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It’s voting time!! The theme for this week’s quilt contest is Stars. We have many, oh so many, fabulous quilts for you to look at. Grab yourself a cup of coffee (or two!) and a pencil to make note of your faves. You can vote for SEVEN quilts 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 SEVEN 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: 54
- Total countries: 10
- Total provinces: 2
- Total states: 25
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
By: Michelle Marr,
Blog: Michelle’s Romantic Tangle
Instead of sulking when my husband had to work a long overtime shift on my birthday last year, I started a new quilt, based on a photograph of one from 1854. By the end of the week, my present to myself was done. It’s a scrappy two color quilt; each of the stars is a different dark blue print.
Quilt size: width: 70" height: 70"
|And to All a Goodnight
Blog: Stitches & etc.
This is a pattern designed by Sue Garman. Mine has over 40 reds, 30+greens and 30+tans/beige. I just loved the scene across the pillow tuck and it remains one of my favorite quilts that I have made.
Quilt size: width: 98" height: 110"
By: Barbara J Childs,
This quilt was made with Hoffman’s 1895 lime green and creamsicle fabric. It consists of 3″, 6″, and 12″ stars and quilted in the ditch using Sulky blendable green thread. The quilt is backed with Hoffman’s 1895 lime green fabric.
Quilt size: width: 72" height: 89"
|Bernice’s Lone Star
By: Bonnie Coleman,
Quilt was made from a kit, it was my first attempt of making a quilt from start to finish. I struggled at times, became so acquainted with my seam ripper, walked away a few time, but I never gave up. I made it for my Mother In Law as no one had ever made her a quilt and I wanted to be the first.
Quilt size: width: 98" height: 98"
By: Quilty Jen,
Blog: The Quilty Home
I use this super comfy quilt for my lap at work. It gets cold! I hand quilted the red inside the stars and machine quilted the sashing and the charm squares. I backed it with an old, soft blanket that makes it so cuddly! Pattern from Moda Bake Shop. This quilt just makes me happy.
Quilt size: width: 43" height: 47"
By: Jeannie Smith,
Blog: Painted Quilts
I made my granddaughter a quilt when she was young. She grew taller and older. She started mentioning how little the quilt was and how much she loved pink and purple. For her birthday, I surprised her with this quilt. She sleeps with it nightly and takes it with her if she spends the night away.
Quilt size: width: 56" height: 70"
By: Kathi I,
Busted my red stash with this fun and easy project, a workshop by Mimi Detriech and Norma Campbell. It was for my Mom who unfortunately never got to use it but she did smile when I covered her up in it in her hospital bed a week before she passed.
Quilt size: width: 70" height: 70"
By: Pastimes Quilt Design,
Blog: Pastimes Quilt Design
I wanted to design a quilt that men might like. Since I am a “girly” girl most of my fabric and designs are feminine, cute, or flowery. I thought using browns and reds with no flowers might make it look more manly.
Quilt size: width: 78" height: 94"
|Criss Cross Stars
Blog: The Double Nickel Quilt Challenge
This quilt was created as part of my Double Nickel Quilt Challenge. It was made using 5″ squares of scraps from my stash.
Quilt size: width: 58" height: 73"
|Floating Stars (Jean Romack)
By: Jean Romack,
Blog: Quilting By Jeannie
This is one of my original designs. While working on another quilt, the a thought just came to me and I had to stop what I was working on and started cutting fabrics. I used fabrics from my reserve stash. It came together so quickly I was amazed at how simple it was to make.
Quilt size: width: 66" height: 77"
|Floating Stars (Stephanie)
Blog: Stephie Stories
I made this beautiful quilt for my dear friends beautify baby girl! We moved away before she was born. The picture doesn’t really do the colors justice. It is so bright and fun and playful. Both momma and baby love it!
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 50"
By: Quilts Sew Shabby,
Blog: Quilts Sew Shabby
Every Astrological sign is represented with two fabric squares set on-point around the quilt. The 4-pointed stars are sewn into the quilt without paper piecing. The pattern was designed by Terry Albers for Fabriquilt and uses the fabric collection called “New Dawn”. Beautiful center panel!
Quilt size: width: 80" height: 80"
Hi! This is a baby quilt I have made for a baby’s friend of mine (to be born soon). It was my first project for the 60 degree epp diamond QAL organised by Life under quilts. I adore this quilt, I hope you like it too, and I really hope my friend’s baby loves it!.
Quilt size: width: 39" height: 47"
By: Petit Design Co,
Blog: Petit Design Co.
I made this quilt for a dear friend who lost her husband to cancer. The “prints” in this quilt are all from her husband’s shirts.
Quilt size: width: 64" height: 64"
|I Like Dots!
By: carol capshaw,
I took a class from Fran Snay at Oklahoma Quilters State Org. and loved her method of doing string quilts. She emphasizes using the right border fabric, I hope I pleased her.
Quilt size: width: 90" height: 100"
Blog: Quokka Quilts
This was the second quilt I started, the first one I designed. It has taken 10 years to finish it due to a lack of skills, tools and motivation! Full story at www.quokkaquilts.blogspot.com
Quilt size: width: 85" height: 103"
|Let the stars be your guide
By: Dolores Fegan,
Blog: Dolores Quilts
This quilt was made for my son as a college graduation present but was just finished and given as a late wedding gift. The mariners compase and stars to remind him he always has a way home. All blocks pieced. Borders made from leftover scraps.
Quilt size: width: 66" height: 92"
|Lime Country Threads Beauty
Blog: Jo’s Country Junction
I made this wall hanging as part of Country Threads’ reproduction club. Initially when I was sent the pieces, I got a black and white pattern with a fabric starter kit. I couldn’t figure out what to do with the lime green…Now I love it! Read more about it on my blog, www.joscountryjunction.com.
Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"
By: Parker Snowe,
Blog: Parker Snowe fiberartblog
A star quilt in wines, teals, purples and burgundy for a friend. It is made using individual diamonds and free motion quilting. I loved making this quilt for Anne, to fit her personality, her color scheme – her unique … open demandingness for lack of better words. I loved each moment of creation!
Quilt size: width: 98" height: 110"
Made with Patriotic fabric for my nephew who is serving in the armed forces. He love the patriots so the back is done in Patriots fabric. It fits the theme of the quilt perfectly.
Quilt size: width: 80" height: 101"
The main part of this quilt was from a Crabapple Hill pattern ‘Over the River”. I changed up some of the design, using only star blocks. Then I changed some of the embroidery to better fit me, by changing the wording and adding a cotton field.
Quilt size: width: 52" height: 58"
|Men Love Stripes
By: Kay Stephenson,
Blog: Stitching Times
We needed a quilt for our bed and my husband didn’t want anything too feminine, so I designed this quilt. The design includes a large central start and four smaller echoing stars. The fabric is all solids, stripes and geometric prints. He loves it!
Quilt size: width: 84" height: 84"
Blog: Quilt Times
This was my first ever quilt. At the time I made this, I had had no lessons, I did it all from books or magazines, which just might explain my non-pointy points, etc. This was made as a lap quilt for my mother, who loved orangey-tawny-yellow colours.
Quilt size: width: 52" height: 60"
|Night in arabia
By: Kathrin Scholz,
One of my first quilts, made with selfdyed fabrics I got from my grandmother.
Quilt size: width: 56" height: 80"
By: Wendy L Starn,
cottons, lame, satin, poly/cotton; pieced
Quilt size: width: 55" height: 30"
|Oh My Stars (Evelyn Greene)
By: Evelyn Greene,
Blog: Mamabill Quilts
Three of us made this same quilt in a class several years ago. I just quilted it because I have a grandson whose favorite color is red, white and blue.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 62"
|Oh! My Stars! (Lindy)
Blog: Art From the Heart
I love the challenge of challenge quilts! It frees me to try new methods, difficult blocks, unusual color schemes. Though I love the ‘no rules’ of art quilting, occasionally parameters (size, limited fabrics) help me stretch and grow as an artist. This has been one of my favorite quilts for 12 years
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 42"
|Patriotic Star Wallhanging
Quilt size: width: 38" height: 48"
By: Elsie Campbell,
Blog: Aunt MiMi’s Quiltworks
Machine pieced, hand appliqued and hand quilted. I love making and teaching others how to make star quilts. This one started out life as a class sample. The colors in the star dictated that the star points be placed on black background. Then I designed the appliques & fell in love with it.
Quilt size: width: 106" height: 106"
|red skirt for Christmas tree
A large central star encloses 6 blocks models “star notched” with a provision of the colors to my way : a soft quilt for the Christmas tree!
Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"
By: Debbie Allred,
Blog: Traveling Quilter
This fun-to-make wallhanging is completely from scraps, except for the binding. It’s an improvisational quilt, without too much planning ahead. This was also my first time doing free-motion quilting, and I went for the gusto and stitched in gold metallic against a blue night sky. My original design.
Quilt size: width: 23" height: 29"
|Show me the way
By: Tammy Murphy,
In a book of antique quilts my husband got me were some pics of gorgeous Mariners Compass quilts. They said they were hard to make & true MC quilts had at least 48 points. I hadn’t seen one that had varying length points so incorporated that into the design & quilted it when I was 7 months pregnant!
Quilt size: width: 115" height: 115"
New Mexico, USA
The inspiration for this piece came from a photo in a book from the 1940’s. The design has been a watercolor, a pen sketch and now a wall quilt.
Quilt size: width: 17" height: 19"
Blog: Stitchin RN
This sweet quilt came to be when I took a ‘perfect piecing’ class last summer. It is a nice sampler of stars. I used fabrics from my stash (YEAH) and it is going to be the bundle for a new premature baby girl- my husbands great neice Aubrey. I am sure she will bundle sweetly.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"
|Star Sampler Quilt
By: Tracy Rockafellow,
I made this quilt in a Technique Class taught here in Chelan, WA. We learned so many different ways to put stars together, it was really fun. It was quilted by a woman in Texas.
Quilt size: width: 54" height: 42"
By: Sue Hecker,
Blog: Featherstone Quiltworks
This quilt was made for a fabric challenge from Minnesota Quilters in 2010.
I designed the flowers using Electric Quilt, beginning with a star pattern, morphing it into a flower shape. (I love EQ!)
The bees are paper pieced using a free on-line pattern offered by Piece By Number.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"
By: Marlene Oddie,
Blog: KISSed Quilts
LQS asked me to design a quilt using the butterfly and pansy blocks. Loved the bright colors! Chose to put a secondary design behind them. I have added crystals since this photo was taken.
Quilt size: width: 70" height: 70"
|Starring, The Address!
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Crooked Gulley Art Quilts
Think of quilt squares on barns. Now think of a quilt square on a house that showcases the address numbers! This 24″x24″ quilt is painted on 3/4″ exterior plywood using exterior paint and sealed with an exterior polyurethane spray. Now, take your favorite quilt block and make one for your house!
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 24"
Inspired by a Mandaladrawing I made.
Quilt size: width: 25" height: 25"
By: Mary Landon,
This is a Cozy Quilt pattern, and a Strip Club quilt. I love the fabrics. I spent a long time quilting this, and could be considered reversible as I used many different threads and it creates a secondary pattern on the back.
Quilt size: width: 75" height: 90"
|Stars For Linus #3
By: Jennifer Ofenstein,
Stars for Linus is a quilt series from a block drive I organized to help create quilts for child wildfire victims in Central Texas. The pattern is my design, the blocks were donated by quilters worldwide. I pieced the blocks together, quilted and bound each one. Donated through The Linus Connection.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 60"
|Stars for Little Di
By: Janet McElroy,
Heavily quilted Stars for Little Di, [she is a friend of my daughter’s,] calls me mum so she is my third daughter, a lovely girl. She is always buying me presents for my birthday and Christmas, so this time she will get something from me to keep her warm this winter.
Quilt size: width: 54" height: 72"
|Stars for my friend
By: Milka Rajic,
Quilt size: width: 93" height: 93"
|Stars in my eyes
By: Ina van Engen,
Beating the “black dog” as Churchill called it brought stars in my eyes
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 60"
By: Lindsay Lefevere,
When I started quilting, I used patterns, but quickly fell in love with the process of making up my own designs. The process of making this miniquilt was, by far, the most rewarding quilting experience I’ve had to date. I started with a sketch and just let my creativity guide me.
Quilt size: width: 22" height: 24"
Blog: Marcia’s Crafty Sewing & Quilting
My Streaming Stars Wall Hanging was pieced 2 years ago. I finally took some “Minutes for Me” and quilted it! I stitched on each of the raw edge appliqué star pieces and stitched streaming lines around each star as the background quilting. My friend, Tisha designed the pattern.
Quilt size: width: 12" height: 46"
|The Stars Are Bright @ Your Library
By: Nann Hilyard,
The ALA BiblioQuilters are librarians who quilt. Our group quilts are sold in a silent auction at the American Library Assn. Annual Conference. This was our entry in 2006. Pattern from Traditional Quilting magazine.
Quilt size: width: 80" height: 95"
By: Kathy Gabrysch,
Blog: Sew Much Better
While helping my mother clean out her stash of 40 years, we came up with all these gold and browns from the 70’s. My nephew ask if I would make him a quilt and I thought these colors would be perfect. I meant it to be more random but the OCD side of me had to create stars. It is machine quilted.
Quilt size: width: 90" height: 108"
By: Marjorie Henwood,
New Brunswick, Canada
Blog: Marjorie’s Busy Corner
I love this quilt….I have done it in many different colours…this one is green and off white…it can be a tedious pattern to put together….all those diamonds…but I love it. This actual quilt is now in Australia (new home).
Quilt size: width: 88" height: 98"
|WASIQ Siggy Quilt
By: Mary C in WA,
For the 10th Anniversary of the Yahoo group called WASIQ- Washington State Internet Quilters, in 2008 we swapped 4.5″ signature squares sewn in the Hatchet Block pattern. I finished this quilt this year as one of my 2011 UFO’s. I quilted the “Star Spangler” pattern on it at Thread and Bolts shop.
Quilt size: width: 52" height: 54"
|Windmills of My Mind
Made for a 2011 group challenge, designed in EQ7, made and quilted by me. Nearly all fabrics came from my stash! Quilting design used is ‘Ribbons’ from Follow the Line by Mary Covey. Considering all quilts made for the challenge started with the same design, they all ended up very different.
Quilt size: width: 54" height: 66"
Blog: Sand and Sunshine
My mother has always loved giant star quilts. So I set about making the biggest star I could for her for Christmas. I couldn’t find a pattern big enough to please me so my DH and I scaled up the star that I found that I liked best. The binding is prairie points made from my DD’s baby clothes.
Quilt size: width: 100" height: 100"
|Wonky stars table runner
By: Boriana Parvanova,
This is my first project using the wonky star design and I am in love with it. It is easy and simple but very impressive. I hope you like it too!
Quilt size: width: 16" height: 24"
Blog: Jelly’s blog
The theme was everything about the beach. So I made the starfish on the beach. The quilt is made of different stars in a curious lay-out.
Quilt size: width: 55" height: 90"
- Stars for my friend (15%, 139 Votes)
- red skirt for Christmas tree (14%, 134 Votes)
- The Stars Are Bright @ Your Library (14%, 134 Votes)
- Jewelled Stars (12%, 116 Votes)
- Wonky stars table runner (11%, 106 Votes)
- Starlight-Flutterbright (10%, 94 Votes)
- Zeesterren (10%, 92 Votes)
- Batik Stars (8%, 72 Votes)
- Tyler's Star (7%, 69 Votes)
- Pennsylvania Dutchess (7%, 68 Votes)
- And to All a Goodnight (7%, 64 Votes)
- Heidi's Quilt (6%, 55 Votes)
- Stars in my eyes (6%, 53 Votes)
- Virginia Star (5%, 51 Votes)
- Stars For Linus #3 (5%, 51 Votes)
- Guiding Stars (5%, 49 Votes)
- 38 (4%, 42 Votes)
- Floating Stars (Stephanie) (4%, 42 Votes)
- Lucky Stars (4%, 38 Votes)
- Oh! My Stars! (Lindy) (4%, 38 Votes)
- Stars Aligned (4%, 38 Votes)
- Cinnamon Twist (4%, 37 Votes)
- Criss Cross Stars (4%, 37 Votes)
- Carpentar Star (4%, 34 Votes)
- Lone Star (3%, 32 Votes)
- Show me the way (3%, 32 Votes)
- Let the stars be your guide (3%, 29 Votes)
- Bliss (3%, 29 Votes)
- Maisy's House (3%, 27 Votes)
- Night in arabia (3%, 27 Votes)
- Northstar (3%, 27 Votes)
- Sky Dancing (3%, 26 Votes)
- Stars for Little Di (3%, 25 Votes)
- Wintergraphix Star (3%, 25 Votes)
- Scrappy Stars (3%, 25 Votes)
- Bernice's Lone Star (3%, 25 Votes)
- Lime Country Threads Beauty (2%, 23 Votes)
- starstruck (2%, 21 Votes)
- starry night (2%, 19 Votes)
- Windmills of My Mind (2%, 18 Votes)
- Happy stars (2%, 18 Votes)
- Streaming Stars (2%, 17 Votes)
- StarFlowers (2%, 16 Votes)
- Starring, The Address! (2%, 16 Votes)
- WASIQ Siggy Quilt (2%, 15 Votes)
- Oh My Stars (Evelyn Greene) (1%, 13 Votes)
- Floating Stars (Jean Romack) (1%, 13 Votes)
- Men Love Stripes (1%, 12 Votes)
- Brittany's Stars (1%, 11 Votes)
- I Like Dots! (1%, 10 Votes)
- Star Sampler Quilt (1%, 10 Votes)
- Star Light (1%, 8 Votes)
- Mum's Quilt (1%, 5 Votes)
- Patriotic Star Wallhanging (0%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 955
Next Week’s Contest
Next week, it is Christmas Table Runners. The following week, and last contest of the year, is Christmas. Please do not submit the same quilt more than once. Get your cameras out!
It’s the final week of our Celebrate Christmas Quilt-Along & Super Deals campaign.
Week 12: Super Deals
Fat Quarter Shop
Fort Worth Fabric Studio
Puttin’ On The Ritz
Week 12: Quilt-Along Blocks
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