Trunk Full Of Quilts – 2016

Online Quilt Trunk Show 2016 | Whims And Fancies

 

Hello and Welcome to Trunk Full Of Quilts here at Whims And Fancies!

 

Last November I had this idea of hosting Trunk Full Of Quilts – an online trunk show.  There was so much support, so many people linked up.  People visited each other and left wonderful comments.  So I decided to host it one more time this year.

This event gives us a chance to showcase our work on a new blog post, link up here, and let others admire them.  You can show any quilted item, it does not have to be quilts only.

A few of my friends also knit and crochet.  I would love for you to link up those lovely makes here as well.

After all the tension of last night, I really needed a diversion.  Let’s have a great time with the trunk show!

 

 

Online Quilt Trunk Show | Whims And Fancies

 

I believe in collaboration over competition, so there will be no judges. This event is for pure show and tell fun. You will be entered in the giveaway just for participating in the event.

 

Online Quilt Trunk Show 2016 | Whims And Fancies 

 

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.

 

 

Online Quilt Trunk Show 2016 | Whims And Fancies

 

 

Craftsy provided a huge bundle of fabrics to give away.  Aurifil also sent me two boxes of threads.  Lara from Buzzin’ Bumble is giving away a copy of her book, Crafted Applique.  My fellow pattern designers Meadow Mist Designs and Cooking Up Quilts are also participating by giving away their fabulous patterns.

With all the goodies, I was able to create six total prize packages to give away.  At the end of the event, I will pick six random participants who linked up.

 

 

Prize Package 1

Moda Color Daze 25 pieces of fat quarter fabric
A box of Aurifil thread
4 individual patterns by Whims And Fancies

 

Prize Package 2

Tonga Treats 12 pieces of fat quarter fabric
A box of Aurifil thread
4 individual patterns by Whims And Fancies

 

Prize Package 3

$25 Fat Quarter Shop gift certificate
Crafted Appliqué by Lara
2 quilt patterns by Meadow Mist Designs
2 individual patterns by Whims And Fancies

 

Prize Package 4

A bundle of 12 pieces of fat quarter fabric
2 quilt patterns by Meadow Mist Designs
2 individual patterns by Whims And Fancies

 

Prize Package 5

A bundle of 5 half-yard pieces of fabric
2 quilt patterns by Cooking Up Quilts
2 individual patterns by Whims And Fancies

 

Prize Package 6

A bundle of 5 half-yard pieces of fabric
2 quilt patterns by Cooking Up Quilts
2 individual patterns by Whims And Fancies

 

Viewer’s Prize

 

There would not be a show and tell without the viewers, I couldn’t leave them behind. So the last prize package is for following or subscribing to Whims And Fancies and for leaving a few comments for your fellow quilters. You get additional chances to win by sharing this event on any social network. Let me know that you have done so by leaving a comment here and you will be entered for this giveaway.

A bundle of 40 pieces of 10″ square fabrics
2 individual patterns by Whims And Fancies

 

 

Badge and code for you to share on your post and website

 

You can either save the image or copy and paste the text in the box below to share on your website –

Online Quilt Trunk Show 2016 | Whims And Fancies

 

 

Let’s Show And Tell

 

Choose your favourite FINISHED quilted and/or knitted projects. These can be quilts, blankets, bags, pillows, wall hangings, etc. They DO NOT have to be made in 2016, but they do have to be finished projects.

Write up a new blog post specific to the trunk show including photos and a little description of each item you want to share. Old blog post links will be removed.

I have gotten a few inquiries about entering via Flickr.  Yes!  You can definitely do that as well.  Make sure it is a new photo.  Also, please add a link back to this page.

On your blog post, include the badge and a link back to the Whims And Fancies Trunk Full Of Quilts 2016 page.  You can also add the badge to your blog.

Then come back here and link up! That’s it!

Link-ups will close on November 20th.

 

 


-Soma
 

 

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My Show And Tell

Rainbow Star Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

 

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.

 

 

Union Jack Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

Union Jack

 

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.

 

 

Music Instruments Quilt Patterns | Whims And Fancies

 

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.
 

 

Greek Alphabet Quilt Patterns | Whims And Fancies

 

Greekness

 

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.

 

 

Freedom Read Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

FREADOM

 

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.

 

 

Fair Isle Star Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies


Behind Blue Eyes

 

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.

 

 

Spring Kites Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies


Spring Kites

 

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.

 

 

Online Quilt Trunk Show | Whims And Fancies

 

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

 

 

Online Trunk Quilt Show | Whims And Fancies

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,

-Soma

 

 

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