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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.
Our sponsor this week, On the Grain Fabrics 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 and this week everyone can save by using the coupon code QGREADER15 at checkout (expires October 31, 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. 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.
- 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
By: Mrs. Longarm,
Blog: The World of Longarm Quilting
A beautiful day at our favorite beach!
Quilt size: width: 15" height: 15"
By: Andi Settlemoir Barney,
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
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"
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"
By: Debbie Goad,
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"
By: Deborah Thomas,
This was my first paper pieced project and I made it in August 2009
Quilt size: width: 26.5" height: 32"
By: Sue Cook,
Blog: Larkspur Lane Designs
Wallhanging using 3 values of each of 9 colors.
Quilt size: width: 47" height: 47"
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"
By: Mary on Lake Pulaski,
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"
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!
By: All Things Belle,
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
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
By: diane conner,
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
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
By: Patricia docs,
Double wedding ring with flying geese border all done in batiks
Quilt size: width: 120" height: 120"
By: Rona Keith,
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.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"
By: Jill Majers,
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
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
By: Deborah McLaughlin,
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"
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"
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
By: Hillbilly Tonya,
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
By: Schenley Pilgram,
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
By: Ronnie English,
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
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
Blog: empty field
English paper pieced hexagons form the focus of this quilt with the large stars and hexagon border.
Quilt size: width: 100" height: 100"
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
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
By: Stephanie :),
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"
By: Marlene Oddie,
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"
By: Gail B.,
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"
By: Janet McElroy,
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
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
North Carolina, USA
A quilt layout I designed in EQ using a kaleidoscope block.
Quilt size: width: 54" height: 54"
|Roses are Red, Borders are Blue
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
By: Sandy Hembree,
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"
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
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"
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"
- 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
Next Week’s Contest
The theme for next week’s quilt contest is Halloween Quilts. Get your cameras out!
Week 6: Super Deals
Fat Quarter Shop
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Fort Worth Fabric Studio
Week 6: Quilt-Along Blocks
By: Sandi Andersen
|Christmas in Italy
By: Lenna Green
|A Border Creek Christmas
By: Sherri Hisey
Bonus Block: Christmas Ornaments
Download the Christmas Ornaments tutorial to make this mini quilt or use as a bonus block for our quilt-along.