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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Floating At Dawn

 

Hot Air Balloons Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

Floating At Dawn pattern on Etsy

 

I live in the heart of wine country in Northern California where balloon rides are quite common.  In the early morning, when we go out running at one of our local parks, we can see them rising up one by one.

Of course, I had my trusty camera with me to take a few photos of the balloons dotting the sky.

 

 

Hot Air Balloons Napa California | Whims And Fancies

 

 

Hot Air Balloons Napa California | Whims And Fancies

 

Floating toward the rising sun

 

 

Hot Air Balloons Napa California | Whims And Fancies

 

 

Pretty much all of my quilt patterns are inspired by life around me, and photography is a huge part of that.  As you know, I love it enough to be taking one photo for every day of the year.  I am hosting the monthly Wandering Camera event around that.  I also love to paint those pictures with paper piecing.  Once I had taken these photos, I just had to make a hot air balloon quilt pattern.

 

 

Hot Air Balloons Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

 

I started off with one large balloon above the mountains for a vertical  wall hanging.  Then I decided to add another, smaller balloon in the distance.

The two balloons and the mountains are standalone pieces in the pattern.  They can therefore be made individually for different projects, or together.  I drew the mountains in a way that I could make multiple copies and join them together to get one continuous piece.

 

 

Hot Air Balloons Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

Floating At Dawn pattern on Etsy

 

I played with a few colourways after drawing the initial design.

The whole piece was very easy and quick to sew.  The pattern is on my Etsy shops if you would like to get a copy for yourself.  Floating At Dawn finishes at 24″ x 20″.

 

 

Hot Air Balloons Quilt Pattern | Whims And Fancies

 

Floating At Dawn pattern on Etsy

 

I am outside around dawn so I can run in the cool morning air.  That’s why I chose an early morning theme in the end.

After picking out a pale pink fabric for the sky, I got a bright red fabric for the up-close balloon and a faded blue for the one further away.

 

 

  Hot Air Balloons Quilt Pattern With Wavy Quilting | Whims And Fancies

 

At that time the distant mountains in the east are still in the shades of greys and blues.  We call them “Misty Mountains” and we hope never to encounter any nasty creatures.  I randomly quilted zigzag lines around them.

For the sky, the quilting had to be a wavy air stream.  ( I have gotten a little addicted to wavy quilting ever since I quilted The Dancing Wind that way. )

I was a little stumped about the binding.  Finally I ended up using a starry sky fabric, as if the dawn is spreading out into the surrounding dark sky.

The design was completely inspired by photography.  I am not a morning person, so this will serve as a good reminder to get up and enjoy the morning hours.

-Soma

 

I am also linking up on Photo Friday, Life Thru The Lens, Through My Lens along with with other linky parties on my sidebar.
 

 

 

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