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It’s voting time!! The theme for this week’s contest is Fabric Items For the Kitchen. You can vote for FOUR favourites this weekend.
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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.
- Total submissions: 31
- Total countries: 8
- Total provinces: 4
- Total states: 16
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
|A Gift for Lesley
Designed as a surprise gift for her sister, Lesley, Sarah asked for watermelons on a quilted food processor cover. She got them embroidered on each side pocket and the front too. Thanks to hubby, there’s even a cord slot in the back! Her mom says Christmas will be over when Lesley opens her gift!
Quilt size: width: 11" height: 12"
|Amy’s Dish Mat
By: Candace Moore,
Blog: The Double Nickel Quilt Challenge
I made this dish mat for my daughter-in-law after she mentioned that she would like one. When I saw the fabric I had to have it. I now have a matching dish mat for myself!
Quilt size: width: 26" height: 22"
|Autumn Table Runner
By: Orlean Muirhead,
I wanted to have something on the table to celebrate the season and also provide an inspirational message. This is the first of a series of four inspirational seasonal table runners that I am custom designing for my table. My thanks to Angie for all of her help and encouragement!
Quilt size: width: 21" height: 66"
|Bess’ Place Mats
By: Debi C.,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Just Sewin and Crafting
Designed my own placemats, as a gift for my Mother-in-law for Christmas, 2010. She loves pinks and greens and my hubby helped pick out the fabric. I also made her matching coasters!
Quilt size: width: 15" height: 10"
|Blue Christmas Placemats
Blog: On the Go Quilting
These placemats are made using Anita Grossman Solomon’s “Anita’s Arrowhead” block. They are made with the same pattern and same two colors. One simple cut makes them look like opposites.
Quilt size: width: 10" height: 15"
By: Ruth O,
Blog: Sewlmate Sister
My brother wanted a Cozy for his French Press, couldn’t find a pattern that was fully closed so I made my own, added the matching pot holders and now I have to make them every year! He calls it a Bodum Touque!!! LOL Men!!!
Quilt size: width: 10" height: 6"
By: Darlene Gerber,
Blog: I Quilt Scarlet and Gray
I tested this Christmas Kitchen apron pattern for designer Ruth Blanchet. When looking through my stash of fabric I discovered the Folded Star block and the coordinating fabric. The bib has been quilted diagonally and then the Folder Star was attached using a satin stitch. I donated it for charity.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"
I was supposed to make a Christmas quilt for my bed but decided to make this instead!! I ended up making 3 valances and a table runner…I kept two and gave one to my sister!!
Quilt size: width: 90" height: 17"
|Dinner is Served
Blog: Julia’s Place
Made for Son’s outdoor B-B-Q table, all in food fabrics with black sashing
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 90"
|Heart Placemats – Accuquilt/Schamber inspired
By: Marlene Oddie,
Blog: KISSed Quilts
Our Fearless Design group decided to take the Ch. 9 assignment and make placemats to donate to the local Senior Center for their craft sale. I didn’t really follow the original assignment, but after testing my Accuquilt Heart die cutter and obtaining a Sharon Schamber DVD, these were inspired. Love!
Quilt size: width: 18" height: 13"
|Hot Pad Blues
Blog: Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting
“Hot Pad Blues” – Created from the scraps of my “Up Cycled” Denim Beaded Table Topper. Used a heat resistant batting and added a fringie binding.
Quilt size: width: 10" height: 10"
Blog: Butterfly Quilting
This was a special gift I made for my sister’s wedding. The rich colours remind me of royalty, and hopefully makes her feel special every time she uses them. I think they would look especially good on a Thanksgiving table with all the fixings!!
Quilt size: width: 17" height: 13"
|Kitchen Aid Mug Rug
Blog: Quilt it out
Love that fabric! Matches perfectly my kitchen items :)
Quilt size: width: 12" height: 6"
Blog: my hobbies
I made this cup mat (crazy pacthwork) for a friendly exchange on spring theme. I borrowed the model of the daffodil from some magazine but the overall look is my own design.
Quilt size: width: 10" height: 7"
|My Kitchen Angel
Blog: Une aiguille dans une botte de foin
Hand embroidery, machine piecing & quilting.
Quilt size: width: 14.5" height: 21.5"
|owl pot holders
North Carolina, USA
I made these pot holders with my Go! cutter and have made several pairs. I will also have a tutorial on my blog later. They are a HOOT to make
Quilt size: width: 8" height: 8"
Blog: Cat Patches
This is a bug jar quilt. Contained in the bug jars are vegetables, fruits, candy, and coffee beans. I always enjoyed seeing the bug jar quilt my aunt had hanging on her wall. When I learned to quilt, I felt I couldn’t be a REAL quilter, until I’d made one of these. I hope you like my quilt!
Quilt size: width: 80" height: 86"
Quilt size: width: 13" height: 17"
|Pear cup coasters and place mat set
Blog: Shape Moth
A romantic set of pear shaped cup coasters and a place mat with a needle turn applique.
Quilt size: width: 8" height: 9"
By: Sue Cook,
Blog: Larkspur Lane Designs
This is my latest pattern which contains 2 projects-a mug rug and an ornament. They are both paper pieced and go together quickly. The ornament has a secret pocket in the back to hold a small gift like a gift card, money, candy or even a piece of jewelry.
Quilt size: width: 5" height: 5"
|Plastic Bag Keeper
By: Sharon Vrooman,
New York, USA
I used a pattern from Moda Bake Shop and left over charms to make a keeper for those pesky plastic bags. Machine quilted, embellished with ribbon, button and alphabet beads – they now have a pretty place to stay until used or recycled.
Quilt size: width: 9" height: 18"
|Retro Table Decor
Blog: Hillbilly Handiworks
This is one of my favorite table sets that I’ve ever made. The set includes a runner, place mats, napkins and coasters. I love the colors!
Quilt size: width: 13" height: 38"
By: Cynthia Lynn,
North Carolina, USA
My boss and his wife are so good to me – and I just had to do something nice for them. I found the fabrics to tie all the elements of their great room together, won the pattern from Viv Bales, and the rest is history. Finished it in time for Sandra’s birthday – and the colors were a perfect match!
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 22"
|Spiderweb table runner
Blog: Cheryl’s Teapots 2 Quilting
Sewn on my 1896 Singer treadle, and hand quilted. Not quite finished, but it will be before the weekend is over. This took me a year, since I put it down and got busy on other projects.
Quilt size: width: 30" height: 12"
By: Turid Bakken,
Blog: Den syende himmel
A hot pad for horse lovers.
Quilt size: width: 7" height: 11"
|Tablecloth in the round
Blog: Stitchin RN
A round table topper. My first round quilt done was done this year, and I am in the middle of making a second. It is also a great idea for a christmas tree skirt.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"
Blog: Nellie’s Needles
This piece started out to be a wall hanging, but ended up being a tea cozy. To read the story about how this came about go to this link: http://nelliedurand.blogspot.com/2007/02/cbf-workshop-piece.html
Quilt size: width: 9" height: 6"
By: Teresa’s Apron,
South Dakota, USA
Blog: Better than I deserve
I made this apron for my sister-in-law’s birthday.
Quilt size: width: 25" height: 36"
|This Cluck’s for You
New York, USA
Blog: Quilting With a Marmalade Cat
I was in a Kitchen Swap-we had to make a wallhanging or table topper for the kitchen with a matching towel. I chose Fat Cat Patterns chicken pattern as my swap partner had a chicken motif in her kitchen. I made the towel with the leftovers, making a multiple 4-patch border for the towel.
Quilt size: width: 15" height: 15"
By: Marie D.,
Along with the 12X12 table pad I decided to go three dimensional with a standard 4 slice toaster cover. It was fun to try something different.
Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"
|Wonky Star potholders
By: Eryn Fraser,
British Columbia, Canada
These potholders were made for my partner in a blind swap between my Guild, the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild, and the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild. It was hard to send them off but now I’m inspired to make some for myself too!!
Quilt size: width: 10" height: 10"
Fabric Items For the Kitchen
- Morning coffee (27%, 115 Votes)
- Dinner is Served (21%, 90 Votes)
- Pantry (18%, 78 Votes)
- Wonky Star potholders (10%, 42 Votes)
- owl pot holders (9%, 40 Votes)
- Jewels (9%, 39 Votes)
- Pear cup coasters and place mat set (9%, 39 Votes)
- Sandra's Spiral (9%, 39 Votes)
- Retro Table Decor (8%, 33 Votes)
- Heart Placemats - Accuquilt/Schamber inspired (7%, 29 Votes)
- Tablecloth in the round (7%, 28 Votes)
- Bodum Touque (5%, 22 Votes)
- My Kitchen Angel (5%, 22 Votes)
- Tea Cozy (5%, 21 Votes)
- Autumn Table Runner (5%, 19 Votes)
- Peppermints (5%, 19 Votes)
- Blue Christmas Placemats (4%, 15 Votes)
- A Gift for Lesley (4%, 15 Votes)
- Christmas Apron (3%, 14 Votes)
- Patriotic Placemats (3%, 11 Votes)
- Hot Pad Blues (2%, 10 Votes)
- Stable (2%, 10 Votes)
- Kitchen Aid Mug Rug (2%, 9 Votes)
- Amy's Dish Mat (2%, 9 Votes)
- Plastic Bag Keeper (2%, 8 Votes)
- Christmas Delight (2%, 7 Votes)
- This Cluck's for You (1%, 6 Votes)
- Spiderweb table runner (1%, 4 Votes)
- Teresa's apron (1%, 4 Votes)
- Toaster cover (0%, 2 Votes)
- Bess' Place Mats (0%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 422
Next Week’s Contest
The quilt contests for the next three weeks are similar. Please do not submit the same quilt more than once. Next week, it is Stars. After that, we’ll do Christmas Table runners and then Christmas. You can’t submit your quilt early. Only accepting entries for the Stars theme at this time. Get your cameras out!
Week 11: Super Deals
Panier de Fleurs
Santa’s Little Helpers
Fat Quarter Shop
Fort Worth Fabric Studio
Week 11: Quilt-Along Blocks
By: Lynette Anderson
|Let It Snow
By: Sarah Fielke
|One Special Star
By: Jacquelynne Steves