Trunk Full of Quilts

14 11 2015

Online Quilt Trunk Show | Whims And Fancies

Whims and Fancies is hosting a digital trunk show, so I decided to throw together a post and share some of my favorite finished quilts. I thought I’d move from oldest to newest, and include quilts that are favorites for sentimental reasons, as well as because I feel like it’s my best work.

Double Wedding Ring

This was not my first quilt, but close to it. This was my third quilt finished, ever. I made it back in the days before I’d found out about rotary cutters and sewing machines. Yes, this was hand-pieced and hand-quilted in the most traditional of ways! I started it shortly after meeting the man who would become my husband, though I didn’t finish it until after we’d been married. I worked on this thing for three years, and still love it. It’s been retired, to keep from washing this quilt to pieces.

Christmas Cactus Quilt Full View Front

This is a favorite of mine because it was designed by my friend, Sandi of Piecemeal Quilts. She did it as a quilt-along on her blog, and I loved seeing the different versions of this as others pieced along.
CotFW, Round 1 - From EQ to Quilt

I made this quilt as I was working on the Farmer’s Wife Quilt-Along (which is still not finished). I needed a break from that project and decided something ‘fast and easy’ was on the menu. Every aqua and purple fabric in my stash was pulled for this. In the end, I almost prefer the backing of this quilt, for its minimalist modernity.

CotFW, Part Deux - From EQ to Quilt

This was another quilt completed when cheating on the Farmer’s Wife. I noticed that I had quite the scrap bucket going, and was intrigued both by ‘found fabric’ and minimalist design. I spent some time finalizing an idea in Electric Quilt, and went to town. This didn’t really put a dent in my scraps, but it was fun, and a quilt I still love to cuddle under.

High Tea Quilt Front

This was pieced in order to pattern test for Adrienne of On the Windy Side. Though I pulled entirely from my stash, I was initially fairly underwhelmed by my fabric choices. At the same time, it was nice to see prints that I’d hung on to finally going to use. In the end, I love how calm this quilt is.

Embers - Front

I avoided the Swoon pattern for quite a while, but ultimately decided to go with my urge to make this quilt. I re-drafted the pattern, to make the blocks 16″ square. I love how the pinks, oranges, and yellows glow.

Night Sky Completed Quilt - Front

Yes, I use a lot of greys in my quilts! This is from another Camille Roskelley pattern – Night Sky. I made this as part of a quilt-along that never reached completion. The hostess suddenly stopped posting to her blog. By that point, however, I was well and truly committed, and had decided to go with one of my favorite color combinations (greys, yellows and white).

Spice Garden - Desert Bloom Quilting Mystery Quilt

This is my most recent finish, and was made as part of a mystery-quilt-along, hosting by Desert Bloom Quilting. I started piecing as the last few clues were being posted. I worked entirely from my stash, and once I’d finished it, this quilt went to its forever home. I had some friends that I felt needed to have a reminder of how much they are cared for.

Since we’re getting into the holidays, there won’t be any new quilt finishes for me in the near future. I manage a retail location, so the next six weeks promise to be a wonderful slice of… um… Well, suffice to say that this is never my favorite part of the year.

So, in case I am MIA through the end of the year, happy holidays to all, and even better, happy quilting!

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25 responses

14 11 2015
Deb from Frugal Little Bungalow

I have enjoyed seeing all of your lovely quilts and oh that double wedding ring is a treasure!

14 11 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

I love the Double Wedding quilt, both for the memories and for the pattern!

14 11 2015
Kate

Lots of beautiful quilts! I really like your version of Swoon. My Mom managed a Hallmark store up till last January. She pretty much told us to not expect to see here till from Black Friday till Christmas Eve at 6 PM. Hope your holiday season goes smoothly.

15 11 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

Your mother was totally right about the holiday season! Black Friday weekend, I’m working thirty hours, because that’s how the schedule fell out.

Thanks so much for your kind words – I’m determined to make it through the holidays without screaming.

15 11 2015
Carla

A lovely line-up. The yellow and grey is still a favourite ; )

15 11 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

It’s clearly one of mine too!

15 11 2015
Carla

What a wonderful, colorful trunk show! It’s nice to have different project going at the same time.

15 11 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

I have so many projects on the go – I need to buckle down and finish something soon… Just for my sanity!

15 11 2015
sallyqiad

Beautiful quilts, thanks for sharing. My favs are Night Sky and, of course, DWR!

15 11 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

I think those two are my favorites at the moment. Of course, I’ve got so much to finish, that will probably change!

15 11 2015
Carol

I love your Night Sky, but the rest of your quilts are so beautiful! Your work is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

15 11 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

Thanks so much for stopping by! Night Sky is one of my favorites, too.

15 11 2015
Laura

Thanks for sharing. I really enjoyed each quilt, especially the stars.

15 11 2015
Hillachas

You’ve made so many beautiful quilts. Thanks for sharing.

2 12 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

I’m so glad you like them! I love being able to bring some functional beauty into my life.

16 11 2015
soma @ whimsandfancies.com

Thanks so much for sharing. Beautiful quilts!! I really can’t pick a favourite. Love the super comfy kitty on the quilt 🙂

-Soma

17 11 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

Thank you for stopping by! Most days, I’m fairly certain that the cat thinks the quilts were custom made for her.

16 11 2015
krislovesfabric

Beautiful collection of quilts, glad you shared 🙂

17 11 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

Thanks so much for stopping by! I love sharing what I do with people who share my passion for quilts and fabrics.

16 11 2015
Pat in WNY

Your yellow gray and white combinations are especially beautiful! Thanks for sharing your quilts with all of us.

17 11 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

Yellow, gray, and white are pretty much my happy place in fabric-land. There’s just something about that combination that soothes me.

17 11 2015
Kim Sharman

Love your wedding ring quilt….but then come to think of it I love all your lovely quilts. They are a treat to the eyes…all those gorgeous colour combinations and striking patterns.

18 11 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

Thanks so much! Playing with fabric is my favorite thing to do – it’s always so reinvigorating to read that someone appreciates what it all ends up being.

19 11 2015
Karen H

I love seeing quilts that look like quilts. The blue quilt that was based on the pattern you tested is lovely. I agree that it is “calm”. Thanks for the fun trunk show!

19 11 2015
Grey Cat Quilts

Thanks so much for stopping by! I love to make traditional quilts with more modern fabrics.

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