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New Beginnings Quilt Contest

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  • Total submissions: 15
  • Total countries: 5
  • Total provinces: 3
  • Total states: 7

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awsome blosom awsome blosom
By: agaliegh, Pennsylvania, USA

This quilt marked the begining of a new life together for my step daughter, Brit and her now husband, Max. I started this wedding gift in Dec. 2011 and completed for the wedding in sept.2011. It was stitched with lots of love.

Quilt size: width: 110" height: 110"

Baby Tote Bag Baby Tote Bag
By: Cathy (aka CrafteeCC), Australia

A NEW Baby bag. This was my FIRST ever quilted bag for my Nephew’s daughter. Measurements given are approximate as it was made using fabric on hand. The bag was made using hints & tips from the net and I learned a NEW trick by using painter’s masking tape for the lines for the cross quilting.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 16"

Black and white Black and white
By: Turid Bakken, Norway

I often make new beginnings with log cabin. Sometimes I think I’m through with it, but I always come back. When my inspiration is at the bottom, I start with a little square, sew around, and there it is. So many possibilities there are. Just you try it.

Quilt size: width: 14" height: 37"

Bryana + Sam, 12-31-11 Bryana + Sam, 12-31-11
By: Linda Duncan, Iowa, USA

This is a wedding quilt I made for a New Year’s Eve 2011 wedding! I selected this fabric line hoping it would coordinate with the wedding, and it did! Two young people (21) starting the new year, married, in love and facing the world together.

Quilt size: width: 66" height: 78"

daisy delight shower curtain daisy delight shower curtain
By: Lynda Hermann, Washington, USA

I love the fabric but the color scheme only fit in one room of my house – the guest bathroom. The pattern used was a free mfg pattern that came out with the line. While I did not have the piece quilted, it is fully lined and I sealed the back with fusible interfacing for some stiffness and weight.

Quilt size: width: 85" height: 75"

Double Irish Chain Double Irish Chain
By: Sue Rushton, Ontario, Canada

The reason that I feel this quilt falls in the “New Beginnings” category is because this is my first ever quilt, and as a result, began my love of quilting.

Quilt size: width: 96" height: 116"

Great Grandma's Squares Great Grandma’s Squares
By: Jeannie Smith, Georgia, USA

My grandmother gave me a quilt top her mother had hand pieced, saying someday I might want to learn to quilt. That was in 1965. In 2001 I decided to try quilting. I hand quilted this square in a square my Great Grandmother Charlotte hand pieced in the 1920’s. My love affair with quilts started there

Quilt size: width: 74" height: 80"

May tomorrow be Brighter May tomorrow be Brighter
By: Pat Sisler, Michigan, USA

I made this prayer shawl for blocks that were left over from a larger quilt. the shawls are donated to our guild and given to members who need a little hug or encouragment. The blocks are made from 2 1/2″ strips and when making them you get 2 blocks for each strip set! Very fun!

Quilt size: width: 72" height: 22"

mozaiek E.J. mozaiek E.J.
By: E.J. Schellekens-Koenders, Netherlands

modeled Elize Lankenau’s antique quilt.
I found it so beautiful that I’ve copied but with different color choices.
The dimensions are 140cm / 180cm.

Quilt size: width: 55" height: 71"

Rectangles & Pinwheels Rectangles & Pinwheels
By: Tammie Pruitt, California, USA

This is my first quilt of the year. I am making my kids and grandkids quilts for next Christmas. This one will be called New Beginnings. My 6 yr old grandson helped place the pinwheels right sides together for me, so when, to his suprise, he gets it for Christmas, he will be proud that he helped.

Quilt size: width: 57" height: 67"

Redwork Snowmen Calendar Quilt Redwork Snowmen Calendar Quilt
By: Susan Phillips, Colorado, USA

It is fun to have a handwork project to always be working on. I used perle cotton on these redwork snowmen and then used 30’s fabrics for the borders. I had some crocheted snowflakes I’d been using as Christmas decorations and decided to sew them on the quilt for a 3D effect.

Quilt size: width: 33" height: 49"

Terra Nova Terra Nova
By: Flo@ButterflyQuilting, Saskatchewan, Canada

Although I was just a beginner at quilting I made this quilt for a wedding gift for my daughter…truly a new beginning in their lives together.

Quilt size: width: 90" height: 100"

Warm/Cool Squared Diamond Warm/Cool Squared Diamond
By: Amanda Dickson, Pennsylvania, USA

This is my first quilt… made for my youngest daughter for Christmas 2011. Hopefully the beginning of a pile of my quilts to enjoy for years to come :)
The warm/cool section was made using 2 charm pack of Fresh Flowers by Deb Strain. The other material was from JoAnn’s and white from my stash.

Quilt size: width: 52" height: 68"

Winter Pinwheels Winter Pinwheels
By: Leah, British Columbia, Canada

This winter pinwheel quilt is my first quilt I completed on my new to me longarm machine. The quilting is done with white thread and followed a Holly and Poinsettia Pantograph.

Quilt size: width: 41" height: 50"

Your First Journey Your First Journey
By: Marlene Oddie, Washington, USA

Twins conceived in the winter, developed during the spring/summer, born in the fall. The three panels represent the trimesters. This was a commission by their grandmother who loves butterflies. So it seemed appropriate to use that symbolism by creating the chrysalis and butterfly embroidery elements

Quilt size: width: 60" height: 45"


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This post was published on January 13th, 2012. Post topics: Quilt Gallery.

One Response to “New Beginnings Quilt Contest”

  1. Mitts says:

    Congratulations to the winners of New Beginnings Quilts, how very lovely these are too! Isn’t this Quilting Gallery just the best place to visit every day?

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