Thursday, March 17, 2016

A Little Peek : :

Last week when a delivery of assorted AGF Denims showed up at my door, I knew right away that they'd be perfect to stitch on using my new Aurifil for AGF thread collection, Bohemian Garden. The box of denim included a variety of weights, some 100% cotton, some a cotton/poly mix, along with a beautiful cotton/linen blend!

AGF Denim

For my new "sketch stitch" project I pulled from the bundle the lighter tone denims in Infused Hydrangea, Frosted Sage, Adobe Clay, Nectarine Sunrise, plus the Soft Sand Linen. I finally ordered myself the new Olfa Rotary Cutter I've been admiring at Lady Belle Fabrics, I LOVE the aqua blue, and it came just in time! I'm embarrassed to admit how long it's been since I invested in a rotary cutter upgrade. What a difference, it sliced through all five layers of fabric at once!

New OLFA from Lady Belle Fabrics!

Using the Herringbone QAYG method I teach in my Quick Quilt As You Go Craftsy class, I made myself a pillow top "canvas" to stitch on! My hope was that by having a defined center it would help to keep symmetry as I stitched away, all while adding to my design.

Herringbone Canvas in Denim

Using the colorful spools of Aurifil included in my Bohemian Garden thread collection, I started thread sketching! The combination of the 50 weight threads and the quality of denim & linen fabrics was even better than I imagined it would be. Sometimes I run into puckering issues when I stitch on regular quilting cotton, but this denim is just sturdy enough, while still being super soft, that it worked so perfectly!

Bohemian Garden Aurifil Thread Collection

Here's a peek of the little owl I stitched!

Sketch Stitching

It's my own way of giving you a tiny hint about my new Spring collection! This afternoon Art Gallery Fabrics and I (instagram.com/maureencracknell) will be sharing a little bit more on our Instagram's, so be sure to stop by to tell us what you think of my collection name & theme! I'm so excited about this one!!

While you're there, be sure to enter my Giveaway right HERE, for the small spool Bohemian Garden thread collection that I'm giving away in celebration of my recent Fleet & Flourish fabrics Blog Tour & the reveal of my new Spring collection!

Instagram ~ Aurifil Giveaway!

♡ Maureen  

28 comments:

  1. Wow, that owl is FABULOUS! and those lines look amazing! You are one talented lady!!

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  2. Such great work!! I love this sketch stitch owl.

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  3. WOW!! This owl is amazing! So excited to see your collection!

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  4. That is really incredible work, just gorgeous! Super excited for this!

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  5. Adore this soooooooooo much! Can't wait to see the new collection!

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  6. That owl is awesome. So creative and talented.........
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  7. Love to enter the contest but I don't have Instagram.....

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    1. I plan to have a Giveaway for another set here on the blog soon!

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  9. Would love to enter, but, I have a "dumb" phone, so, no IG!

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  10. Love your owl!!!
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  11. The Fleet & Flourish blog hop was great, your owl is awesome and YOU are AMAZING!!!

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  12. Maureen, this owl is co cute! You are unique artist with fabric and thread! Can't wait to see your new collection! I can imagine that it the most beautiful! x Teje

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  13. Very cool! I was just checking to see if you'd unveiled your new collection yet;)

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  14. Such fabulous work! Can't wait to see the rest!

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  16. What a great looking owl. (I almost said what a hoot but then didn't. Oh, I guess I did! ) What wonderful work!

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  17. You are incredibly talented. Love your owl. And I am really looking forward to the big unveil of your new collection.... thanks, Mel

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