Thursday, September 26, 2013

An Autumn Herringbone Quilt : :

An Autumn Herringbone Quilt // Maureen Cracknell Handmade

Can you believe it was just last Thursday that I shared this new QAYG idea and by Sunday night this quilt was finished! This pattern is that quick and I'll be sharing the tutorial for it on Monday, if all goes well this weekend.

AMH Patchwork

But for today, I just want to share my pretty, new finished quilt. I love it so much! It's like my own personal, cozy library of Anna Maria Horner fabrics. There is such harmony in her collections, and this quilt includes at least a few strings from nearly all that I have stashed over the years!

LOVE!

The warmth and boldness of Anna's colors feel like Autumn to me, so I backed this one with her soft Folksy Flannel, and named it my Autumn Herringbone Quilt to leave on the sofa for the season.

Keeping with that theme I chose a very Fall-ish variegated thread by Aurifil, my favorite, for all of my quilting and for when I machine stitched on my AMH scrappy binding!

A very Fallish Aurifil Variegated

AMH Scrappy Binding

Here in Potter County we are just about a week away from when the Fall foliage is in full flourish. One of our most favorite spots to see the beauty of this season is at a lookout just a fifteen minute drive from our house. I couldn't dream of a better backdrop for this quilt! We figured we were a little early to catch peak viewing time for the vibrant Autumn foliage, but it was worth the try!

An Autumn Herringbone Quilt // Maureen Cracknell Handmade

The sun was bright and changing fast, and we left with just a few good shots. I wish you could have been there!

An Autumn Herringbone Quilt // Maureen Cracknell Handmade

Back at home I took a few more close up photos to share just how pretty this quilt is! My favorites are those strings of Anna's extra soft voile & flannel and I love this scrappy binding!

An Autumn Herringbone Quilt // Maureen Cracknell Handmade

An Autumn Herringbone Quilt // Maureen Cracknell Handmade

An Autumn Herringbone Quilt // Maureen Cracknell Handmade

I'm already ready to make another!! How about you, do you think you'll give this pattern a try?

  Maureen

83 comments:

  1. this is like heaven in a quilt. wow great job!!! I can't wait to see the tutorial. I just love your work.. it seems like I am stopping and lingering more and more these days on your site. I just feel like you have really honed in on something so special. You are really creating pieces of art and I love seeing them. Keep up the awesome work. And I am thinking of a way to be your niece or nephew so I might get a quilt:) lol

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  2. I love it! This would make a very masculine quilt as well I'm thinking grey-scale :) Can't wait for the tutorial!

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    1. I agree and was already playing with different fabric ideas for this pattern. I have a feeling it's going to be my go-to for gift quilt making! ;)

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  3. Gorgeous - both the quilt and scenery. Spending a few minutes with you always gives me a lift.

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  4. This one is my favorite one you have made!! ITS BEAUTIFUL!!! I lOVE the fabrics you used!! Nicely done. You amaze me yet again.

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    1. Thank you! Yes, this is one of my most favorites, too, and YAY we get to keep this one!! :) It's definitely one I could make over and over again, using all AMH fabric again and again, as well!

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  5. Every time you show this quilt it is more beautiful. Looking forward to the tutorial on Monday.

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    1. I agree with Jan...YOUR work is just STUNNING>>>a dream quilt for me...
      Bertha G in Utah!

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  6. Again unable to comment in my FB newsfeed only in your blog. Please fix. Thanks

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    1. Enid, I've looked into it several times now and do not have you blocked from being able to comment on fabecook. I'm not sure how to fix it?

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  7. Absolutely amazing...I think this is my favorite one! I might even be able to do this quilt. Cant wait for the tutorial!

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  8. Oh my goodness!!! I LOVE IT!!!! I want to curl up in it! Thank you so much for sharing! And the use of the different fabrics has inspired me!

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  9. Gorgeous!! I'm thinking feed sacks....and I also have a huge collection of Kaffe! Can't wait to try it!

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  10. Oh, YES! what a beautiful quilt :)

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  11. Gorgeous..... Just absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing, Maureen!

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  12. Oh....amazing! So pretty and colorful. Looking forward to your tutorial. Wondering what the back looks like.

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    1. I took close up pics of what the quilting stitches look like on the back, but forgot to take a photo of the entire back. I'll do that for the tutorial. It's just one big piece of an AMH Folksy Flannel print. It very pretty and sweet, a nice contrast to the super colorful, scrappy front!

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  13. Gorgeous! I already had plans to make a quilt for our bed using mainly AMH fabrics. So wish I could get my hands on some of her Good Folks. Can't wait for your tutorial.

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  14. This quilt is gorgeous! I MAY have a large pile of batting that needs to be used - so this would be a perfect idea for it! (I was just looking at it the other day and thinking that I needed to use QAYG!)

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  15. So pretty! But I want to see a picture that shows the back as well! My stops at your blog are always a bright point in my morning (both literally -- so much lovely color! -- and figuratively)!

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  16. Girl, you have been whipping quilts out left and right! I really do love both this one AND your Rock 'n Romance QAYG. Anxiously awaiting your tutorial! I'm definitely making one!

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  17. I'm anxious to see that tute! I had decided on making herringbone quilts for the bunk beds and futon in the grandchildren's room. I wanted easy and something to use up the strips I have had stored for EVER! I had planned to make each strip and sew to batting/backing to make a psuedo qayg project...wonder if your method is the same or better...can't wait!

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  18. Love, love, love your work, you are so talented! Just wanted to ask, is there a specific place you prefer to buy fabric from online? Where I live there are not many brick and mortar choices. Thanks and keep the beautiful quilts coming!!

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  19. This is so gorgeous! I can't wait to see the tutorial :)

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  20. I think this is my favorite thing you've ever made - just stunning! And yes, I will be a complete copycat when you get the tutorial posted!! :-)

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  21. I love love love love love it!!!!!!!!!!
    Can't wait to see the tutorial. I definitely want to try making this one.

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  22. What a beautiful quilt! I would love to make one of these. I just don't think I can do it quite as fast as you can tho. Your talent is amazing, you should feel very good!

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  23. Love this quilt ~ excited you're doing a tutorial!!!

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  24. Eagerly awaiting this tutorial---I've been wanting to do a QAYG & this one is beautiful!

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  25. This is amazing, Maureen! I am so excited for your tutorial - I can't wait to try!

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  26. When I have time plan on doing one of those

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  27. I am so jealous. I only have part of her stash. This is one of my favorite quilts ever seen. You did a fantastic job!

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    1. Thanks! I missed out on all of Bohemian and on many of Anna's Chocolate Lollipop and first Garden Party prints. And, I haven't tried her velveteens yet, but I really need to before they disappear, as well. You really can't go wrong with AMH!! :)

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  28. Oh my it is so so fall-fabulous! Love all the prints . I made one similar last year and you have inspired me to get it quilted.

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  29. absolutely gorgeous. You are so talented. I love checking out your new creation.

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    1. Thank you!! Especially for taking the time to comment, it means so much to me!

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  30. Oh.My.Goodness it is GORgeous!!! I neeeeeed one of these, honest I do. :D

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  31. Love this quilt! I can't wait for the tutorial!

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  32. Absolutely gorgeous! I am looking forward to the tutorial, and will definitely add to my to-do list, so thank you!

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  33. i can't stop looking at this! it's gorgeous! may be my new favorite of yours. looking forward to the tutorial.

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    1. Thank you so much! I think Anna Maria deserves most of the credit here, she makes it so easy to make a beautiful quilt! It's a favorite of mine, as well!

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  34. I LOVE you herringbone quilt. It is beautiful. Jen.

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  35. oh Maureen! I LOOOOOOOOVE IT! Phenomenal work!! Can't wait to give it a try!

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  36. Great way to use up longer scraps!! Yes I will try it eventually :-)

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  37. Gorgeous! Just Love it! Pics are wonderful too! Thanks for sharing :)

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  38. Maureen, this is absolutely beautiful!!! Great shots too of the quilt harmonizing with the wonderful scenery!

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    1. Thank you! I actually considered waiting to photograph it for when the leaves were at their peak, but I was too excited to wait!

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  39. What a gorgeous quilt! Congratulations on the finish!

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  40. Love, love, love this quilt! I'm eagerly awaiting Monday....

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  41. Wow, that is a GORGEOUS quilt! And I agree with you, the scenery could not be more perfect for it!!!!! I'd love to give this pattern a try, if only I had the time!! LOL!

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  42. Breathtaking!! I would love to give it a try.

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  43. Yes I will be looking out for your tutorial for this lovely quilt.

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  44. Your AMH quilt is gorgeous. It looks like something you'd pay thousands of dollars for in Anthropologie!

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  45. Awesome quilt. I would love to give it a try.

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  46. It is really fabulous. I can't wait for the tutorial! :)

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  47. Just fantastic! You make my day everyday, I so look forward to seeing your work. I'm inspired by you and hope to find the drive and time to sew as much as I'd like to. You really make your readers feel like your friends and are so warm and welcoming. It's such a nice diversion for me at this time in my life when I need diversions the most. I'm going to start cutting my strips this weekend. Thanks for sharing your talents. Your sweet and caring nature really shines through in all you do :0)

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    1. Janet, this is such a sweet comment, thank you so much! I'm so grateful to have this space to share and to have such nice people like you who stop by and encourage me to keep on making!!

      All my strips are 2.5" in width! :)

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  48. I will do this though I doubt it will be as great as this one. Your stash has me turning green with envy.

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  49. This is another lovely one. I can imagine snuggling up in this one.

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  50. So gorgeous. There would be fighting over this one at my house! I definitely want to make it. Can't wait to learn your method. Lucky you with the fall foliage. New backdrops for the finishes.

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  51. I love how that quilt turned out and think it is perfectly named. It is now on my To Make list.

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  52. So amazing Maureen!! Really looking forward to the tutorial. :o) Thanks for sharing your beautiful talent with all of us.

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  53. i love it, i adore any quilt that is totally scrap happy, the more in the muddle the better, i just wish i had your stash. lol

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  54. Love scrappy quilts! Cannot believe how fast you sew. Do you ever sleep? Lol

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  56. That's amazing!!! I have never seen such a beautiful quilt... must show this to my mother (and quilt lover)

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  57. Such a dazzling and striking quilt - I really like it. Certainly suits the AMH fabrics!

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  58. This is the greatest motivation I could ever get for getting back to sewing soon. I just purchased new sewing room furniture and it's a pledge I made, to NOT try and sew till everything is sorted, placed where it belongs and it looks neat in here again. At least as neat as to make it presentable. Love all your lovely fabric scraps and it's such an "Autumn" delight. Thanks for the shove to get my room done...

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  59. I promised myself I would not print out anymore quilt patterns--but this one I want to make A.S.A.P. I don't have the fabric collection you have, but will make due with what I have. Only wish I had the money for the autumn color fabrics. I do have a lot of 2 1/2 " strips in my stash. I want to make this as a Xmas gift.

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  60. LOVE it Maureen! It's colorful and fun and makes me happy to look at it just like I thought it would! The location for the photo shoot is perfect and beautiful. I would definitely like to try making this quilt one day!

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  61. That is quilt of fantastic beauty! So bright, warming heart and giving wonderful mood!

    Hugs,
    Tatyana

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