Fleet & Flourish Blog Tour

Fleet & Flourish Blog Tour
March 2, 2016 nicole
In Fabric, Quilts

Hello friends and welcome to my day on the Fleet & Flourish blog tour, a new fabric line by my talented friend Maureen Cracknell for Art Gallery Fabrics!

Modern Handcraft // Fleet and Flourish Blog Tour

I had the chance to see this line at Quilt Market in Houston this past year and holy moly, talk about a stunning display!

Modern Handcraft // Fleet and Flourish Blog Tour

Modern Handcraft // Fleet and Flourish Blog Tour

Modern Handcraft // Fleet and Flourish Blog Tour

The butterflies the fabric, so much pretty in one booth. Not only is Maureen’s fabric beautiful, she is also one of the sweetest, kindest people you will ever meet – I mean seriously, one of the nicest people ever.

She invited me to join in on the fun and the project I made today is a simple brick style quilt. I just cut 3″ x 12″ strips from her line and from a cream linen fabric and alternated their layout. There are so many fun stripe patterns in the line that I wanted to keep some of them whole so you could see how the pattern ran, so this was a nice way of sewing up the collection without breaking it up too much.

Modern Handcraft // Fleet and Flourish Blog Tour

Modern Handcraft // Fleet and Flourish Blog Tour

I finally had some great sun this morning to take some quick pics, I tried yesterday and failed quite miserably…. the storms wouldn’t give me a break!

Modern Handcraft // Fleet and Flourish Blog Tour

For the back I did half cream linen and half a cream with gray dot that I had in my stash from Joanns, there really isn’t a gray in the line but I think it matches up quite nicely.

Modern Handcraft // Fleet and Flourish Blog Tour

For my binding, I took the remaining 3″ x 12″ strips I had cut and cut them down to 2.5″ wide, sewed them all up into one long strip and made some fun scrappy binding!

Modern Handcraft // Fleet and Flourish Blog Tour

I used a cream aurifil thread and kept along the lines of the quilt for a nice clean look.

Modern Handcraft // Fleet and Flourish Blog Tour

Modern Handcraft // Fleet and Flourish Blog Tour

This quilt is going to a special friend of mine who I have been promising a quilt to forever, the entire time I kept thinking that this line was just her style, so I hope she loves it as much as I do.

Modern Handcraft // Fleet and Flourish Blog Tour

Modern Handcraft // Fleet and Flourish Blog Tour

Thanks for stopping by today friends!
-Nicole

Comments (10)

  1. mauri 2 years ago

    I love this quilt… and think I now have a crush on it and will continue that crush until I make one for myself. It is definitely my new favorite. I came here from Maureen’s site and think I may just stay a little while.. you are quite talented! 🙂

  2. LINDA 2 years ago

    LOVE LOVE YOUR WORK! THANKS FOR SHARING!

  3. janequiltsslowly 2 years ago

    I adore this line of fabrics and I may need the faux log cabin print in lots of yardage! I love your quilt! If I was the friend who received it I would be overjoyed!

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    nicole 2 years ago

    Thank you so much Jane, that is my favorite print as well. So fun right?

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    nicole 2 years ago

    Thank you so much Linda, and thank you for stopping by today to see my finished project!

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    nicole 2 years ago

    Thank you for stopping by Mauri! Love having new visitors, there are some free tutorials and lots of fabric pics 🙂

  7. Christine Sherman 2 years ago

    This is fantastic, I love it!

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    nicole 2 years ago

    Thank you Christine!!!

  9. Diane Beavers 2 years ago

    Nicole, beautiful brick layer quilt…….and I love the grey dots and how the bricks present on the backing too.
    Your recipient will adore it. Thanks for sharing your tutorial/pattern too.

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    nicole 2 years ago

    Thank you so much Diane, its a pretty simple quilt and fun to make. I love how something so easy can turn out just as great as something complicated.

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