Monday, February 29, 2016

The Fleet & Flourish Blog Tour : : Amber Carrillo

Happy Monday! Today starts the second week of the Fleet & Flourish Blog Tour with my talented friend, Amber Carrillo of One Shabby Chick! With the bundle I sent Amber she created one of her beautiful, scrappy quilted pillows and I just LOVE the combination of her patchwork & dense straight-line quilting!

Fleet & Flourish Blog Tour -- Amber Carrillo

Amber chose to back the pillow in my personal favorite Fleet & Flourish print, What Awaits Above! I actually sketched the artwork for this print when I was designing my Limited Edition collection, Wild & Free. Since it didn't make it into that collection, having it end up as one of the main prints in my first full line has been so exciting for me. I really love how it turned out!

Fleet & Flourish Blog Tour -- Amber Carrillo

We invite you to visit Amber's Instagram today to see more of the gorgeous pillow she created for the Blog tour!

Fleet & Flourish Blog Tour -- Amber Carrillo

Be sure to follow along again this week, there will be plenty of chances to win fabric + thread prizes, and loads of sewing inspiration along the way!

Fleet and Flourish Blog Hop!

Here's a scheduled list of the talented folks that are sharing their Fleet & Flourish projects! 

Feb 22nd ~ Amy Friend : During Quiet Time { Blog & Instagram }
Feb 23rd ~ Heidi Staples : Fabric Mutt { Blog & Instagram }
Feb 24th ~ Amy Smart : Diary of a Quilter { Blog & Instagram }
Feb 25th ~ Amanda Jean: Crazy Mom Quilts { Blog & Instagram }
Feb 26th ~ Brooke Sellmann : Silly Mama Quilts { Blog & Instagram } Visit Maureen Cracknell Handmade for a Fleet & Flourish GIVEAWAY with Lady Belle Fabrics!!

Feb 29th ~ Amber Carillo : One Shabby Chick { Instagram & Blog }
March 1st ~ Nicke Cutler : Kiss Kiss Quilt { Instagram & Blog }
March 2nd ~ Nicole Daksiewicz : Modern Handcraft { Instagram & Blog }
March 3rd ~ Christopher Thompson : the Tattooed Quilter { Instagram & Blog }
March 4th ~ Alexis Wright : My Sweet Sunshine { Blog & Instagram } Visit Maureen Cracknell Handmade for a Fleet & Flourish GIVEAWAY with Llama Fabrics!!

March 7th ~ Jessica Stewart : Izzy & Ivy Designs { Blog & Instagram }
March 8th ~ Stephanie Kendron : Modern Sewciety { Blog & Instagram }
March 9th ~ Heather Bostic : House of A La Mode // Citizens of Textile { Instagram }
March 10th ~ Ali Brorsen : Because of Brenna { Blog, Facebook, & Instagram }
March 11th ~ Melissa Kelley : Sew Shabby Quilting { Blog, Facebook, & Instagram } Visit Maureen Cracknell Handmade for a Fleet & Flourish GIVEAWAY with the Intrepid Thread!!

March 14th ~  Maureen Cracknell Handmade { Blog, Facebook, & Instagram }

Wishing you all a great start to the week! ♡ Maureen


  1. What a beautiful collection and great projects. Thanks

  2. Looks like another fun week, and pretties to look at!Thanks

  3. Great pillow!! I need one!!!

  4. Lovely fabrics. What fun they would be to work with.

  5. Love the pillows, I need to make some.

  6. Amber and Maureen, I too love "What Waits Above" and yes it's gorgeous in it's entirety on the back of your pillow. THanks for sharing that history that it was actually intended for Wild and Free's an awesome pairing w/either collection. Love the dense straight line quilting and I shall try to get my lines closer together for that effect.


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