Sunday, November 15, 2015

Trunk Show

Online Quilt Trunk Show | Whims And Fancies

Whims and Fancies is holding a trunk show linky party!  So, in the spirit of November quilty fun, here are a few of my favorite things.  Lets open up the trunk, or in this case cedar chest, shall we?
A couple vintage tops rescued and quilted by me

It all started a very long time ago, shortly after I graduated high school and began working.  I made all my own clothes back then, and being brought up in a very frugal household saved all my fabric scraps.  So, when my son was about two years old, I decided to make him a quilt from all those fabric scraps, loose weaves, polyester fabric and all!  Having no idea how to make a quilt this assemblage of 4 inch squares was filled with an old thermal blanket and "quilted" with fancy embroidery stitches, crazy quilt style.  He loved it, wore it to shreds, and ever-after asked me again and again if I could "fix" it!  He'll be 40 in a couple months, and the quilt as far as I know no longer exists, and no photos either.  Thankfully!   Seven years later, when my daughter was a newborn I took her along to my first quilting classes.  This is the quilt that eventually emerged from those lessons some 33 years ago:
And I was hooked on quilting, and have been ever since.  A few of my favorites over the years:

Wall quilts:
Husband's lighthouse quilt along with a couple of my handwoven pieces



Grandchildren's quilts:



Donation quilts:


Comfort quilts - this is my favorite:

Doll quilts:

Marriage quilts:



Just a few of my favorites over the years.  I hope you'll join in and post a linky of your own trunk full of favorites over at Whims and Fancies!

34 comments:

  1. What a wonderful group of quilts! thanks for sharing all this eye candy! Love the 'marriage' quilt with black background!!!

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  2. A very worthy display of beautiful quilts! 40 years of quilting really pays off, doesn't it?

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  3. You have made so many beautiful quilts over the years! It was fun to Ooh and Ahh my way through them.
    I love your story of your first quilt and how it was loved to pieces. :)

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  4. Great variety in your trunk show......your marriage quilts are beautiful. Loved hearing about your beginning and following the journey.

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  5. So many beautiful quilts! I really loved the first two marriage quilts you shared.

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  6. Beautiful selection of quilts!

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  7. So many great quilts you've made. My favorite is that first marriage quilt. Thanks for showing us.

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  8. Beautiful trunk show!!! It's always fun to see the history of what other quilters have made :*)

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  9. Stunning marriage quilts in that trunk of yours...love them! All of your quilts are so beautiful and amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  10. So many beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. OMG, what amazing quilts. Thanks for opening up your cedar chest for us.

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  12. What a gorgeous trunk of quilts you have to share with us. I love seeing the progress of the quilters through the years.

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  13. What wonderful quilts! They show a a true passion to making and creating beautiful quilt for yourself and those around you.

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  14. Thanks for sharing. Your doll quilt is so cute.

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  15. Love those rescued vintage tops! Only a true-blue quilter would do that.:) Thanks for sharing some of your wonderful quilting!

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  16. Beautiful quilt display!
    You do hand weaving, too?!? I'm so impressed!

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  17. Wow, what a collection of fabulous quilts. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  18. Wow what a lot of beautiful quilts you've shown us. Your first class quilt is amazing. It looks pretty challenging for a beginner. My favorites are the African quilt, because I am partial to African fabric, and the last one. Love the coloring and all the beautiful blocks and the applique.

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  19. Beautiful quilts, Pat. I remember the little doll quilt made from bonus triangles.

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  20. Wonderful trunk show--I love that you rescued those vintage quilts and finished them!

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  21. What wonderful variety of quilts. I love your comfort quilt with the stars and the tree of life medallion style quilt shows your skills. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  22. Hello - what a nice blog - loved your trunk show and wow that bow tie is fabulous!

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  23. Thank you so much for sharing. You have made some beautiful quilts. I love the story of your first quilt :)

    -Soma

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  24. Beautiful quilts! I especially like the one with the daffodils. They are my favorite flowers!

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  25. Beautiful quilts especially the row quilt with the African ladies. Your hand quilting I really admire. Nice work
    Bunny

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  26. Beautiful trunk show! I keep looking back to see if I can pick a favorite. . . I have to admit the first marriage quilt really caught my eye! Your color choices are fabulous!

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  27. You've made so many beautiful quilts! I love all the detail and variety in your collection :)

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  28. I enjoyed your trunk show....the marriage quilt with the black background is my favorite....but all very nice.

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  29. I really enjoyed your trunk show....such great variety. I would say that those lessons really paid off! Thanks for sharing your work!

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  30. Loved what you have in your trunk!! Such beautiful quilts you have made over so many years. It's interesting to read about everyone's personal journey into the world of quilting. Thanks for sharing all of these masterpieces :)
    ~Wendy

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  31. What a beautiful trunk show, thank you for sharing such inspirational quilts with us!

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  32. Beautiful quilts! I love the story of your first quilt.

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