Thursday, October 11, 2012

My Own Tutorial Makings : :

I have been so touched and overwhelmed by all the wonderful comments I have been getting here lately! Thank you all so, so much for that!! It's been a busy several days, sharing two tutorials, giveaways, my post from last week, and trying my best to respond to everyone. If you didn't receive a response via email, then it's likely you are a no-reply commenter. In that case, I try my best to respond within the comments. Thanks again!

For the Rock N' Romance Giveaway, I asked for you to share your favorite print in the collection. Today, I'm ready to share mine!

Femme Metale in Chrome! Of course, I couldn't think of a better way to show my love for this print than to make myself a special pair of Shoelaces!

R n' R Shoelaces -- for me!

If you've made your own fabric shoelaces this week, or if you plan to, pretty please join and share in my new Flickr Group! I can't wait to see and be able to share what you make here on my blog! I'm planning to do a monthly show & tell!

I recently used my last Fat Quarter Gang Tutorial for a pair of Quilted Pillow Shams, to make a set to donate for a local charity event that happened this past weekend. Wanting something gender neutral, I chose a few prints from Bari J's brand new collection, Splendor 1920.

Splendor 1920

Art Gallery has me changing my mind each time they release a new collection as to what to use for decorating our new bedroom! This Splendor Collection comes in two colorways -- one perfectly feminine and so me! The other, perfectly masculine and so Mr. Cracknell! How fun would it be to have a quilt for our bed with one half the colorway for "her side" and the other half the colorway for "his side"?! See....the ideas never stop coming!! I'm certain at this rate we'll end up with a very eclectic room!

I definitely plan to make several more sets of these pillow shams! Maybe they will be the items that brings "it all together?!

Splendor 1920 Pillow Shams

I did end up taking out the dark aqua/teal shade and replaced with with a Navy Pure Element. I'm loving that triangle-diamond print, Nouveau Geo in Blue. LOVE it!!

Spledor Shams

These quilted pillow shams whip-up so quickly. I'm thinking they might make some nice Christmas gifts this year!

Sham Set

They even coordinated well with my wrapping supplies!

Wrapped and Ready

I'm off to make more progress on my qayg quilt blocks and birthday crown orders! But first I have an R n' R Giveaway winner to announce!! I'll update that post with the lucky commenter. Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a new Sponsor Fabric Giveaway with The Intrepid Thread! And to all attending this year's Sewing Summit -- I wish you safe travels and the most wonderful time!!!  Maureen 

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20 comments:

Teresa said...

Love today's makings, Moe!

sandyb said...

Wow, once again you have done it. Given me inspiration for creativity. I would have never thought to mix pieces of my favorite collection to make pillow shams. That way I wouldn't have to do something that is so hard for me to do, decide on one or two prints. I really love the idea of a quilt with matching pillow shams like this. Thank you so much!!!!

SIMPLESEW said...

Love it MC.. you make me spend to much money.. I just love your color choices and Love to buy from Julie at Intrepid Threads, you both are a great team. I might make some shoe laces later, First.. I messed up on MONOchromatic..I didnt read the definition correctly and cut up my winnings because my scraps arnt there yet, they are still the ugly colors I was using before I met you. So I am going to slash today into my bundle from when we met a year ago. I have been wanting to slash into it and want to do the Scrappy Stash quilt along, so I must not use scraps. I must learn Monochromatic. I spent hours last night when I couldnt sleep sewing the log cabin the "right way". So my goal tonight will be to join in the fun the "wrong way" .. LOL , makes no sense but I am sleep deprived. Have a good one, see ya tomorrow. I want to win these fabrics....

Becky said...

Those shams are gorgeous! Now I know what to do with my fat quarter collection!

Cynthia Taylor said...

Love the shams!! You do such an amazing job on your tutorials...thank you for taking the time to show each step. Some other blogs seem to just piece together pictures but you take the time to explain it all. Keep up the great work!!

Lisa said...

Love your pillow shams! The shoelaces are pretty cool too!

Sarah said...

Everything looks great! =D

Brittani said...

Those are so beautiful Maureen! I swear every time a new Art Gallery collection comes out it becomes my new fave! I love the idea of his and her sides to a quilt, I'm sure if you decide to do one it'll be amazing : )

liniecat said...

I love the idea of using fabric for laces.
You really do have some wonderful ideas and make such great stitchy things!

Barbara @ Nähtante Quilts said...

Your shoelaces are fabulous! What a gorgeous idea to pimp sneakers... :-)

**nicke... said...

i really need to try out your tutorial for the quilted pillow shams. i need to revamp my bed!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you!! I had been holding onto that shoelace idea for literally two years or more, it was so nice to finally get around to making them. I don't think I'll ever buy shoelaces again! :)

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you Cynthia!! I can't believe the reaction my little tutorial received! I try to be as thorough as I can, and it means a lot that you appreciate that! Thanks!!

Rebecca said...

My eldest daughter lives in converse shoes and loves these shoelaces so that will be my weekend sewing plan! Yay!

Cherie said...

Loving the laces! I wish I could wear my converse, but the weather here has been so awful!
Loving those pillow shams too, the colours are gorgeous =D

Christy @ a.Amelia handmade said...

Oooh, how about a reversible quilt...one side of each color way?

Susan said...

I think it's really super that you are using your own tutorials. Now that's a sign that you really enjoy what you do!!

Annette said...

Love the pillow shams! They really would make a great gifts. I think the shoe laces are so fun. I think I'll make some for my granddaughter for a stocking stuffer!

Deb (Two Cheeky Monkeys) said...

My mind is still spinning at the thought of those gorgeous shoelaces. Am itching to make some for my daughters' and my own Converse. ;)

Jacey said...

Oh, these are great fabrics! Love the new pillows!