Monday, January 13, 2014

Monday Plans : :

Today begins a first full week since before the holidays of school, work, and finally a revisit to our regular routine. Which for me, means that I will no longer have to scramble to finish up etsy orders during the sewing time I find and that I can finally focus some real energy on new quilty projects!  

Last Wednesday on my one and only free sewing day of the week, I accomplished exactly half of my Minimalista quilt top. I'm using the full collection in fat quarter cuts combined with coordinating Pure solids in Coral Reef, Honey, Cozumel Blue, and Ash. I had hoped to write up instructions for my quick pattern sketch as I went along, but things didn't come together as easily as I envisioned. I am really pleased with how it looks so far, but it involved a bit of tweaking to get it there!

Halfway there!

I love how Art Gallery fabrics quilt up, especially combined with Aurifil! You might have noticed!!

Aurifil for Minimalista!

Minimalista Quilted

With my Watermelon and Honeycomb panels complete, this week I plan to cut into the Noir and Turquoise colorways with high hopes up finishing up to share by this Thursday or early next week at the very latest!

Noir & Turquoise

But first, I'm super excited to work my Fat Quarter Shop Blogger bundle into something special! I LOVE color, but these colors are so, very me! If you'd like to take a closer look, be sure to visit the Fat Quarter Shop!

My Blogger's Choice FSQ Bundle!

I'm off to jump in... Everyone have a wonderful Monday!

Maureen 

24 comments:

Anne said...

Looks like fun! Have a great week!

Joyce's Knitwear said...

Your quilts are awesome!
I can't wait to see what you make with the Noir and Turquise you have a skill I wish I had,
I just cannot get the lines straight :)

Sarah said...

The coral and honey yellow together is very pretty. Makes me think of Spring!! =D

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Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thanks Anne! You too!!

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

It does look Springy but that will change once the black & turquoise are added! I love how fresh and modern this collection is. :)

Angie said...

I love the colors in is pack. So pretty.

sophie said...

mmmm... great plans! this quilt top seems lovely. are you doing the quilt as you go method here??

Sharon said...

I so lve the minimalista collection! Your quilt looks good so far. Are you doing it Quilt as you go?

SIMPLESEW said...

it says not found when I use the link

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Yes, it's not working now, but I can't find it anywhere else in the shop. It was working last I shared it, so maybe they are just all sold out? I've emailed them and am waiting to hear back.

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Thank you Angie!

Heidi Staples said...

I'm always amazed by how much you get done, Maureen, even when time is tight! Everything is looking great!

Am L said...

Gorgeous! It looks like a fun quilt so far. I look forward to seeing your progress.

Annette said...

Looks like another great quilt...can't wait to see it finished!

Katy Cameron said...

Enjoy your week!

Anonymous said...

I've looked everywhere on the Fat Quarter Shop website and I can't find this bundle for sale at all?

Kathy P said...

Congratulations Maureen! I just read this post about your quilt on the cover of a UK quilt magazine! That's awesome!!! http://lilysquilts.blogspot.com/2014/01/love-quilting-and-patchwork-magazine.html

DiannaVA said...

What is the backing for the quilted squares?

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Here it is in the Fat Quarter Shop! http://www.fatquartershop.com/maureen-cracknells-bloggers-choice-fat-quarter-bundle

Maureen Cracknell Handmade said...

Here it is in the Fat Quarter Shop! http://www.fatquartershop.com/maureen-cracknells-bloggers-choice-fat-quarter-bundle

Karen Propes said...

Looks great, your work is so beautiful. Thanks for sharing, and I will continue to follow you and see the amazing quilt when it's finished.

Elaine said...

Great pattern! I did a similar take on HST with strips on one of my patterns. Love the colors!

Catrina MacDonald said...

Waiting (not so) patiently to see your finished top. I also bought this minimalista fabric (it arrived the same day that I read this post on your blog) and am waiting to cut into it until I see your quilt in all it's glory, in case I change my mind about what I want to make with it.