I am really wowed by the number of you who decided to join the online quilt trunk show. Thank you!!! I have gotten so much inspiration from your beautiful quilts, it will last me more than a lifetime. I was going to quietly host the trunk show, but I was subjected to peer pressure from my dear friends to do a show and tell as well.
I have been doing art all my life, mostly in the form of painting and photography. I started sewing in 2012 when I came across paper piecing. Since then I have been drawing with fabric in the form of designing paper piecing patterns. Here are a few finishes from my humble collection. I have a link under each picture if you wish to know a little more about that work.
Rainbow star is one of the earliest wall hangings I made. I spend a lot of nights outdoors, enjoying the Universe through my telescope. This wall hanging represents the lifecycle of a star. The three blocks are Starlight Converging, A New Star and Starlight Diverging.
I spoil my cats by making lots of quilts for them. My first quilt is an Union Jack mini, which is my kitty’s favourite quilt. Then I made this lap quilt for my husband and a cushion for myself.
Piano Sonata & Supermassive Black Hole
Playing musical instruments always evokes certain emotions in me. I tried to reflect the characters of calm and harmonious classical music and the dynamic mood of rock music using quilting and colours.
This quilt was inspired by the term To Hellenikon or Greekness, coined by Herodotus. I love visiting old abbey ruins. The colours were drawn from the colours of Monks’ habits – khaki and brown, old and hard-wearing. They represent the everlasting influence of Greek civilization. Using the layout and horizontal quilting, I mimicked a page from an exercise book, used by someone who is learning to write.
I made this mini as a remembrance of my grandmother. Although she was denied formal education because of being a woman, it never stopped her from reading and learning the value of equality. She passed on her love of reading to me which continues to free my mind, just as it did hers. I also made this mini in red, white and blue for the country that lets me have a voice.
I was reading up on the history of British knitting, and these patterns are based on traditional knitting designs. This is a quilt I made for my special blue-eyed cat, Mr. Montague Wilberforce. He loves to lounge on this quilt while being close to us.
I have always loved kites. I have often daydreamed of being carried away by one. This little mini is one of my favourites. This was my first time hand quilting. I hand quilted the puffy clouds and I love the texture.
I hope you enjoyed my little trunk show. You can find my other works under the Finished Works tab at the top of the page. It also includes knitting, painting, etc.
Now it’s time for prizes!! Alongside Whims And Fancies, I also have Aurifil Threads, Meadow Mist Designs, Craftsy, Fat Quarter Shop, Sew Fresh Quilts, and Cooking Up Quilts sponsoring this event. Many thanks to all of them for supporting this online quilt trunk show so generously.
My heartfelt thanks to all of you for participating and also to those of you who visited the blogs and left comments. It was great to see everyone visiting each other. As I mentioned earlier, I am not very fond of competition. There was no judging, this quilt show was just for fun. I randomly selected the winners for the prize packages.
Many congratulations to all of you!!!
Prize package 1 winner – Quilts from the Little House
Prize package 2 winner – Grey Cat Quilts
Prize package 3 winner – BuzzinBumble
Prize package 4 winner – Val’s Quilting Studio
Prize package 5 winner – Ruth @ CB Crafty Corner
Viewers’ Prize winner – Carol – Just Let Me Quilt
Trunk Full Of Quilts – An Online Quilt Trunk Show
This concludes our online trunk show. Some of you showed interest in making it an annual event. I will definitely keep that in mind if enough of you are interested in joining me next year.
Happy Quilting Everyone,
Connie Campbell November 30, 2015 at 17:14
Your quilts are always beautiful and congrats to the winners!
Ida November 27, 2015 at 15:07
Soma, thanks for having the trunk show! I really enjoyed looking at all the gorgeous entries….and I wasn’t able to look at them all but goodness, what I saw was awesome. Your musical instruments hangings really do look peaceful in the case of the classical and upbeat for the rock instruments! And all your other projects are great….I really love the kites.
CARRIE WIKANDER November 25, 2015 at 20:21
I enjoyed the trunk show a lot, at least the ones I saw. I think I missed some. But it is so fun to see people’s work. I love your Greek quilt – really all of them are great. Thanks for sharing.
Marjorie November 25, 2015 at 18:18
I am now following you!!!! I love your trunk show!!!! Your quilts are fantastic.
Shasta November 25, 2015 at 12:33
All of your work is stunning. Thanks for sharing these pieces with us. Congratulations to all of the winners.
Dixie November 24, 2015 at 18:32
Fabalous quilts, Soma!
Your grandmother sounds so clever and determined. I have no doubt that the world was made better by her presence.
Chris @made by ChrissieD November 24, 2015 at 18:24
dropped by to say “hi” from Linky Tuesday, what a wonderful oeuvre, for homesick reasons I particularly like your collection of union flag items and that the white stripes are thick and thin in all the correct places – it’s so seldom they are – Chris @madebyChrissieD :D
Beth November 24, 2015 at 12:01
Your quilts are just stunning! Your workmanship is fantastic and it really shows. Thanks for sharing, and for linking to MCM!
Kate November 23, 2015 at 10:20
I really enjoyed the trunk show. Though I’m not sure I’d have enough quilts to do it annually, I’d love to see what everyone else comes up with. Love all your minis, I couldn’t pick a favorite out of that set. Thanks so much for hosting the trunk show.
Lisa November 23, 2015 at 05:39
I missed most of this , but I would be interested in participating next year. I love your star quilt, and your freedom quilt in particular.
Great explanations about your quilts as well.
Carla November 21, 2015 at 20:41
A lovely line up. I remember Greekness. Stunning : )
Super Mom - No Cape! November 21, 2015 at 16:29
All your quilts are amazing! I especially love the star quilt!
Cheryl November 21, 2015 at 13:56
Your trunk show was wonderful, I just love your paper piecing designs! The link party was such a hit, I had a great time visiting all of the blogs and being inspired by all of the beautiful quilts.
Little Black Cat Quilting November 20, 2015 at 20:27
Your paper piecing is absolutely beautiful! I love the colors in the star wall hanging, very striking!
SarahZ November 20, 2015 at 12:36
This has been sew very much fun! I agree with others in saying your Trunk Show capped it off beautifully! Congratulations to the winners…you put together some really sweet prizes! And yes, I would definitely do this again!
Lee November 20, 2015 at 10:57
Thank you for host(ess)ing this trunk show Soma, it was great fun and your own quilt-works are great. Thanks to the prize sponsors as well, and of course CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners :)
Valerie Reynolds November 20, 2015 at 06:10
Soma, how amazing to be among one of your trunk show winner! THANK YOU!!! ItAs you know, I truly enjoyed this show and I too hope you make it an annual event! YOur work is inspiring and I’m looking forward to trying one of your patterns. With smiles…V:)
Pat in WNY November 20, 2015 at 05:16
Soma, thank you so much, first for hosting this fabulous trunk show where so many of us met new blogging friends (including you!) and now for your own Show and Tell. Your quilts are simply spectacular. There is such precision in your artistry I never would have guessed you have been quilting for such a short time. They all have a unique “wow” factor!
Carol November 19, 2015 at 20:07
Your quilts are a great finale to this amazing trunk show. The designs you create are truly beautiful! Thank you for having this wonderful event and I would love to see it happen again next year. Lucky me to win a sweet prize…thank you!
Laney November 19, 2015 at 18:04
I came over from NTT. I love your Rainbow Star and the Union Jack but all of your quilts are lovely.
JanineMarie November 19, 2015 at 18:02
Thank you so much, again, Soma!! This trunk show was such great fun. I’m sure it took hours and hours of your time, but I really hope you will do it again! I’m glad you let us peek into your trunk, too. Your designs are amazing and amazingly detailed.
Wendy November 19, 2015 at 17:46
Thank you for sharing your lovely quilts Soma! I’m surprised you have been quilting for only a short time … your designs are wonderful! I’m still spending a little bit of time each day visiting all these lovely quilters’ blogs and being amazed at the quality of work everyone has put into their quilts. It’s very inspirational and everyone has been so friendly and chatty. You must definitely do this again! Congratulations to all of your winners, it was such a nice bonus for you to arrange such great prizes!
Karen November 19, 2015 at 17:19
congratulations to all of your winners – it was such fun to go blog to blog looking at others work and now we see yours too – thanks for that – those musical instruments are cool!
Ruthie Quilts November 19, 2015 at 16:40
I am always thrilled to see your quilts Soma! Yes, yours needed to be included as well! I love your work, and remember when you first started paper piecing… You have been exceptional since the beginning! “What?!” I’d ask myself… “You’ve only been paper piecing HOW LONG?!!!” You rock my friend! XOXO Me
p.s. Great idea for the trunk show! Thanks for hosting it! :-)
Lara B. November 19, 2015 at 16:27
As one of your peers who pressured, I am delighted to see that you put on your own trunk show Soma! Wow Wee all of these quilts are so gorgeous! Do you realize how incredible it is that you started your quilting journey with quilts, like Rainbow Star, that most of us consider advanced skill levels? I’m not even going to mention… oh heck, I’ll mention it: you designed that pattern yourself too! You have many amazing talents and we are so lucky that you chose to direct them at quilting!
Oh yes, that would be great if you made the Trunk Show an annual event. I wonder if a first time linky party every got such a great turn out as you did? you must have been so busy all week visiting everyone. It was a lot of fun seeing people’s shows!
I keep scrolling back and forth as I write paragraphs here. I just got to the part about the prize announcements and you could have knocked me over with a feather! I am a huge fan of yours and Lorna’s and Cheryl’s patterns, as well as a frequent shopper at Fat Quarter Shop and Craftsy, so this is so awesome to have been one of your prize winners! Thank you Soma!
Kim Sharman November 19, 2015 at 16:18
I cannot think of a more perfect crescendo to this wonderful Trunk Full of Quilts than to peek in your amazing trunk, Soma. I am always inspired by your lovely stitching, particularly your paper piecing lovelies. Your musical instruments are both delightful and your Union Jack is singing the most patriotic of songs; it is superb. Thank you for hosting this fun event. It has been an inspirational week. It has been the best fun to peek into others’ lovely trunks. Each trunk is filled with inspiration, each one is filled with it’s own unique artistry. Thank you Soma……and congratulations to the winners!
Janelle November 19, 2015 at 15:19
I just started following you… I love this blog! The Trunk Show is so inspirational. So many varied and great designs. If you make it an annual event, that would be great! So looking forward to stalking this blog. As a new maker, I love to also write about those who have been ‘living it’ and inspiring us newbies to jump in. Thanks so much!!!
Zenia Rene November 19, 2015 at 15:15
Thanks for sharing. I like all of your work Soma. I’m hoping this does turn into an annual event. It was fun! Thank you to all the participants and congrats to the winners! =)
Angie in SoCal November 19, 2015 at 12:23
Your quilts are so inspiring, clean and crisp and colorful. I enjoyed seeing them and learning their background. I happened to find your event on another blogger’s blog and am so glad I did! I haven’t seen all of the links yet as I had a mishap, but so look forward to seeing them while I recuperate. I, for one, would be pleased to participate again and see all the lovely quilts that are shared. Thank you, Soma.
audrey November 19, 2015 at 11:14
Thanks again for the wonderful show! Loved being able to see your own work as well. You have a wonderfully unique style!
Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow November 19, 2015 at 10:45
It was nice to see your trunk show as well! :) Beautiful !
Katy S November 19, 2015 at 09:45
Thanks so much for hosting! It has been ever so much fun. I am glad you shared your quilts as well. They are lovely!
Mary November 19, 2015 at 09:35
Your work is always so beautiful, Soma. I love the life of a star. The kites have long been one of my favorites of yours.
Congratulations to the winners….all well deserved. The show was just spectacular. There were so many beautiful quilts to be seen.
Janine November 19, 2015 at 09:31
Your quilts are all stunning. It’s lovely to see them again! Thank you for hosting such a fun party and congrats to the winners :)
Sally November 19, 2015 at 09:12
Wonderful quilts! Rainbow Star, Piano Sonata and Greekness are quilts I’d like to own–patterns available?
thank you for this wonderful idea. I really enjoyed seeing all the quilts in this trunk show and would love to do it again next year! Congrats to the prize winners, lucky girls!
krislovesfabric November 19, 2015 at 09:10
Been looking forward to this, thank you Soma for indulging us with your show and tell! I see many of my favorites of yours here as well! Those instruments and your Greekness quilt both still amaze me. I love how your designs and quilts are so personal yet many are very universal in meaning for us all. You inspire us all to create as we watch you make your art, what a gift you share :) I really found some wonderful inspiration in the posts from your Linky, what a talented group of quilters. Congrats to the winners and thank you to both you and your sponsors for making this a wonderful event.
Barbara November 19, 2015 at 08:15
Beautiful quilts! Thanks for the show. Yes, I would participate in an annual event. Great idea.