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Vote now for the Holiday Traditions Quilt Contest


It’s voting time for the Holiday Traditions Quilt Contest.

This is actually two contests in one: Large Quilts and Small Quilts & Projects. You can vote for each contest once. Voting ends December 16, 2009.

You can view the quilts by thumbnail and then click the thumbnail to see the larger quilt, or you can view the full-sized photos. The full-sized photos will take a couple of minutes to load, depending on your Internet speed.

Thank you to everyone that submitted a quilt, they are all gorgeous. Thanks also to the fabulous sponsors of this contest:

Please vote for each contest. Select an option and click the Vote button for each poll.

Large Quilts

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 29
  • Total countries: 9
  • Total provinces: 1
  • Total states: 15

You can click on the photo to view a larger version.

A Few Of My Favorite Things A Few Of My Favorite Things
By: Susan Cook,
Pennsylvania, USA
Blog: Larkspur Lane Designs

This Christmas quilt is an original design. There are 9 picture blocks in it and most of the blocks have their own embellishments. The most embellished block is the Home block. It has Christmas lights, Santa, a snowman in the yard, a wreath on the door and a sled leaning up against the house.

Quilt size: width: 46" height: 46"

A Taste of Christmas A Taste of Christmas
By: Delaine,
Washington, USA
Blog: Quilt Lady of Gig Harbor

I love Christmas and I have always collected Christmas fabrics. Every other year I make one to donate to breast cancer. It goes in a big Christmas basket to be auctioned off at the Gig Harbor Quilt Festival Auction.

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 80"

Advent Tea Advent Tea
By: Angela Nash,
Illinois, USA
Blog: My Three Sons

We have an advent tea for women to start off the holiday season. I hosted and decorated a large banquet table in a quilt theme. I used Moda’s Figgy Pudding, and designed a fun center for my table. The wonky stars were a sparkling edge. White in between to catch all the spills for easy clean up!

Quilt size: width: 73" height: 73"

Advent's calendar 1 Advent’s calendar 1
By: Zdenka Ivancic,

I made this Advent’s calendar for my grandsons. It has 24 pockets filled with chocolate candies.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 42"

Candy Cane Candy Cane
By: Pamela Scoville,
New Jersey, USA
Blog: Random Access

My favourite log cabin finished in 2004. It is machine pieced and quilted by myself and was made of the left over log cabin blocks of my bed quilt that has a different layout. Although I call this one Red Jr. its real name is Candy Cane. It is used for naps year round by both the humans and cats.

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 80"

Christmas Cardholder Christmas Cardholder
By: Nickels,
Blog: Nickels Pickles

I was looking for a nice quilting presentation for all the wonderful Christmas cards, so I designed a cardholder on EQ6. The drawing of the PP-Angelblock was really a challenge for me ;).

Machine pieced and quilted.

Quilt size: width: 38.5" height: 53"

Christmas Fireplace Christmas Fireplace
By: Sandi Walsberg,
California, USA

We do not have a fireplace so my husband Paul designed this fireplace for me to make and decorate so that we have a place to hang our Christmas stockings.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 78"

Christmas log cabin Christmas log cabin
By: corry,
Blog: Dutchblue

I machine sewed the log cabin blocks on a background. The quilting is done by hand. I started this quilt years ago and finally finished it today!

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 52"

Christmas Memories (Carolyn Hughey) Christmas Memories (Carolyn Hughey)
By: Carolyn Hughey,
Idaho, USA

I designed this quilt to hang in my entry. A festive greeting to family and friends who gather for the Christmas holidays. I designed the quilt in CorelDraw and made it from the pattern I created. Happy Holidays!

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"

Christmas Memories (Deborah Thomas) Christmas Memories (Deborah Thomas)
By: Deborah Thomas,
Missouri, USA
Blog: Material Girl

This was a needle turned embroidery block of the month called Christmas Memories. I started in November 2008 and sewed two blocks each month. This was the second quilt that I quilted myself using the meandering technique.

Quilt size: width: 46" height: 46"

Christmas star Christmas star
By: evejuku,

Mini quilt, paper piecing, cotton fabric

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Christmas Windows Christmas Windows
By: Desiree,
California, USA
Blog: My Clothesline and other laundry lists

This is one of my Christmas quilts that was inspired by the windows I used to paint when my kids were small. I did hand applique but it works well with machine applique.

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 59"

Christmas Wreath Christmas Wreath
By: AnnieOfBlueGables,
Utah, USA
Blog: annieofbluegables

I love log cabin quilts. This is the second pieced quilt I had ever made. I wanted random stars and I wanted a Christmassy feeling. It is made of flannel and so cozy and warm. mmmmm Eventually I want all three of my guest beds to have a summer and winter quilt.

Quilt size: width: 75" height: 88"

Crazy Patch Christmas Tree Crazy Patch Christmas Tree
By: Betty Donahue,
Alabama, USA

I decided to make a crazy patch tree using mostly found objects. The stand is the front of my Mother-in-law’s purse.

It was a lot of fun but took quite a long time to do.

Quilt size: width: 44" height: 46"

Frosty Frosty
By: Michelle,
Washington, USA

This is a quilt I designed using a panel of snowmen and the book Clever Quilts by Susan Teegarden Dissmore.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 75"

Gingerboys Gingerboys
By: Regina Arlauckas,
New York, USA
Blog: The Queen Bees Buzz

My mother-in-law and I both love gingerbread men, and decorate our homes with them each Christmas. When I saw this pattern, I decided to make it for her and add fabrics from my husband’s old shirts, and from other family members, including ones I took from my MIL’s own stash, and old buttons.

Quilt size: width: 38.5" height: 46"

Holly Basket Holly Basket
By: Denise French,
Ontario, Canada

I made this quilt to hang on my wall for the Holidays. I really like the champagne flowers, pomegranate flowers, holly and poinsettias arranged in an egg basket. I hand appliqued and also machine quilted it.

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 64"

I Believe I Believe
By: Calicojoan,
Colorado, USA
Blog: Moose Stash Quilting

One of my favorite quilt designers is Nancy Halvorsen from Art to Heart. When I saw the “I Believe” book, I just had to have it.

The message of the quilt spoke to me, and working with a color scheme that was so out of the “norm” to me, just made this project great fun.

Quilt size: width: 56" height: 59"

Irish Lanterns Irish Lanterns
By: sheila C,
Blog: aubirdwoman

One of the many Christmas Quilts the name coming from the music I was listening to whilst piecing.

My own design using Anjii’s Angles.

Machine pieced by myself and Machine Quilted by Bernadette http://thequiltingb.blogspot.com

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 64"

Nutcrackers and Trains Nutcrackers and Trains
By: MAC,
Washington, USA
Blog: Quiltin Grandma

I call this quilt the quilt that grew. I used the book “Block Magic” by Nancy Johnson-Srebro for the Trains and Nutcrackers. To put it together I made the Log cabin blocks (not my favorite blocks to make). The dad in the family likes trains and my daughter collects Nutcrackers. It was quilted by me.

Quilt size: width: 62.5" height: 90"

Pine Boughs Pine Boughs
By: Pam Burns,
Indiana, USA

This is my FIRST QUILT! I purchased my first sewing machine and joined a local quilt guild. In my 2nd month as a new member, we had a retreat. Many finished the entire quilt, but I only finished a small square. I was determined and was thrilled to finish! I can’t get enough. I LOVE to QUILT!

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

Poinsettia Basket Poinsettia Basket
By: Reeze Hanson,
Kansas, USA
Blog: Morning Glory Designs

I love poinsettias and when I saw this paper-pieced pattern I was determined to take the challenge of trying to piece it. I collected red and white fabrics for months and finally started on the 100 pages of foundation patterns! Yikes! I love the result and proudly displaly it every Holiday Season.

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 40"

Santa's Visit Santa’s Visit
By: Maria Michaels Designs,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: Maria’s Quilt Scraps

My husband was drawing geometric designs and when he showed me one of them, I suddenly saw in it the outline, a fireplace with Christmas stockings. I designed that block and then the rest of the blocks to illustrate and tell the story of Santa’s Visit to our grandchildren.

Quilt size: width: 44" height: 44"

Snowflakes Snowflakes
By: Geta Grama,

I made this quilt using shadow trapunto technique. The snowflakes are made of batting. I loved so much this quilt so that shortly after I finished it, I made even a miniature ( 15″ x 15″) using the same design.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Winter Wonderland Winter Wonderland
By: LeAnn Powell,
Idaho, USA

I saw this pattern and fell in love with it. It took me about 15 months to piece and hand embroider the blocks

Quilt size: width: 68" height: 75"

Winter Wonderland Shop Hop Quilt Winter Wonderland Shop Hop Quilt
By: Connie Haack,
Michigan, USA

In October I went on my first Shop Hop. I loved this kit – I had to have it and couldn’t stop sewing until it was finished! I was mostly machine appliqued (my favorite). This is the first full size quilt that I have made. I usually make throw size and baby quilts. I enjoyed every minute making this.

Quilt size: width: 74" height: 87"

Wintergraphix Star Wintergraphix Star
By: Elizabeth,
Florida, USA
Blog: Sand and Sunshine

My mom has always liked star quilts, yet she has never made one. So last year I found just the right pattern and made it for her.

I doubled the pattern size which was a real challenge so my 16 pointed star would be even bigger, and the last time I saw this quilt it was gracing my mom’s bed.

Quilt size: width: 105" height: 105"

Wintertown / Adventskalender Wintertown / Adventskalender
By: Kerstin,
Blog: Cookies Treasures

I bought the pattern pretty soon after starting with patchwork. I saw this one and just knew I have to have it.

It’s an Adventskalender and there are pockets behind the houses, trees and stars. I made it without Christmas fabrics so I can leave it hanging a little longer than just Christmas time

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 44"

Zara's xmas Zara’s xmas
By: Lil Lutgen,

I had these wonderful x-mas fabrics for about one year and after having seen this pattern, I thought they would look awsome in the quilt.

All of the applique is made out of felt.

About the name, my cat’s name is Zara and she’s almost as crazy as the ones you can see in the border print.

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Holiday Traditions - Large Quilts

  • Holly Basket (18%, 139 Votes)
  • Christmas star (15%, 118 Votes)
  • Christmas Fireplace (11%, 86 Votes)
  • Snowflakes (10%, 78 Votes)
  • Christmas Cardholder (6%, 49 Votes)
  • Winter Wonderland (6%, 47 Votes)
  • A Few Of My Favorite Things (6%, 44 Votes)
  • Poinsettia Basket (5%, 41 Votes)
  • I Believe (4%, 30 Votes)
  • Candy Cane (3%, 21 Votes)
  • Wintertown / Adventskalender (2%, 19 Votes)
  • Advent Tea (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Christmas Memories (Deborah Thomas) (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Irish Lanterns (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Advent's calendar 1 (1%, 10 Votes)
  • Gingerboys (1%, 10 Votes)
  • Christmas log cabin (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Pine Boughs (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Wintergraphix Star (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Christmas Memories (Carolyn Hughey) (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Christmas Windows (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Winter Wonderland Shop Hop Quilt (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Zara's xmas (1%, 4 Votes)
  • A Taste of Christmas (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Nutcrackers and Trains (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Christmas Wreath (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Crazy Patch Christmas Tree (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Frosty (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Santa's Visit (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 789

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Small Quilts & Projects

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 44
  • Total countries: 10
  • Total provinces: 3
  • Total states: 17

You can click on the photo to view a larger version.

12 Days of Catmas 12 Days of Catmas
By: Elaine Sims,
Arizona, USA
Blog: Cattails Quilts: A Feline Frolicking in Fabric

Each of the appliqué medallions is a play on a verse from ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’. This was a fun gift for my mom, the ultimate crazy cat lady.

Quilt size: width: 34" height: 34"

A tree for Laurel's Christmas cats A tree for Laurel’s Christmas cats
By: geni,
Blog: Loose Ends

Not yet learned of the “raw edge applique” technique before, I just began cutting …

Please visit my blog for the rest of the story.

Quilt size: width: 31" height: 33"

Aussie Nativity Aussie Nativity
By: Sheila Craigie,

A Pommie born Aussie.

I thought a change from my traditional Green and Red was needed.

Hand/machine pieced and quilted by myself.

Pattern from Tita Leach in ‘An Australian Inspitational Christmas Crafts’ Magazine.

Quilt size: width: 28.5" height: 34.5"

Charming Botanical December Holly & Poinsettia Charming Botanical December Holly & Poinsettia
By: Reeze Hanson,
Kansas, USA
Blog: Morning Glory Designs

I designed this quilt to incorporate all the things I love and remember about Christmas as I was growing up. The silver and gold sparkling tinsels and balls, the gothic arches of the stained glass windows in church, the dozens of poinsettia plants & holly garlands everywhere, the ancient tiles.

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 38"

Christmas Collection Christmas Collection
By: Tracy McNicoll,
Blog: Transient Tracy

This quilt started with the urge to do a bit of hand stitching, the centre panel, but what to do with it ? So it became a block. Then I browsed through my mags and choose some of my favourite christmas bits and it became Christmas Collection. Also being a pommie, couldn’t resist the robins.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 38"

Christmas Eve Christmas Eve
By: Susan Cook,
Pennsylvania, USA
Blog: Larkspur Lane Designs

This is a wool penny rug done completely by hand.

Quilt size: width: 18.75" height: 12"

CHRISTMAS HOUSE wall hanging CHRISTMAS HOUSE wall hanging
By: Mary Lynn Busch,
Ontario, Canada

This CHRISTMAS HOUSE quilt was my first completed Fat Quarter Exchange done totally on FACEBOOK through the group named QUILTER FRIENDS. There were 12 participants. Many are done their projects, but we are awaiting a couple more. It was made in 2008, from AT HOME with THIMBLEBERRIES QUILTS.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 40"

Christmas Medallion Christmas Medallion
By: Darlee Byron,
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: Mumbles Cafe

This is one of the designs I tried several years ago using a stained glass window technique with fusible bias tape. It stayed an unfinished block until now. I am on a quest to complete all my ufo’s by January 1, 2010. And completing it in time to enter this contest; certainly is a bonus.

Quilt size: width: 28 1/4" height: 28 1/4"

Christmas Morning Christmas Morning
By: Vicky Barkley,
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: Loose Threads Vicky

Purchased a pattern for one poinsettia and designed the wall hanging around it. I tried to capture what Christmas morning looked like after the kids opened up their presents.

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 40"

Christmas Table Runner Christmas Table Runner
By: Denise French,
Ontario, Canada

When I saw this Christmas table runner pattern I knew I had to make it, I thought it was so cute. I especially like the tongues around the outer edge that add a nice finishing touch. I hand appliqued the holly and vine and machine quilted it.

Quilt size: width: 13" height: 26"

Christmas Table Runner (Convergence Quilt) Christmas Table Runner (Convergence Quilt)
By: myramyra,
Texas, USA

I tried to copy an online demonstration of a convergence quilt but the fabric I selected didn’t have enough contrast so I made a narrow (1/4″) black stripe between the strips to try to highlight the contrast. Then I saw a pattern and emphasized it with gold. Freehand quilted.

Quilt size: width: 21.5" height: 42"

Christmas Tree (evejuku) Christmas Tree (evejuku)
By: evejuku,

Table runner, cotton fabric

Quilt size: width: 34" height: 31"

Christmas Trees Christmas Trees
By: Amber,
Michigan, USA
Blog: MyWebQuilter.com

I designed this cheerful Christmas Tree quilt using www.MyWebQuilter.com. The garland embellishment is recycled fibers. The quilting was inspired by Leah Day’s blog; 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 21"

Christmas Trees Delight Christmas Trees Delight
By: CieAngel,
Florida, USA
Blog: CieAngel’s Haven

I made this Wall Hanging for a quilt Challenge. It has 3 trees that are decorated with rickrack and sead beads and applique stars, the border fabric is Santa with sleigh and raindeer. The buttons in the corners are Christmas striped. I had alot of fun making it.

Quilt size: width: 25" height: 14"

Christmas wreath Christmas wreath
By: Gunilla Borjesson,
Blog: Gredelinas glädjeämnen

Machine stitched, hand quilted

Quilt size: width: 23" height: 23"

Colourful Christmas Wall Quilt Colourful Christmas Wall Quilt
By: Iceni,
United Kingdom

I have quilted this Christmas Wall Hanging from a remment of Christmas fabric found in a local store.

At Christmas it will hangs in our hallway, underneath will be a table with a small Christmas Tree ladened with sweets for visitors of all ages to choose from.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 22"

Elegant Christmas Elegant Christmas
By: Antonija Mitt,
Wisconsin, USA

Wallhanging made from elegant fabrics found at my favorite quilt shop. It is quilted with gold rayon thread nad embellished with a red jewel in the center.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

Family Tree Family Tree
By: Valerie Moss,
Alberta, Canada
Blog: Val’s Quilting

My sister came across this quilt and pattern in a Christmas quilting magazine about 5 years ago. She loved it so much that I ended up making one for her & then I decided to make one for me. This was my first attempt at paper piecing and boy was it a great lesson with all of those sharp points.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 30"

Figgy Friends Figgy Friends
By: Angela Nash,
Illinois, USA
Blog: My Three Sons

I made this mini quilt to hang on the back of the banquet chairs for my quilt themed advent tea. I used Moda’s Figgy Pudding for this cute gnome, snail, and mushroom. There were 10 different mini quilts, each a gift from me to the women at my table. I think this was my favorite.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 16.5"

Holiday Stitchings Holiday Stitchings
By: Kelly Grace,
Ohio, USA
Blog: Kelly’s Kwilts

I had found a couple of Christmas XStitch designs and had a few very old ones that my Grandmother had. I decided to finish all of them and make a wallhanging for the holiday.

Quilt size: width: 24.5" height: 24.5"

Holiday Table Runner Holiday Table Runner
By: Vicki Welsh,
Virginia, USA
Blog: Field Trips in Fiber

I designed this table runner from the first two blocks of the Two Creative Studios Block of the Month. http://twocreativestudios.com/bom

I used my hand dyed fabrics in this project.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 60"

Holly Jolly Christmas Holly Jolly Christmas
By: Jennifer Ofenstein,
Texas, USA
Blog: sewhooked blog

“Holly Jolly Christmas” is an original design I created using four paper pieced patterns that I created for my website. I wanted a happy and whimsical gift to give friends of ours when we went to their house for a tree-trimming party. I think “Holly Jolly” fits the bill!

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 13"

How Great Thou Art How Great Thou Art
By: Lin Harvey,
Pennsylvania, USA
Blog: Uniquely Yours Creations

This collage is the result of a class that I took. We were told to bring lots of different Christmas fabrics and some fusible web. We were taught various techniques and then we were to design our own collage. I chose the Nativity Scene; to me this is the true meaning of Christmas.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 21"

Joy to the World Joy to the World
By: Esther,
Blog: Kludeklipperen

This pattern I found in a local quilt store 10 years ago. I loved it immediately, because it’s Christmas for me and I love applications with blanket stitches. I finished the wall hanging in half a year. Ever since it has been hanging on my wall every Christmas.

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 39"

Merry Joy Ho Merry Joy Ho
By: Teresa Lorenzen,
California, USA
Blog: Sewing Trials

I created this wallhanging because I love all the redwork stitchery I have seen on so many quilter’s blogs. These simple designs are my own. It was a fun piece to create and I hope to make a few more as holiday gifts.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 8"

Night and Day Christmas Table Runner Night and Day Christmas Table Runner
By: Colleen Lunt,
Arizona, USA
Blog: Colleen’s Quilting Journey

My Christmas table runner is made with an Eleanor Burns’ pattern – Night and Day. The fabric has metalic thread shining in it, and I quilted it with gold metalic thread. It is actually much easier to make than it looks. I hope it brings Christmas cheer to all who see it.

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 55"

Oh Christmas Tree Oh Christmas Tree
By: Wendy L. Starn,
Louisiana, USA
Blog: Splendiferous

cottons, lame, piping, beads, dress trim.
pieced and quilted
garment pattern: Color Me Patterns

I made this in 1996 and have worn it every year since.

Quilt size: width: 0" height: 0"

Penquin Holiday Party Penquin Holiday Party
By: Desiree,
California, USA
Blog: My Clothesline and other laundry lists

This holiday wall hanging I designed to be made by using fat quarters. It hangs from 4 straps that go onto a piece of PVC and a Christmas ribbon goes through the PVC and you tie a big bow from which it hangs. Its a fun and fast project for the holidays.

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 21"

Santa Wallhanging Santa Wallhanging
By: grace thorne,
Maine, USA
Blog: City Quilter

This is from a pattern in “Quilt it For Christmas,” 2006

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 36"

Silent Night Silent Night
By: Leah,
Blog: Puggle Logic

This was made from a quilt kit from Runaway Designs (who no longer seem to have a web presence.) I love it’s understated symbolism.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 32"

Snow Lady Snow Lady
By: Bev Bryan,
Oklahoma, USA
Blog: 44th Street Fabric

Snow Lady is a cheerful little wall hanging made to celebrate Winter and my 5 grand-daughters! We know snowmen are fun but we don’t want to forget that snowladies really dress up the place! A pink jacket, hat and purse make this girly little snow lady special!

Quilt size: width: 20.5" height: 20.5"

Soft Bodied Reindeer Soft Bodied Reindeer
By: Thearica B.,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: PigTales and Quilts

These soft bodied reindeer were a hit back in the 80’s. I made several sets and gave them as Christmas gifts. The set shown here was made for my beautician. They are pictured with her 2 year old daughter to show just how big they are. I put real shoes and socks on the ones I made.

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 27"

Stars Stars
By: Guni,
Blog: Gesammelte Werke

This is my first Quilt I’ve done all alone. I had seen it in an old Patchwork book from my Sister.

Quilt size: width: 29" height: 31"

Stars at Christmas Stars at Christmas
By: Murgelchen,
Blog: Spiel mit Ideen

I love stars, especially at christmas.

Quilt size: width: 23" height: 16"

Sweet Tooth Sweet Tooth
By: kathleen davies,
New York, USA

This was a challenge: to make a small quilt out of an antique yellow and white block, taken apart or not. The white and yellow parts of the candy corn are from the antique block, the rest are from my stash. The quilt is machine pieced, hand appliqued and quilted, from my own original design.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"

Tablerunner for Christmas Tablerunner for Christmas
By: Mirjam,
Blog: Mirjam’s Quilt

In 2008 I made a Christmas tablerunner for my own mother. This year I’ve made a tablerunner for my MIL (Mother In Law). She really likes things which are handmade, so this is a perfect present!

Quilt size: width: 76" height: 16"

Three Turkeys Three Turkeys
By: Three Turkeys,
Missouri, USA

These are placemats I made for my girls and I to start some new traditions now that it is just the three of us. You should have seen their excitement when they came home from school and saw they each had their own and they are each unique just like they are.

Quilt size: width: 20.5" height: 13.5"

Time To Put Up The Tree! Time To Put Up The Tree!
By: Christine MacDonald,

Made for our Guild’s exhibition’s Mystery Challenge. The theme was “Up and Down” and the yellow ric rac had to go on the front. My thought was “you put the Christmas tree up and then you take it down again”. Teddy is trying to put the Christmas tree lights on the tree but is getting tangled up!

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 20"

Twis the Night Before Christmas Twis the Night Before Christmas
By: EllenB,
Michigan, USA

I crossed stitched the individual pictures. Then inserted them into the blue fabric without a seam. Machine appliqued around the pictures. Free motioned machine quilted the designs; words “Merry Christmas” through the middle section and vines/leaves throughout the rest of the quilt.

Quilt size: width: 25" height: 33"

Urban Christmas Urban Christmas
By: Mrs Moen,
Blog: Mrs Moen

This is a wall hanging with a vinyl pocket for Christmas cards from a series of Christmas-themed quilts I have designed and made this fall. The quilt is machine appliqued and quilted.

Quilt size: width: 14 1/2" height: 40"

Winter Cottage Winter Cottage
By: Northern Deb,
Michigan, USA
Blog: Northern Deb Quilts

I made this as a Christmas gift to a sweet friend. She hasn’t seen it yet. It gets mailed in a few weeks. I wanted something that is winter without being overly Christmas so that she can keep it up all winter.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 20"

Winter Friends Winter Friends
By: Carole Baker,
Arizona, USA
Blog: Caroles-Sewing

This is a picture quilt that was done in 10 different blocks. When all the blocks are done, they are sewn together to make one big picture. This picture quilt has a combination of applique and embroidery. The design is by Anita Goodesign. This was very fun to put together!

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 28"

Wreath of Doves Wreath of Doves
By: Vicki,
Kansas, USA
Blog: Sew Inspired

I started this quilt in early 2002 and finished it this year. I’m excited to finally have it done and ready to display for this Christmas season. The pattern is from American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"

YoYo Santa YoYo Santa
By: Judee KODA,
California, USA
Blog: meinca

I saw this decoration in a small shop in Cambria,California. We were on our annual summer coastal trip. I fell in love with it and bought the kits to make it. I used my own Chtistmas fabric and scraps for the Yo Yos and face. Isn’t he cute?

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 25"

Holiday Traditions - Small Quilts and Projects

  • Tablerunner for Christmas (15%, 128 Votes)
  • Christmas Table Runner (15%, 126 Votes)
  • Christmas Tree (evejuku) (14%, 119 Votes)
  • Charming Botanical December Holly & Poinsettia (12%, 106 Votes)
  • Wreath of Doves (8%, 66 Votes)
  • Winter Friends (6%, 49 Votes)
  • Christmas Morning (3%, 29 Votes)
  • Urban Christmas (3%, 26 Votes)
  • Aussie Nativity (2%, 21 Votes)
  • Stars at Christmas (2%, 17 Votes)
  • Christmas Eve (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Penquin Holiday Party (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Joy to the World (2%, 13 Votes)
  • Oh Christmas Tree (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Winter Cottage (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Figgy Friends (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Night and Day Christmas Table Runner (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Holiday Stitchings (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Snow Lady (1%, 7 Votes)
  • How Great Thou Art (1%, 6 Votes)
  • YoYo Santa (1%, 6 Votes)
  • A tree for Laurel's Christmas cats (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Christmas Collection (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Colourful Christmas Wall Quilt (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Holly Jolly Christmas (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Holiday Table Runner (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Twis the Night Before Christmas (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Elegant Christmas (0%, 4 Votes)
  • 12 Days of Catmas (0%, 3 Votes)
  • CHRISTMAS HOUSE wall hanging (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Sweet Tooth (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Santa Wallhanging (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Christmas Medallion (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Silent Night (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Christmas wreath (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Time To Put Up The Tree! (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Christmas Trees (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Soft Bodied Reindeer (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Christmas Table Runner (Convergence Quilt) (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Merry Joy Ho (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Three Turkeys (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Stars (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Christmas Trees Delight (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Family Tree (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 853

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24 Responses to “Vote now for the Holiday Traditions Quilt Contest”

  1. You have done some stunning work, I’ve really enjoyed looking at it all and it was very difficult to vote – I think you all deserve a prize. Happy Christmas, love Lis x
    .-= Elisabeth Harwood’s latest post: Travels Down Under and Around the UK with Vikki Pignatelli =-.

  2. sandy says:

    I enjoyed all the items …. hope I can join next year.

    .-= sandy’s latest post: Thread Catcher & Boxy Bag (another) =-.

  3. Margaret Eble says:

    I like this quilt. She did a good job.

  4. Diana de Pater says:

    table runner for christmas is the best!

  5. It was so nice to see the great variety and techniques used in these holiday quilts. They are all great and you are all winners.

  6. Pat Castonguay says:

    All the quilts are wonderful!

  7. paula van dam says:

    I like them all!

  8. Amy Patterson says:

    The “Colorful Christmas Wall Quilt” is a panel from the late Laurel Burch fabric line of several years ago. I should know, I bought one myself and have it currently hanging above my buffet. Is it appropriate to have it entered into a contest?

  9. Mishka says:

    Hi Amy,
    There were no restrictions on whether a panel could be entered in the contest or not.


  10. Carole says:

    It is disappointing to see the quilts that are in the top spots are both done by the same person who has the same number of total votes in the large and small category (and both quilts are small). I think it is quite sad that it is a popularity contest and I think the voting should be done by quilt blog members only to avoid such issues. The fireplace quilt in the large category is the most amazing and unique quilt I’ve ever seen and I’ve encouraged every quilter I know to take a look at it and vote and I have no idea who the talented quilter is that did such an amazing job!

  11. sheila says:

    A Contest is a Contest. But I too found it disapointing to see top spots exactly the same.
    And no blog address, to see her other work.

    I did blog about the voting but I did say…

    so do go have a look at some Wonderful Christmas Eye Candy

    and if you like mine please vote.
    If you prefer another please dont tell me evbg.

    thanks Michelle for running the Contest, I for one have had fun.
    .-= sheila’s latest post: FOLLOWING ON =-.

  12. Carole says:

    Sheila–You are so right!! I loved looking at ALL the beautiful quilts and there are many that deserve a top spot! (Yours included)… I hope everyone will vote for what they like the best! I guess it is also commendable to have so many friends with different IP addresses as the lady from Italy does. Michelle thanks for doing the contest anyway! It’s always great to see what others are doing out there! Carole

  13. Mishka says:

    Hey ladies, thanks for the comments.

    “I think the voting should be done by quilt blog members only to avoid such issues.”

    This is a good idea, and something I’ll look into for the new year. It would be a lot of additional work on my part, so we’ll see how timing and finances allow.


  14. Great Contest! I wish I had known about it earlier.
    I especially love the “Snowflakes” and “Charming Botanical” quilts. Lovely work!

    Happy Holidays!

  15. JoAnn says:

    I don’t understand the rules, obviously. Why would a 40″ x 40″ wall quilt be considered in the “large quilt” category along with bed sized quilts? There are some outstanding quilts in both categories, but I do wonder about the leading vote-getter in both small and large quilts…looks like a set-up to me!

  16. Mishka says:

    Hi JoAnn,

    The size requirement for both categories was clearly indicated on the guidelines page and the submission pages. Large quilts are quilts 80″ square or larger. I had to pick a limit, and that was the limit I chose. For the two table runners that are larger than 80″ square, I made the decision to leave them in the small categories category.

    I’m not sure what you mean by “… looks like a set-up”. They are not my quilts, nor do I receive any payment from anyone (sponsors & contestants) whatsoever to run the various contests. They are done for fun and to show up our creations.


  17. sheila says:

    I would vote that you leave things as they are.

    as the Aussie saying goes…. we are not playing for Sheep Stations….

    Lets just have fun and I know a lot of my blog readers aren’t Quilters but love the Quilts.

    I am just so thrilled to have received a few votes and to have my Quilt in Virtual Print.

    Seasons Greetings to All.
    sheila in hot Australia
    .-= sheila’s latest post: FOLLOWING ON =-.

  18. JoAnn says:

    Thanks for your comments, Michele…I did not intend to suggest you had anything to do with voting, I did not explain my opinion very well. I do want to thank you for providing the venue for the quilts, they are so fun to look at and admire, whoever wins!

  19. Mishka says:

    Thanks for the clarification JoAnn.

  20. Kristi says:

    Hi all…

    My mom is the quilter who designed and made the Christmas Fireplace quilt in the large quilt contest. I was thrilled to read Carole’s comments about my mom’s quilt and have to say I wholeheartedly agree with her but admit that I am totally biased.

    I’ve taken the liberty of posting some of my mom’s work on my website, so if anyone is interested in seeing some more of what she has done, feel free to check out my post.

    Good luck to all the entries!
    .-= Kristi ’s latest post: My Talented Mom =-.

  21. Evelina says:

    Hi Michel, I would know how is about the prizes of the Holiday tradition quilt contest. Thank you and merry Christmas!

  22. Mishka says:

    Hi Evelina,

    I’ll be contacting the winners late next week to choose their prizes. I’ll email you.

    Happy holidays,

  23. […] I have lots to catch up on here: two winners for the last Friday Give-Away, 11 winners for the Reflections on Year 2 Anniversary blog post and 6 winners for the Holiday Traditions Quilt Contest. […]

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