Monday, September 28, 2015

My Quilts : :

I'm embarrassed to admit that it's been more than two years since I last refreshed my blog -- my banner, photos, and each of my pages. I've been overwhelmed by just how outdated I let things get. When I saw that a few of my friends recently shared some snippets from my "About" page, as I read it, it felt like a lifetime ago. Oh how things have changed for my little brand. So much is such a dream come true and worth noting. I won't have time to spend the days it's going to take to bring everything up to date all at once, but that doesn't mean I shouldn't start. Of course I had to begin with My Quilts!

Although there are quite a few missing -- the ones I've finished and didn't share, several quilt tops waiting for their turn, and a few I hope to share very soon. Below are all of the quilts I have completely finished, photographed and blogged, not in perfect order, including my very first quilt finish in 2011. I wasn't truly hooked until 2013, but once I was there was a major shift in my space here. I started blogging more regularly with a focus on original quilt work, I had found my passion. The synthesis of your encouragement and the constant inspiration that comes from each new fabric collection continues to intensify my love for quilting. I'm excited to carry on adding each new quilt, to have this page to share how my style might change and how I might grow artistically.

So please click through, each quilt image will lead you to the full post & photoshoot, with all the details from fabrics to pattern info!

An Arizona Herringbone Quilt Friendship Diamond Quilt
A Crisscross Diamond Quilt Folk Medallion Quilt
New Diamond Strings A Wild & Free Quilt
A Wanderlust Quilt New Diamond Strings Quilt
Winter's Garden Quilt in Emmy Grace Wild & Free -- Follow the Stars Quilt!
An Autumn Sun Quilt Indie Symmetry Quilt
A Winter's Garden Quilt Follow the Arrow Quilt
A Diamond Zig Zag Quilt A Marvel Comics Quilt
A Princess Castle Quilt A Making Rows Quilt
A Soaring High Quilt Sunset Quilt -- Road
Nordika Zig Zag Quilt A Tsuru Modern Sampler Quilt
A Winter Herringbone Quilt An Endless Summer Quilt !
A Rock 'N Romance Skull Quilt An Autumn Herringbone Quilt // Maureen Cracknell Handmade
Rock 'n Romance Diamond Strings Quilt A Butterfly Quilt
Ant Farm Quilt -- qayg Applique Art Quilt
A Glimma & Linen Quilt ABC Quilt for Baby Hensel
A Typography Quilt Forest Collage Quilt
Chicopee Triangle & Colorblock Quilt QAYG Quilt
rainbow Srappy Improv Quilt
L quilt Symmetry Quilt

If you have a standout favorite, I'd love to know! Many of these quilts are ones I've yet to release a pattern for. I'm always holding onto hope that both time and the right opportunity to share more patterns will present itself. I'd also love to know how long you've been quilting and if, like me, you're keeping track?

Happy Monday! ♡ Maureen

45 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing. What great quilts! I can see you color palette at first glance, but I love that they are all so different. You are a talented young lady. Keep doing what you do! And keep sharing your quilts with us for inspiration.

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  2. When I look at your work I see fun. I like your creative style. If I had to pick one that I like the most it would be the one with butterflies and the girl. The creative side smiles. Thank you for sharing.

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  3. It's impossible to pick a favorite there are so many, WOW!!

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  4. All of your quilts are amazing! Thanks for sharing your art with us. When will we be able to get our hands on your new fabric line?

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  5. Glad to see a post! I am a new follower of your blog and I have been reading and drooling over your quilts! Gorgeous! I hope to see more inspirational quilts and more posts from you!

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  6. You have a beautiful body of work. There is not one that I would not be happy to have in my home. I hope that most of them still reside with you.

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  7. Your applique art quilt still totally amazes me. I only hope to be that talented one day. My other 2 faves are the butterfly quilt, and your herringbone quilts, especially the winter one. I have made my own based on your tutorial using Amy Butler fabric.

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  8. I love all your quilts for their bold colors and creative designs.....but the bold gold diamonds on your crisscross diamond quilt and the aqua pops of color in your typography quilt are among my most favorite design elements in your quilts!

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  9. Choosing a favorite was not an easy feat, but I finally decided it was your Rainbow quilt. After reading your post and going to the quilt along, it definitely was my choice. I know a little of what you are going through updating. It has been quite a long gap in my blogging and I am finally getting excited about it once again and blogging more frequently. But my blog definitely needs a complete face lift and so much added. It will take me quite a long time. Have fun with your updates and changes. Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

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  10. Maureen, What an incredible body of work. I can't choose one! XXX

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  11. I think the modern sampler would be nice. I like the idea of a sampler, but the thought of grandma's quilts sort of turns me off. I quilted for 20 years and then just stopped for 12 years because I thought it might send me over the edge to do another grandma quilt. So now that I've come back to it, there will only be colorful modern quilts for me

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  12. How about a pattern for all of them? I love everyone of them and it's way too hard to pick a favorite. I was trying to figure out how you pieced the Diamond Zig Zag Quilt. For the life of me I couldn't. Guess I'm not a pattern writer. Lol

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  13. The first one, top left, which I am calling french braid forest, is very interesting. Also lovely to see lots of your quilts and get a feel for your color palette.

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  14. I have been quilting nearly 4 years and I post mine to pinterest because I give most of them away

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  15. AMAZING body of work in such a short time, I had no idea!

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  16. The skull quilt almost looks like it has Mickey Mouse ears above it :) Love em all!

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  17. Wow, such an amazing display!!! =D

    My favourite after much agonising has to be the Follow the arrow quilt, it just speaks to me =)

    I've been quilting in my spare time (of which I've sadly had very little due to my company) since 2009, and loving every minute, it's kept me sane sometimes when work has been too overwhelming.

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  18. All are beautiful! My favorite is Follow the Arrow. Second is Making Rows.

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  19. What am impressive collection. You are truly an artist. I don't know how you do it all.

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  20. your quilts always amaze me , and you are such a good photographer too , you take a very seriously to choose a perfect place for a perfect quilt ... its a great combo, I enjoy it .. especially the skull quilt. .oh wow, that building ??? freaking awesome ... thank you for sharing your talent with us ...

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  21. I really like the Rock 'n Romance Diamond Strings quilt, but it might partially be due to the colors ;) I also like Wild & Free New Diamond Strings, Arizona Herringbone and Friendship Diamond. It's really amazing to see all in one post!

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  22. WOW! That's all I can say. Wow, wow, wow!!!

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  23. I've made your herringbone qayg quilt but the Rock and romance diamond strings is my favorite. I guess I need to try that one next.

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  24. They are all too beautiful to choose just one! Love your designs. I have been quilting less than two years and am still a novice but have completed 18 quilts so far. They have all been gifts so after the recipient receives the quilt I post a picture in an album on my Facebook. I intended to make a notebook detailing fabrics, pattern, etc. but alas I am 18 quilts behind. I make a ten inch block commemorating each quilt and some day will make a quilt for me from those.

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  25. I'm currently working on my first quilt! I'm having a lot of fun with it and can't wait until it's done so I can share it. All of yours are so intricate and beautiful!

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  26. I'm currently working on my first quilt! I'm having a lot of fun with it and can't wait until it's done so I can share it. All of yours are so intricate and beautiful!

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  27. I have always loved your quilt with the girl's picture. It inspires me to go off from patterns and create something unique. I also love the quilt done with Nordika fabric.
    I have been quilting off and on since I was in college when someone in my dorm showed me how to tie a quilt.

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  28. I'm digging the Autumn Sun quilt. Simple but really effective use of colour and blocks. That one has definitely inspired me! I've been quilting for about 4 and a half years now, in fits and starts. I think I have most of my quilts (which were mostly made for little people in my life) photographed somewhere. Now I'm blogging, too, I should probably dig those out and do an inventory. Again, thanks for the inspiration :)

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  29. All your quilts are beautiful. My favorite is A Crisscross Diamont Quilt and Follow the Stars Quilt from Wild & Free collection.
    Greetings from Poland

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  30. All your quilts are beautiful. My favorite is A Crisscross Diamont Quilt and Follow the Stars Quilt from Wild & Free collection.
    Greetings from Poland

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  31. A Making Rows Quilt and Soaring are my faves. Girl, you have made a lot of quilts! You are one busy chica!

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  32. Your quilts are stunning. I have been quilting for about 18 months and keep track of my makes on my little blog www.myhandmadehomejourney.blogspot.com. I only have a few quilts under my belt so far! I hope one day to have a collection like yours. :0) xx

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  33. Maureen, you are just a beautiful quilter. Always love the color you choose to make some beautiful quilts. Inspiring!!!!

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