Wednesday, November 11, 2015

My Trunk Show

Soma who blogs over at Whims and Fancies is hosting an online quilt truck show called "Trunk Full of Quilts".   It's really a ploy just to see my quilts, and I am happy to indulge her.

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.

20 comments:

Carol said...

Oh, my, Shasta! You've made some amazing quilts! That I Spy quilt is incredible as is the denim one. Thanks for sharing!

Needled Mom said...

Your trunk show is wonderful. I love the I Spy quilt design and that denim quilt is beautiful too. You have inspired me to work with my old jeans.

Lara B. said...

Shasta, I can't get over the intricacy of your I Spy quilt! A whole lot of wonderful projects here to inspire us! I really like how you add touches with beading and embroidery. I am a very slow quilter too.

TheEclecticAbuela said...

That I-Spy is wonderful. Thanks for sharing it.

A Nudge said...

I liked all your quilts. What fun to see them. And what a great quilt that I Spy is - I'll add that to my list. Thanks for sharing!

krislovesfabric said...

Lots of great projects here, I especially enjoyed seeing your I spy, glad you shared!

Cheryl said...

Very nice quilts!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

I am a slow quilter too!! Your trunk show is beautiful, Shasta! The star quilt is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing.

-Soma

Sally said...

Lovely quilts--great denim quilt!!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Great show! Wow! on the denim quilt!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

Marsha Hodgkins said...

Very nice trunk show. I think it is wonderful that Soma came up with this idea to let us all share our favorite quilts. I can see why these are favorites for you! The denim quilt must be your daughter's favorite possession.

JanineMarie said...

I love how this trunk show is letting me see great quilt ideas I've never seen before. I really like your I Spy/Maze quilt (made even more fun by your niece with her car) and your very modern cathedral windows quilt.

Kate said...

Very fun quilts. My approach to making quilts is pretty similar to yours, a few minutes every day on multiple projects usually results in a finish or two a year. I love the impromptu pumpkins and your Cathedral Windows quilt.

Laura said...

Thanks for sharing. Your denim quilt was alot of work. Good for you. I'm sure it's much loved.

Quilting Babcia said...

Your I Spy/Maze quilt is outstanding. I can see my youngest grandson spending his entire day driving his cars around on that one! And the denim quilt is just so mellow and soft-looking. Great trunk show!

legato1958 said...

How pretty all of your quilts are! I had to smile at your pumpkin quilt!
And I really love your denim star quilt! I love that look with the denim!
Susie

September Violets said...

These are beautiful quilts, and I admire you for persevering and getting quilts done a little bit at a time. Something for me to remember ;) That blue jean quilt must be heavy! I made some huge cushions out of blue jeans (one for my son's bed and one for the dog) and they were very heavy. I made them in big log cabin blocks and they wear so well. Thanks for sharing your quilts!
Wendy

Hilachas said...

Lovely quilts. And you're right, they eventually get done a little at a time. Thanks for showing us that they do get done.

Karen H said...

I love all of your work but the I Spy and the Cathedral Window quilts really caught my eye. The later must be very warm with all that fabric! Thanks for the fun trunk show!

Leanne Parsons said...

I love your pumpkin and denim quilts, and the I-Spy maze is simply amazing!