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It’s voting time!! The theme for this week’s quilt contest is Travel-Inspired Quilts. You can vote for TWO faves this weekend.
The quilter with the most votes received over the weekend, will win an organic cotton fat quarter bundle of 10 solid colors (retail value of $35) from this week’s sponsor, Good Earth Quilting.
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 TWO 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: 16
- Total countries: 6
- Total provinces: 2
- Total states: 9
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
|A Southern Tribute
By: Christine L,
Blog: Quilt Monster in my Closet
This Underground Railroad quilt is a Tribute to my years in the great South, Growing up as a kid with all the history of the South. I have hand quilted this quilt and placed warm n natural for batting and flannel for the backing. Keeps me warm here in the Pacific North West on our rainy days.
Quilt size: width: 76" height: 76"
By: Kathi Tate,
This quilt was made for my oldest daughter’s first baby. My daughter and her family live on a sailboat. My husband and I had sailed the Caribbean with them a year prior to the birth of their daughter. The quilt was inspired by the beautiful sunsets we saw as we were sailing.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 60"
|Dogwoods in the Smokeys
By: Dodds Jay,
Blog: Creative Crone of studio Q
I took a class at Arrowmont in Gatlinberg, TN..in the heart of the Smokey Mountains…on dyeing fabric using a reduction of color technique. With some additional fabric, quilting and painting, I created this quilt to hang in my house as a reminder of a wonderful trip!
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 40"
|Grand Canyon Quilt
By: Lynn P,
In April of 2009 my husband and I made a once in a lifetime trip to celebrate our 45th anniversary. We rode the mules down to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, spent the night and rode out the next morning. It a blessing from God and we loved the trip.
Quilt size: width: 64" height: 60"
|I Saw a Moose
By: Debbie Clarke,
South Carolina, USA
Blog: Stitchin’ Therapy
Highlights from a family trip to Alaska are remembered in each block..from The Chapel on the Hill to Glacier Bay and Index Lake to Anchorage. I drew patterns for all the appliques, including the purple moose. I named the quilt for the happy dance my daughter did when she saw her first moose.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 73"
|Les dames de Cormatin
By: Patricia Fuentes,
Inspired from a trip to “bourgogne” in France. This is an adaptation of the picture I took from the castel of Cormatin.
Quilt size: width: 32" height: 24"
By: Linda Parker,
Once upon a time I made star quilts and only star quilts, then my daughter drug me to Hawaii, kicking and screaming of course. The Honu star is a direct result of the rainbows, the green sea turtles, the sun, the water, the beach…..
Quilt size: width: 36″" height: 36″"
|Memories of North Dakota
By: Kaaren Biggs,
On a trip to Western Canada several years ago, we drove through several Northern U.S. States and I looked forward to seeing endless fields of sunflowers – this is my “souvenir” of the trip! I learned so much from this project that I now teach drafting and sewing of Mariner’s Compass designs.
Quilt size: width: 39" height: 39"
By: Lorraine Shergold,
Blog: Monkey Business and Quilts
Original design from the memory of a late evening walk by the sea while on holiday in Cornwall. Midnight blue bridal remnant fabrics for the crazy patchwork ‘sea’, with sheers for the Moon & Sails. Machine quilted using rayon thread and embellished with sequin stars.
Quilt size: width: 12" height: 13"
|Our beautiful land
By: marilyn mugford,
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
I have always wanted to a flag quilt;here it is the flag of labrador;and we take it on the road when travelling in our big land.
Quilt size: width: 72" height: 84"
|Papillons de Paris (Butterflies of Paris)
By: Debbie Allred,
Blog: Traveling Quilter
Paris-themed fabric in center is one piece of fabric. I chose blocks whose names seem to relate to Paris and French: Souvenir and Quatrefoils. Butterflies were not part of original plan but I fell in love with the fabric and included it. Quilting includes stylized Eiffel Towers. My original design.
Quilt size: width: 51" height: 71"
By: Toadally Quilts,
Blog: Toadally Quilts
This quilt was inspired by a trip in late summer across western Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado. It was amazing seeing fields of these sunflowers! The only picture I have of this quilt is the pre-quilted one.
Quilt size: width: 76" height: 76"
By: bohemiannie! art,
Blog: bohemiannie! art
Before moving to Colombia, I took this picture at Puerto Colombia from a pier on the Caribbean and translated it w/ fabric & paint. The shacks are where the locals fix you a meal if you’re sitting on “their” part of the beach and the A-frames are potties. It’s a wildly beautiful area.
Quilt size: width: 29" height: 18"
|Rest Stop at Red Top
By: Dinah Tackett,
New Mexico, USA
Red Top is a real place on old Route 66. Based on an photo of mine with an older motorcycle in front, I imagined at break on a long trip.
Quilt size: width: 20.5" height: 18"
By: Starwood Quilter,
Blog: Starwood Quilter
I lived in Texas for eleven years and don’t miss the weather except for the springs. Spring in Colorado is cold, so I used to travel back home to Texas every spring break. When I saw this line of fabric, I knew I had to make a quilt out of it, so I can always feel like I’m in Texas in the spring.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 72"
By: Berit Stavik Hansen,
Made this trainquilt for my first grandchild. All the train is embrodeied.
Quilt size: width: 28" height: 28"
- Puerto Colombia (31%, 79 Votes)
- Les dames de Cormatin (20%, 51 Votes)
- I Saw a Moose (20%, 50 Votes)
- Caribbean Sunset (13%, 33 Votes)
- Dogwoods in the Smokeys (13%, 32 Votes)
- Rest Stop at Red Top (10%, 26 Votes)
- A Southern Tribute (10%, 25 Votes)
- Linda Parker (9%, 23 Votes)
- Grand Canyon Quilt (9%, 22 Votes)
- Prairie Sunshine (5%, 14 Votes)
- Memories of North Dakota (4%, 11 Votes)
- Texas Wildflowers (4%, 10 Votes)
- Moonllight Journey (3%, 7 Votes)
- Papillons de Paris (Butterflies of Paris) (2%, 4 Votes)
- Trainquilt (1%, 3 Votes)
- Our beautiful land (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 255
Next Week’s Contest
The theme for next week’s quilt contest is Remembering Veterans. Get your cameras out!
Week 8: Super Deals
Meadow FriendsFat Quarter Shop
Fort Worth Fabric Studio
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Week 8: Quilt-Along Blocks
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By: Lynette Caulkins
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|The Christmas Star
By: Melissa Corry