11/14/15

Trunk Full of Quilts

Online Quilt Trunk Show | Whims And Fancies

Oh my gosh! What fun! An online trunk show sponsored by Whims and Fancies. Well, count me in! I love this idea! I've never done a trunk show of any kind before, and so I barely know where to start. The beginning is always a good place, though, don't you think?

This is the first quilt I ever made...a Nine Patch and Rail. It's such a classic design.


Many of my first quilts were traditional quilts, and one of my favorites was this Amish sampler that I call "Plain and Simple". The beautiful traditional quilting was done by my long arm quilter, Erin Davis.


I like to make derivative art quilts too, and I've made quite a few from greeting cards and other works of art when the original artists graciously gave me their permission. This one is from the original art work of Synthia St. James. I call this little quilt Celebrate! It was donated to the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative for auction.


Also this one I call Abe's Kittens that was created from the original art work of Maren Schaffner.


Oh, and I make a LOT of cat quilts. Some are applique:


Some are embroidered.


Some are embroidered AND applique. This next quilt is A Kitten's Tale by Lynette Anderson, and it's one of my favorite quilts. I learned to make yo-yo's when I made this quilt. The yo-yo's on this quilt are about the size of a nickel.


If I had to choose a style for myself, I'd say that embroidered quilts are my favorites to make.


The one above is called "A Day in the Life of Mr. Bear" and tells the story of a little girl's adventures with her teddy bear. The beautiful quilting on this one was done by Marcia Wachuta.

This was my first embroidered quilt from the pattern by Crabapple Hill Studios. I was afraid I would start it and then never finish, but it was love at first sight, I think. From then on, I was hooked on embroidery. The quilting on this one was done by long-arm quilter Tammi Ortega.


Many of my earlier quilts were quilted by others, but I've started doing my own quilts now. It's easier when you start with something small. I like to make doll quilts, 


and small quilts,


and all quilts


of any kind.


So I hope you've enjoyed this little sampling of my quilts. To see more trunk shows, just head on back to the linky party at Whims and Fancies. There's lots more to see.

25 comments from clever and witty friends:

Quilting Babcia said...

So many quilts I'd not seen before. Great trunk show!

Debbie said...

oh....great trunk show. Love your variety and yes, the embroidered quilts are part of your signature for sure.

Mary Ann said...

Lovely quilts. I like to embroider too. I need to quilt some of mine, it's a great way to show off handwork. Thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

How you where able to choose just a few I'll never know. You have so many gorgeous finishes it had to be hard to pick just a few. My favorite of these has to be the Crabapple Hill done in blue.

Lyndsey said...

I Always love your quilts especially the embroidered ones. It's great to see these quilts again.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

What a wonderful trunk show! Plain and Simple is stunning! Isn't it fun to look back at our work and peak at all the other linked trunks!

WoolenSails said...

What fun, some I have never seen and some I remember watching as you worked on them.

Debbie

Sewgirl said...

Very nice quilts. Love the embroidered ones and of course the kitties. Thanks for sharing!

Barbara Anne said...

Lovely quilts, one and all!

I've made one cat quilt and it was for my sweet aunt who always had a cat during her later years. It was made of pieced cat blocks from a pattern in a book I have. I cannot remember which book it was in, but it was published before 1993 when I made the quilt.

I'm here from the trunk show and appreciate your having the Name/URL option so I can post. Thank you!

Leanne Parsons said...

Your embroidered quilts are so beautiful! Well, all the quilts you shared are beautiful, but the embroidered ones are especially so :)

Vroomans' Quilts said...

How fun to see all of your beauties together in one post. I don't think I ever saw the Celebrate post card

DaniQuilts said...

I love seeing how your style evolved - they're all fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Sally said...

What a great group of quilts, so much variety! thanks you for sharing your wonderful talent!

barbara woods said...

Beautiful quilts

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing. I already follow your blog. Do love your cat pictures as well. Always make me smile.

Valerie Reynolds said...

I agree this was such a fun idea!! FUn to see allyour cats together Barbara.

Carol said...

It's so fun to see many of your beautiful quilts in one post...love them all! Those cats on Abe's Kittens really are attention getting. Thanks for sharing your trunk show!

Hilachas said...

Wonderful quilts. Thanks for opening your trunk for us.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

Thank you so much for sharing. Your embroidery and your quilts are beautiful. I am a cat lover too!!! So needless to say that I LOVE your cat quilts :)

-Soma

krislovesfabric said...

Love those kitty quilts!

legato1958 said...

Your trunk show is quite beautiful !! I love your diversity, and of course, and and all of your cat projects!
Susie

Bunny said...

Oh I love your cat quilts and others great display.
Bunny

Kim said...

Such lovely quilts. Your cat quilts are a lot of fun. I do love your embroidered quilts, they are all so pretty....especially the blue and white beauty!

LA Paylor said...

sending the big cats to a friend so she can come enjoy your quilts too. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

Karen H said...

What an interesting array of quilt styles. My Mom would adore Celebrate and I think the blue trees with the red trunks is fabulous. Thanks for the fun trunk show.,