu said...

It's beautiful and could be bigger--just picture all 3 kids under it! Seeing it together is more amazing than just seeing all the blocks as they were done. Outstanding piece of art!

emedoodle said...

It's beautiful!

Anne said...

This is a true art quilt Maureen! All of the colors and prints are fabulous together!!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

Really beautiful work, Maureen. Soooo many fabrics!

Needled Mom said...

It really is a fabulous piece.

Treadleworks said...

This is a delightful quilt! I really like it! Great job! Can't wait to see the finished product!

Diane N said...

I LOVE your scrappy quilt. Nice work!

iluvmybugs said...

That is one gorgeous quilt...love it!!! TFS
~Terry~

Kristie said...

It's amazing. You do beautiful work!

Danny said...

This turned out fantastic! You are so talented!

holly | bijou lovely said...

This quilt is amazing! Most awesome quilt I've seen in a long time. It makes me want to start sewing immediately :)

Melissa @ Sew BitterSweet Designs said...

Stunning! That is the only word I have for you!

Tracy Johnson said...

Great quilt, love it. Cannot wait to see it quilted.

Cynthia Taylor said...

Absolutely amazing Maureen!! Love it.

kluckingbear said...

You're improv is wonderful! I just love your whimisical designs.

Clare said...

This is 100% gorgeous.

Lisa Blyth said...

Oh Maureen! I love this quilt! The colors are stunning and the scrappy design is fabulous! I love your young lady in the corner creating magic from her scraps, just like you. Sorry if that sounds corny! ;) I simply can't take my eyes of of it. Gush!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is such a great quilt, especially your quilting lady in the corner. I also like the peaks into your home--the yellow stool, the lamp, etc.

wtpooh11 said...

I love this quilt. It is so colorful. The lady in the corner is one of my favorite parts.

Anonymous said...

what an amazing talent u have. i am so jealous!! and u r raising 3 kids and a husband at home! u really got it together. u inspire me. thx! dre

Katy Cameron said...

Oh I love how the fabric flows from the wee girl, it's fabulous! Have fun battling with round 2 :o)

Bev said...

Lovely. Love the girl in the left hand bottom corner. An adorable idea.

Katherine said...

Wow. This is so gorgeous, Maureen! Your quilter girl looks right at home in the corner. Love it! Happy stitching.

Carri said...

You really are more than just a quilter... you're an artist... I really love all the work you do... your creativeness is impressive.. wish it would rub off on me... lol

Carri
simplydonewright.blogspot.com

mherath said...

I love this great quilt with the girl in the corner. She looks even better with all the other fabrics.

marymac said...

Bless your son for helping you. This quilt is just beautiful. I do Think the girl in the corner looks like you. Love, Love the colors.

Rebecca said...

I am speechless! Amazing work Maureen! I could look at that for hours. Loving it to bits and I want one!!!

Anonymous said...

Poor Jakey!! LOL It's great!

Jen

Cherie said...

Looks amazing!! Really bigger? Wow. Can't wait to see it when it's done. I too have been inspired by those crazy quilt blocks =D

Handbags*N*Pigtails said...

Oh my gosh that quilt is amazing! And is your Anthro bolster a recent purchase? I LOVE the colors in it!

Kristi said...

I just can't get over this quilt....I'm so envious (in a good way). Great Job!!!

Carrie P. said...

OH, such a very cool quilt!

Lori Kae said...

Totally Inspired! I love this quilt! Bravo :)

luvinthemommyhood said...

AHHHHHHHMAZING!

pasqueflower said...

Love that quilt -- especially the self-portrait in the corner.

adigallegos said...

I wanna copy and print :) i wish it was as easy as it is beautiful!! LOVE this one :) i can find a place for it in my home if you cant haha

lilndmama said...

This is beautiful! :D

sewtakeahike said...

It's sooooo scrappilicious, Maureen! I love the addition of the quilting lady! It's almost like she's surrounded with a bunch of little quilts she made! So cute!

heartsease54 said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again, I just love, love, love this. This speaks to me, actually it doesn't speak, it sings.

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Most the time my husband is home to lend a hand and we all laugh about how torturing holding a quilt up can be! In my defense he lasted about 3 pictures before he was ready to quit, thankfully he continues to volunteer for these sorts of things!

Betz White said...

Beautiful, Maureen! I would love it if you could share your technique on "quilting as you go". That sounds so appealing to me. Even if you just have a tutorial you've found out there you could share it'd be much appreciated!
Thanks for the inspiration,
Betz

Rachel Hauser said...

Look at those crazy, fun blocks. You went to town. Keep going!

**nicke... said...

i LOVE this!

Sandy said...

I love this quilt. So bright and colorful, just makes me smile. Thanks for sharing. Amazing work.

Anonymous said...

I love this!!

Marfa said...

Rocking all the colours in this quilt...I ♥ it!!!

jenny said...

oh man! this is one of my favorite quilts of all time! so making it bigger huh? could you pretty pretty please share your creative process in making one or two or three of these blocks.... since they are all a little different. i would love to make a quilt maureen scrappy style :)

once again, you are amazing!!

-jenny

http://www.phishybee.blogspot.com/

Vanessa Goertzen said...

This is the coolest quilt in the world.

Jacey said...

It's gorgeous. And I like your husband for encouraging a bigger quilt. Although I can't see how adding to this could make it more beautiful, and I mean that as a compliment!

Kelley said...

WOW. I just found you through the handmade Olympics and I love everything. This is especially impressive!

dawn - Mi rincón de mariposas said...

WOW!!! It's wonderful!!!!!