Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Nightfall Parade | | Nightfall New : :

It's a dark and cold and wet Thursday in Potter County, a good day to stay bundled up, with lots of hot coffee, while working on my next collection. Since I'm not attending this weekend's Fall Quilt Market show in Houston, where Garden Dreamer will make it's debut, dreaming up new fabric creations seemed like the perfect thing to dedicate a little time to this morning. I really love designing for AGF! I can see the growth in my work and that's so exciting! I'll have lots more to share about Garden Dreamer very soon, but first...

The Nightfall Parade

I hope you've been enjoying this Nightfall Parade these past two weeks, it certainly has flown by! I have two, brand new finishes to share today, well new versions of two of my favorite projects -- a Mystical Woods Easy Tote and a Birds of Night Pillowcase!

First up, my new Nightfall pillowcase!

Nightfall Owl Pillowcase

I loved those pillowcases that I made earlier this week so much that I decided to offer them as a made-to-order item in my little Etsy Shop! You can find the listing right HERE, for those of you interested (US residents be sure to use coupon code: FREESHIP to enjoy free shipping on your order!)

Nightfall Pillowcases folded

This custom order request for my Bird of Night Slate + Lunation Bright + Nox Iridescence Aglow made such an amazing combination. I just love it!

Nightfall Pillowcase Etsy

Nightfall Pillowcase in Owls

Next up are the two, new Easy Tote Bags that I recently made both featuring my Nightfall Canvas, Mystical Woods in Solar!

Mystical Woods Easy Tote

Art Gallery Fabrics Canvas is a heavier weight Pima cotton, making is suitable for home d├ęcor and all kinds of bag making! This was my first time using it for a tote and it worked so perfectly. This canvas print became the pillow backing fabric to so many of the Nightfall samples I made for Quilt Market last Spring, it's so nice to add this useful pattern to my canvas project list!

I love using AGF's denim whenever possible and these Wicked Sky Solid Smooth bag handles pair so perfectly with the pinks & peaches of the Mystical Woods canvas!

Canvas and Denim

Once again I reached for my Bird of Night in Slate print, this time to be used as my Easy Tote bag lining!

Lined with Owls

I hope that both of these projects inspire you to sew with Nightfall! It's been a ton of fun getting creative while making all the new Nightfall project these last several days. I still have so much that I want to make and share, which means the Parade is likely to continue until Garden Dreamer arrives next month!

Mystical Woods Canvas Easy Tote

I'll be sending off the BIG Nightfall Parade Giveaway prize in one of these Easy Tote bags, so be sure to enter on Monday!

♡ Maureen

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* You can find the list of online retailers currently carrying Nightfall under my SHOP my Fabrics page -----> https://maureencracknellhandmade.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html

15 comments:

  1. The parade has been very inspirational!

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  2. Pillowcases make such a nice gift anytime. Love the tote and fabrics. The owls remind me of the Barred Owl we had sitting in our tree.

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