Monday, January 14, 2013

A Luxe In Bloom Tutorial {and GIVEAWAY} : :

Happy Monday, friends! I'm so excited to be sharing a new Fat Quarter Gang project on the Art Gallery Fabrics Blog today! Along with an amazing fabric Giveaway right here, of course! 

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This time I'm showing you how to stitch up a fun and pretty, patchwork Chevron Valance, with Sarah Watson's new collection Luxe In Bloom! We just moved into our very first home, so I am all about sewing up home decor these days! You can find the full project tutorial here or simply by clicking on the tutorial image below.

Chevron Valance Tutorial

Luxe In Bloom is one of my most favorite collections to recently debut, so I was super eager to get my chance to work with them! Using a Fat Quarter bundle of the Quartz colorway, I wanted to be sure to create a project that didn't leave much waste -- Just six fat quarters, made TWO valances!

Chevron Valance Tutorial

These were made for our kitchen windows and we love them! From morning until dusk the light gleams through like beautiful stained glass, illuminating Sarah's gorgeous designs! And, in the evening the lovely colors that make up this fabric collection really shine!

Chevron Valance Tutorial

Now I get the pleasure of hosting a special Fabric Giveaway to kick off the new week, for a Fat Quarter Bundle of beautiful Luxe In Bloom in the Quartz colorway!!

You can find Luxe In Bloom newly available in several of my sponsor's shops -- 
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Luxe In Bloom Fabric Giveaway!
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Enter to win this fabric bundle! 

Here's how,
- Simply leave a comment right here, under this post! I'd love to know what you'd like to make with these?!
- Followers of Maureen Cracknell Handmade get an additional entry, too! Whether you follow me here, in your reader, or on Facebook, just let me know that you do by making a separate comment here to record that entry. (one optional entry)

For Art Gallery Fabrics : :

Stop by the AGF Blog to let them know you,

- Follow them on your fav social media platform (Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter)
- Subscribe to their blog to stay up to date on all thing AGF & the Fat Quarter Gang!
Leave a comment letting them know which platform you have chosen to follow them on and that you have subscribed to the blog :)

Please enter now through Friday morning, January 18th. Mr. Random will pick the winner and I will announce their name at the bottom of this blog post.

* Note * This giveaway is open to EVERYONE! If you're a "no reply" or an anonymous commenter, remember to include your email address in your comment so that I can contact you, should you win! Please check to make sure you can be contacted!



Wishing a wonderful new week to all!

Thank you to all who entered this past weekend's Giveaway!! 

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  From 808 entries, Mr. Random says the lucky winner is...

Comment #589 -- RoRo, who said...
Probably a lap quilt to use when watching tv at night - the designs would keep me awake. I follow you on Facebook...love all the pretty things you create!

Congratulations!!! I will be in touch shortly!

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Betty said...

Beautiful fabric! I'd make ruffled scarves.

Allison C said...

I would love to challenge myself with this color palette since it is not something I would typically gravitate towards. I would likely make something small like a pillow case first.

Marisa said...

Thanks for the opportunity. I'm pretty sure I would make this exact project! We've been in our house for about a decade and still have few window treatments.

Marisa said...

And I follow you in reader!

Mary Ann said...

Probably a snuggle quilt for my daughter.

Eva said...

Such beautiful fabric! I think I'd make a quilt with them or fabric baskets.

Mary Ann said...

I follow you in google reader

Aunt Marti said...

What a clever idea! I think I'll make the Valance on a window shade roller so it will cover the entire window in my sewing room (it's not much longer than the valance).

Aunt Marti said...

And oh yeah, I follow you on Google reader AND on FB!

Kim said...

I think it would make a very pretty quilt.

Kim said...

I am a follower. Your valance is beautiful.

Kim said...

I follow Art Gallery on FB.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I would most likely make a quilt with these fabrics if I won them as that is what I mainly do

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I follow you on my google reader

Kristy said...

I'm a follower on Facebook, and I really love the chevron valance!

Fran said...

I would make a quilt. :) I follow AGF on Facebook and get their newsletter.

Fran said...

I am a follower of your blog.

jurgybaby said...

Hey I love the window covering idea. I would probably do one for my sons room.

Lia*s Handmades said...

I would make small pouches with these. Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Lia*s Handmades said...

I'm a fan of you on Facebook :)

rebecca said...

oh, so many possibilities but I see a pretty handbag!

Jezibels ~ sproutbabysprout.blogspot.com said...

I would love to make a few pillows for my couch with these!

Jezibels ~ sproutbabysprout.blogspot.com said...

I follow you Maureen!

Jezibels ~ sproutbabysprout.blogspot.com said...

I follow Art Gallery too!

Kathryn R. said...

I'd like to try a quilt!

Lisa Mather said...

Probably small pouches or bags.

Lisa Mather said...

I follow you on facebook.

sherry said...

i would love these to make some summer skirts for my grandaughter and nieces

sherry said...

i follow your blog

Cecilia said...

I would make a lap quilt for me. :-)

Silke said...

i would sew pretty bags

Silke said...

i am a follower

Anonymous said...

I'd probably use them in a quilt, although that valence would look awesome in my kitchen!
Ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

Cecilia said...

I like you on Facebook.

Hannah said...

I love this fabric collection. Probably a quilt ... Tho I do need a kitchen window valence!

Hannah said...

I like you on fb

Anonymous said...

I follow you on fb
Ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

Hannah said...

And I like art gallery too and follow their blog

Cecilia said...

I like The Fat Quarter Gang on Facebook and I subscribe to their blog.

Kelly Lamb aka Sew Lambitious said...

I would make aprons and hot pads with these great fabrics! Thank you for the entry.

liberal sprinkles said...

I love the patterns in this collection, I'd make some clothes with the fabrics!
grace

liberal sprinkles said...

I'm a follower of your blog

Kelly Lamb aka Sew Lambitious said...

I follow you on Facebook. Thank you for the additional entry.

Jo said...

I need some pillow covers, so maybe that. love the curtain vallace idea too.

Anonymous said...

I like Art Gallery Fabrics on fb
Ecisley(at)comcast(dot)net

Jo said...

I follow MCH

Vanniannie said...

This valance would look fabulous in my sewing room!

liberal sprinkles said...

I also subscribe to the Art Gallery Fabrics blog.

annette foley said...

i love the valence, i would love to make them for my kitchen window gets full sunlight all day. the the stain glass lo ok. i follow u on fb. thank you for sharing.
annette foley

Kim W aka MamaEggo said...

Would love to make a pretty spring dress or blanket!
Eggointheoven (at) hotmail (dot) com

Kim W aka MamaEggo said...

Fan of yours on fb!
Eggointheoven (at) hotmail (dot) com

Cassie said...

oooo i think i'll copy you and make some adorable valances! such a genius idea :)

cass.k20@(gmail)dot(com)

Cassie said...

i follow you via RSS and on facebook !

cass.k20@(gmail)dot(com)

Renee Castro said...

I love your blog

Cassie said...

i follow art gallery fabrics on pinterest - pinterest.com/rescuedogmom

cass.k20@(gmail)dot(com)

petoskystone said...

I would make an infinity cowl. If any was left over, I would work it into 'mug rugs'/coasters.

Renee Castro said...

I follow you on facebook

petoskystone said...

I follow you on Blogger & FB (under Jonquil Alexia). Awesome pattern!

wobblybobbin said...

These are such sweet fabrics! They look lovely as a curtain, I might make throw pillows!

wobblybobbin said...

I follow you with google reader!

Heather B said...

I would love to make a lap quilt and some throw pillows for my living room! thank you!

wobblybobbin said...

I also follow the AGF blog with my google reader!

Renee Castro said...

I would use the material for a quilt something :)

Katie P said...

I love those prints! I think I would probably start making some patchwork skirts for my daughter....or maybe a quilt.

Katie P said...

I follow you on facebook!

Heather B said...

I follow your blog and facebook!

Heather B said...

I follow AGF on FB and Pinterest and I subscribe to their blog!
thank you!

Juju Bag Lady said...

Oh so pretty!! I'd make a handbag or a lap quilt!

Jennilicous said...

There are so many options for such a beautiful fabrics. Most of the time I'd make bags. I <3 love handmade bags so much!

Jennilicous said...

I'm your follower on my reader and also on facebook ~xoxo.

Kathryn said...

I've been making a lot of charity quilts lately, and would probably use it for that. Thanks so much, Kathie L

Kathryn said...

I'm one of your followers.

Juju Bag Lady said...

I follow you on fb!

Jennilicous said...

I already follow AGF on pinterest and facebook :)

Nancy@OwensOlivia said...

Oh that is so lovely! I would love to make the same valances!! ...if that's okay ;) Thanks for the giveaway!

Andra Gayle said...

Gorgeous fabrics! I would love to make a handbag with them!

Andra Gayle said...

I follow your blog. Thanks for all your great ideas and giveaways!

hiacynta said...

I would make a pillow :)

hiacynta said...

I am a follower of your blog

petoskystone said...

I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on FB, under 'jonquil alexia'.

Jennilicous said...

I already subscribe on AGF blog for my reader! :) It's easier to follow you on facebook especially when you update your status with picture, just because I'm more to visual person. Then I will go to my reader to check what's new from you :)

Sandy D said...

I have a backdoor that needs a window covering so I would use the fabric to make a valance too.I have already saved the instructions.

Sandy D said...

I am a follower of yours

Pammy said...

If I win I'm going to do the exact thing. I have the same type of window over my sink!!!! Love what you have done!!!! :)

petoskystone said...

I subscribe to the Art Gallery Fabric blog.

Allie said...

I LOVE this fabric - I've been waiting for it to come out! I've already got a quilt pattern picked out for it!

Allie said...

I follow you on FaceBook and in my reader!

Rachel S said...

I've been into making potholders lately. also yo-yos.
Thanks

Phyllis said...

Lovely fabric! Great idea for that kitchen window!

Kasey said...

Oh, how perfect! We're getting new windows for half our house, and I've convinced my husband that means I need to make new window treatments. I'll have to try this tutorial and see if I can make it long enough for our wide windows. I'd make myself a new purse with the fabrics here, though, because my husband might balk a little if I made our house too floral.

Rachel S said...

I follow you on FB

Kasey said...

I'm a follower- thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Sandy D said...

I already subscribe to Art Gallery blog.

Amy Friend said...

I love the curtain Maureen! It looks just perfect there.

Phyllis said...

I follow your blog!

Gill said...

I'm a happy follower!

Phyllis said...

I am following Art Gallery Fabrics on fb!

Gill said...

These fabrics would make a fabulous picnic quilt!!

Anonymous said...

I love these! I'd probably make ruffle tote bags! jennyp31@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I already subscribe! jennyp31@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

I am a follower! jennyp31@hotmail.com

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

What a delightful selection of fabrics. They would make very cute coin purses.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I follow your blog.

dawn - Mi rincón de mariposas said...

ohhhh they are lovely, my little girl & me would sew something for her, together. She just started sewing and loves it!

Szappanbubi said...

I would sew pretty little purses or a quilted bag from these lovelies!

porcukorborso at gmail dot com

Szappanbubi said...

Facebook fan of yours as Szabina Luzics

porcukorborso at gmail dot com

thanks*

farmerswife said...

I love this fabric and your valence is soooo cute

farmerswife said...

I also follow on facebook

Karen said...

Your window covering is beautiful...it looks like stained glass in the one picture with the light coming through! Awesome.

I really need new coverings for my kitchen windows...I should try that with the fabric!

Francis Paul said...

I love the dark blue in this bundle!

Francis Paul said...

I follow you Maureen :-)

Catherine said...

I think this would make an interesting baby quilt (and I have a friend with a little girl on the way - - how perfect!).

Catherine said...

I follow you.

Mommarock said...

I'd love to make some pillows for in my living room.

dawn - Mi rincón de mariposas said...

I follow your blog

Mommarock said...

I follow you in google reader

Mommarock said...

I follow Art Gallery Fabrics on Facebook

Anita said...

What a lovely bundle! I would probably make something quilty with them. Thank you.

Anita said...

I follow your blog. Thanks again.

Kathy ~~~ said...

I follow you in the blogger reader;-)

Stacy said...

I actually think I'd make this curtain. It would look fabulous in my craft room.

Katie said...

I'd love to use the fabrics in one of those Scrappy Trip Along quilts that everyone has been doing. Thanks :)

Kathy ~~~ said...

I would possibly make a reversible bag. Love your valances! Very pretty and with 6 fat quarters for 2...sweet.

Stacy said...

I'm following you on GFC.

gpc said...

I love your valance! I could use those for a few or my neglected windows. I am mostly making pot holders and purses these days, but I'm ready to start branching out!

Katie said...

I'd love to use the fabrics in one of those Scrappy Trip Along quilts that everyone has been doing. Thanks :)

Katie said...

Oh I also follow you through my Google reader

gpc said...

I follow you here. :)

Stacy said...

I'm following Art Gallery on Facebook.

Angela Gibson said...

I would love to make a lap quilt with these fabrics. They would add a bit of color to my living room. Thank you for the giveaway :)

Angela Gibson said...

I love following you on Reader!

B Greene said...

I am a one-trick pony - I would make a quilt :-)

B Greene said...

I am a happy follower of your blog, Maureen.

mali said...

wow!
i'd make placemats . . .
and i need them!!

hands_of_gold said...

Always a quilt to work on...
and add beautiful fabrics too!

lynn said...

I'm not sure what I'd make with the beautiful fabric! I do know, if I win it, I'll show you! :-)

Jacklynn said...

I would love this bundle - I am looking for some beautiful fabrics for a swoon quilt. Wouldn't those be pretty?

Jacklynn said...

I follow Maureen via her blog and on Facebook.

Jacklynn said...

I follow Art Gallery Fabrics via Facebook and Pinterest, and thier blog on Feed Burner.

Jacklynn said...

I guess I should have said I follow them on Facebook and pinterest as a separate comment from th blog. Oops!

Kristy said...

I don't know what I would make, but I love the little lizard among those flowers. I'd be sure to make him the star of the show.

Cliodana said...

Wow great giveaway those fabric are amazing. i follow you with bloglovin, your valance is very beautiful

Cliodana said...

hum... what can i sew whit those pretty fabric??? Jewel roll i'll guess!

katie@stvital said...

I need to figure out how to add window treatments in my kitchen. Maybe this would be a starting point!

katie@stvital said...

I follow you with GFC.

Jane@Buzzmills said...

These curtains are beautiful!

Jo @ The Hungry Crafter said...

Not sure what I would make -- I always need to see the fabric in person and play with it a little first!

Kathy H said...

I would make a beautiful throw to cheer someone up.

Kathy H said...

I follow you through GFC.

Nancy said...

I am a follower of your blog.

Kellers said...

I love your beautiful valance!

Kellers said...

I follow you!

Nancy said...

I would make a skirt for my granddaughter.

CathyH said...

I love following your blog!

cwebb said...

I would make a quilt. Some of the prints would go into a skirt for my little one.
Jjjcwebb at hotmail dot com

cwebb said...

I'm already a follower:)
Jjjcwebb at hotmail dot com

CathyH said...

I think place mats or a table runner would be great in these colors!

CathyH said...

I think place mats or a table runner would be great in these colors!

Beth said...

I love this fabric and I'd really like to try this exact project. It's so pretty! bethfouche at hotmail dot com

Beth said...

I enjoy following you here on your blog! bethfouche at hotmail dot com

Newbie Jen said...

I have a few bags I need to make. Anytime I see a pretty navy print, I always think "bags" to show it off.

Newbie Jen said...

I follow you, and "like" you too!

Swedish Scrapper said...

Love the blues in this line, and that little salamander is sweet too! I think it would be fabulous in a quilt, or in a chevron shade like yours. Really lovely project and tutorial!

Swedish Scrapper said...

I follow you and Intrepid Thread on gfc and by newsletter, etc.

Marla's Crafts said...

You could make lots of beautiful things with these, place mats, runners or a cute little lap quilt. Fun fun fun.

Jennyroo said...

Lovely fabric! I am dying to try the inifinity scarf fabric that Art Gallery fabrics posted last week to their blow (it takes 6 fat quarters too, by great coincident! :) LOL!

Jennyroo said...

And I'm a follower!

Mar García said...

Beautiful fabric, I ordered last week some of them, but it would be so nice to win this giveaway. Thanks Maureen for this chance!

Mar García said...

I follow you on FB,Reader and Pinterest!

pkrueger said...

Love that valance that you made. This fabric would make a beautiful pillow also!

pkrueger said...

I follow your blog and love it.

Bea García said...

Pretty! Thanks for the chance to win...

Bea García said...

I am your follower and love your work :)

Unknown said...

I enjoy following your posts looking out for them every day!

Bea García said...

I follow AG on FB!

Unknown said...

I love yhe stained glass effects of the sun going through the valances. I would love to make one for my bathroom window.

Bea García said...

I am suscribed to AG blog on Google Reader...

Nikita said...

A quilt for my living room couch area.. the colors would go perfect and since I am ALWAYS cold.. it would be nice instead of the million little fleece blankets I have there.

Nikita said...

I also follow your work on GF/ blogger..

Rebecca said...

I love this line! I'd probably make some scarves or a quilt with that buttery Art Gallery Fabric - I LOVE the AGF hand!

Rebecca said...

I'm a happy follower of your blog :)

charlotte said...

Pretty stuff. I have an empty kitchen window that could use a valance...just sayin'.

charlotte said...

I follow you.

Reader Owl said...

I follow you

Reader Owl said...

might consider making a valance - just repainted the sewing room. Otherwise, I'd play with quilt ideas

Brie said...

Those fabrics would be a great start for a quilt for my mom' house!

Brie said...

I follow you on FB~!

Unknown said...

I would love to make some new pillows for my new house!

Unknown said...

I follow you on facebook too!

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Lauren said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I think that I would like to make perhaps a quilt or some throw pillows.

Lauren said...

I follow you through email! Thanks!

OhioLori said...

Oh my gosh!!! Loooove your valances!!! Think I would make the same project...my Kitchen would love em! lol Thank you for idea & all! :)

OhioLori said...

I'm also a follower of your Blog...thru GFC

Linda said...

HI MAUREEN!
BEAUTIFUL FABRICS! THINK I'D START A NEW QUILT! THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Linda said...

FOLLOW YOU VIA BLOG LOVIN'!

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Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

I would love to make a set of matching /coordinating kitchen things - table clothe, place mats, trimmed tea towels. I follow AGF in all the way!

Linda said...

FOLLOW ART GALLERY FABRICS VIA BLOG LOVIN'! THANK YOU!

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rachel said...

I'd make a wreath!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Yay I follow you too! WOnderful giveaway!!!

Anonymous said...

I follow you on fb.
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