Monday, November 16, 2015

My Trunk Show of Word Quilts

When I heard about the Trunk Full of Quilts online trunk show event hosted by Soma of Whims and Fancies and after touring the show myself this mornig from the comfort of my home, warm in my winter bathrobe, sipping my moring tea, I was inspired to take a look through my own archives and share all the WORD quilts in my collection of quilt.
  

My "trunk" was a little more full than I remember!
Here is one of my very first quilts: Oh Happy Day. 
These letters were traced from a lettering template and appliqued on.

Thennnn I found the book: Word Play Quilts by Tonya Ricucci 
and found myself adding words to wallhangings...

...and even on the back of quilts to personalize them.

Most of all, after making wonky hearts on and off for a year, I pulled them altogether in this Aniversary Quilt I finished for my husband and I in 2014 by adding our "favorite" words to the quilt..  Click over to here to read more about this fun finish and check out my tutorial for making those fun hearts! 
(Be forewarned: they ARE addictive to make!)

I continued to use this book to create my "word" for 2014 which was:

And my "word" for 2015 that has been:

And my latest finish which most of you have seen, our grandson's birthday quilt
Once again, I used letting templates and appliqued these words on.
Thank you again Soma for this fun trunk show and for my being awarded such an awesome prize!
Image result for prize winner
In gratitude and...

Val's Quilting Studio


31 comments:

  1. Oh how fun! Love the trunk show of 'word' quilts - clever and so different.

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  2. I love your word quilts! I think Play may be my favourite, or maybe Just Be...it's hard to choose! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. I love this trunk show, and I love your quilts. That first one has been my favorite from the first moment I saw it. Thanks for showing us these beauties.

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  4. I know you have a much fuller trunk of beautiful quilts, but it was fun to see this amazing display of yours. Those word quilts are so cute. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. The words on your quilts are so much fun. Thanks so much for sharing your treasures with us.

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  6. I like how you use words in your quilts. From the above, I particularly like 'Just Be' and your anniversary quilt.

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  7. Love Oh happy day. Such a cheerful quilt.

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  8. Oh, I like your word theme in your trunk show. Your words make all of your quilts delightful!!

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  9. Very fun and colorful quilts. The Oh Happy Day is my favorite, but Elmo has to be a close second.

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  10. What an awesome trunk show, Val!! Your word quilts are so fun and whimsical, love them all :) So fun to see them again!

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  11. Very cute quilts and the perfect trunk show from a teacher!

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  12. It is great to see these quilts again! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Very cool trunk show! I loved all of your word quilts. Especially the sweet quilt for your husband to celebrate your anniversary and the Just Be quilt. What a great remember that sometimes we just need to be in the moment :)

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  14. Great fun - they are all brill but I think a hug from Elmo was lovely to see again!

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  15. Your 'wordy' quilts are so much fun! My very favorite is the first one you showed in your trunk show. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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  16. I love your Wordy Quilts and all the quilts in your archive! Colorful and cheerful and made with lots of Love!! Cheers!

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  17. Great virtual trunk show! I noted the fact that not a single one was photobombed by Jackson!

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  18. Love, love, love your trunk show Val! YOu have made some way fun quilts - every one! I always love the black one at the top. It is just so fun to look at! It says, "I'm happy!"

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  19. These are such fun quilts!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us.

    -Soma

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  20. Val, I've told you many times before but I'll say it one more time. You have such a talent for making "happy" quilts. You work with bright and vibrant colours so effortlessly and that is something I greatly admire. This has been a great trunk show and so representative of your work.

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  21. Val, you create such fun and happy quilts! They always bring a smile.

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  22. I always love seeing your bright, beautiful quilts. So nice to see these grouped together.

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  23. It's always a delight to visit you and drink in all those happy and bright colours and patterns of your quilts, Val! This trunk show is no exception. Your quilts all just make me want to dance!

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  24. Hi Val, you know i share your love of words on quilts!! What a fun show this was. LeeAnna

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  25. I love your word quilts! Such delightful use of color. thanks for sharing

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  26. I love the joyful exuberance in your word quilts Val! Great use of design and color too!

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  27. Love your happy, colorful quilts!

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  28. Those word quilts are so cute--I should get on the band wagon. :-)

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  29. Thank you for sharing your word quilts. I love seeing the variety of items in the trunk show.

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  30. What a fun collection Val. They are all so sweet!

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  31. Oh Happy Day - the day I found your blog. Great quilts.

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I have to admit, your comments make me smile! Thanks for sharing and for letting me know you stopped by. I Hope your day is awesome!

Val:)

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