Welcome to High Road Quilter, where I, Shasta Matova, make quilts at a slow, incremental pace. I spend a few minutes almost every day in some sort of quilting activity, and those few minutes add up and then eventually, I have a finished quilt to show on my blog. To keep the blog (and quilting) from being boring ("Look, I sewed a seam", "Look, I sewed another seam!"), I work on more than one quilt at a time, which slows down the pace to Finished! even more. This trunk show will show that quilts can happen, even a few minutes at a time.
These aren't necessarily my favorite. I just pulled out some pictures of quilts that I may not have shown on my blog for a while. Here they are, in no particular order:
This is a little quilt I made for my sister. The center is a panel I found at a quilt store, and I worked around it with ribbons, beads and tassels. It was a fun quilt to make. I have since purchased many more beads and ribbons so I can make more without-a-pattern quilts in the future.
This wreath quilt is one of my first applique quilts. It was fun to make. The cross hatch quilting in the center was recommended by the pattern, but it was difficult to do since I did not want to quilt over the applique. I've always wanted to make a similar quilt with the cross hatching done before the applique, but haven't done it yet. If you look closely, you will see that I even added embroidery on the leaves.
This quilt was made impulsively following a pattern I found on a blog. It was put together very quickly and was a lot of fun to make.
This is one of my few bed size quilts. It is one of my favorites. It is an I-spy quilt inspired by Weeks Ringle. You are supposed to follow the lines to tell a story. I changed it up by also making it a maze. You can follow the blank spaces and find your way out. There are two mazes in there - one is shorter than the other one.When I gave it to my niece, she took a toy car along the maze, so it is also a road! This one was a lot of piecing and organizing, but it was worth it in the end.
This is a fun little quilt I made with my leftovers of my four patch posey quilt. I used some beads and ribbon on it. This a great quilt concept to cut four identical pieces and switch them around to get mirror images. I hope to make more of these in the future. I also hope to finish the original quilt that this was a leftover of. I gave this quilt away.
I gave this denim quilt to my daughter. It is made out of blue jeans - lots and lots of them. It took a long time to make, but I liked the casual look of the quilt. It was also stress free because it didn't have to be made perfectly. Any "mistakes" just went with the mood of the quilt.
This is a little quilt I made as part of the Small Quilts Yahoo group with Kathy Tracey. They have quilt challenges every month, and while I would like to make a quilt a month, my sewing schedule doesn't allow that.
I hope you have enjoyed my little trunk show. I hope it gives you a sampling of the kinds of quilts I make. Most of the quilts pictured are pretty traditional, but I make modern quilts, art quilts, improv quilts, crazy quilts, and any other kind of quilt too. Please you come back and visit me again. You are welcome anytime!
Here's more details about the Trunk Full of Quilts Show if you want to participate too. The trunk show link party will start on November 10th and end on November 18th.
All you have to do is write a blog post including photos and a little description of each of your favorite quilted projects (they do not have to be from 2015, but they must be finished projects). Then visit Soma's page and link up.