MCM #43 – Trunk Full of Quilts 2015

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Welcome! Today I’m excited to join in all the fun going on over at Whims and Fancies online trunk show and share some of my favorite quilts. It was so fun to look back at all the quilts I’ve made in the past two years and I want to thank Soma for hosting the trunk show. Be sure to visit her blog and check out all the quilts that have been linked up. There is a lot of eye candy going on over there! And there is still time for you to join in the fun – the trunk show runs through Nov. 18th.

And now, on with the show! You can click on the picture to be taken to the blog post that gives more info for each of the quilts.

First is a wallhanging I made as a gift. While making this quilt I had no idea how it would look when it was finished because I didn’t follow a pattern.  After piecing the middle block, the rest of the quilt was totally improv. I am very happy with the way it finished.

HSH-Final“Together” – A Wallhanging

The next quilt combines one of my favorite quilt blocks, the churn dash, with a beautiful fabric line. I call it “New Beginnings”.

New Beginnings Churn Dash Quilt

New Beginnings

 

This next quilt took me out of my comfort zone by using a chocolate brown as a background fabric. I paired it with a couple of Trail Mix charm packs and really love the look of this quilt. This was also a gift made for a very special little boy.

Trail Mix Quilt Finish

Trail Mix Quilt

The next quilt is one I made for donation. The bright colors just scream happy to me. It was one of my fastest finishes ever. 🙂

Rail Fence Quilt

Summertime Sizzler

This D9P was made using all 30’s prints. It was the first D9P I ever made and I fell in love with it. It was very difficult to give away!

Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt

Disappearing Nine Patch

When I bought a layer cake by Fig Tree & Co. I wanted a quilt that would show off all those great prints without having to cut them too small. I chose to make an hourglass quilt that I called Timeless. This was also the first quilt I used a black/white print binding on and I love the way it frames the quilt.

Timeless - An hourglass block quilt

The next quilt is made from two easy blocks and when they are together they look so good! I call it Checkered Past and use this quilt a lot. It just makes me happy to cuddle up with it. 🙂

Checkered Past Shoo Fly Quilt Blocks

Checkered Past

The last two quilts are quilts I designed and wrote patterns for this year, so I’m pretty psyched about them. The first is “Floating”……

Floating Quilt Pattern

…….and the most recent is Snap, Crackle, Pop!

Snap Crackle Pop quilt pattern

Thanks for being here and looking through my trunk of quilts! You can find more finishes by clicking on the tabs at the top of the page.

Soma’s Trunk Full of Quilts show is my crush for this week and I would love to see yours. What are you working on this week that has you excited to be in your sewing space? You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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25 Responses to MCM #43 – Trunk Full of Quilts 2015

  1. Kate says:

    You’ve got some gorgeous quilts in your trunk show. I couldn’t pick a favorite.

  2. Wonderful trunk show, I loved seeing how your design work and quilting and changed over time.

  3. Susan says:

    Eclectic is such a good word for your quilting. =) I enjoyed seeing all these quilts, some of them again and some for the first time. I love churn dash – my second favorite block – so that one really made me smile, and I still like your Checkered Past. Well, really, I like them all!

  4. It was great to see your quilts together! What a beautiful collection. Love the Snap, Crackle, Pop quilt. Thanks so much for sharing, Beth 🙂

    -Soma

  5. Lara B. says:

    So many wonderful quilts Beth! It looks like you caught the design bug very early on. You grew as a quilter so quickly too! Floating and Snap, Crackle, Pop are really fantastic!

  6. sallyqiad says:

    Love group of quilts. I love all the color. Checkered Past and Snap, Crackle, Pop sing! thanks for posting this eye candy

  7. This was such a lovely trunk show ; thank you for sharing all of your beautiful quilts! 🙂

  8. Fantastic! I too have started writing patterns and teaching my designs! It is such fun seeing our designs come to life

  9. legato1958 says:

    What fun to see your beautiful quilts! I am especially loving your Hourglass and Snap, Crackle , Pop!
    Susie

  10. Angelia says:

    I love the D9P in ’30s fabrics! It reminds me of quilts my grandmother made. 🙂

  11. Great quilts! I really like the colors in the Churn Dash quilt and “Checkered Past”! Something about the block in the grid is so graphically wonderful! Cheers!

  12. lapaylor says:

    checkered past really is dynamic. It might be my fave of the ones you showed. I am having a great time seeing style emerge from these quilters as they show a body of work. I see that you enjoy piecing, and symetry, and geometry along with colors! LeeAnna

  13. Karen H says:

    You have a real talent for designing quilts. That was evident from your very first quilt.Snap, Crackle, Pop is a fun and interesting quilt, Thanks for the great trunk show!

  14. I really love Foating, nice graphic design!

  15. Kim Sharman says:

    Your trunk show is filled with gorgeousness!! Your Snap, Crackle and Pop and Floating quilts ooze cleverness and beauty. Funnily enough, I too am fashioning a quilt with those darling 1930 fabrics. Love the fabrics you chose for your Churn Dash; great colours and using the chocolate brown fabric on your Trail Mix charm pack quilt was inspired. I have loved drinking in all the beauty of your amazing quilts!

  16. katyquilts says:

    Loved your trunk show! I think Checkered Past is my favorite but they are all wonderful!

  17. Jasmine says:

    Such beautiful quilts, Beth! Your photographs are so pretty.

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  19. carolegoldquilts says:

    Your quilts look so inviting – I just want to grab them and snuggle!

  20. Susan says:

    Great trunk show! It is fun to look back, isn’t it?

  21. Tish says:

    What a great assortment of quilts for your trunk show. I love the colors in the New Beginnings quilt.

  22. SarahZ says:

    This trunk show is perfect timing for “getting to know you”! I love seeing the progression and what count as personal faves 🙂 I love Checkered Past…such a fun combo! And your own designs are such fun, too!

  23. It is so fun to see your trunk show and watch your quilting journey, Beth! 🙂

  24. Judy says:

    Beautiful trunk show, Beth! I think Checkered Past might be my fav but then I just love the colors and pattern of Snap, Crackle, Pop. And ya gotta love the name!! I have had SO much fun visiting the shows in this linky party! I find myself going back daily just to see what else has been added. . . SO much to see!! 🙂

  25. kaholly says:

    Lovely trunk show. I enjoyed scrolling through all your pretty pictures. Your work is inspiring.

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