Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Trunk Full of Quilts



How do you ever choose a favorite quilt?  It's like choosing a favorite child!  Soma at Whims and Fancies is having her annual Trunk Full of Quilts show where we get to show some of our favorite quilts.

Since it is fall I will start off with the quilts that are currently up around my house.






Then, of course there are the little quilts that are so gratifying and fun to make.








There are quilts done in QALs which are always exciting......







.....and blog hops.....

I think that mygreatest joy comes from the quilts that are gifted to others. I wish I had been taking photos before I started blogging as I have made a quilt for each of the grandchildren.  Now, some of them want "grown up quilts" which make this grandma's heart sing.  Whether it is for family or needy causes, quilting for others is a great feeling.















Christmas is quickly approaching and the Christmas quilts will soon be brought out for enjoyment.  






Of course we can't forget the swap quilts.  The x and + quilt was one of my favorites.  I love the scrappy goodness of it.


This will be my next favorite bee quilt.




This is just a small sampling of the joy that quilting has given me through the years.  To see some really spectacular work be sure to visit the links on Soma's blog.

39 comments:

Maria said...

Oh My Goodness Mary you have make sew many many many beautiful quilts.....can't pick a favourite...

KimM said...

Oh my gosh! Your quilts are all beautiful. You're so talented. I love them all....but "Tea for Two" is my favorite. Thank you for sharing.
xxx

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Mary, they are all stunning! But, I adore Tea for Two! You have fantastic works here for sure...

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

So many beautiful quilts. I agree picking a favorite would be difficult if not impossible.

Kate said...

Mary, your quilts are so beautiful! The chickadee and silent night are awesome and just happen to be my favourite bird and Christmas carol.

Carol S. said...

I remember some of these quilts from the blog hops, but it is so fun to see them mixed in with others I haven't seen. The Silent Night musical notes...love it! Well, I love all of them actually. Thanks for sharing!

krislovesfabric said...

I agree, too hard to pick a favorite, glad you just showed them all!! :)

Summer said...

Pretty pieces ♥

Calicojoan said...

It's been awhile since we blog hopped together. What a fun trip thru your trunk!
So much inspiration... ;-) Halloween is my favorite time of the year, "sew" of course the pumpkin with scrabble teeth just makes me smile!

Caryl @ cinnamon holiday workshop said...

so many beautiful quilts.....awesome!!

Marlene said...

What a wonderful show. Fantastic quilts. I so love the Tea For Two quilt-is that a panel.

sunny said...

So tell me again what you do in your spare time?!? I don't usually like jack-o-lantern quilts, but yours makes me smile. And I love the red and green one near the end. Now get busy making quilts for the grands.

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

It is fun to see them all in one post.

OPQuilt said...

This just made my heart sing, as I went through this grouping of your quilts (as I know you have many many more). The Grinch! I knew that one, as I did also the pumpkin with the Scrabble teeth (another favorite). I love all your quilts--thank you for the afternoon quilt show. You are the best.

Louise said...

Wow!! What a fantastic selection of quilts! So much variety and talent here. I love how you've sewn so many different styles and blocks and colors and fabrics. You are truly a quilting Renaissance woman :)

Joyful Quilter said...

Your Silent Night quilt is still my all time favorite.

canuckquilter said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful assotment of quilts. Quilts do bring joy, both in the making and the viewing.

Ramona said...

What a wonderful collection of quilts! I can't choose a favorite, either. I love your quilt diversity, too. And I agree... they bring such joy to the one creating and the one receiving.

Raewyn said...

Wow, what a great trunk show - how lovely to see so many of your quilts in one post, and so many different looking ones too!It sounds like you had fun making every one!

Gosia @ Quilts My Way said...

WOW!!! A lot of wonderful quilts, Mary. I remember most of them.
Your table topper with ice creams and X and + quilt are my fav.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

This is a fantastic collection! I couldn't begin to choose a favourite :)

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What beautiful quilts and projects Mary! My favorite has to be the Christmas tree skirt....wink!

Valerie Reynolds said...

Oh I really do love your bee quilt of words!! How fun! Your trunk dhow really showcased your quilty talents.

Nicole said...

Wow that's quite a collection! My favorite is the one of the houses. I love the bright, vibrant colors.

TheEclecticAbuela said...

Such a great variety! Thanks for sharing them.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

I have been looking forward to seeing your trunk show. I had to go up and down a few times to take them all in. Beautiful and so varied. I am glad you included them all. So many of my favourites are in this post. The Grinch still makes me laugh :)

Thank you so much for linking up on Trunk Full Of Quilts!
-Soma

em's scrapbag said...

Loved your little virtual trunk show. You have some real beautiful quilts!

andsewon said...

Loved your trunk show Mary!! You are so very talented. You will be very busy making big quilts for all those beautiful grand kids you have been blessed with for sure!!
Lola

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love being able to revisit your beautiful quilts. All wonderful, both big and small - they truly warm the heart.

JanineMarie said...

So much lovely variety! Of course you can't pick a favorite. Each is wonderful in its own way. (But I have to say I'm particularly drawn to the one with strips--jelly roll?--and the tiny four-patches.)

Createology said...

My goodness Mary your quilts are stunning. You certainly do have quite a few and with lots of variety. Your love for quilting is shining through. Thank you for hopping.

Lynette said...

Mary your quilts are beautiful!! I surely can't pick a favorite! They are all wonderful.

Deb A said...

So many beautiful quilts! The jack o lantern is great but that elephant quilt would be my son't favorite. I have yet to make one of those for him!

espirational.com said...

Love them all.

Sheila said...

Wow, just wow , you have made some incredible quilts !

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

What a lovely quilt show. Such a nice variety of styles, fabrics and colors.

chromatobalomata said...

So many quilts and all of them are so beautiful! My favorite ones are the tea for two and the silent night!

Jeanna said...

So much eye candy. I wouldn't be able to select a favorite if I had to...so, I'm happy that I do not have to. ;)

Michele said...

Great quilts Mary!