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It’s voting time for this week’s Paper Pieced Quilts. There are so many beautiful quilts to choose from that voting is definitely not going to be easy! Grab a cup of coffee, some paper and a pen and vote for your favourites. You can select up to FOUR quilts this week.

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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. You can also click the link to the slider version to review the quilts in the large format and then return to this page to vote.
  • 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 FOUR quilts this week.
  • Then scroll down, all the way, until you get to the bottom of the names of the quilts. 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.

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 39
  • Total countries: 8
  • Total provinces: 1
  • Total states: 19

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

A Day at Rehoboth Beach A Day at Rehoboth Beach
By: Mrs. Longarm,
Pennsylvania, USA
Blog: The World of Longarm Quilting

A beautiful day at our favorite beach!
Where our favorite people (Aunts) live!
This is my first (freezer) paper pieced project!
Man, that was like doing a crossword puzzle! Fun and challenging!
It now hangs in our “beach-themed” bathroom.

Quilt size: width: 15" height: 15"

ad infinitum ad infinitum
By: Andi Settlemoir Barney,
Georgia, USA
Blog: Making Modern Memories

Made from a guild challenge using 2 Robert Kaufman Kona Charm Packs. I have always loved spiral quilts, and this challenge motivated me to give it a try. All paper-pieced and freemotion quilted on my domestic Singer.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

Applique Ralli Quilts Applique Ralli Quilts
By: valasai,
Blog: Desert Arisans

This is a hand appliqued ralli quilt top and ralli quilt will be ready to sell on November 05.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 85"

Australian peacock Australian peacock
By: shey,
Florida, USA
Blog: shey’s world of stitchin magic

this quilt was done as a challenge on the carol doak yahoo site.. all the pp blocks in the quilt are from her books.. the center block is the australia block and the peacock fabric is the final border.. hence the name.. australian peacock.. i love paper piecing!.. this is my fav quilt so far..

Quilt size: width: 105" height: 105"

Autumn Pineapple Autumn Pineapple
By: Debbie Goad,
Wisconsin, USA

This is a table mat that I paper pieced for my dining room table for autumn. I love paper pieced pineapples and have a few of them however, this is my favorite.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 18"

Cake Stand Cake Stand
By: Deborah Thomas,
Oklahoma, USA

This was my first paper pieced project and I made it in August 2009

Quilt size: width: 26.5" height: 32"

Carson's Star Carson’s Star
By: Sue Cook,
Pennsylvania, USA
Blog: Larkspur Lane Designs

Wallhanging using 3 values of each of 9 colors.

Quilt size: width: 47" height: 47"

China Doll China Doll
By: Marie-Louise Curvers,

I have made 4 China Dolls and a China Boy for my children. Each quilt has different colours.

Quilt size: width: 26.5" height: 32.5"

Cosmati II Cosmati II
By: Mary on Lake Pulaski,
Minnesota, USA
Blog: Mary on Lake Pulaski

This Cosmati II pattern is from the book Bella Bella Quilts by Norah McMeeking and is paper pieced except for the middle medallion.

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 52"

Crazy Wheels Crazy Wheels
By: StitchinRN,
Arizona, USA
Blog: Custom Designs By Jacquelyn

This is my first paper pieced work. Made for grandson who wanted his new bedroom to be painted with “car colors”. The front is made from 12 different fabric choices. The back is Yellow with small black tires as the print. My grandson still won’t go to bed without his quilt.

Quilt size: width: 64" height: 80"

Cupcake Birthday Dreams! Cupcake Birthday Dreams!
By: All Things Belle,
Utah, USA
Blog: All Things Belle

This was a paper pieced birthday card for my grandmother. I loved the idea of sending a mini quilt as a card and little gift.

Quilt size: width: 5" height: 7"

Dancing With The Stars Dancing With The Stars
By: SeeingStars,
Alabama, USA
Blog: SeeingStars

An HGTV message boards Scraps to Treasure challenge quilt from 2010. I think it’s my favorite of my challenge quilts because I loved the fabric colors. Those orange and turquoise diagonals just made the quilt seem organized with so many scrappy fabrics.

Quilt size: width: 45" height: 45"

Diamonds of Gold Diamonds of Gold
By: diane conner,
Illinois, USA

I started & finished this quilt within 6 months because I just couldn’t stop!! I was obsessed with finishing it! Each strip is 1/4″ wide. This quilt is the most challenging paper pieced pattern I’ve ever done.

Quilt size: width: 28.5″" height: 28.5″"

Double Wedding Ring Pillow Double Wedding Ring Pillow
By: Susanne,
Blog: Suleons Flickwerk

I used the technique where you sew the arcs onto paper. Love it that way! :) I used some leftovers from my Central Park Jelly Roll and Kona Cotton Snow. A bigger DWR is half way done. So sadly I could not enter it here. ;) But maybe you would like to see it on my blog.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 16"

Double Wedding Ring Quilt Double Wedding Ring Quilt
By: Patricia docs,
Kentucky, USA

Double wedding ring with flying geese border all done in batiks

Quilt size: width: 120" height: 120"

Fiesta Fiesta
By: Rona Keith,
New Zealand
Blog: Layer Upon Layer

This was made in a class I took on curved paper piecing with Donna Ward. I love the technique and I’ve used it in several of my quilts.
The colours were chosen from what was in my stash. I didn’t want to spend more money on something that wasn’t my design but I love it. It’s a party in a quilt!

Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"

Garden Party Garden Party
By: Jill Majers,
Utah, USA
Blog: Apple Avenue Quilts

I designed and made this quilt to participate in a challenge sponsored by my guild and also to hang in my guestroom. We were required to have four snail trail blocks in the quilt and I have just that! The fabrics are mostly from fig tree designs.

Quilt size: width: 34" height: 34"

Geese in the Forest Geese in the Forest
By: Becky,
Utah, USA
Blog: patchwork posse

flying geese galore! Twiddletails blog designed it and had the pattern posted every month. This was the most flying geese i have ever made– and to top it off they are all paper pieced. I think picking paper off was worse than sewing it!

Quilt size: width: 60″" height: 66″"

Here Comes the Sun Here Comes the Sun
By: Deborah McLaughlin,
Georgia, USA
Blog: Wednesday Quilter

I drew this pattern and paper pieced the quilt itself some time ago, but only recently finished & submitted it as my September quilt for the Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative.

Quilt size: width: 9" height: 12"

Holland Holland
By: CandyS,
Michigan, USA

My quilt was inspired by a visit to my distant cousins in the Netherlands. I began collecting patterns from a variety of sources, and even designed one of my own. The pattern on the background fabric is from Van Gogh.

Quilt size: width: 26.5" height: 37.5"

Jar shelf Jar shelf
By: Kirie,
Blog: ShapeMoth

This is a mini quilt for my kitchen – rainbow Jar Shelf. This is a pattern which I designed myself. You can get it for free on my blog if you want to try paper piecing.

Quilt size: width: 11" height: 16"

Kaliph vs The Beast Kaliph vs The Beast
By: Hillbilly Tonya,
Missouri, USA
Blog: Hillbilly Handiworks

This is the second quilt that I made. I was working on it while also trying to care for my brother while he was dying. He passed before I could get it finished, but Kaliph (my brother) still defeated the Beast within and died peacefully. The quilt pattern is from an old Foundation Piecer magazine.

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 36"

Laura's Red Pandas Laura’s Red Pandas
By: Schenley Pilgram,
Pennsylvania, USA

When I asked my best friend what I could make her for her birthday, she said something with red pandas. Instead of making her another pillow, I went overboard and designed an entire rag quilt! I used photos she took at the zoo to design 3 original red panda blocks. It is my first full quilt!

Quilt size: width: 47" height: 59"

Little Cabin in the Woods Little Cabin in the Woods
By: Ronnie English,
Alaska, USA

I made this little quilt for a swap. It was so much fun to make. The tiniest pieces I’ve ever done.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"

Little Yellow English Peper Pieced Quilt Little Yellow English Peper Pieced Quilt
By: Jane,
Blog: The Witch on the Barn

I made this little quilt for my daughter because she loves the tiny yellow floral print

Quilt size: width: 10" height: 13"

Mad Birds and Hexagons Mad Birds and Hexagons
By: Kate,
Blog: empty field

English paper pieced hexagons form the focus of this quilt with the large stars and hexagon border.
The quilt is entirely hand pieced, hand appliquéd and hand quilted. Started in February 2010, it was finished in time to hang in the NSW Quilters Guild annual exhibition in June 2011.

Quilt size: width: 100" height: 100"

Marquis Marquis
By: Jayardi,
Wisconsin, USA

I had always wanted to do a quilt with perspective, so I designed this for a challenge. The true challenge was actually making it. Thankfully pp took care of that.

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 45"

Mini Feathered Star Mini Feathered Star
By: sewlove2quilt,
Michigan, USA

I was challenged to make a mini…love feathered stars! Machine pieced & quilted…SID around the FS & quilted FS’s in the light tan corners. In the border I quilted on the diagonal.

Quilt size: width: 16.5″" height: 16.5″"

Mini Star Table Topper Mini Star Table Topper
By: Stephanie :),
Iowa, USA
Blog: Stephie Stories

My very first paper pieced project. I love it! I think there is more paper piecing in my future.

Quilt size: width: 51" height: 17"

My Garden My Garden
By: Marlene Oddie,
Washington, USA
Blog: KISSed Quilts

Jinny Beyer’s 2010 BOM, ‘Jinny’s Garden’ paper pieced flowers. I changed some of the colorings of the flowers prompting me to rearrange their placement too. Used a different background (although black too), border prints, setting triangles and sashing fabric. I enjoyed the variety of this quilt.

Quilt size: width: 100" height: 90"

Peek-A-Boo Cats Peek-A-Boo Cats
By: Gail B.,
Florida, USA

This was a challenge quilt that required using 30’s / Aunt Grace-type fabrics. I wanted to try paper piecing, and had picked up this pattern (Peekaboo Cats by Love Quilt Patterns) at a quilt show. After making a practice block, I got the hang of paper piecing and finished the quilt in two weeks.

Quilt size: width: 25" height: 30"

Pieced Village Pieced Village
By: Janet McElroy,
United Kingdom
Blog: jan’s musing

Seemed to take forever to do, but was worth it…I think!!!

Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"

Pineapple Rose & Buds Pineapple Rose & Buds
By: Julia,
Mississippi, USA
Blog: PaulJuliaGraber

This design was created by coloring and arranging 36 traditional pineapple blocks to represent one big rose with 4 buds and leaves around the rose. The machine quilting is to represent the rose stem with many thorns.

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 52"

red white and blue kaleidoscope red white and blue kaleidoscope
By: beaquilter,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: beaquilter

A quilt layout I designed in EQ using a kaleidoscope block.
the paper piecing was one of my first tries.

Quilt size: width: 54" height: 54"

Roses are Red, Borders are Blue Roses are Red, Borders are Blue
By: Zoey,
Michigan, USA
Blog: Zoey Quilts

this quilt began with just one center paper-pieced rose. I had so much fun with that block, that I just continued making rounds until I had a king-size quilt top! I hand quiltied it and it is now one of my favoriete quilts.

Quilt size: width: 105" height: 105"

Spiked with Color Spiked with Color
By: Sandy Hembree,
Oklahoma, USA
Blog: Sandy’s Sew Clever

This is my first PP quilt and my Hubby claimed it after the first block. It is all batic fabric, scraps from other quilts, and it’s all Hand Quilted!!!

Quilt size: width: 108" height: 108"

Starlit Forest Starlit Forest
By: Judee,
California, USA
Blog: meinca

Since I love batiks and grew up in the Pine Tree state, this pattern in the Nov/Dec 2010 Quiltmaker magazine spoke to me. It was an easy pattern and now is one of my favorite quilts.

Quilt size: width: 28" height: 40"

Through the Garden Gate Through the Garden Gate
By: Sheila,
Nova Scotia, Canada
Blog: Sheila’s quilt world

This quilt was a BOM I took part in 2005 ,each block is paper pieced with some applique as well , It was my first time doing this much paper piecing and was a lot of work but well worth the effort.

Quilt size: width: 80" height: 90"

Trojan Star Trojan Star
By: Quiltalicious,
California, USA
Blog: Confessions of a Serial Quilter

Made for Josh, an avid USC fan, for his Bar Mitzvah. The name comes from the USC school colors – crimson and gold. It was so much fun to make – I just LOVE paper piecing.

Quilt size: width: 48" height: 48"

Paper-Pieced Quilts

  • ad infinitum (22%, 149 Votes)
  • Trojan Star (17%, 111 Votes)
  • Spiked with Color (16%, 104 Votes)
  • Mad Birds and Hexagons (12%, 81 Votes)
  • Cosmati II (12%, 80 Votes)
  • Australian peacock (12%, 77 Votes)
  • A Day at Rehoboth Beach (9%, 63 Votes)
  • China Doll (9%, 59 Votes)
  • Carson's Star (9%, 57 Votes)
  • Kaliph vs The Beast (8%, 56 Votes)
  • Through the Garden Gate (8%, 52 Votes)
  • Dancing With The Stars (6%, 41 Votes)
  • Pineapple Rose & Buds (4%, 27 Votes)
  • Marquis (4%, 27 Votes)
  • Little Cabin in the Woods (4%, 27 Votes)
  • Double Wedding Ring Quilt (4%, 26 Votes)
  • Diamonds of Gold (4%, 25 Votes)
  • Holland (3%, 18 Votes)
  • My Garden (2%, 16 Votes)
  • Fiesta (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Geese in the Forest (2%, 15 Votes)
  • Here Comes the Sun (2%, 13 Votes)
  • Laura's Red Pandas (2%, 13 Votes)
  • Jar shelf (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Mini Feathered Star (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Garden Party (2%, 12 Votes)
  • Autumn Pineapple (1%, 9 Votes)
  • red white and blue kaleidoscope (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Peek-A-Boo Cats (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Double Wedding Ring Pillow (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Applique Ralli Quilts (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Roses are Red, Borders are Blue (1%, 7 Votes)
  • Starlit Forest (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Pieced Village (1%, 6 Votes)
  • Cake Stand (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Cupcake Birthday Dreams! (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Crazy Wheels (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Little Yellow English Peper Pieced Quilt (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Mini Star Table Topper (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 664

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This post was published on October 21st, 2011. Post topics: Quilt Gallery, Special Features. Post tags: , .

4 Responses to “Vote Now: Paper Pieced Quilts”

  1. Wanda Farmer says:

    Love, love, love, A Day at the Beach. Such a whimisical quilt. Makes me happy.

  2. Lindy says:

    With all due respect and much affection, amid incredulity and a huge amount of amazement, I still think paper piecing is NUTS! You PPers are paragons of patience!!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. rosi de soto says:

    Me parece increible realizar estos trabajos yo pienso que casi se debe ser un genio, muchas felicidades los trabajos son maravillosos.

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