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.
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
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,