A big thanks to Soma for hosting this fun filled trunk show.
There is nothing I like better than peeking into the trunks and sewing spaces of my fellow quilters. They inspire me "sew" much.
And yes, you have all created a monster here.
Grab your hardhats and join me, in a peek into my cabinet.
Well, one of em anyway!
It's a mess, but it's my working cabinet...
what can I say?
My quilting started about 15 years ago.
This is a quilt from my very first class.
I had just gotten an embroidery machine
and couldn't wait to start stitching.
While the colors are a bit sad, it still holds a dear spot in my heart.
With a few years practice under my belt, the colors started to
brighten up a bit! If you look hard, you'll see the boo-boo I made.
Never saw it until it was quilted and hung for photos!
Then I found my passion...fusible applique.
I love mixing it with traditional quilt blocks.
Soon fusible applique took over my life...
and there was no turning back for this girl.
This McKenna Ryan quilt is mounted on an artist canvas
and hangs in my living room.
"Seaside Summer" was the theme
for the Island Batik Ambassadors, this summer.
The fabrics were nothing short of "perfect" for this project.
I also enjoy the craziness of "mega" piecing.
This quilt is reversible and done completely with scraps.
That inspiration came from a member of the QuiltingBoard.com
She was so gracious to share just how to do this with me.
I went crazy with scrap busting after that.
This log cabin is done in 1" strips.
Never throw a scrap away is my motto!
The most beloved stash buster to date, is the
Bonnie Hunter Mystery - Orca Bay.
I tripled the size and added a row of Orca's to mine.
(I actually burned out a brand new iron making this one)
Since I started with a "walk of shame" photo, I might as well
end up this post with one as well.
Looks like I need to get some quilting done,
as well as clean up that cabinet.
So there you have it! Your the reason this monster exists!
And I can't say I regret it one bit.
Hope you have enjoyed this little trip thru my "Trunk"
It's safe to remove your hard hat now!
Til next time...
Keep on Stitchin'