12 November 2015

Trunk Show - Ahh, Memories!

I've been wanting to blog, but haven't been sewing! I am nearly done quilting up the baby quilt commission that I wrote about previously, but I just haven't been making any headway into my WiPs or my wish list. I just bought The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters by Sherri Lynn Wood, and would love to jump into it, alas it'll have to wait.

In the meantime I thought I'd reminisce about quilts and other projects that I actually did have time to finish. How I miss those days. And while I'm at it, I'm linking up to the Trunk Show at Whims and Fancies.

Broken Umbrella
Broken Umbrellas Mini Quilt

This is probably my favorite project. I love the texture from the hand quilting, and the way the umbrella prints fabrics blends and jumps from the background. It finished pretty small, about 18" square. 

Instagram Sampler!
Instagram Quilt

This is my first quilt. Entirely hand pieced and hand quilted. I didn't even own a sewing machine, or an ironing board! I just ironed everything on a towel on the dining table. Those were the days...

Liberty Trip
Liberty Trip

I had a growing collection of Liberty of London prints, so I decided the best way to showcase them was with a Round the World strip pieced quilt. So simple, and so effective! It was one of my quicker finishes, and it's such a luxuriously simple quilt. 

Night Music in the Desert
Night Music in the Desert

This is my favorite 'normal' sized quilt. It finishes at a small twin, and is currently what I'm sleeping under. I loved the fabric play and the color choice, and that I made the whole thing myself, from drafting the pattern to quilting it. Just wish I had taken a better photo to do it justice!

Pillows! and Pillow Covers!
Pineapple Pillow

Gotta share the love with the non-quilts. I'm a big fan of pineapple blocks and throw pillows. I made this one au naturale (no paper piecing!), and quilted it up. It is living with my parents now, I believe. 

Computer case
Computer Case

A more recent finish. This computer case fits my MacBook like a glove. I love the Cotton + Steel fabrics I used, and am so happy I get to look at it every day!

Both sides of both cases
Eyeglass Cases

Last, but not least, I have my sunglasses cases. I drafted them myself, and really like the feather one a lot. The only issue is I keep losing my sunglasses, and now I need more to put in these cases!

Hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane as much as I did. Don't forget to check out the other links at the trunk show, everyone's got some good things to share!

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