Friday, November 13, 2015

An Online Quilt Trunk Show

There's a fun linky party going on over at Whims and Fancies.  I wasn't going to link up, there just hasn't been time to write a post.  But after reading a few of the posts, I got to wondering what my trunk show would look like.  So it's time to write the post to figure that out.  So here's my entry to:

Online Quilt Trunk Show | Whims And Fancies

I've been quilting regularly since about 2001, so where to start? Definitely not at the beginning.  The blog started in 2010 and that seems like a much better place to start the show.  

1.  Seeing Stars

Pattern by Amy Heaton, pattern available here


This is the result of my first online quilt along. It was such a fun experience that I've done many more since.  The pattern is available on Electric Quilt My EQ Boutique and if you look close at the catalog page you'll see this quilt in the inspiration section.  More details here.    

2.  And Kiss Me Jack
Pattern by Judy Turner and Margaret Rolf
From the Book "Successful Scrap Quilts"


This is my quilt that almost wasn't.  I hated the first 3 blocks so much they put it way for a few years and then I decided to finish it. I'm so glad I did. There's a purple and yellow flower known as Johnny Junp Ups, which includes a variety called Kiss Me Jack.  That's where the name comes from.  You can find a more detailed post here.  

3. Elements

                               Elements (aka Sweet Treats), Pattern by Judy Laquidara


This was one of those serendipity quilts.  Judy posted the pattern and while I was cleaning up the stash closet I found a pile of 1930's fabrics. The temptation was just too great.  More details here.  

4.  Pieces of a Rainbow


          Pieces of a Rainbow, Pattern is Jigsaw by Alyssa Clancy for Lehmann Quilting


Of all the quilts I've made, this is my favorite.  It was made for Drama Teen.  The color placement isn't perfect, but she doesn't care.  More about this one here.  

And last but not least:

5.  Flame Test


                 Rainbow Scrap Challenge SamplerBy Angela Feldbush of Soscrappy

Of all the Rainbow Scrap Challenge quilts I've started over the years, this is the first one that's made it to the finish line. It's another of Drama Teen's favorites. More about it here.  

That's it for my trunk show. I've made a lot of other quilts, but it appears my bright scrappy ones are the favorites from the lot.  Hope you enjoyed this trunk show.  You can see many more over at Whims and Fancies.  






24 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

So glad to see you join in the trunk show. Love all the pieces you chose as they show your love of color play.

Sandy Panagos said...

What a lovely trunk show. Thanks for sharing!

TheEclecticAbuela said...

Beautiful--I especially like Pieces of a Rainbow--such great color.

Elin said...

So many beautiful and different quilts! This is impressing. Thanks for showing.

Carol S. said...

Your trunk show is full of inspiring and amazing quilts! The Elements quilt is beautiful in those colors. I love your term "Drama Teen." LOL

Judy@Quilt Paradigm said...

WOW! Great trunk show!! Seriously digging Kiss Me Jack and I have admired Pieces of Rainbow from the start!

Grandma said...

Beautiful quilts, love the puzzle.

Barbara said...

Wonderful. I had forgotten about Sweet Treats/Elements...it's one of my favorites that you've made. Getting my post ready to go.

Shasta Matova said...

These are all so pretty. Thank you for sharing them with us. I like the stars one the best.

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

I love your bright scrappy quilts - especially Kiss Me Jack. And your color gradient in Pieces of a rainbow is really effective - nicely done! Thanks for sharing your trunk show.

Sewgirl said...

Just lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

What a wonderful show! Flame test is fabulous! It's all about color isn't it!

Anita Nelson said...

Kiss me Jack---absolute favorite! Always liked the name Jack too.

Leanne Parsons said...

I love Pieces of a Rainbow and Kiss Me Jack (love the name too)! Thanks for sharing :)

Sally said...

What beautiful colorful quilts! thanks for the eye candy.

Laura said...

I love all the color in your quilts!

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing your quilts. Lots of pieces in the rainbow challenge. Well done!

Hilachas said...

Beautifull quillts. Thanks for opening your trunk for us.

Soma @ inkTorrents.com said...

So many lovely quilts!! Love the Pieces of Rainbow quilt. Thanks so much for sharing.

-Soma

Val's Creative Life said...

Isn't this a fun show!! i show enjoyed seeing all your beauties displayed together. :)V

Quilting Babcia said...

Thanks for sharing your trunk show with us. I love your last one especially. Something about a black background always grabs my atttention.

Kim said...

Wow, your trunk is filled to the brim with gloriously coloured and patterned quilts. Love your Flame quilt; there is such intricate piecing and stitching in this. This quilt is truly a triumph. I always love the use of red, white and blue. Your Elements quilt is a joy to behold!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

You have such lovely quilts! Elements might be my fav - it looks like a super snuggly quilt. I love the way you use color in all your projects, and enjoyed your trunk show!

Claire said...

Very cool trunk show! Don't you love how "unpretty" blocks and fabrics can make up into great quilts, like Kiss Me Jack? And the rich color of Puzzle is stunning! claire aka knitnkwilt.wordpress.com