When I heard about the Trunk Full Of Quilts online quilt trunk show event hosted by Soma over at Whims and Fancies I thought I would take the opportunity to refold all the quilts in my personal collection and share one of my favorites.
I have quilts that were published in magazines and books, quilts that were made using my patterns and quilts that have been gifted to me. There are traditional, modern and even an art quilt or two.
But my favorite by far is still the Star Surround quilt I made in 2013 as part of Happy Quilting Quilt Along that year.
I still really love the colors and the quilting on this one.
I rarely take the time to custom quilt my own quilts but I had lots of fun deciding on quilt patterns for this one. (I often just use white school chalk to sketch right on the block. A damp cloth wipes it easily away.)
I even took the time to change out the thread colors. I use Signature thread for my quilting. It is very affordable and I rarely have quality issues.
A combination of dense, organic and geometric quilting covers the quilt.
Each star is 28" across if I remember correctly.
On the back, I used a wonderful black and gray Moroccan print I picked up somewhere. One of those prints I sure wish I would have bought the whole bolt at the time of purchase
I even entered the quilt in a local quilt show in our county's museum. I loved seeing it hung among the more traditional quilts.
I so enjoyed making this quilt and working with these colors, I ended up making another quilt with a lot of the same fabrics.
I used Amy Smart's Double Crossed pattern for this one. It is another quilt that is up there among the top rankings!
I hope you head over to Whims and Fancies and take at peek at all of the wonderful eye candy. It is a quilt show you can enjoy from the comfort of your home!
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