I am so excited for Soma's online truck show, I have never done an actual, in-person trunk show. This link party gave me an excuse to look back through the quilts I have made throughout the years and share some of my favorites. I look forward to visiting all of the other truck shows too!
For each quilt, I am going to give a little information, but you can click on the name of the quilt to be taken to its blog post if you would like to learn more about it.
I figured that I should start my trunk show with My first quilt, made using the Stepping Star pattern by Sweet Jane. Instead of using the jelly roll the quilt was designed for, I used a variety of green, blue, and brown 1/4 yard cuts and fat quarters from JoAnn's. I also resized the quilt and added a row of blocks into the backing. While basically writing the pattern with my changes, I fell in love with writing patterns and quilt math. A simple meander quilting pattern finished off the quilt.
On a "Jelly" Roll has been one of my favorite quilt designs and is my number best selling pattern. I used a jelly roll of Oh Deer by Momo combined with a crisp Kona white background. I really love the bright fun colors in this quilt and Irish chain look.
Another of my favorite finishes in 2013 was this wall hanging Folded Star Mini Quilt. I used the tutorial Fancy Folded Star Pot Holder by Maria from Not Only Quilts to make a fun mini wall quilt for my sister for Christmas.
In 2014, I made Oh the Places You'll Go, a mini quilt for the Michael Miller QuiltCon challenge quilt. For this challenge, I decided to try two new techniques: curved piecing and quilting in a concentric circle. When I finished the quilt top, it reminded me of one of my favorite Dr. Seuss books, "Oh the Places You'll Go" and that is how it got its name.
Another favorite quilt of mine is Pike's Peak, which was made for the Make Modern magazine. I originally had submitted the design as a mini and the quilters at Make Modern asked if I could enlarge it to a lap size quilt. Making the quilt larger wound up being a wonderful idea as it gave more room to add in quilting which was formed by straight lines using a walking foot and dense back and forth quilting using a free motion foot.
My next quilt I would like to show in the trunk show is my Use Your Illusion quilt. I designed this quilt for the Modern Quilt Guild's quilt pattern of the month program. To design the quilt, I started in EQ7 with the entire quilt top being blocks full of alternating black and white stripes. I then randomly colored some of the black stripes white until I was wound up with this. The quilt is entirely paper pieced which is great for accuracy.
My final quilt in my trunk show is my version of the Foothills Mystery Quilt. This was my first mystery quilt I ever wrote and hosted and I had such a great time that I am currently running my second mystery quilt-a-long now (You can see the whole mystery quilt reveal parade and you can find all of my free mystery quilts here.)
Thank you so much for joining in with me on my first trunk show! Please take some time to go through the other trunk shows over at Whims and Fancies.
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