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It’s voting time!! The theme for this week’s quilt contest is Christmas. We have many, many beautiful 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.
Our friends from the Fat Quarter Shop have generously donated two $50 gift certificates for the contest winners.
Be sure to check out their Countdown to Christmas deals where they have one collection or a group of collections from 30% – 50% OFF!
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: 67
- Total countries: 14
- Total provinces: 4
- Total states: 20
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
|A Christmas Mystery Quilt
Blog: Mary on Lake Pulaski
The fabric is Twelve Days of Christmas by Kate Spain for Moda and this was a BOM from The Fat Quarter Shop. Since this was my first BOM, I have nothing to compare, but this was so fun because of excellent fabric and instructions.
Quilt size: width: 54" height: 78"
|Aged Christmas Pineapple
By: Bonnie in Virginia,
Blog: Institches with Bonnie
I started in 1992 during a class with Dixie Hall. I used older fabrics so I couldn’t find go-with colors. Fast forward 5 yrs & I finally found go-withs. Didn’t like my idea for borders until I started again in 2010 for a UFO challenge. Thus the title of Aged Christmas Pineapples.
Quilt size: width: 27" height: 27"
Quilt size: width: 43" height: 63"
|Candy Cane Medley
By: Gadget Lady,
Inspired by the Candy Cane Fabric
Quilt size: width: 30" height: 42"
A Quilt Guild contest had me creating this little wall quilt. The border has sparkles embedded in a lovely raspberry colour. Backing has all the animal fabric. No pattern, I just winged the whole thing.
Quilt size: width: 10.5" height: 41.5"
By: Darlene Gerber,
Blog: I Quilt Scarlet and Gray
This is a pattern I tested for Barbara Chojnacki of Six Gables Designs back in the spring. The majority of the fabric is Robert Kaufman Holiday Flourish 3 by Peggy Toole. It’s beautiful holiday fabric with gold embossing to give it a very rich look!! I used EQ7 to decide the fabric choices.
Quilt size: width: 65" height: 65"
|Christmas Fabric Swap Quilt
By: Doodlebug Gail,
Blog: Quite Quilted
6 years ago I took part in a swap for 6″ pieces of Christmas fabric with a group of my internet friends. I ended up with over 100 different fabrics and used 80 of them in this quilt. It comes out of the closet for the month of December and it sits in my living room ready to be snuggled under.
Quilt size: width: 65" height: 75"
|Christmas in Batiks
Made of Batik fabrics, this quilt is made for my daughter and son-in-law in celebrations of College Graduations. The colors of Christmas- Red, Yellow and Green.
Quilt size: width: 99" height: 101"
By: Stray Stitches,
Blog: Stray Stitches
This fun quilt was made from Fat Quarter Shop’s 2010 Designer Mystery BOM. They used Kate Spain’s wondeful 12 Days of Christmas. I had so much fun sharing the mystery each month with my blog followers. This is the very first Christmas quilt I have ever made.
Quilt size: width: 64" height: 78"
North Carolina, USA
I made this quilt using Jovial fabrics, I had designed it to be a red border but then when I made the top I changed my mind and bought this black instead. Quilted in red thread and feathers on the borders.
Quilt size: width: 70" height: 85"
|Christmas Postcards Quilt
By: Milka Rajic,
Quilt size: width: 47" height: 58"
|Christmas quilt (Eva)
Quilt is from a Moda panel
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 62"
|Christmas quilt (Linda)
This quilt was made with 25, 12 inch blocks from several block swaps I was in. I put them together and gave the quilt to a friend that is battling breast cancer.
Quilt size: width: 74" height: 74"
Blog: Happy Dance Quilting
Slushie quilt from Connecting Threads and the book called A Baker’s Dozen (That Patchwork Place) Not very creative of me since it is a kit – but I LOVE it!
Quilt size: width: 73" height: 73"
|Christmas Round Robin
By: Pamela Boatright,
This is a Round Robin Quilt I made with the help of my friends in the Sand ‘N Sea Quilt Guild. I made the baskets in the center, it was passed around, and I finished with the scallops in the border. It is all hand quilted by me in red thread, and I love getting it out every Christmas to enjoy!
Quilt size: width: 92" height: 92"
I made this quilt in 2002 after getting hooked on english paper piecing, and finishing a bed quilt with hexagons. I still love this quilt, and every year it will be a eye catcher in my living room. A made a lot of quilts after this one, but every year I work on a hexagon, paper piece project.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 65"
|Christmas Stars (Kaaren Biggs)
By: Kaaren Biggs,
From a pattern designed by Rosemary Makhan of Burlington, Ontario, I used 120 fabrics for the star blocks so that each of the 30 blocks has 4 different fabrics, plus the fabrics used in the sashing, border and appliques.
Quilt size: width: 91" height: 105"
|Christmas stars (Margeeth)
All handwork, the patching was done while traveling.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 50"
|Christmas Strips and Curves
By: Wanda Hanson,
Blog: Exuberant Color
I wanted to have a quilt to pull out every year for Christmas so I used Louisa Smith’s technique for Strips and Curves and all of my beautiful stash of Christmas fabrics to make it.
Quilt size: width: 46" height: 55"
By: Susan Phillips,
Blog: Starwood Quilter
I made this Disappearing Nine-Patch tablecloth to put on my dining room table throughout the Christmas season. It is long to accommodate all the table leaves! After Christmas dinner, family members and guests sign their names and the year. It is both a tablecloth and a Christmas guest book!
Quilt size: width: 62" height: 120"
|Christmas tree in the window
By: Joke den Hartog,
Made this quilt in 2002 with a pattern I bought in San Francisco when we where there on a family visit in December. It remembers me of a perfect visit, love to go back to Frisco some day. We even saw a snowflake falling when we where there! Just magic!
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 54"
|Christmas tree runner
By: Dorian Lucas,
A cute table runner I made for a tutorial on Sew We Quilt. I wanted something a little different, and Samm gave me the tree idea. I love the addition of prairie points, that I thought would look like garland.
Quilt size: width: 20" height: 25"
|Christmas Tree Wall Hanging
By: Lisa Gillies,
Blog: Lisa’s Stitching Life
Completed just this week as part of a college project. I used all christmas fabrics that I had in stash & I love it, it now hangs in my dining room.
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 28"
|Deck the Walls
By: Marie D.,
This is the only Christmas wall hanging that I have made. I found a lot of interesting things in my mother-in-laws sewing stash even though she was not a quilter. The sequins were one of those things, and I decided to use them in this curvy log cabin wall hanging.
Quilt size: width: 32" height: 32"
|Flurry Presents Quilt
By: Maria W,
Blog: Not Only Quilts
It’s the very first quilt I’ve quilted with something else then an all over design and I’m really quite happy with the turnout. I love Kate Spain and her Flurry line is no difference, hence I really love this quilt! =)
Quilt size: width: 52" height: 65"
|Fractured Christmas Star
Blog: Want it Need it Quilt
I wanted to make a Christmas wall hanging using an eight pointed star. The star has separate appliquéd diamonds so that I could place them in a mosaic arrangement anywhere within the star point.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"
I saw this pattern on the Moda Bakeshop by Charlie Scott and made it my own. I used Kate Spain’s 12 Days of Christmas line. This was one of the first patterns that I followed.
Quilt size: width: 50" height: 62"
Blog: A Quilting Jewel
Made for my guild’s mini quilt challenge, this quilt was made with my scraps during a work trip to Chicago using needle turn applique, a technique I had just learned the month prior. This quilt is entirely my design.
Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"
|Grandma’s Christmas Present 2010
By: Ivy Lynn,
North Carolina, USA
I like disappearing 9 patch and I wanted to make a pretty quilt for Grandma’s office last year for Christmas. I sewed all the squares, but got help with cutting. Aunt Betsy helped me with the binding and she helped me start the quilting. I was 7 years old. Quilting is fun.
Quilt size: width: 42" height: 42"
|Happy Scrappy Christmas
By: Marilyn Smith,
Nova Scotia, Canada
Blog: Comet the Quilter
I made this scrappy Christmas quilt for my mom who is spending her first Christmas in an assisted living residence. It was made as a “nap quilt” for afternoon rests – long enough to cover her but narrow so as to keep the weight down for her. I used pinwheels to extend the length as she loves them.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 72"
|Home for Christmas
By: Carrie P.,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: A Passion For Applique
I was a new quilter when I began this row quilt that was sold at JoAnns in 2000. It was in my UFO pile for a while. I finished it in 2008. I had a few mistakes and had to improvise but it turned out to be a nice looking quilt for a beginner at that time.
Quilt size: width: 70" height: 84"
|Hot Cocoa Club
This was a block of the month quilt I started working on in the Spring in order to get it done by Christmas. Each snowman has a cup of hot cocoa in his hand or somewhere on the block – it was a fun and happy quilt to do and it makes me smile when I wake up in the morning and see it on my wall.
Quilt size: width: 57" height: 58.5"
By: Roos Kuypers,
I started it last year end finished it a few days ago. The stitchery from Santa I bought and the other one I found on a blog. The other blocks are from a magazine and books. A little of everything
Quilt size: width: 20" height: 19"
By: May Britt,
This is a Lynett Anderson pattern, and I bought this pattern some years ago when I met her. I love this cute Christmas wallhanging and it is the first one that comes up on my wall when Christmas arrives.
Quilt size: width: 20" height: 23"
|Maria and the child
By: Chris Jones,
Blog: Quilt and Friends
One of the first ‘quilts’ I made while expecting our first child.
Quilt size: width: 15,5" height: 23,5"
|Nativity (Jane Farley)
By: Jane Farley,
This wall hanging is machine embroidered and embellished with fancy cord.
Quilt size: width: 22" height: 22"
|Nativity Scene (Nanarowe)
This is the first project I made after joining a local quilt club a few years ago. It’s also my first applique project.
Quilt size: width: 17" height: 20"
Blog: Denise’s room
I always wanted to try feathered stars blocks, so I choised 3 Christmas colors and planned the quilt after saw a great numbers of feathered stars quilt.
Quilt size: width: 84" height: 84"
After making a Christmas tree paper cut I had the idea to make it as a quilt. It’s appliqued by raw edge then free motion quilted.
Quilt size: width: 25" height: 19"
|Oh Christmas Tree (Carla)
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: Grace and Favour
I was inspired by a picture I saw of something similar, so I used log cabin blocks and filled it in with sampler blocks.
Quilt size: width: 61" height: 61"
|Oh! Christmas tree (Trudy McKinnon)
By: Trudy McKinnon,
This quilt is all about the fabric!! It is varies from light to dark, and placement for the tree branches dictates the shading. This was a slow starter on my part, but once I got going-I pushed till it was finished. It is embellished with many multi-coloured crystals.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 40"
|Peace On Earth
By: Rhonda Phillips,
Blog: Patches And Pieces
This 36 x 24 wallhanging is an original design by myself. I created this design to teach a quilt class while I would be visiting my sister and her friends in North Carolina. Ended up being a fun thing to do!
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 24"
This one runs in circles on my round table. We recently bought a home in Florida and spend winters here. I needed something for a round table and found this pattern in a local shop. It’s Peppermint Wreath by Bonnie Sullivan for All Through the Night. I love it!
Quilt size: width: 26" height: 26"
|Poinsettia Stack and Whack
I made this quilt in a Stack and Whack class a couple of years ago. I loved to see the different blocks and the designs that came out in them. It’s the perfect quilt to display on the back of the couch and use for snuggling.
Quilt size: width: 54" height: 66"
Blog: Quilter in the Pines
This was leftover fabric from a tree skirt from 58” border print. The center of this was the outer edge of the tree skirt, and no way I could throw away this fabric. From the point of the wedge (the center above) I measured about 15”—it just looked ‘right’—and cut.
Quilt size: width: 26" height: 26"
|Prairie Point Christmas Tree
One of my early patterns for Moda Bake Shop this is a family favorite. Kids love being able to play with the prairie points and I love the dimension they add.
Quilt size: width: 38.5" height: 43"
|Quilted cross stitch wreath wall hanging/table topper
By: Nima Titus,
Blog: Made to Treasure
I’m a beginner quilter and this is my first attempt at meandering… and I really enjoyed this beautiful wall hanging/table topper. I love framing my cross stitched pieces using quilting techniques and transforming it into wall hangings or table toppers.
Quilt size: width: 16" height: 16"
|QUTI Holiday Fabric Exchange 2011
By: Linda at Quilting Under The Influence,
Blog: Quilting Under The Influence
Inspired by a QUTI Club Holiday Fabric Exchange, for my project, I chose to expand my horizons to be wild and crazy with a new technique-English paper piercing! What was I thinking, I thought once I got one piece pierced? No joke, patience is not my best virtue but I prevailed! Now its cuddle time!
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 60"
|redwork christmas sampler
By: Bente Ziemer,
Blog: I like to QuiltBlog
6 Free pattern from the http://www.sewhappy.me/ SAL and 3 of my own, a wonderful project.
Quilt size: width: 33" height: 36"
|Robin’s Gingerbread Wonderland
By: Robin Caruso,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: sevenpines quilting
I love gingerbread men! I wanted to make this quilt as soon as I saw it on HGTV. It took me a couple of years to start it and I made it using my scraps. I thought that I had enough scraps but I also borrowed from my friend Pat’s scraps. It was a really fun quilt to make.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 60"
|Santa is coming
By: Barb Jansen,
Blog: Ocean Waves Quilts
This is an original design. I made this quilt in response to a past quilt guild challenge. I call it my” masterpiece”. It is completely hand appliqued and hand quilted. I made it look like it was “snowing” by spattering “snow” paint on it, when it was all done…much to my friend’s horror!
Quilt size: width: 29" height: 43"
|Santa’s Designer Sampler
Nova Scotia, Canada
I made each of the blocks in this sampler during an on-line Quilt-Along called “12 Days of Christmas” Each block was designed by a different quilt designer. I added the red/white/black borders to symbolize Santa’s suit. I hope to machine quilt it in time for Christmas .
Quilt size: width: 52" height: 66"
|Santa’s Elves are Watching
By: Peggy Bills,
Blog: Pastimes Quilt Design
I designed this quilt to depict our family Christmas tradition of placing elves around the house on Dec. 1st and telling the kids “Be very good, Santa’s elves are watching”
Quilt size: width: 45" height: 60"
|Season’s Greetings Cardholder Wallhanging
By: M-R @ Quilt Matters,
Blog: Quilt Matters
This wallhanging doubles as a card or photo holder! Now I’ll be able to see the cards people send us rather than have them all jumbled on the mantelpiece. This wallhanging uses the one seam flying geese block. Lots of design possibilities!
Quilt size: width: 29.5" height: 30.5"
|Seminole Table Runner
By: Joyce Bushnell,
A friend gave me a fat quarter and I knew it was perfect for the pattern I bought at a yard sale.
The pattern is: Seminole Table Runner by Atkinson Designs. Perfect pattern for a beginning quilter.
Quilt size: width: 17" height: 55"
|Silver Linings Crazy Quilt
By: Carli Heinrichs,
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: Blended Fabric Quilts
This little quilt was made using 99% reused cotton and silk linings from women’s blazers and jackets, I love to blended new and used cotton, silk, denim, rayon etc for my quilts. I enjoy helping other quilters see the results of reusing and repurposing cloth taken directly from clothing.
Quilt size: width: 39.5" height: 39.5"
By: Heather Kosbab,
Blog: Happy Appliquer
This is a BunnyHill pattern that I made to hang over the bed in my guest room. It was made to keep me busy while my son was recovering from surgery and will greet him when he comes home for Christmas.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 54"
|Sparkle All The Way advent calendar
Blog: Quilt it out
This is my first ever advent calendar. Some blocks were made by my lovely bee members. I made pockets and assembled the whole quilt. Added some free motion quilting and a fun striped binding. Now my boyfriend and I can enjoy this calender the future years :)
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 50"
|Sue’s got mail
I always make a quilt project before every Christmas. This is this years project.
Quilt size: width: 15" height: 30"
|The Stockings Were Hung
British Columbia, Canada
Blog: What Comes Next?
Needing a small quilt to hang in my office at work, and really liking the cover quilt of “Tis The Season”, by Jeanne Large and Shelley Wicks, I adapted the pattern to a smaller size. I now have a lovely bit of Christmas hanging in my office.
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 39"
|Thick’n’thin Log Cabin Wreath
I finally got around to making something with my stash of lovely Christmas fabrics…. I played around with the pattern for Thick’n’thin log cabins until I got the circular pattern I wanted – some needed to be my own design the complete the curve. Finished and on my bed in time for Christmas!
Quilt size: width: 54" height: 60"
|Tis The Season
I found this Debbie Kratovil pattern in the early 90’s and fell in love with its design and have made a few of them and kept this one for myself because of the 2″ X 2″ log cabin cornerstones and the 1″ X 1″ border cornerstones. I use it every year on a side table with pretty red and white candles
Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"
|Trains and Nutcrackers
By: Mary C in WA,
A quilt made for my oldest daughter and her family. I chose Trains and Nutcrackers from “Block Magic” Book cause they like them. I’ve given my Daughter Nutcrackers since I took her to the Ballet. Now her Husband and Daughter are in it. This quilt grew and grew. Family names are quilted in.
Quilt size: width: 62.5" height: 90"
By: Lynn in AZ,
Blog: Grammy’s Quilting
This quilt was the first I’d designed with EQ6. I had purchased the fabric the year before and didn’t want to have to buy more. I played around with EQ6 until I found a design the used what I had. The border design came from Pieced Borders: The Complete Resource, by Judy Martin and Marsha McCloskey.
Quilt size: width: 48" height: 57"
|Walking in a…
Blog: Art From the Heart
Walking in a winter wonderland is a Meg Hawkey, Crabapple Hill pattern with adorable snow-persons doing fun winter activities. I did take the liberty of adding slim blue frames around each scene, to set them off. Hand embroidered, hand beaded. Love that it is ‘seasonally appropriate’ all winter.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 70"
This is the second of three. Maybe I’ll get the third done by next Christmas! Fun to do. From a pattern by Mt. Redoubt
Quilt size: width: 21" height: 25"
Blog: Cozy Little Quilts
My Winter Rose quilt is very special to me. My good friend who lives on the east coast and I both made the same quilts together online. I holds a special place in my heart .
Quilt size: width: 54" height: 64"
- Sparkle All The Way advent calendar (15%, 198 Votes)
- O Tannenbaum (13%, 184 Votes)
- Aged Christmas Pineapple (13%, 182 Votes)
- Christmas tree in the window (12%, 166 Votes)
- Christmas in Batiks (11%, 146 Votes)
- Christmas Strips and Curves (10%, 143 Votes)
- Christmas snowflake (10%, 136 Votes)
- Hot Cocoa Club (10%, 130 Votes)
- Maria and the child (9%, 121 Votes)
- Oh! Christmas tree (Trudy McKinnon) (8%, 113 Votes)
- Flurry Presents Quilt (7%, 101 Votes)
- Fractured Christmas Star (7%, 99 Votes)
- Santa is coming (6%, 84 Votes)
- Nine Stars (6%, 77 Votes)
- Christmas Stars (Kaaren Biggs) (6%, 76 Votes)
- redwork christmas sampler (5%, 70 Votes)
- Walking in a... (5%, 69 Votes)
- Winter Frolic (5%, 68 Votes)
- Robin's Gingerbread Wonderland (4%, 61 Votes)
- Home for Christmas (4%, 61 Votes)
- Santa's Elves are Watching (4%, 59 Votes)
- Christmas stars (Margeeth) (4%, 57 Votes)
- Magical Christmas (4%, 52 Votes)
- Christmas quilt (Eva) (3%, 45 Votes)
- Christmas Mystery (3%, 42 Votes)
- Christmas Postcards Quilt (3%, 40 Votes)
- Christmas Round Robin (3%, 40 Votes)
- Gingerbread Mountain (3%, 38 Votes)
- Quilted cross stitch wreath wall hanging/table topper (3%, 36 Votes)
- A Christmas Mystery Quilt (2%, 34 Votes)
- Peace On Earth (2%, 33 Votes)
- Christmas quilt (Linda) (2%, 30 Votes)
- Peppermint Wreath (2%, 30 Votes)
- Frosted Stars (2%, 29 Votes)
- Poinsettia tabletopper (2%, 29 Votes)
- Snowman Country (2%, 27 Votes)
- Oh Christmas Tree (Carla) (2%, 26 Votes)
- Nativity (Jane Farley) (2%, 26 Votes)
- Christmas Tree Wall Hanging (2%, 26 Votes)
- Nativity Scene (Nanarowe) (2%, 26 Votes)
- Christmas Fabric Swap Quilt (2%, 25 Votes)
- Happy Scrappy Christmas (2%, 25 Votes)
- Untitled (2%, 23 Votes)
- Seminole Table Runner (2%, 23 Votes)
- Trains and Nutcrackers (2%, 22 Votes)
- Christmas ornaments (1%, 20 Votes)
- The Stockings Were Hung (1%, 19 Votes)
- Thick'n'thin Log Cabin Wreath (1%, 17 Votes)
- Grandma's Christmas Present 2010 (1%, 17 Votes)
- Candy Cane Medley (1%, 15 Votes)
- Poinsettia Stack and Whack (1%, 14 Votes)
- Christmas tree runner (1%, 13 Votes)
- Sue's got mail (1%, 13 Votes)
- Santa's Designer Sampler (1%, 12 Votes)
- Prairie Point Christmas Tree (1%, 12 Votes)
- Kerstspel (1%, 12 Votes)
- Christmas Cakewalk (1%, 11 Votes)
- Tis The Season (1%, 7 Votes)
- Winter Rose (1%, 7 Votes)
- Christmas Quilty (0%, 5 Votes)
- brown (0%, 5 Votes)
- Season's Greetings Cardholder Wallhanging (0%, 5 Votes)
- Christmas Tablecloth (0%, 3 Votes)
- Christmas Animals (0%, 3 Votes)
- Silver Linings Crazy Quilt (0%, 2 Votes)
- Deck the Walls (0%, 2 Votes)
- QUTI Holiday Fabric Exchange 2011 (0%, 2 Votes)
Total Voters: 1,365
Next Week’s Contest
Blog Hop Party
I hope you’ve been having fun at our Blog Hop Party! Many give-aways will remain open until Saturday.
Also, I’m participating in Another Give-Away Party too. Winner chosen next Monday!