My Little Quilt Show

Hot Air Balloon Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies



Thank you so much for joining me for another year of Trunk Full Of Quilts.  Today, alongside announcing the winners, I get to show you a few of my finishes.  As most of you know, I am a paper piecing designer, I use paper piecing to create pictures with fabric.  I draw the pictures free-hand and then turn them into patterns.  I also like to solve puzzles.  I like the challenge of simplifying complex shapes into simpler patterns.


I made Floating At Dawn earlier this year.  Around the summer months, when we went running in the morning, we could see balloons coming up one by one above the horizon.  I made that scene into a mini.  Floating At Dawn pattern is available in my shop.


I have link under every photo if you want to read more.  Also, I always get asked about pattern links right after I publish a post, so I am including the links should you like to purchase any.



Pinwheel Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies



This one represents rivers flowing with meltwater at the edge of growing woods, while the wind dances and changes its pace along the way.



Castle Quilts Pattern | Whims And Fancies


Purchase Castles In The Air Pattern


Three of my online friends and I did a wonky house block swap a few years back.  I love castles, so I made 12 castle patterns.  Along with the 4″ swap blocks, I also made a 10″ block of each castle for myself.  That’s how Castles In The Air came to be.



Stone House Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies


Purchase Colonial House Pattern


I love the outdoors in all seasons.  One year it was too cold to go camping, so we rented a cabin.  There was a club house nearby with a gigantic fireplace for everyone’s use.  That’s what gave me the idea for Winter Cottage.



Flowers Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies


Purchase Raindrops On Flowers


I created these four blocks with a stained glass style design.  The four flowers are the Scottish Thistle, the Welsh Daffodil, the Irish Flax and the English Rose.  The splashing of raindrops in a puddle inspired the circular quilting on this one.


I hope you enjoyed the display of my paper pieced quilts.  You can find the rest of my work under the Finished Works tab at the top of the page.  It also includes other sewing and quilting finishes, along with a few knittings and paintings.



Photo Linky Party | Whims And Fancies


Wandering Camera


Photography is a big part of my life.  Earlier this year I started hosting a monthly linky party where I share a few photography tips along with my monthly photos.  You are welcome to join me with your photos.



I cannot thank the sponsors enough who made giving away so many prizes possible.  I am so thankful to these generous sponsors for providing prizes. Alongside Whims And Fancies, I also have Aurifil Threads, Meadow Mist Designs, Craftsy, Fat Quarter Shop, Buzzing’ Bumble, and Cooking Up Quilts sponsoring this event.  Due to their generosity, I was able to create a total of 7 packages.


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  – Just Let Me Quilt

Prize package 2 winner – Freemotion By The River

Prize package 3 winner – AmyScrapSpot

Prize package 4 winner – Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework

Prize package 5 winner – Pretty In The Port Quilts

Prize package 6 winner – Quilt Fabrication

Viewer’s Prize winner – NeedledMom


I will contact you soon via emails. 


For various reasons I haven’t been on the web for long lately.  If I haven’t replied your email or haven’t visited you yet, I apologise for that.  I am working on it, albeit slowly.  Just wanted to let you know.


Thank you again!




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Starlight Starbright

Sunburst Star Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies


Purchase Sunburst Star Pattern


Stars make everything bright and beautiful.  That’s probably why we keep using stars in our quilts.  Sunburst Star was a specially-requested pattern.  Since the day I made it and sent it off, I wanted to make this block for myself.  I had a pretty clear idea about the colours, and I was very happy to find all the right fabrics in my stash.  Although I am not very fond of batik prints, I bought the outer fabric because it makes me think of nebulas and stars.

I made the pattern for a 14″ piece to make it easier to sew.  As I was drafting the pattern, quite by serendipity, the little tips got added to the inner star.  The person I made it for was happy with the changes, but they can be completely ignored for simpler piecing.



This block was my One Monthly Goal link-up for July.  During this busy summer I am glad to have finished it early.  Now I can link up at the end of the month!



Sunburst Star Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies


Purchase Sunburst Star Pattern


Of course, I had to play with the colours a little.  I changed the inner and outer stars to have one or two colour combinations.  Add the tips to them and you get even more variety!  The Sunburst Star quilt pattern is available in my shop.  I currently have only one handmade bag that fits my iPad, so I will be making another bag with this star block.



Starlight Diverging Star Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies


Purchase Starlight Diverging Pattern


The second star is courtesy of Sara Lynn.  She made this block using my Starlight Diverging pattern.  The fabrics she used are satin, taffeta, brocade and raw silk.



Starlight Diverging Star Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies



Sarah Lynn is an exquisite quilter, I just had to include this close-up photo of the quilting.  You can see the finished project here at her website, Sarah Lynn Quilting.  Make sure to browse a little to admire her lovely applique and quilting work.



Lego Harry Potter Quilt Along | Whims And Fancies



I also have a giveaway winner from the Harry Potter QAL introductory post.  Lori Smanski is the winner of this little bundle.  Congratulations!!!  I will email you shortly.

I decided not to pursue any outside sponsors for this event and fully sponsor it myself.  I will do a couple more giveaways along the way, so there will be other chances to win.  Make sure to follow and play along.





I will see you on July 18th for the 12 Days Of Christmas in July Blog Hop!  Check out Sarah’s page for the list of participants.  The blog hop started today.  There are lots of wonderful ideas there that you will not want to miss.

Have a crafty week,




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