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!

Online Quilt Trunk Show | Whims And Fancies

23 comments:

  1. Wow! So many gorgeous projects.

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  2. lovely pieces and love all the color and texture

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  3. Love the Night Music quilt! Beautiful in all respects-color, design, quilting.

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  4. Your desert quilt is perfect! I'm in AZ and it looks like 'home'. Beautiful work.

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  5. Isn't it great to see it all together! I really like your broken umbrellas mini - I can see why that would be a favourite!

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  6. Oh, my, goodness...gorgeous quilts! Your hand quilting is beautiful and I love the eyeglass cases, too.

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  7. Beautiful quilts and non-quilts, love the first one especially!

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  8. very nice variety of patterns in your trunk show! Is that first one called "converging corners"?? I had planned to make that at one time and I love the way yours turned out........thanks for sharing

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  9. I'm so impressed with your work, but I love, love, love your Instagram quilt, especially because you made it entirely by hand. And I love the setting in the photo.

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  10. Wow, lots of beautiful quilts. My favorite is your Trip Around the World, it's gorgeous!

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  11. I love those eyeglass cases--what a great project!

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  12. Was great to see you in my blog lovin feed again. I love your work!

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  13. These are all such fun! I have to agree...revisiting old favorites has been such a great aspect of this Trunk show! I just love all of these!

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  14. Love, love, love the Liberty quilt. Wonderful.

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  15. I love your pineapple block pillow and the broken umbrellas mini! Great trunk show :)

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  16. Thanks for sharing your quilts. It is sure fun to see all the quilts on the various blogs.

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  17. These are beautiful! I used to iron using a towel on snack tray too!! Your quilting is so pretty. I love the first quilt with hand quilted circles. Thanks so much for sharing.

    -Soma

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  18. It is awesome to get to see your collection of quilts here, Liz. I think it is really fun to get to see your work and style grouped together.

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  19. Beautiful! I love that you both hand piece and hand quilt. There is such a soft and lovely texture that is achieved with hand quilting that machine quilting, beautiful as it is, just doesn't achieve.

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  20. Loved seeing your quilts! That first one is just fabulous with the hand quilting spirals. Beatiful!

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  21. All your quilts are beautiful. Love the hand quilting on your Broken Umbrellas and all those glorious Liberty prints on your Liberty Round the World are sensational. My, the colour combination and pattern in your Night Music in the Nights is truly inspired! I have loved gazing upon your quilts, your eye glass cases, your computer case and your pineapple pillow...all are truly gorgeous!

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