An Online Quilt Trunk Show

Online Quilt Trunk Show | Whims And Fancies


Hi Everyone!  Nights have started to get cooler around here.  As I was taking quilts out for our beds and sofas, this idea of hosting an online quilt trunk show got stuck in my head.  I come across so many pretty creations all throughout the year on the blogs of my fellow quilters.  Wouldn’t it be nice to showcase some of your favourite creations on a blog post and link it up so that others can visit and admire your hard work?!

Here is my cordial invitation to all of you out there with blogs to Trunk Full Of Quilts – an online quilt trunk show event.



Choose your favourite FINISHED quilted projects.  They can be quilts, bags, pillows, wall hangings, etc.  They do not have be made in 2015, but they do have to be quilted and finished projects.

Write up a blog post including photos and a little description of each one.

On your blog post include a link back to the Whims And Fancies Trunk Full Of Quilts 2015 page.

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



The event will start on November 10th, 2015.  Link-ups will start on that day and close on November 18th.


Online Quilt Trunk Show | Whims And Fancies


I am not very fond of competition when it comes to art, so there will be no judges.  This event is all about simple, pure, sharing fun!  Just for participating, you will be entered to win prizes.



Everyone has been very supportive of this event so far and I am very thankful to these generous sponsors for providing prizes.  Along with my fellow pattern designers – Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs, Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts  and Beth from Cooking Up Quilts – I also have Aurifil Threads, Craftsy and Fat Quarter Shop sponsoring this event.  I will, of course, add something extra to the pot as well.  I will share more about the prizes on the opening day of the event.



Here is a little badge for you to share on your page.  Please invite others to participate.  The more the merrier, right?!  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 | Whims And Fancies


We are going to have a fantastic time right before we get busy with the holidays!  So will you join me?!



I need to pick your brain on something.  Apart from arranging for this event, I have been working on this quilt pattern.  I really love to swim, specially at night, and I love the way light reflects in the water.  I drew this to make a quilt.



Pool Bokeh Light Fantastic | Whims And Fancies



I can easily scale the design to make a lap-size quilt.  Do you think I should go for that or make a wall hanging?


Happy Quilting,




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Travel Bag For Sweden

Camera Quiilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies


Fields On Camera pattern on Etsy


I was travelling in Sweden a few weeks ago.  Alongside all the travel preparation, I decided to make a bag only a few days before leaving.  I am a fairly light traveller and I always take a specific set of things in my hand bag in preparation for a long flight.   I wanted the bag to be just large enough to fit those items.  I knew I didn’t need a very complicated bag with lots of pockets.  I am not very advanced at sewing and I had to make this bag very quickly if I were to take it with me.  With all that in mind, I started looking for a simple bag pattern.



Camera Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies


Fields On Camera pattern on Etsy


I was very excited to finish this block from my camera quilt pattern and I really wanted to use it for the bag.  I looked at a few bag patterns, but none of them were designed in a way that would enable me to use the camera block.  Most of the patterns were also too complicated for me to finish in the given time.  In the end, it was easier for me to write down the measurements and design my own bag rather than editing and retrofitting my needs onto an existing pattern.



Cross Body Bag With Zipper | Whims And Fancies



When I got around to the zipper, it was actually a lot easier to sew than I had expected.  I was going to use the outer blue fabric around the zipper, but not having any more of it, I ended up using the lining fabric instead.

When I attached the strap holders and rings to the bag, I stitched over them a few times for extra support.  I use cotton webbing for the loops as well as for the straps as they are much sturdier than cloth.  I used a set of silver strap hardware this time instead of my usual black.



Zippered Cross Body Travel Bag | Whims And Fancies



Earlier, when I made the bag for Dixie, I liked this blue fabric so much, I bought a little extra.  Since this bag would see rough use, I needed a dark shade of fabric.  The blue fabric was just right for that.

The bag has a large back pocket and two inside pockets, which is just right for me.  The bag proved not only extremely useful during the many long flights from San Francisco to Kiruna, it was wonderful for day trips in Sweden as well.  It even holds two big water bottles along with all the other necessities.



Abisko, Sweden | Whims And Fancies


Abisko, Sweden


As for Sweden, it is a very beautiful country.  We hired a car there and travelled extensively every day.  Before we knew, it was time to head back home again, wishing for one more day there.  If Lara and Mary are reading this post, I promise I haven’t forgotten about writing a full post about our trip to Sweden.  I am still sorting through photos, I took an overwhelming number of them!






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