The Sweet Home QAL -- FINALE!
Maureen Cracknell Handmade
by Maureen Cracknell Handmade
1y ago
Welcome to week SIX, the final reveal week of the Sweet Home Quilt Along 2021, a QAL I'm co-hosting with my wonderful friend and talented artist Sharon Holland, the designer behind the adorable Sweet Home quilt pattern! For week SIX, this final week of our QAL, it's time to reveal our finished Sweet Home quilts! Whether you have a completed quilt top to share, that you plan to send to a long arm quilter, like I do. Or if you completely finished your Sweet Home, quilted + bound, now is the time to photograph those beauties and celebrate! Below you can see the schedule we're following ..read more
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The Sweet Home QAL -- Assembly & Finishing
Maureen Cracknell Handmade
by Maureen Cracknell Handmade
1y ago
Welcome to week FIVE of the Sweet Home Quilt Along 2021, a QAL I'm co-hosting with Sharon Holland, the designer behind the adorable Sweet Home quilt pattern! During week FIVE we'll be assembling and finishing our Sweet Home quilt tops! Below you can see the schedule we've been following throughout the QAL, but of course Sharon and I want to encourage all to sew at their own pace. For those just discovering our QAL, please feel free to make your own Sweet Home and access both Sharon's and my QAL blog posts anytime! When you visit Sharon's blog you'll see the beautiful Sweet Home she's ..read more
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The Sweet Home QAL -- Corner Squares & Sashing
Maureen Cracknell Handmade
by Maureen Cracknell Handmade
1y ago
Welcome to week FOUR of the Sweet Home Quilt Along 2021! I'm once again co-hosting this quit along with my dear friend and talented AGF sister Sharon Holland, who's also the designer behind the adorable Sweet Home quilt pattern! During week FOUR we'll tackle the thirty Corner Squares in the Sweet Home quilt pattern! Below you can see the schedule we've been following throughout the QAL, but of course Sharon and I want to encourage all to sew at their own pace. As always, if you're new to discovering our QAL you can join the more than 1200+ makers sewing along with us at anytime by sig ..read more
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The Sweet Home QAL -- Bungalow Blocks
Maureen Cracknell Handmade
by Maureen Cracknell Handmade
1y ago
Welcome to week THREE of the Sweet Home Quilt Along 2021! I'm once again co-hosting this quit along with my dear friend and talented AGF sister Sharon Holland, who's also the designer behind the adorable Sweet Home quilt pattern! During week THREE we'll tackle the ten Bungalow house blocks in the Sweet Home quilt pattern! Below you can see the schedule we're following throughout the QAL, but of course we encourage and want everyone to sew at their own pace. As always, if you're new to discovering our QAL you can join the more than 1000+ makers sewing along with us at anytime by signin ..read more
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The Sweet Home Quilt Along 2021
Maureen Cracknell Handmade
by Maureen Cracknell Handmade
1y ago
Hello, friends! It's been way too long and I'm so excited to have just clicked the "+ new post" button after such a long, unexpected blogging hiatus. For the first time since the beginning of this pandemic, I'm home alone with my oldest away for his first year at college, and my other two both back in public school. It took me a few days to adjust and work on a new schedule for myself, but here I am ready to get back into a routine that includes showing up in this spot much more often! And what better timing than now that Sharon Holland and my most recent collaboration is underway, the Sweet H ..read more
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Pat Sloan's Holiday Celebrations Book Tour & GIVEAWAY!
Maureen Cracknell Handmade
by Maureen Cracknell Handmade
1y ago
Today I'm so excited to share Pat Sloan's upcoming book with Martingale, Holiday Celebrations -- an amazing quilt book full of holiday inspiration for all the fun and warm moments throughout the year including 17 designs for lap quilts, table decorations, Halloween bags, Christmas stockings and many other holiday projects to bring new comfort and joy into your home with each new season! Decorating for the holidays is something I have always loved to do to make each holiday extra special, so when Pat asked me to join in her book tour, I was thrilled to! Holiday Celebrations is full of p ..read more
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Homebody Favorites!
Maureen Cracknell Handmade
by Maureen Cracknell Handmade
2y ago
Hello and Happy Monday! Since I so enjoyed writing my last post about the nine patch sister quilts that Sharon Holland and I made, along with sharing the free Charming Nine pdf pattern so you can make your own, I decided I'd pop back in today with a long overdue Homebody favorites post! Homebody is my latest and thirteenth collection to date with fabric manufacturing company, Art Gallery Fabrics. This sixteen piece collection at its core, celebrates the unspoken magic of being home! The concept and artwork for Homebody was created and submitted to AGF long before we were all "stuck" in ..read more
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Charming Nine: A Collaboration with Sharon Holland
Maureen Cracknell Handmade
by Maureen Cracknell Handmade
2y ago
It's been awhile but I'm back today to share a fun collaboration with my AGF fabric design sister Sharon Holland that includes a free new quilt pattern!  If you follow my Instagram you may have seen my project reels and posts including my current fabric crush, errr obsession -- my most recent collection with AGF, Homebody + Sharon's Kismet + two Bonnie Christine prints from her Lambkin collection that pair perfectly! Just look how amazing this big bundle is that Brooke at Lady Belle Fabric put together! Using these prints I've already made many things, including a bat ..read more
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Sweet Home Quilt Along: Week 6 - GIVEAWAY
Maureen Cracknell Handmade
by Maureen Cracknell Handmade
2y ago
Happy Friday! Each Friday throughout the Sweet Home Quilt Along there will be a new Giveaway with one of our amazing participating sponsors and today I'm so excited to share our WEEK SIX  Giveaway with a prize from Lady Belle Fabric & Quilting! Lady Belle Fabric is run by husband and wife team, Rob and Brooke. In their shop you'll find kits, both bundles and single cuts of hand-picked fabrics that are fresh, modern, and fun! Designer fabrics include many of our favorites -- Art Gallery Fabrics, Cotton + Steel, Figo, Robert Kaufman, Moda, and more! Lady Belle Fabrics goal is to of ..read more
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Sweet Home Quilt Along: Week 6 - The Finale!
Maureen Cracknell Handmade
by Maureen Cracknell Handmade
2y ago
Welcome to week SIX, the final reveal week of the Sweet Home Quilt Along, a QAL I'm co-hosting with Sharon Holland, the designer behind the adorable Sweet Home quilt pattern, and Jennifer Jones of Penelope Handmade! For week SIX, this final week of our QAL, it's time to reveal our finished Sweet Home quilts! Whether you have a complete top to share, or several like I do, that you plan to send to a long arm quilter. Or if you completely finished your Sweet Home, quilted + bound, now is the time to photograph those beauties and celebrate! Below you can see the schedule we're following thr ..read more
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