Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Fleet & Flourish Blog Tour : : Heidi Staples

Today's stop on the Fleet & Flourish Blog Tour is my friend, blogger & author Heidi Staples of Fabric Mutt! Heidi and I have been friends for years, I just adore her and her work! She has the most amazing gift for creating unique & special patchwork accessories, pillows, & quilts, she's a total super star! For the blog tour Heidi stitched up the sweetest iron cover, something I never realized I needed until now, I'm so inspired!

Iron Cover by Heidi Staples

The inspiration for Heidi's iron cover came from a tea cozy pattern shared in Natural Patchwork by Suzuko Koseki - you can read all about it today in Heidi's blog post, HERE!

Iron Cover by Heidi Staples

Besides creating the new cozy for the blog tour, I wanted to share a few other inspiring items Heidi made with my Fleet & Flourish strike-off for my space at International Quilt Market in Houston this past Fall.

Fleet & Flourish Bag by Heidi Staples

Fleet & Flourish Bag by Heidi Staples

Fleet & Flourish Bag by Heidi Staples

Fleet & Flourish Bag by Heidi Staples

Many of these items were created using the free tutorials that Heidi so generously shares on her wonderful blog. You can find all the details in my Fleet & Flourish LookBook, HERE!

I love everything Heidi makes and I know you will, too!

For a chance to land an extra little pile of fabrics on your sewing table, be sure to follow along with the Fleet & Flourish blog tour! There will be plenty of chances to win fabric + thread prizes, and loads of sewing inspiration along the way! I promise!!

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 }

I hope you enjoy it! ♡ Maureen


  1. Oh i totally need one iron cover too!!! I did not know that you can cover it, but this is a great idea!! and of course Fleet & Flourish line looks good in anything!! and Heidi did an exceptional work!! thank you for sharing this!!

  2. That little messenger bag with the lace edge = <3 <3

  3. These projects are all super cute and inspiring, thanks! =D

  4. You are just the sweetest, my friend! <3

  5. Love the leather handle accent on the tote bag! Perfect!

  6. Lots of lovely and inspiring makes from Heidi!

  7. Oh, the bag with the lace!! And I'm thinking I might need an iron cover too :)

  8. So looking forward to all the Fleet and Flourish makes. Thanks for the book plug too just couldn't resist ordering one.

  9. Really like all the projects, love the bag with the lace. Will have to order book.

  10. Maureen, two days into your Fleet & Flourish Blog Tour and I'm so hooked. I loved Amy's log cabin style quilt "Possibilities" and now Heidi's iron cover...cool idea, that's one appliance that gets neglected here:) I just peaked at the Look Book, oh my gosh...so much fun stuff to sew. THank you Thank you!


  11. Just seeing your gorgeous fabrics made into all these items is amazing! Love it!!!!

  12. Love all the items she made for Quilt Market, super awesome!

  13. Looooove them all!!! So many great projects!

  14. My warmest congratulations on your site! It helped me a lot and liked, especially that all your shares are interesting. Long life to your site. Above all, never give up; your blog is really on top!

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