Monday, January 21, 2013

Project Plans : :

Over the weekend I planned and organized all my projects for this week! I'm finally feeling like myself again, thank goodness!!

I'll be sharing a first quilt block tutorial this Wednesday, as part of Daisy Janie's New Leaf Bee Block Blog Hop! It's a gorgeous, vibrant collection made of 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.  

New Leaf Pretties

The backing fabric for my QAYG quilt arrived from Sprightly Fabrics, LillyBelle Henna Stripe in grey -- now I can't wait to finish this quilt!!

Quilt back fabric is here!

There's a stack of Riley Blake Cotton Dots, in a wonderful boyish color scheme, waiting to become my next Design Team project!

For my next RBD Design Team Project!

A pillow cover is hanging out, ready to be quilted and finished for a friend. It's made up of some Architecture and Velocity from Lark Cottons, using my tutorial here!

Pillow Cover wip

I received my very, first Felt orders over the weekend, which is so, SO exciting!

My First Felt Order! Yay!!

Right now, I'm including a little sample stack with each order. And, I decided to celebrate my first order with a little sale, you can use discount code FELT20OFF and take 20% off of any Felt order for a limited time!

My First Felt Order!

Today, I have a stack of Birthday Crown orders waiting to be finished for tomorrow's mail!

Lots of crown orders!

It's so cold here today! And, I actually love it! The kiddos are home for the holiday, and so we have a movie marathon planned -- which means lots of popcorn and handwork for me!

Happy Monday, friends!  Maureen 

31 comments:

Kara @me_and_elna said...

Man, oh man, this is such beautiful eye candy!!! I especially love the fabrics in the first picture!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

It was a lot of fun working with them -- it's such a happy collection!

Jean(ie) said...

`I'm loving all the COLOR in this post. Those bright organics are lucious! YUM!

Kristan said...

All of your projects look like so much fun! Can't wait to see your finishes :)

Mar said...

That fabric is gorgeous!

Kristen said...

The New Leaf bundle is gorgeous! Have fun with your projects and have fun with the kids today!

Jane@flightplatformliving said...

yay found you via your facebook page! now your latest follower, this my first post read! you make me feel like such a slacker! i think i may be about to be inspired! come check out my fb page if you have time in amongst that lovely felt and boy that first pile of cotton, so lovely! I am at Jane George Big Thumb Creative xxxxx

Swedish Scrapper said...

What a glorious week you have planned! Love the pictures, as always, and I am glad you are feeling better!

pasqueflower said...

I am always amazed and in awe of your creative output!! Enjoy movie day -- a perfect time to embellish all those birthday crowns!! LOVE your choice of quilt backing!

Annette said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better! The fabrics are all just gorgeous!

Mar GarcĂ­a said...

What a busy week you have! Lovely fabrics in the first pic. I would like to plan something for this week too, maybe a bag for my sister (it's her birthday next week), I just recived my order from Hawthorne threads this morning and I love my new fabrics: some Notting Hill in aqua and Pat Bravo's new collection. Have a nice week!

Catskill Quilter said...

Maureen, I so enjoyed reading this post! You are super organized for the coming week! I love the colors of that neat stack of fabric - so bright and happy. I figured out my backing for the QAYG log cabin (that I quilted with your directions!) and I am looking forward to putting it together...If this method works (i.e. is physically easier) I will be quilting away madly -- have 2 shelves of "almost done" quilts! I am so glad that you feel better - enjoy your week!

mherath said...

Looks like a busy week for you. Glad you're feeling up to it. Love those fabrics in the first pic. Happy Sewing

Sarah said...

So happy to hear you are finally feeling better! These glimpses of your work week are lovely! =D

ShirleyC said...

Those are all beautiful! Enjoy your day.

Katy Cameron said...

Yay for feeling like yourself again, looks like you're on a roll!

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

Such lovely bright colours :)

Have a lovely day with your kiddies, that is so cool :)

Congrats on the orders :)

Cheers, T. :)

Rosa said...

There are beautiful goodies.Have a fun week creaitng.Can´t wait to see your new projects!!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you, Sarah! It feels so good to feel some what normal again! Although, I found out earlier that my sister Catherine, who has been just as sick right along with me (only she's in Hawaii) had a major relapse today, yikes!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you! We had a lot of fun and I also got a lot done so far today, so I'm happy! I have a few hours left at my machine sewing all these crown pieces together, and hopefully I can keep up this momentum throughout the week and get all caught up! :)

Thanks for stopping by, friend! -Maureen

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

I completely agree! This collection is so pretty and colorful, a real pleasure to sew with, especially during these cold Winter days!

Jessica said...

gorgeous fabrics!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Wow, I love those colours! So rich. And organic to boot!

Jodi said...

Oh, that grey is sooo lovely! I just can't wait to see that quilt finished!

Tonya said...

I placed my order 12 hours too soon! So glad to be getting some felt, but wish I had seen this post before I ordered. Oh well, looking forward to my package!

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Elsa said...

Such pretty fabrics ~ looking forward to your post tomorrow!
Really glad to hear that you're feeling better.

Jacey said...

very cool, Maureen! I didn't see that you were selling the felt, but I just may have to snag some!

And it looks like you've got lots of fun things lined up for the week!

**nicke... said...

PERFECT backing for that quilt! i can't wait to see it all finished. are you feeling better? how is you know who?

Christy @ a.Amelia handmade said...

So pretty! I'm hoping to get some Tsuru, too. My plans for the week are to work on my Indie quilt, finally...but the winter darkness seems to have me in an unmotivated slump. I suppose I need to pull out my vitamin D!

Christy @ a.Amelia handmade said...

Hmmm... And I mea t for that comment to go on today's post! Sheesh. Sorry!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The colours in the New leaf are gorgeous! So are those dots! I love the colour combinations in your pillow cover too.
Karen