Soma @ Whims and Fancies is hosting a trunk show and I'm excited to share some of my finishes from 2016 and join in!
Finished 70 x 100''
I made this quilt for my daughter's freshman dorm room (see dorm room post). She is a writer and an avid reader so a quote from Harry Potter novel was so very, very appropriate.
The letters were all paper pieced and the word 'inexhaustible' took a long time! This was quilted by me on my domestic machine with endless rows of organic wavy lines. It is backed with a soft light gray flannel.
The flying geese border is intended to symbolize the opportunities in front of her as she enters college and steps into her future.
This quilt could very well be my favorite quilt of all time.
You can read more about the process of building this quilt here, here, here, here and here.
In celebration of the wedding of my nephew and new neice-in-law, I made this a quilt I call Adventure. There are over 300 flying geese in the quilt made with a block called Tangled Geese. The newlyweds love to hike so I choose green and blues for the quilt.
This was quilted by my LAQ in a pantograph called Double Bubble.
You can read more about the quilt here, here, here and here.
Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt from 2015 was a fun one. Although her quilts are spectacular scrappy, going real scrappy is way out of my comfort zone. I went with 4 fabrics overall and just adore the way this turned out. I made roughly 1/3 of her blocks until the big reveal happened and my final quilt is 63'' square.
I gifted this to my sister in celebration of her 50th birthday. (I've 6 sisters, a sister-in-law and a brother-in-law and they all get quilts to help ease them through that milestone.)
You can read more about it here and here.
I had a blast with the repeat QAL I ran on my blog earlier this year. I designed a paper pieced alphabet and released groups of letters each week. There were 25 finishes submitted to the linkup party and so fun to see.
You can find the pattern for the quilt as well as for the overall Chucky Alphabet in my pattern store.
Falling Maple Leaves
Fall color came late to North Carolina this year so I made a wall hanging to bring a bit of color into the house. The design for this quilt came about as a result from an Instagram design challenge. It was one of 30 quilts I designed and (so far) the only one come to life in a quilt.
The leafs are paper pieced and laid on the quilt to suggest they are blowing around in the wind. (Pattern is available.)
So cute. Had so much fun watching this one come together. I quilted a spiral to accent his round body. Pattern is from Hunter's Design Studio. My original post is here.
It was fun to pull out some photos for my 2016 trunk show post. Here is my 2015 trunk show!
Have a wonderful day!