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Grab yourself a cup of coffee, or two, or three, and browse the gorgeous Appliqué Quilts for this week’s themed quilt contest. These quilts are amazing!

Jacquelynne Steves, the owner/designer for The Noble Wife design company is this week’s sponsor. The quilter with the most votes will receive a bundle of fat quarters from Jacquelynne’s new Sewing Room Social fabric line and a free pattern (retail value $53.00).

A give-away for all: Jacquelynne is also hosting a give-away on her blog at TheNobleWife.blogspot.com. Read the rules and enter the give-away over there. The winner will receive 3 free patterns and a pile of other goodies (retail value $45.00).


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 wearables with a circular button** beside each one. Select the button for the wearable you want to vote for.
  • Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the names of the wearables. 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, or that you need to refresh the page to see the voting options. Shared IP Addresses are very common in home or work networks.


Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 48
  • Total countries: 10
  • Total provinces: 3
  • Total states: 20

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

Applique Needle Case Applique Needle Case
By: Jacque Bruce,
South Carolina, USA

This is my very first applique project. I used the tips on Jacquelynne Steves tutorial, and they helped so much! I was scared to death to try, but I wanted to make a gift for my sister, who got me into quilting after so many years of sewing playclothes and pajamas for my kiddos!

Quilt size: width: 7" height: 6"

Aubree's Hearts Aubree’s Hearts
By: Deborah Cutter,
North Carolina, USA

I made this quilt for my first grand child, who just happened to be a little girl! Her mama asked for bright colors and I just took it from there!! Aubree Eileen was born on June 20, 2009.

Quilt size: width: 26" height: 48"

Autumn Glow Autumn Glow
By: Angela Huddart,
United Kingdom
Blog: Angela’s Textile Art

My first Rhapsody Quilt inspired after meeting Ricky at The Festival Quilts – it took me 11 months to make!

Quilt size: width: 44" height: 44"

Baltimore Surprise Baltimore Surprise
By: PaulineG,
United Kingdom

This was made for my boss who retired as Vice Chancellor last year and I was asked to make her a quilt on behalf of the senior team in the University. I had wanted to do a Baltimore style quilt for a while and this was a perfect opportunty. It includes messages on the reverse from all the team.

Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"

Beauty on Ice Beauty on Ice
By: quilterj,
Nebraska, USA

This ice skating quilt is made for my grand niece. She is a figure skater. I thought it would be a fun quilt for her to remember her skating days.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

BeDazzled! BeDazzled!
By: Lisa Marie,
Colorado, USA
Blog: ThatCrazyQuiltyGirl

Quilt size: width: 68" height: 68"

Best Buddies Best Buddies
By: DianeH,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: Sideroad Stitcher

This simple homespun quilt is my first attempt at machine applique. For the cat and dog I used a rendition of the patterns available from this-n-that Fabrics and my own design for the quilt top.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 20"

Bird Pillow Bird Pillow
By: Norma,
Alabama, USA
Blog: Petit Design Co.

My first applique project, a pillow for my daughter

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 18"

Black Beuaty Black Beuaty
By: A. Carole Grant,
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: The Vitrine

Hand applique blocks, set with grandmothers fan and beautifully quilted. Used as a wall hanging.

Quilt size: width: 39" height: 39"

Blue Bird Quilt Blue Bird Quilt
By: Kelly,
Pennsylvania, USA
Blog: Pinkadot Quilts

This quilt was made for a challenge that had to include a bird. Hand dyed fabrics were used and it is machine quilted.

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 18"

BRIDGET'S BEACH QUILT BRIDGET’S BEACH QUILT
By: Helen McNaught,
Australia
Blog: AuntyHennys

I made this quilt (fusible applique with hand blanket stitch) to look like a beach towel and included a set of beach theme bath squirters for fun.

The pattern is from QUILT magazine June/July 2009.

Little Bridget loved playing “match the pairs” with the bath squirters and the applique shapes.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 55"

Catching Lunch Catching Lunch
By: Jenny,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Squawk, baby!

Catching Lunch was inspired by my good friend, Amelia. We were destined to become friends. After our first meeting knitting in the park, we went our seperate ways only to find each other at a La Leche League meeting two years later. Catching Lunch is a whimsical toddler quilt made for her son.

Quilt size: width: 36" height: 50"

Celtic Connections Celtic Connections
By: Margaret C,
United Kingdom
Blog: Thread, Ink and Me

This quilt was made to celebrate the wedding of our two friends who had lived in Ireland and Scotland. The celtic knots are hand appliqued bias tubes, and I hand-dyed the green fabric to get the shade I wanted. Please come to my blog for a closer look at the celtic knot squares !

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

Cindy Larson Cindy Larson
By: Signs of Peace,
Michigan, USA
Blog: My Life’s a Marathon

I designed this quilt so I could show off a bunch of different batiks. I had been wanting to make a quilt for a friend going through a difficult time and she said she really liked peace signs so I designed them and add them to the quilt. There are also peace signs quilted inside the suns.

Quilt size: width: 62" height: 82"

Civil war Quilt Civil war Quilt
By: Wilma NC,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Wilma’s World

Bought this as a BOM from Keepsake Quilting. All applique was done using the mylar and spray starch method. This was given as a gift to my SIl who is a Civil war buff.

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 60"

Fall's Finery Fall’s Finery
By: crstitchery,
Illinois, USA

I held on to this pattern for 2 years until I came up the learning curve in order to give it a try! Appliqué pumpkins and sunflower felted pieces were sewn on by hand using blanket stitches in the center sunflower or stem stitching as on the leaves creating a 3D effect.

Quilt size: width: 38" height: 38"

Flowering Urn Flowering Urn
By: Sue C.,
New Hampshire, USA

I started this quilt in a class taught by the designer, Rosemary Mahkan, to learn her applique technique. It has great memories because my mother helped me pick out the fabrics. I love how it turned out and it now hangs in my living room. It is hand appliqued and quilted and machine pieced.

Quilt size: width: 43" height: 43"

Flowers of a Different Color Flowers of a Different Color
By: Dorothy Rogers,
Texas, USA

Machine blanket stitched, fused flowers on a varied neutral background of 4 inch squares. This quilt was made after making a similar one of darker flowers on a much darker backgound. My daughter loved the first one so it went to her home and I made this one in colors I love best. Thus the name.

Quilt size: width: 26" height: 26"

Freddy the Florida Flamingo Freddy the Florida Flamingo
By: Karin,
Texas, USA
Blog: http://blog.thecallanders.name

I miss the good times we had in Florida, so I made a flamingo to remind me of the all our friends and the fun we had. Unfortunately, he got sold in under a week, so now all I have are the memories (again), until I make another one. He was made with scraps from several other projects.

Quilt size: width: 13" height: 23"

glas in lood glas in lood
By: ank zegers,
Netherlands

patched by the hand and applicated and quilted bij the hand also

Quilt size: width: 50cm" height: 50cm"

Hearts A'Flutter Hearts A’Flutter
By: Linda Broadbent,
Iowa, USA

I found this pattern on Janome’s site and couldn’t resist to make it. I’ve received alot of comments on it. Many want to amke it also.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 26"

Kimono Girls Kimono Girls
By: Karen Wilson,
Australia
Blog: The House of Wilson

I made this for friends having their first baby. The overall design was my own, but the appliqued girls came from the pattern ‘Oriental Medallion’ by Patchwork Between Friends. The flower designs down the centre are machine embroidered. This was the second quilt I’d ever made.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 37"

Kokeshi Dolls Kokeshi Dolls
By: Quiltalicious,
California, USA
Blog: Confessions of a Surreal Quilter

Kokeshi Doll quilt, a celebration of Japanese collectibles and traditions, with fan, bonsai, kimono, tatami, parasols and tea set. I thought a lot about Japan and the earthquake/tsunami while making this quilt. Machine applique. Designed by Susan Claire.

Quilt size: width: 43" height: 55"

Liberated Flowers Liberated Flowers
By: Cat,
Michigan, USA
Blog: Big Lake Quilter

A few years ago I took an applique class with Gwen Marston. She showed us how to design our own quilt. The flowers, leaves and vase were cut free form by folding the fabric and cutting. I also made patterns from freezer paper. It was the most liberating class I ever took.

Quilt size: width: 26" height: 26"

Lucas' Dancin' in the Moonlight Quilt Lucas’ Dancin’ in the Moonlight Quilt
By: Julie,
South Dakota, USA
Blog: Better than I deserve

I made this quilt for my grandson. It is all needle turn applique. I didn’t know if I would get it done before he was born but I did!!
Sorry about the poor picture but it is the only one I have.

Quilt size: width: 43" height: 57"

Michael's headboard Michael’s headboard
By: Ellen Patton,
Florida, USA

My son asked me to make a headboard so his box spring and mattress which sit on the floor would look more like a bed. He’s a big surfer and loves the beach so I thought ferns and geckos would be perfect. I love the results! Should be delivered to his place any day now!

Quilt size: width: 63" height: 26"

my applique quilt my applique quilt
By: susanne richter-antonijevic,
Germany
Blog: susis quilts

i made this quilt some years ago,but i love it still

Quilt size: width: 91" height: 91"

My Farm My Farm
By: Cheryl Hartzog,
Florida, USA
Blog: Quilts and Art By Cheryl

I made this quilt with a farm in mind ,my Grandpa was a farmer and Mom grew up on one. I could not find fabric for the barn & tractor,so I drew the barn,tractor,truck,water trough and wagon wheel ,then painted with fabric dye by Jaquard ,then appilcaded them onto the farm fabric I could find .

Quilt size: width: 34" height: 40"

My third son! My third son!
By: donataquilts,
Switzerland
Blog: www.donataquilts.it

I rescued this dog almost 3 years ago: I found him tied to a tree, so that he could not go back to the home of the awful person who abandoned him. As of that moment, though, he has become the prince of my house, in fact he also has his own portrait :-)

Quilt size: width: 25" height: 35"

Petite Points Flowers Table Runner Petite Points Flowers Table Runner
By: MGM ~ HookedOnNeedles,
Massachusetts, USA
Blog: Hooked On Needles

This cheerful spring table runner is my own original design using a charm pack, and some yardage for background and backing. Pattern is for sale in my Etsy shop and would be lovely made with any spring-like fabric for your Easter table, as a housewarming gift, or for any occasion!

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 33"

Pretty in Purple Pretty in Purple
By: Jeanne Meddaugh,
Michigan, USA
Blog: Luv2Stitch

This quilt was made for a challenge and then donated to the local Habitat for Humanity Quilt Auction. The patterns are from Faye Anderson’s book “Applique Designs” My Mother Taught Me How To Sew.

Quilt size: width: 30″" height: 30″"

Santa Domingo Birds Santa Domingo Birds
By: Marjorie @ Applique Addict,
Idaho, USA
Blog: Applique Addict

I made this quilt in 2006 and it remains one of my favorites. I love how the birds look super modern and hip, but the designs came from traditional pottery patterns from Santa Domingo. At the time, we were spending a lot of our vacation time in New Mexico and I had started to collect pottery from

Quilt size: width: 76" height: 82"

Sherry McDonald Sherry McDonald
By: Sherry McDonald,
California, USA
Blog: Sherry McDonald

My daughter in law saw the pattern for this quilt, designed by Melinda Bula, at a show and asked me to make it for her. The name of the pattern is Fleur di Lis. All the applique is done by needle turn method. The borders are machine pieced and the binding is hand sewn.

Quilt size: width: 70" height: 70"

Simply Charming Simply Charming
By: Jay and Angela,
Virginia, USA
Blog: You Quilt?

This is the first joint project my wife and I made together as a gift for my parents. The design is “Simply Charming” from Lori Smith’s book Fat-Quarter Quilting.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 20"

Spray the weeds not my flowers Spray the weeds not my flowers
By: Deborah Cohen,
Australia
Blog: A pilgrim’s quilts

This quilt was made for an exhibition about men’s sheds. The friend, whose shed I used for inspiration, was very concerned that the weed control man did not spray his flowers when I went to take photographs. For me this was a real test of the boundaries of quilting.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 35"

Spring Time Spring Time
By: Kristi,
Arizona, USA
Blog: kj’s

I made this little quilt for my Grand daughter Faye’s fourth birthday. Doesn’t it just make you smile! I quilted a dragonfly. bumble bee and a butterfly within it. I blogged about it here. http://vanos.wordpress.com/2011/01/07/whats-been-happening-at-kjs-stuido/

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 20"

Sunday Drive Sunday Drive
By: Jean Shores,
Nebraska, USA

Sunday Drive was made using a Pat Sloan pattern. I loved stepping out of my comfort zone and using oranges and teals. All of the fabric was found in my stash.
The quilt was a birthday gift for a dear friend of mine.
Machine applique is one of my favorite techniques.

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 66"

Table runner Table runner “Camomile Meadow”.
By: Zlata Ratskevich,
Russian Federation
Blog: ZlataR

Quilt size: width: 27,5" height: 12"

The Birds The Birds
By: Marilynf,
California, USA
Blog: Marilyn’s Art Musings

Original quilt with fused applique – mountains, blocks, birds and bias circles. Bias circles are appliqued with a blanket stitch. Birds and block are appliqued with free motion stitching. Quilt is heavily beaded. Branches are attached in 3-D effect with hand stitching down the center with beads.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 38"

The Day After The Day After
By: Darlene Bayley – Fabricpainter!,
Alberta, Canada

Inspired by the book, “The Woven Quilt”, I made this landscape depicting people walking in Central Park soon after all the trauma in New York. My version of applique is all raw edge – the silhouettes, birds and tree leaves, plus other details. Life does go on – romance flourishes and families grow!

Quilt size: width: 30″" height: 50″"

The Poppies Quilt The Poppies Quilt
By: chris,
Australia
Blog: coco & pip

This is reprodution quilt done in needleturn applique.

Quilt size: width: 83" height: 83"

Through the Northwoods Through the Northwoods
By: wpfarmgirl,
Minnesota, USA

I’d just begun quilting and found this pattern in a book at the library. It took me awhile to finish it – even quilted it myself. It’s a good thing I like applique – there was a lot of it!

Quilt size: width: 67" height: 87"

Tree of life Tree of life
By: Catherine Parkinson,
New Zealand
Blog: Catherine Parkinson-Quilt artist and photographer

This is a depiction of a scripture story. The rod that leads to the tree of life. If we hold on to the rod we will gain life with God again.

This quilt is made from scraps of fabric, threads, cotton fabric and beads. It is raw edged appliqued, machine quilted then beaded.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 25"

Umbrella girls Umbrella girls
By: barbara corbitt,
Kentucky, USA

I appliqued and quilted this quilt by hand (as I do all my quilts) and gave it to a great friend going through a rough time in her life.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 120"

Vase of Flowers Vase of Flowers
By: Sunnybec,
France
Blog: Living the Dream

This is my first attempt at doing machine applique. The quilting bug only bit me last August so I am learning new skills all the time.

Quilt size: width: 21" height: 21"

Vintage Airplanes Vintage Airplanes
By: Elaine,
California, USA

My daughter wanted to decorate her baby boys room in Vintage Airplanes, so I made her quilt, bumper and bed skirt with these vintage planes.

I found one airplane on Fatcat.com and the other I modified a coloring page to work. It was the most creative I have been with a quilt. This was a fun one!

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 69"

With love ....from Holland With love ….from Holland
By: Marijke van Welzen,
Netherlands
Blog: art2wearblog

This is my coat with love ..from Holland.
My pupils from all over the world were my inspiration. I appliqued faces, and symbols and attributes belonging to their home countries.
see my blog for detailed photos.

Quilt size: width: M/L" height: 50"

Yellow Daisies Yellow Daisies
By: Annabel Rainbow,
United Kingdom

(Approx size only as I no longer have it)

Dyed cloth in greens and yellows. Raw edge applique made from painted cloth. Stitched into postition with a heavily free machined background. Lightly painted afterwards to add tone and depth.

Quilt size: width: 140" height: 29"


Appliqué

  • Sunday Drive (12%, 72 Votes)
  • Kokeshi Dolls (9%, 51 Votes)
  • Flowering Urn (7%, 42 Votes)
  • Autumn Glow (7%, 39 Votes)
  • BeDazzled! (6%, 36 Votes)
  • Yellow Daisies (5%, 31 Votes)
  • my applique quilt (4%, 25 Votes)
  • Freddy the Florida Flamingo (4%, 23 Votes)
  • My third son! (3%, 19 Votes)
  • Spring Time (2%, 13 Votes)
  • Beauty on Ice (2%, 10 Votes)
  • My Farm (2%, 10 Votes)
  • BRIDGET'S BEACH QUILT (2%, 9 Votes)
  • Bird Pillow (2%, 9 Votes)
  • Santa Domingo Birds (2%, 9 Votes)
  • Blue Bird Quilt (1%, 7 Votes)
  • The Day After (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Tree of life (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Hearts A'Flutter (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Civil war Quilt (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Kimono Girls (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Pretty in Purple (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Lucas' Dancin' in the Moonlight Quilt (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Table runner "Camomile Meadow". (1%, 5 Votes)
  • Catching Lunch (1%, 4 Votes)
  • Baltimore Surprise (1%, 3 Votes)
  • Michael's headboard (1%, 3 Votes)
  • With love ....from Holland (1%, 3 Votes)
  • The Birds (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Black Beuaty (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Vintage Airplanes (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Celtic Connections (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Vase of Flowers (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Sherry McDonald (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Best Buddies (0%, 2 Votes)
  • glas in lood (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Flowers of a Different Color (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Applique Needle Case (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Cindy Larson (0%, 1 Votes)
  • The Poppies Quilt (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Simply Charming (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Liberated Flowers (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Spray the weeds not my flowers (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Through the Northwoods (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Fall's Finery (0%, 1 Votes)
  • Umbrella girls (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Petite Points Flowers Table Runner (0%, 0 Votes)
  • Aubree's Hearts (18%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 581

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16 Responses to “Vote Now: Appliqué Quilts”

  1. Mary B says:

    I haven’t voted yet because I wanted all of the above appliquers/quilters to know that all of the work is gorgeous. How am I going to choose. I’ll to wait til tomorrow to vote when I have lots of time to take Michelle’s advice and sit back, have a cup of coffe, and take my time and really look at each one very carefully. Congratulations to all of the quilters!!!

  2. karin says:

    They’re ALLLLL sooo beautiful!!

  3. Mary LeClerc says:

    Great quilts and hard choices.

  4. Stitches says:

    Applique is my favorite mode of quilting so I really like looking at the quilts this week. There are so many to chose from, good luck to everyone.

  5. Sally says:

    Sunday Drive is really a gorgeous quilt!!! Cudos to the person who made it!

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  7. DianeH says:

    Fabulous entries ladies and gentleman!

  8. OHMYGOSH!!!!! There are some wonderful pieces here….so tough to choose just one!
    Beautiful work everyone

  9. Laura says:

    So many gorgeous entries!! Hard to choose just one, but I must say I’m partial to hand applique. That narrowed it down some.

    Congratulations to all for your patience. I love applique, especially done by hand, but it’s time consuming!

  10. Laura says:

    Such gorgeous pieces and so hard to choose just one! Hand applique is one of my favourites.

  11. mrs. p says:

    What beautiful quilts! Alot of variety!

  12. Ms Lottie says:

    This is the hardest one I’ve ever voted on yet. There are so many lovely ones to choose from! Some stunning work and some beautiful designs. Well done everyone.

  13. Carolyn says:

    I just love the Ricky Tims’ quilt. Beautiful

  14. Julie says:

    I have voted, but there are some truly wonderful quilts and some very talented people. Congratulations to everyone!

  15. Sandi says:

    Well, this was the hardest one yet to cast a vote for just one! I wanted to vote for six of them and recognised names of quilters I’ve come to know here in Blogland. They are all lovely. I was taken by the Kokeshi Dolls quilt, though. Forty one years ago at this time, I was just days away from giving birth to our first child, daughter Collette, born in Tachikawa, Japan. We were there while my husband was in the Air Force and I loved the little Kokeshi dolls and bought several that Collette has in her sewing room, a reminder of where she was born but a place she will likely never return to. I thought they were so well done and while not a traditional applique like Baltimore blocks, the work was lovely. :-)

  16. peg says:

    I cannot find out where to cast my vote. All of the entries are gorgeous, but I wanted to vote for Koeshi dolls but I can’t vote. I clicked the button that said to go to the blog page to vote, but it brings me to the same page.

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