Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Trunk Full of Quilts


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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44 comments:

Lara B. said...

Oh definitely Cyndy - Star Surround is a gorgeous quilt! I love the second rendition too, in Double Crossed. The fabrics look wonderful together!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

What a beautiful quilt, and how fantastic that I get a peak at an older quilt I hadn't seen before. The colors really are great, and isn't it always a delight to see your quilt hanging on display?!?

audrey said...

Beautiful! I especially like the double crossed pattern. Great to see your trunk show!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Such a gorgeous quilt! I love the purples - that is a color I rarely use. I hope you got a prize at the museum quilt show!

scraphappy said...

Beautiful! Love the fabrics, the pattern, the quilting. It all came together perfectly!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

what a lovely quilt, the star surround, and your choice of colors is beautiful!

Linda said...

Oh I love them both!

ruthiequilts said...

Lovely quilts! Thanks for sharing them with us!

Needled Mom said...

Those are both beautiful. I love the stars.

quiltytherapy said...

Lovely quilt. The variety of quilting is great. My favorite picture is of it hanging at the museum.

Béa said...

Love them both, colours & design.

Rike Busch said...

Wonderful quilts! I love the color combinations and the quilting.
LG, Rike

Julianne said...

I also joined in on that quilt a long and I really enjoyed it, I did two of the quilts, one in modern pinks and greens and the other a patriotic version, they are still two of my favorite quilts...I sure do love your color scheme on yours, just gorgeous!!

cityquilter grace said...

wow the colors of this really make it stand out....not colors that are used so densely that often...a real showstopper!

krislovesfabric said...

Nice use of color, this is a very pretty quilt...the second one is as well - fun to see the same fabrics in another pattern side by side :)

Stitchin At Home said...

Beautiful quilts! I think my favourite is..I can't decide they are both lovely and the colours are yummy.

Ruth said...

Beautiful! I only made the one block baby quilt of the star surround but loved it - looks fantastic in you colours and I love the quilting - really scrummy texture!

Jayne said...

It is a beautiful quilt! The colors are so pretty together and that quilting...love!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Yep...I too just love your color combination of these two. I visited the truck show and it's a fun linky idea...I"m totally going to join in when I get back from my current trip. THanks for sharing the event!

Jasmine said...

I love these colors too. And I always smile when I remember you saying that you don't "use" it very much.

Carol said...

This is a beautiful quilt...love the colors! Your quilting looks amazing!

KMSC said...

I remember this quilt and always loved the violet and gray combination. It's still beautiful!

AnnieO said...

Gorgeous colors again! The quilting really accentuates all your piecing. Congrats on a beauty.

A Nudge said...

Two beautiful quilts - Wow! Thanks for sharing.

SarahZ said...

Oh it is a beauty! I have only ever entered one little quilt show, and I agree, it is so fun to see your own quilt hanging among others! Thanks so much for sharing!!

desertskyquilts said...

Two very lovely quilts. I do like that color combination, though I'm not sure I would have come up with it on my own. Thanks for sharing!

Charlotta said...

Love both of those wuilts. Purple, and especially purple and green are some of my favorites, but I really love your combination with gray, which is something I want to remember to do. I had thought about doing something like that a while back, but forgot to write it down, and forgot about it until I just now saw your quilt. Thanks for the reminder!

Raewyn said...

Interesting post! I love the colours in your quilts! This trunk show is a fun idea :-)

Kay said...

Just stunning, and I love the colours. x

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

A gorgeous quilt and your quilting is really incredible. I can see why you made another quilt using the same colours, they are beautiful. Thanks so much sharing :)

-Soma

Sally said...

Star Surround quilt is stunning, beautiful colours! thanks for sharing

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I can see why you made another quilt those fabrics are so wonderful together. Great choices and thanks for sharing!

Marsha Hodgkins said...

Very lovely quilts. I can see why you were eager to use the leftover fabrics from Star Surround in another quilt. Lovely colors. Gorgeous quilting.

TheEclecticAbuela said...

Really beautiful!

Jo Ferguson said...

They are gorgeous. I love your fabric/colour choices. I can completely understand why Star Surround would be one of your favourites. It's definitely one of mine.

Deb R said...

absolutely gorgeous!

JanineMarie said...

This is such a striking quilt to view from afar at a quilt venue. But I loved the up-close pictures, too, of the dense quilting. Thanks for sharing it. I am so enjoying this trunk show.

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Lovely quilts... I love your colour combo with these! And thanx for the link to the trunk show, interesting!

Quilting Babcia said...

Beautiful quilt, love the colors and your quilting designs.

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing your quilts and especially the closeups of your lovely quilting.

legato1958 said...

Your Star Surround quilt is so beautiful! Your quilting is amazing.
And what a winning fabric combination... how fun to make the second one in the same winning colors!
susie

September Violets said...

Your Star Surround quilt is just stunning! I love the bright, crisp colours you used, and the pattern brings a modern feel to it. Really like the pattern of the second cross quilt too ... great shadow effects there.
Wendy

Karen H said...

Your Star Surround is gorgeous and I understand why it is your favourite. Thanks for sharing!

Leanne Parsons said...

I certainly see why that is one of your favourite quilts - it's gorgeous! I love the Double Crossed quilt too. Thanks for sharing them :)