Prepping for a trunk show

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This is a silly question but for you die-hard quilters out there, have you ever made so many quilts you can't remember them all? I asked my daughter Whitney to bring home a quilt over the weekend so I'd have it for the trunk show Wednesday. I don't think I communicated well because she thought I meant bring home ALL the quilts I have made for her. I peeked into the bags and couldn't even remember some of the fabrics on the quilts and then tonight when I dove into the pile I uncovered one I couldn't even remember making. Crazy huh.


When I started to examine the quilt I began to remember using 4 1/2" squares to make the 9 patches. I made 2 quilts out of the 9 patches. And you know me, I love squares.


This one I gave to Whitney and I made another with different colors (I can't remember what color seriously) for her twin sister Tracey when they graduated from high school. I like the blue gray and the plain fabrics in this one.


I was going through a toile phase I guess when I made these. But I really never get tired of toile.

This is the quilt I am taking to the trunk show. Its like some of the other grandma's dishes quilts pictured on our blog in the last weeks. After making this one above Natalie had me make hers for her.
I bought this vintage border fabric on Ebay. I love vintage kitchen fabric. When this fabric arrived it had a glaze on it so I folded it up and put it on my shelf thinking I didn't know what to do with it. When I was making this quilt Whitney told me that this vintage fabric would be the perfect border since the quilt is called Grandma's Dishes. I washed the fabric not knowing what would happen. And the glaze totally melted away in the washer and made a great border. That's why Whitney chose this quilt for her own, because she inspired me to use the border fabric. I still have a tiny piece of this fabric left and I love it so much I probably will just hold on to it. Maybe.

Like I said, she brought several quilts. One was the engagement quilt I made for her wedding shower a few years ago. Her wedding was pink and brown.

I made this quilt to be used and snuggled under so I used simple patchwork and minkee on the back. Not the kind of quilt you want to use in today's 95 degree weather.


I pulled some vintage and Japanese import fabric off my shelves to show at the trunk show since it centers around fabric finds. I'm going to cut some charm squares to give as favors to the quilters that come to the show. I think it will be fun.
Now to cut.
-nanette
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24 comments

Catherine said...

Oh, what fun you must have had revisiting those quilts! I love the one you're taking for the trunk show. That's interesting about the glaze coming off when washed. A friend gave me a fairly large piece of a chintz that's glazed and I've been thinking about how I'd love to use it in a quilt. Now I know to throw it in the washer and see what happens!

Darlene said...

I can imagine how much fun you are having preparing for your trunk show. Remember to relax but more importantly remember to breathe. :-)

PamKittyMorning said...

I love your quilts! Of course I have total kitchen fabric envy everytime!

Mishka said...

One of the things I love about the Internet and digital cameras is having a record of all the quilts I've made. Many I too had forgotten about until I saw the photos my family sent me. I have two that are still "missing in action", but I hope one day to get their photos too.

Since starting my Quilting blog, I've been taking in-progress photos too, and they are such fun to look back on.

Michele
Quilting Gallery

eileen said...

That granny's dishes quilt is a masterpiece. It is wonderful that Whitney is the one who has it. I know what you mean about keeping that one little last piece as a treasure.
So excited to hear you blog about the trunk show. I hope someone can take lots of pictures!

Kim said...

I love all those quilts - too bad I live too far away to come to the trunk show - I love trunk shows.

As for the keeping of a piece or two that's how these bins and bins of 2 1/2" squares started. When I made that quilt last week I was looking at some of the squares saying - I got this on retreat in Lancaster fro Jay and this was from my son's quilt, etc Ok now I want to make another one of those quilts

Stephanie said...

I love reading your blog because I know there will always be great things. LOVE Grandma's Dishes. Oh and your pile of Japanese fabrics...what can I say.

Jill said...

Oh,Nanette,I wish I could be there!! Thanks for all the lovely comments,I'm delighted to hear from you!!

log cabin quilter said...

I wish I could go to your trunk show! It sounds like great fun & would love to see the quilts in person.

Mary said...

Wow! You are one prolific woman.

pink-petal-designs said...

I just LOVE your quilts, one day i hope to be able to make them as good as you do.

Blakely said...

Your quilts are amazing. Your trunk show sounds like so much fun.

sarahmurray said...

Such lovely quilts Nanette! I especially am in love with the grandma's dishes one. Wish I could come to your trunk show! x

jen duncan said...

What a great show, Nanette. Full of love and care. thanks for the sneak peek! They're sure to love it.

Silver Scissor Quilts said...

I love that vintage kitchen fabric. It really does make a cute border.

yellowfarmhouse said...

I LOVE your quilts and I sure wish I could be sitting in that group and listening to your talk. You will do a great job and I'm thinking your going to have lots to show.

Hugs - Karen

Thimbleanna said...

Wow! What a great problem to have -- not being able to remember all the quilts you've made! What lucky children you have -- I love your quilts!

Purple and Paisley said...

how in the heck did i miss this post? hmmm...

...your quilts (whitney's now) are gorgeous...i honestly, truly love everything you do with fabric...you are inspiring...=)

...plus you have a wicked sense of humor so how great is that? have fun at your trunk show...it'll be great!

Net said...

Have a great time at the trunk show! The quilt with the circle shapes is absolutely lovely, and how lucky your family are to have had so many beautiful hand made quilts given to them over the years!

Thank you so much for the very kind and lovely comment you left on my blog yesterday, seriously, it made my day.

Jill said...

Hi, Nanette! I'm not sure when your trunk show is but I wanted to wish you a wonderful time & blessed day!!

Happy Zombie said...

So much fun to see your trunk show! I can't remember quilts I've made either, but for some reason my husband always does. At least one of us is paying attention!

Elaine Adair said...

I've had such a nice brief visit to your blog. The vintage fabric story is lovely, as is the quilt! Lovely memories, huh? And that bright orange, yellow -- sunshiney quilt just begs for a picnic!

Thanks for the eye candy. Have fun with the Trunk Show.

Oiyi said...

Love the one you are taking to the trunk show.

Cassie said...

Oh, I've absolutely forgotten about quilts I've made. I found a couple recently, one basted but unquilted, another was an entire set of blocks I had no memory of. Scary!