Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Christmas In My Heart Day #4 and A Trunk Show

Welcome to Day 5 of the 
Christmas in My Heart Blog Hop!

I know everyone has had fun blog hopping, and gotten some inspiring ideas for the holidays. I hope you've all entered for the $25 gift certificate each day sponsored by The Fat Quarter Shop, and many of the featured blogs have had giveaways of their own. It's been fun, and we have 2 more days to go!

Typical of the holidays, there are 2 parties scheduled for the same time. Soma at Whims and Fancies is hostessing a wonderful event she created right now called Trunk Full of Quilts. It's simply an online trunk show to show off your favorite makes. Quilts, bags, pillows, whatever trips your fancy!

Online Quilt Trunk Show

Your project doesn't have to be from this year, but does have to be finished. I picked finishes all from this year except for the one below. It's still one of my all time favorites.

Quilts have a completely different meaning for the maker than the recipient. We love them for another reason. I think about the person the quilt is intended for the entire time I'm creating, and believe my emotions are layered in the batting and woven in the threads.

They're infused with our love...and occasionaly a few little brown hairs here.

Trunk shows are a fun way to see someone's completed projects, but I think the they're most enjoyable for the maker. Visiting old projects is like catching up with a friend!

At one point there were so many UFO's to haul around, I had to make a bag to do it. 

Enjoy the ones you haven't seen, and find the links for all the Christmas In My Heart hop at the bottom.

This was the year for lots and lots of hearts, and I thought that went well with the hop theme. It was a suggestion for all participants to use in their own projects for the hop. Can you guess what's going to be in my new pattern tomorrow?

Pop in tomorrow for the great reveal. 
The girls will be resting up for the event.

Seams to Be Sew
Just Because Quilts
Words and Stitiches
Feather Your Nest
Patchwork Breeze
Quilt In Piece

The rules are the same each day of the hop. Visit any or all the blogs, leave a sweet comment, and click on the Rafflecopter entry when you're done. You can log in with just your email. Follow the prompts, and hope you win that $25 gift certificate from The Fat Quarter Shop. Have fun, and good luck!

            Fat Quarter Shop                            Christmas In My Heart

Linking up today with~
Trunk Full of Quilts at Whims and Fancies
Stitch All the Things
Fiber Tuesday where Mel featured 
my post from last week. 
Thank you!
Blossom Heart Quilts
Quilt Story
Quilter in the Closet


  1. A great trunk full of fun and happy quilts! I especially love the very first one in your post, and that HST quilt with the gold backing is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your quilts with all of us.

    1. It was a lot of fun for me to look back. I'm glad you enjoyed them.

  2. Beautiful show! Love all the quilts. The cardinal trees and 3 hearts were my favorites.

    1. Thank you. Those are Charlie Harper prints that I had made a dog bed from, and couldn't bear to let the scraps sit. I'm getting ready to hang it as it's that time of year again.

  3. I agree - it is great for a quilt maker to be able to revisit her (sometimes his) work. I particularly like your spider web quilt - very dramatic. Thanks for a wonderful trunk show!

  4. Fun to see my "sock knitting" tote featured in your trunk show!! And I love the pine trees with the birds tucked here and there!

  5. A lovely collection of finishes Julie! I love your scrappy 'tumbler' quilts and your scattered values HST quilt is a beauty!

    1. I'm like you, Linda, loving a scrappy quilt above all else. Thanks!

  6. I love your inspirational trunk show....and gorgeous free-motion quilting too!


  7. What a wonderful display of quilts, bags, and pillows! Wish is your favorite?

  8. So many beautiful quilts! Thanks for sharing!

  9. Wow, so many beautiful makes! I am so glad I got to see them!

  10. Lovely to see your 'old friends'!

  11. Wow! Your quilts had me ooo-ing an ahhh-ing the entire time and I did double, triple and quadruple takes! Verra verra nice Julie! Thanks for sharing all this quilty deliciousness!

  12. My second time to your blog today, stopping back from To-Do-Tuesday. What a great showing of quilting projects! I know you must be having fun!

  13. Your quilts and other works are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing them. I found you via To-Do Tuesday.

  14. That is a lot of quilty eye candy! So many beautiful quilts!

  15. My, my, goodness, you have been uber busy!!! Such a beautiful array of work - love them all! Can you tell me what pattern you used for the Christmas tree?

  16. So many gorgeous quilts, bags, and pillows! Wow...you do beautiful work! Thanks for sharing.

  17. Enjoyed your trunk show. And will have to stop and see your pattern tomorrow with a heart used in it.

  18. Your Modern quilting is lovely, I have to gather the courage to break out of my rut and try it.
    Carole Corn

  19. So many beautiful finishes! Thanks so much for sharing.


  20. Delightful group of quilts and things. Thanks so much for sharing this impressive eye candy! Love the 'girls' too!!!!


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