Monday, April 13, 2015

A Sketch Stitch Quilt Plan : :

This week I plan to begin work on a brand new "sketch stitch" quilt and I'm so excited! Here's a reminder of the first one, An Applique Art Quilt!

Applique Art Quilt

This time my plan is to create a throw size quilt-as-you-go quilt, using this block style method, one of my most popular tutorials! I plan to include lots of "sketch stitch" elements to showoff both how creative one can be with this type of "freehand" embroidery and with all the amazing built-in stitches that my Janome sewing machine offers!

Feather Sketch & Aurifil

Inspired by Fletching Chant

Embroidered Luminous Field Pillow

Dreamcatcher Pillow Details

Wild and Free feather pillow

I recently had a nice chat with one of the education supervisors at Janome and signed on to create this quilt project to send in to have on display at the Janome education center, as a way to share this type of unique, creative work that's made possible by Janome's amazing machines! Whether you're using the wonderful Horizon Memory Craft 15000 that I use daily, other Memory Craft models, or their newest Skyline machine, in the quilt process posts that I'll be sharing along the way you'll see lots of tips and new ideas to add to your own projects!

Janome New!

For the fabrics I'll be using my very favorites, Art Gallery Fabrics' Indie by Pat Bravo, Wanderer by April Rhodes, and my very own Wild & Free collection!

More Indie!
Wanderer LOVE!

Wild & Free Strike Offs!

Just a few more orders and projects to finish up and I'll be ready to begin, I can't wait to share more soon!

♡ Maureen

42 comments:

  1. Ooooooh! I love all the decorative stitches my Janome 8200 has & have been trying to come up with a project to use them in. I can't wait to see what you create!

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  2. That is one my favourite quilts and the cushions look beautiful! My janome machine doesn't have many stitches but I would love to try this out!

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  3. Super excited to see what you have in store for us!

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  4. These look fantastic! I look forward to reading more and am inspired to try new stitches on my machine!

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  5. That quilt is my very favorite quilt you have made! I truly can't wait to see what you come up with for this new sketch stitch quilt.

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  6. You have the best ideas, can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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  7. Looking forward to seeing this new one. Sounds like a wonderful way to try out all (at least some) of the cool decorative stitches on our machines.

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  8. Looking forward to seeing this new one. Sounds like a wonderful way to try out all (at least some) of the cool decorative stitches on our machines.

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  9. Maureen, your work is just plain amazing... you do such beautiful work!!

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  10. And I can't wait to see more! Your creative talents are so outrageously amazing, I'm just in awe every time you share.

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  11. Your thread sketching is just breath-taking Maureen! Love the first sketch stitch quilt - I'm sure the new one will be equally amazing. Can't wait to see it!

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  12. Love the pillow ! Mkloeti@gmail.com

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  13. I follow you on instagram! Michellekloeti

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  14. I follow you on Facebook! Michelle Kloeti or Butter Bean Quilting

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  15. My stash appears to be lacking in blues. Would love to win.

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  16. I follow Maureen Cracknell Handmade on facebook and via email

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  17. I follow Maureen Cracknell Handmade on facebook and via email

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  18. My stash appears to be lacking in blues. Would love to win.

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  19. I have "liked" the Fabric Shoppe on Facebook.

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  20. Good share! I really appreciate your work.

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