Grab yourself a cup or two of coffee and browse the gorgeous People and/or Faces Quilts for this week’s themed quilt contest. Thanks to everyone that has entered and shared their beautiful creations with us.
This week’s contest is sponsored by Mystery writer, Laura Childs. She has donated five copies of her latest book in the Cackleberry Mystery series: Bedeviled Eggs. The top two quilters with most votes will each win a copy. The other three copies will be awarded to site visitors leaving a comment below.
Wanted: Sponsors for upcoming weekly contests. This is a great opportunity to have your shop and/or quilting products featured here. Contact me!
Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourite!
- 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 their favourite quilt (from home if you send it to coworkers)
- Winner announced Monday!
How to Vote:
- Review the photos and stories below… there are several, so you’ll need to scroll down to see them all.
- Underneath the photos, scroll down, you’ll see the names of all the quilts with a circular button** beside each one. Select the button for the quilt you want to vote for.
- Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the names of quilts. Then press the vote button.
** Note: If you don’t see the circular buttons to vote, but instead see the voting results, that means someone on your IP Address already voted or that the voting period has ended. Shared IP Addresses are very common in home or work networks.
- Total submissions: 17
- Total countries: 7
- Total provinces: 3
- Total states: 8
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
|30th weddinganniversery (for my parents)
By: Sabine Segers- van Esch,
Blog: Sabine’s ditjes & datjes
I made (most of) this quilt during a a quilting weekend with friends. It was a surprise for my parents who were married for 30 years. The original pattern came from a book of Wendy Vosters, but I adapted it a bit to fit in a weddingpicture, which shows they wore typical clothes for that time (1977)
Quilt size: width: 30" height: 50"
|Che razza di donne siamo
I made this quilt to honor Women’s Day.
There are many races, but we all belong to the “human” race, and our differences in appearance are meaningless.
Applique’ quilt with beads and dimensional details.
Quilt size: width: 17" height: 21"
|Diamonds Are Girl’s Best Friend
By: Barbie K,
This may be a stretch, but my faces are in the fabric, using Bethany Renolds’ Stack ‘n Whack method to create the Kaleidoscopes. I loved this Beth Bruske Moulin Rouge fabric from David Textiles. Our Guild’shallenge was to deign a quilt around a song-“Diamonds Are Girl’s Best Friend” being my choice.
Quilt size: width: 59" height: 80"
By: christina fokkema,
my teacher colette berends learnt me to make faces on her own way
Quilt size: width: 28" height: 37"
|Jenny ‘n’ Jack
By: Angela Huddart,
Blog: Angela’s Textile Art
Created from a photo of my daughter Jennifer with the singer Jack Penate. I took a Quilt University class with Marilyn Belford where I learned her technique of portrait making.
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 18"
|Lady with a Fan
By: Zlata Ratskevich,
Panels sewn based on the works of artist and designer George Barbier. Feathers are made of satin ribbon and dissolved sewn by hand. Ladies figure – slightly tinted pencil calico, topstitch the edge. More on the machine sewn & quilted leaves & background panels. Cap and gown – silk, hand applique.
Quilt size: width: 8,5" height: 11"
By: Susan Cook,
Blog: Larkspur Lane Designs
I made this quilt as a fundraiser and also in remembrance of my friend’s daughter who was killed by a drunk driver in December 2010. There whole story can be read on my blog at http://larkspurlanedesigns.blogspot.com/
Quilt size: width: 11" height: 12"
This quilt was made for a friends for her step mther for christmas. It is a compilation of children and grandchildren
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 57"
|My Dad, the Sailor
Blog: Stitches and etc.
This quilt is a picture of my Dad, taken when he was 28 yrs. old, right before he was sent overseas in WWII. This is my first attempt making a portrait quilt and I took a class at Quilt University. It was something that I had wanted to do for many years. My Dad will be 98 in June and loves the quilt
Quilt size: width: 22" height: 28"
By: My Family,
West Virginia, USA
Blog: Katie’s Quilts and Crafts
White Musical:Uncle Alan(music teacher)- Brown: Papaw Rev. Lloyd-
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"
|my wee one
By: Catherine Parkinson,
Blog: Catherine Parkinson-Quilt artist and photographer
This quilt depicts the relationship between and mother and her new born child. There is a very special bond than can’t be broken. This is captured in this quilt.
Quilt size: width: 29" height: 60"
|Period Women’s Fashions
By: Sharon Vrooman,
New York, USA
This was Wendy Voster’s 2008 BOM. Paper pieced, machine pieced, appliqued, hand quilted and added embellishments. I loved working on this as I had to research each time period to learn of period fabrics/colors to chose the correct fabrics to use. I made a stiletto shoe for the label.
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 30"
Blog: Quilter’s Dream
This is done with fabraic collage. The design was drawn onto Lutradur. Fabrics were then selected and glued down with a glue stick. Batting was 505’d to the back and a lot of thread play was done. The background was designed next, and then the top piece was Misty Fused to the background to quilted.
Quilt size: width: 18″" height: 24″"
The cartoon faces are from a book by Jean Ray Laury – Incredible Quilts for Kids of All Ages. The idea came from a Christmas card I saw once – “Merry Christmas from Santa and his Family”. I chose Santa Paula – Santa Monica – Santa Barbara – Santa Anita – and Santa Fe – to be “Santa’s Sisters”.
Quilt size: width: 53" height: 53"
By: Janet Archibald,
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: What Comes Next?
I participated in an on-line challenge – “Say Cheese” hosted by V of Bumble Beans Inc, and decided I wanted to try a monochromatic version. This was a lot of fun to do, and i have to say, I think it even looks a lot like me! (as long as you stay far far away!)
Quilt size: width: 17" height: 22"
|Some Things Change
By: Mary L,
Blog: Quilting in Oz
When I found this pattern online I knew I had to make it for my husband. I even used one of his old shirts. Many have asked if he wasn’t insulted. Quite the opposite.. he is so proud of his “portrait” wallhanging!
Quilt size: width: 23" height: 23"
|Waiting In New Orleans
By: Nellie Durand,
Blog: Nellie’s Needles
This damsel’s portrait is the result of a challenge within an art group. Seven of us each contributed a piece of fabric that we thought was interesting or difficult to use. We each had a year to put them to use. It is constructed with a fabric collage technique, plus oil stick pastel details.
Quilt size: width: 19" height: 24"
People and/or Faces
- My Dad, the Sailor (33%, 135 Votes)
- Some Things Change (20%, 79 Votes)
- Jenny 'n' Jack (9%, 37 Votes)
- Che razza di donne siamo (8%, 33 Votes)
- Waiting In New Orleans (6%, 23 Votes)
- my wee one (5%, 21 Votes)
- flower girl (5%, 21 Votes)
- Lady with a Fan (3%, 11 Votes)
- Self Portrait (1%, 6 Votes)
- Diamonds Are Girl's Best Friend (1%, 6 Votes)
- Rock Star (1%, 6 Votes)
- Lexa's Angel (1%, 6 Votes)
- My Family (1%, 6 Votes)
- 30th weddinganniversery (for my parents) (1%, 5 Votes)
- Period Women's Fashions (1%, 4 Votes)
- SANTA'S SISTERS (1%, 4 Votes)
- Memories (3%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 403
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Win a Copy of Bedeviled Eggs
Give-Away: Leave a comment below to be entered into a draw for three copies of Bedeviled Eggs. I love to read and listen to audio books. It’s not uncommon for me to have at least two books that I’m reading and two audio books or series that I’m listening to at any one time.
I’m always on the look-out for new authors. Leave a comment below sharing your favourite author and/or the most recent book you’ve read.
Three winners will be randomly chosen on Monday to win a copy of Laura’s Bedeviled Eggs.
Next Week’s Contest
The theme for next week’s quilt contest is Nursery Rhymes. Get your cameras out and Submit your Quilt Photo.