Grab yourself a cup of coffee or two and browse the gorgeous Quilts for Little Girls for this week’s themed quilt contest. With so many beautiful quilts to choose from, I know we’ll all have a difficult time picking just one favourite, so this week you can pick three favourites.
On the Grain Fabrics is back as this week’s sponsor. They have generously donated 30 fat quarters to be split among three winners this week. They carry a gorgeous selection of fabrics in their online shop.
On the Grain is also offering a 15% discount to Quilting Gallery readers. Simply use the coupon code QGREADER15 at checkout when purchasing from onthegrain.etsy.com (coupon expires July 20, 2011).
Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourites!
- Voting is open Friday – Sunday @ 11:59 p.m.
- One vote per person (based on 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 square button** beside each one. Select the buttons for the quilts you want to vote for. You can select up to three quilts this week.
- Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the names of the quilts. Then press the vote button.
** Note: If you don’t see the square 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.
- Total submissions: 35
- Total countries: 12
- Total provinces: 3
- Total states: 15
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
By: Alyssa’s Quilt,
When my nephew and his wife had their first baby girl, I wanted to make something fun and bright. I had seen a similar quilt in an online group I was in and decided to draw my own fun appliques for the center of the log cabin blocks.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 50"
By: Debi C.,
North Carolina, USA
This was my first baby quilt. It was made for my first grand daughter, who was also my first grand child in 2009. She stole my heart before she was ever born!
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 48"
By: Nann Hilyard,
I made this for Ava’s third birthday. Her grandmother (my best friend from college) said that Ava’s favorite colors were purple, pink, and lime green. I added the yellow. The pattern is from McCall’s Quilting. Ava was delighted with her quilt!
Quilt size: width: 49" height: 56"
By: Sheryl W.,
Blog: Scraps from Sheryl
My granddaughter Avery (age 4) gave me the beautiful background fabrics for Christmas and several months later I gave them back in the form of this quilt. I was lucky to find enough of her favorite of the fabrics to use as the backing. The flower is from one of my favorite lines, Fossil Fern.
Quilt size: width: 55" height: 65"
By: Sarah Vanderburgh,
An original design. The quilt was designed, cut, and assembled in 2 days after the birth of my 3rd niece. I was playing with ways to make shapes in quilts with charm squares – just in time to make hearts for a new little girl. Her older sisters loved it too!
Quilt size: width: 44" height: 44"
By: Berit Stavik Hansen,
I made this babybag for a new born baby. It has zippers in both sides for easyer to put the baby on it:-)
Quilt size: width: 20" height: 40"
Blog: Art From the Heart
When it was announced that twin girls would be added to the clan my Mom-in-law presented me with a quilt pattern circa 1980’s. She had me build two ‘just the same, only different’ quilts. Fun choosing the fabric for outfits, bonnets & socks! This pic shows my MIL is no taller than a baby quilt! :?}
Quilt size: width: 42" height: 54"
|Bowties for Olivia
By: Viking Quilter,
These 3-dimensional bowties were folded and pieced into a quilt top by Heather Griffin. She learned to do this from a lady visiting the quilt shop, in Alaska, where Heather worked. Her mom gave it to me for my 3-year old granddaughter, Olivia. Olivia chose the backing and I quilted it for her.
Quilt size: width: 35" height: 43"
By: Paula Louceiro,
Blog: Artes de Paula Louceiro
I made this quilt in 2010 to a 1 year-old little girl. I also made three pillows.
Quilt size: width: 106,3" height: 78,74"
By: Rona Keith,
Blog: Layer Upon Layer
Made for my nine-year-old niece, a very keen Highland dancer. I used some fun effects in this quilt. The wings are free motion embroidery on net. There’s a real pompom on her hat. And finally, her tutu is made from layers of net so it sticks out from the wallhanging.
Quilt size: width: 18" height: 36"
|Diamonds are girls best friends
Blog: Suleons Flickwerk
This was my first attempt in Quilted Diamonds. I love these little hand sewed blocks. And I love girly colours. This cute pillow would suite all girls rooms :) I hope the girl who gets it will like it.
Quilt size: width: 20" height: 20"
|Dill Blossom Strips
Blog: Kim’s Crafty Apple
This is an adorable heirloom quality strip quilt perfect for any tiny baby. Strips of Robert Kaufman’s Dill Blossom fabric make it pleasing to the eye. I quilted it in slightly wonky straight lines to add to the structural look of the quilt. The back is made of hand-dyed baby blue flannel.
Quilt size: width: 21" height: 28"
|Foar Silke fan beppe
By: jelly Sloot,
Blog: Jelly’s blog
This quilt I made for my granddaughter Silke. Her age is seven years. She was very pleased with her quilt.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 84"
|For my little Girl
By: Kylie Lloyd,
Blog: My Addiction to Quilting
I had been quilting for about 6 months and took an internet class with the Quilt University and learnt to make a Triple Irish Chain design.
I made this quilt using Moda’s Petal Pusher fabric and used the large shapes to applique on the white background.
Quilt size: width: 42" height: 63"
|Friendship starts with a smile
Blog: Anna’s thousand and one stitches
I made the Quilt for my granddaughter Linde 12 years ago. But my daughter had made also a beautiful quilt for Linde Noah’s Ark so I have not yet given my granddaughter this quilt.
Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"
|Future Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader
By: Rachel Garibay,
Wanted to make a baby quilt for my friend who wanted a Dallas Cowboy theme, but she was having a Girl. I was afraid all the blue would look too boyish until I found the perfect pattern, “Friends” by Pam Bono. I machine quilted it with cowboy hats, boots and stars.
Quilt size: width: 44" height: 54"
By: Alicia Stritch,
This quilt was made for my daughter when she was fascinated by fairies. It is machine stitched and qppliqued using Heat’n’Bond. It’s a beautiful quilt and definitely made with love :)
Quilt size: width: 44" height: 49.5"
|Hearts in a Box
By: Flo@Butterfly Quilting,
Blog: Butterfly Quilting
This was a baby gift for a very special little girl. They still have it hanging on the wall in her bedroom!
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"
|In the garden
Blog: To Dream to Stitch
Postcard made for a swap. Photograph of me in my uncle’s garden. The start of my love of gardening.
Quilt size: width: 4" height: 6"
By: Pamela Avara,
Blog: Quiltind and Stuff by Knitnoid
I asked my 8 year old niece her favorite color and things. At the quilt show I attended I picked up all of the FQs and the YBR pattern. The cats are from Tuxedo Cats in The Quitlers Magazine. The border quilting is satin stitched letters “meow” “purr” “kitty kitty” and Kallikat – her nickname.
Quilt size: width: 69" height: 96"
|Kiki’s Adoption Quilt
By: Teresa Downum,
This quilt is titled “Rainy Days, Sunny Days, Family Always”. I made it for my niece upon her final adoption into my Sister’s Family. The bluebirds on the clothesline is a seperate quilt that comes off (in middle panel) and each flower below represents someone in her new immediate family.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 75"
|Ladybugs for Bailey
By: Jessica Hoenig,
New Jersey, USA
Blog: Quilty Habit
I made this quilt for my niece Bailey, who just turned 4. She asked me in February for a quilt with “pink, purple, ladybugs, and my name, Bailey Mae” – so I had to grant her request!
Quilt size: width: 56" height: 65"
Blog: Al’s treasures
I made this quilt for Lana as a snapshot of all her passions at aged 5. She drew and dated a special picture (2nd row, 2nd from left) and ‘consulted’ with me regarding each block and dyeing fabric for the borders. No matter how ‘adult ‘she becomes, this quilt triggers such special memories!
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 100"
|Love is all Around
By: Paula Storm,
Blog: Sew Little Fabric
I designed this quilt because I have 4 kids and I know how quickly they grow. My oldest has pretty much grown out of her baby quilt, so I wanted a quilt which would grow with my next baby. This one is suitable for her as a baby, but will grow with her as a lap quilt into her teens and beyond :)
Quilt size: width: 37.5" height: 41"
|Olivia I SPY Fun
West Virginia, USA
This quilt has 54 matching I Spy fabrics and solids to match. This quilt is for our GD#3, Olivia, to celebrate her 1st birthday July 15.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 60"
By: Shruti @ 13 Woodhouse Road,
Blog: 13 Woodhouse Road
Paalvi in Marathi – my mother tongue – means “ a young branch”… It symbolizes spring… The beginning of something new… It is also the name of my only neice… So this lovely fresh baby girl quilt is names after her, Paalvi… It is a pattern that I have designed myself!
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 42"
|Pink and Purple Hearts
Blog: Custom Designs By Jacquelyn
The owner of this quilt was 3 at the time she received it. Her mother asked that it be Hearts themed & pink/purple. Name is appliqued with focus fabric. Hearts quilting motif was done on my embroidery machine in various sizes. 100% cotton fabric and batting. Simple traditional pattern, but fun.
Quilt size: width: 54" height: 60"
|pinwheels for paige
By: grace thorne,
a friend of my daughter just had her first baby, a girl. i made this quilt for my daughter/son-in-law to give as a gift. pattern by susan branch; machine pieced and hand quilted.
Quilt size: width: 49" height: 54"
Blog: Addicted To Quilts
Quilt size: width: 58" height: 67"
|Roses for Emily
South Carolina, USA
Blog: Stitchin Therapy
This is the layered French Roses pattern done in bright colors. I saw the pattern on vacation and wanted to give it a try. The young girl I am teaching to sew saw it and claimed it the most beautiful quilt in the world. Naturally, she took it home.
Quilt size: width: 46" height: 56"
|Sarah’s Play Animals
By: Jennifer Joshua,
This is my first ever quilt specially made with love for my niece, Sarah
Quilt size: width: 38" height: 38"
Blog: Threads of Mine
This quilt was made for an Ice cream Challenge. We were given a flavor and could add 2 colors to our flavor. My flavor was “Rocky Road” and I only added pink. I drew the ice cream shapes and appliqued by machine. When it was finished I gave it to my granddaughter Elizabeth.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"
|Tess’s Princess Castle
New Brunswick, Canada
Blog: The Q and the U
Every princess deserves a castle! I made this for my daughter’s third birthday. It is completely free-pieced, including all the individual “bricks” that built the castle. It’s my own design. Both my daughter and I love it!
Quilt size: width: 63" height: 81"
|Walk in the Woods
By: Sarah @ FairyFace Designs,
Blog: FairyFace Designs
This quilt was a special gift for my 8 yr old goddaugher’s First Communion. I wanted something fresh and pretty, but not too pink and girlie, something she would bring with her through life as she grew up. It’s my own pattern, using Moda It’s A Hoot – full of whimsical, colourful, girlie prints.
Quilt size: width: 56" height: 69"
|What Are Little Girls Made Of?
By: Quilts Sew Shabby,
Blog: Quilts Sew Shabby
A fusible appliqued wall quilt using the “Funny Babies” pattern by Amy Bradley. The little girls have been embellished with beads for their eyes, hand embroidery for hair, etc., real baby bows in their hair (and dog collar), and covered buttons for their belly buttons!
Quilt size: width: 42" height: 50 1/2"
Quilts for Little Girls
- Avery's Daisy (28%, 330 Votes)
- Colcha Sunbonnet (27%, 320 Votes)
- Walk in the Woods (14%, 160 Votes)
- Ava's Stars (10%, 122 Votes)
- Dancing Fairy (7%, 76 Votes)
- Alyssa's Quilt (5%, 61 Votes)
- Lana's Quilt (5%, 58 Votes)
- Hannah's (4%, 46 Votes)
- pinwheels for paige (3%, 40 Votes)
- Roses for Emily (3%, 33 Votes)
- Kallikat (3%, 32 Votes)
- What Are Little Girls Made Of? (3%, 32 Votes)
- Sweet Treats (2%, 27 Votes)
- Ladybugs for Bailey (2%, 26 Votes)
- Love is all Around (2%, 25 Votes)
- Paalvi (2%, 24 Votes)
- Future Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader (2%, 22 Votes)
- Kiki's Adoption Quilt (2%, 21 Votes)
- Bailey's Quilt (2%, 20 Votes)
- Foar Silke fan beppe (2%, 19 Votes)
- Diamonds are girls best friends (2%, 18 Votes)
- For my little Girl (2%, 18 Votes)
- Tess's Princess Castle (1%, 16 Votes)
- Babybag (1%, 14 Votes)
- Sarah's Play Animals (1%, 11 Votes)
- Hearts in a Box (1%, 10 Votes)
- Aubree's Hearts (1%, 9 Votes)
- Friendship starts with a smile (1%, 9 Votes)
- Dill Blossom Strips (1%, 9 Votes)
- In the garden (1%, 8 Votes)
- Baby Hearts (1%, 7 Votes)
- Olivia I SPY Fun (1%, 6 Votes)
- Pink and Purple Hearts (0%, 5 Votes)
- Random Hearts (0%, 5 Votes)
- Bowties for Olivia (0%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,166
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