Thursday, August 23, 2018

2014 Trunk Show

Today is January 10, 2019, and I have just finished writing the post about the 22nd and final quilt I made way back in 2014. I've learned a lot about the craft and my style since my second year of quilting, but I still see some of my all time favorites in the collage above. Enjoy the virtual trunk show!

Quilt #15 | Not a Tree Skirt Quilt
This project started out as a tree skirt, but ended up a quilt. Click the link above to find out why.

Quilt #16 | Lucky Lachlan
This special baby quilt was made from scraps from Gramma Ann's Irish Chain Memory quilt. Gramma Ann was able to meet her new great-grandson son shortly before she passed.

Quilt #17 | Jeffrey's Blocks
I bought the blue heart fabric in this quilt during my shopping trip in Utrecht, Netherlands. The quilt was made for a sweet baby boy born to a mom in my MOPs group.

Quilt #18 | Da Bears
How much does this auntie love her nephew? So much that she set aside her Viking love to make a BEARS quilt for him.

Quilt #19 | Patriotic Plus
This quilt was the first patriotic quilt I made for our local quilting group. It was gifted to vet here in Ohio.

Quilt #20 | Rafael's Heart
This quilt is a different kind of patriotic, made for a little one born to a Columbian dad and American mom.

Quilt #21 | Piper's Maple Leaves
2014 was a fruitful year for my friends. This is another baby quilt, this one a Canadian friend's baby girl.

Quilts #22 & 23 | Sew It Forward
On January 4, 2014, my childhood home, and current home of my dad and stepmom, was destroyed by fire. When I posted about the fire and my desire to make a quilt for my dad, quilter friends from around the world asked if they could send blocks. They sent so many blocks that I had enough to make quilts for not only my dad and stepmom, but also for my brother Jake, who was living with them at the time of the fire. The little group of quilters who helped me make these quilts are still actively making quilts for fire victims as part of the  (larger) Facebook group, Sew It Forward.

Quilt #24 | Sew It Forward Jake
For many reasons, it took much longer to finish my brother Jake's quilt. It was an exercise in perseverance, for sure!

Quilt #25 | Purple Mess
Everyone has a least favorite quilt. This is mine.

Quilt #26 | Green Illusion
At the same time I made the Purple Mess above, I also made this Green Illusion. I don't know how two quilts could turn out so differently.

Quilt #27 | Divided in Football, United in Love
When your brother is a Viking fan and your sister-in-love is a Packer fan, this is the quilt they get.

Quilt #28 | Love Chain
The story of this quilt is doubly hard. Both for the original recipients and the little girl who ultimately received it.

Quilt #29 | Abrahm's Packers
Another sports-themed quilt. This one went to the son of a longtime friend.

Quilt #30 | Always a Buckeye
The family that gave me my first home in Ohio moved out of state, I made a little Ohio to make the move with them.

Quilts #31, #32, and #33 | Griffin Trio
A set of quilts to welcome a friend's newborn twins, and a big girl quilt for big sister.

Quilt #34 | Train Tracks
I liked the pattern of my 30th quilt so much, I whipped up another one to give to our local quilting group.

Quilt #35 | Bob's Up Memory Quilt
What started out as a wedding quilt turned into a memory quilt when my good friend Erin lost her beloved Bob after only 15 short months of wedded bliss.

Quilt #36 | Avocado Ties
My local group requested more male-oriented quilts that weren't patriotic. I found the tie quilt and quickly pieced it together.

Quilt #37 | Mom's Western Scrabble
I combined two of mom's favorite things: the American West and Scrabble for this quilt that celebrates the people in our family.

Quilt #38 | Patriotic Explosion
This was my contribution when our local group was collecting quilts for veterans.

Quilt #39 | AJ's Happy Pinwheels
When my cousin's son was having a hard time, I made him this quilt to bring some happy into his life.

Linked to:

Wednesday Wait Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter

Needle & Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation

Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts
Off the Wall Friday @ Nina Marie
Whoop Whoop Friday @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Show Off Saturday @ Sew Can She
UFO Busting @ Tish in Wonderland

Oh Scrap! @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework

BOMs Aways @ What A Hoot
Design Wall Monday @ Small Quilts & Doll Quilts
Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts
Monday Making @ Love Laugh Quilt
Moving It Forward @ Em's Scrap Bag
What I Made Monday @ Pretty Piney

Temp Quilt Along @ Twiddle Tails (click here to see more temperature quilts)
Color & Inspiration Tuesday @ The Clever Chameleon
Linky Tuesday @ Free Motion By the River
To Do Tuesday @ Stitch All the Things Print this post


  1. I'm glad you put this post together! Turns out I had missed some of the individual posts. Great quilts!!

  2. That's an amazing collection of quilts, congratulations indeed!

  3. Fantastic effort for only your second year of quilting. And fantastic effort for going back and documenting them now, before the details get lost forever. Thanks for sharing with us.


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