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Vote Now: Bugs and Birds


The theme for this week’s virtual quilt contest is Bugs and Birds. Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourite!!

The first and second place winners will each get a copy of quilt author Marie Bostwick’s latest book, A THREAD SO THIN. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy the beautiful quilts below.

  • Voting is open Friday – Sunday @ 11:59 p.m.
  • One vote per IP address (NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for your favourite quilt (from home if you send it to coworkers)
  • Winner announced Monday!

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 15
  • Total countries: 6
  • Total provinces: 3
  • Total states: 6

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

Baby Bugs Baby Bugs
By: Jill Majers,
Utah, USA
Blog: Apple Avenue Quilts

I made this for a co-worker’s new baby. She loves bright, happy colors. The bugs are taken from the border fabric. Because bugs are so simple I was able to look at the fabric and enlarge them myself. I utilized hand guided machine applique, machine piecing, and machine quilting to make this quilt.

Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"

Butterfly Garden Butterfly Garden
By: Christine M,
Blog: MacDonald’s Patch

I made this wall hanging for a sister-in-law for her 50th birthday. This is from the pattern “Butterfly Garden” by Leanne Beasley, an Australian designer.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 20"

Cover piece whith Cover piece whith
By: Gunn-Torild Dons,

It looks like me on ski, even I am a Norwegian who they all say is born whith skis on their feets!

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 12"

Creature Comforts Creature Comforts
By: SameliasMum,
Blog: Samelia’s Mum

I love stitchery and I love patchwork and quilting so this mini quilt was a joy to make. It was the first pattern I bought and I used my first jelly roll when making it, so for me it’s all about ‘firsts’. My daughter loves the little lady birds and bees and it’s hanging just by her room.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 27"

daisy n butterfly daisy n butterfly
By: aida harun,
Blog: jarum emas

was summoned by my sister in-law to make a baby quilt for her dear friend …whom finally blessed with baby girl after 4 sons….

Quilt size: width: 43" height: 44"

Fresh Table Topper Fresh Table Topper
By: Mandy,
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Blog: That’s Sew Mandy

This is made from the left-overs of quilt I made. I just love the birds and butterflies featured in the fabric!

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 20"

ladybug ladybug
By: akrepburcu58,
Blog: Kiraz çiçeği

I made this quilt for my daughter.I used the old fabric at my home.

Quilt size: width: 190 cm." height: 210 cm."

Love Tweets! Love Tweets!
By: Vanessa W.,
Florida, USA
Blog: Crafty Gemini

I designed and made this mini quilt for a swap in February 2010 themed “Love is in the Air.” My partner loved her mini and hung it up on her studio wall. I loved the way it turned out and even contemplated keeping it…but I didn’t. :o)

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 18"

Seaside Reflections Seaside Reflections
By: McIrish Annie,
Connecticut, USA
Blog: Quilt til you Wilt

I hand painted this fabric and it reminded me of Florida where my sister lives. She has cranes that live behind her house. This was the first quilt I ever entered into a quilt show.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 18"

Seasonal Birds Seasonal Birds
By: Sharon Vrooman,
New York, USA

These SilverLinings BOM patterns were a challenge for a fairly new paperpiecer. Most have over 100 fabric pieces per block. Set as a photo display, was machine quilted in “frames” and handquilted around birds with Sulky smokey monofiliment.

Quilt size: width: 46" height: 44"

Spring Showers Spring Showers
By: Sue Cook,
Pennsylvania, USA
Blog: Larkspur Lane Designs

Original paper pieced quilt design with raindrop and ladybug buttons.

Quilt size: width: 33" height: 43"

Summer Flight Summer Flight
By: Tammy Spencer,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: Quilt’n Things For You

This is a pattern from a book called Pink Lemonade. The blocks are machine pieced and quilted. The outside border is completely hand embroidered and includes among the grass many butterflies, dragonflies, lady bugs, bumble bees, a caterpillar and even a spider to help the garden grow!

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 64"

Sweet Bee Sweet Bee
By: Valerie Koretsky,
Ontario, Canada

This quilt was made for a friends granddaughter. She wanted a summer theme quilt as she was born in late August.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 48"

The Picnic The Picnic
By: Cheryl English,
Colorado, USA

This was a pattern I picked up at my local quilt shop. The piece practically made itself. Fusing, hand stitching, hand & machine quilting. A blastz to make!

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 15.5"

Through the Garden Gate Through the Garden Gate
By: Linda Smith,
Nova Scotia, Canada
Blog: Scrapmaster

This pattern was a Block of the Month project. It was made several years ago and is still a flimsy. So when I saw this contest I thought of this and decided it was time to get it out of hiding and get it quilted! It is paper-pieced with some embellishments such as the yo-yo flowers and buttons.

Quilt size: width: 61" height: 73"

Birds & Bugs

  • Creature Comforts (23%, 48 Votes)
  • Love Tweets! (22%, 45 Votes)
  • Seasonal Birds (15%, 32 Votes)
  • Baby Bugs (13%, 26 Votes)
  • Seaside Reflections (5%, 11 Votes)
  • Summer Flight (5%, 11 Votes)
  • Spring Showers (4%, 9 Votes)
  • Through the Garden Gate (3%, 7 Votes)
  • Cover piece whith (3%, 6 Votes)
  • The Picnic (2%, 4 Votes)
  • Fresh Table Topper (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Butterfly Garden (1%, 3 Votes)
  • ladybug (0%, 1 Votes)
  • daisy n butterfly (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Sweet Bee (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 207

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Next week’s theme is Flying Geese. I’m looking forward to seeing your beautiful quilts. Get your cameras out!

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