It’s voting time!! The theme for this week’s contest is Quilts with Baskets. Grab yourself a cup of coffee, a pencil to make note of your faves. You can vote for THREE 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 THREE 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: 22
- Total countries: 3
- Total provinces: 4
- Total states: 10
You can click on the photo to view a larger version.
Blog: Regina’s Quilts
My first try at pieced baskets.
Quilt size: width: 24" height: 33.5"
|A Tisket A Tasket (Sharyn H.)
By: Sharyn H.,
New Jersey, USA
Blog: Quilty Pleasures
This was an online mystery quilt I did on either New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. I do not do much applique but I like the way it turned out.
Quilt size: width: 34" height: 34"
|A Tisket, A Tasket (Carrie P.)
By: Carrie P.,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: A Passion For Applique
This quilt was a $5 BOM a local quilt shop. I did the BOM in 2006. I love basket blocks but I decide to add applique to the baskets.
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 76"
I visited northern Indiana and was awed by the Amish quilts in the area. This is my attempt to make an Amish style wall hanging using muted solids in a traditional basket pattern. It is all cotton and hand quilted.
Quilt size: width: 40" height: 40"
By: grace thorne,
had to make a small quilt for a swap. on a trip to lancaster got this pattern plus the luscious focus fabric called “arabesque”. the pieces were small but it’s all machine pieced and hand quilted. i really liked it and hope the recipient did too.
Quilt size: width: 20" height: 20"
|Aunt Bea’s Baskets
By: Pat Sisler,
Blog: Happy Patch
The blocks are hand embroidered by me and the fabrics were won on a shop hop. Had fun making this quilt!
Quilt size: width: 88" height: 88"
|Baskets All Through the Year
By: Susan Phillips,
Blog: Starwood Quilter
I used to weave baskets, so when I found this pattern from Starry Pines Pattern Company, I knew I had to make it! The flannel background fabric is machine pieced and quilted. I hand appliqued the all-wool baskets with a blanket stitch and embroidered the words, using black perle cotton.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 48"
|Baskets and Blooms
I designed this little quilt for my last fabric collection called Rise N Shine for Maywood Studio. All fusible applique, it’s a fun and easy one to make!
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 45"
By: Nann Hilyard,
Blog: With Strings Attached
I received basket blocks for the Block Swappers’ birthday exchange. The setting and backing fabric came from my stash. (One additional block is pieced into the back.) Pam S. did the beautiful quilting. This will be raffled at our churchwomen’s spring luncheon.
Quilt size: width: 68" height: 78"
Blog: Patchwork Posse
This quilt is all about NOT following strict quilting instructions! The corners get cut, nothing matches up– but it is super fun and liberating to do. Free pattern also– www.patchworkposse.com/blog
Quilt size: width: 60" height: 75"
|Mother Daughter Baskets
Blog: The Quilting Princess
My mother and I have been working on this quilt since 1998. I pieced and appliqued the blocks. She assembled the quilt top and pieced the sawtooth border. She also quilted and bound it. It is a Lydia Quigley design.
Quilt size: width: 71" height: 85"
Blog: Simple Stitches
This is an original design of mine featuring lots of stitcheries, with the central block being a basket full of flowers alongside of 2 pieced basket blocks.
Quilt size: width: 36.5" height: 36.5"
|Norfolk Harvest Wallhanging/Table Topper
By: Kaaren Biggs,
I loved the Rose & Hubble fabric the first time I saw it but it was very expensive. When it came on sale at half-price, of course I bought twice as much as I really needed – only another quilter could understand that! This is made of leftovers from a queen quilt of the same fabrics and design.
Quilt size: width: 29" height: 29"
|One Quilter’s Trash…
Blog: Art From the Heart
Watercolor style still life, basket with flowers.
Quilt size: width: 36" height: 36"
|Pink Ribbon for Friend
North Carolina, USA
I may be stretching the basket theme here a bit, I thought of this basket weave quilt I made for a friend back in Denmark who got diagnosed with Breast cancer right after having her daughter. I gave her this for christmas and she’s doing her last radiation treatment in a week. WOOHOO!!
Quilt size: width: 75" height: 90"
|Quilted Table Runner – A Sampler
Blog: Kim’s Crafty Apple
A gorgeous quilted sampler table runner made from three of the blocks in the 2010 Block-A-Palooza Quilt Along. Fabrics in similar patterns and colors of turquoise, grey, purple and black help to bring each unique block harmoniously together. I did a sampling of quilting to go with each block.
Quilt size: width: 12.5" height: 35.5"
Nova Scotia, Canada
This quilt was made for me several years ago, as a surprise, by members of my quilting group. It is so special to me. It is handquilted. It is proudly displayed in my sewing room.
Quilt size: width: 35" height: 35"
|Spring Baskets (Lori)
This is one of my favorite spring quilts. I used as many different pinks and browns as I could find in my stash.
Quilt size: width: 90" height: 108"
|Spring Baskets (Marjorie)
New Brunswick, Canada
Blog: Marjorie’s Busy Corner
I saw this pattern in a magazine and loved it. I made it and sold it at a quilt show.
Quilt size: width: 90" height: 108"
|Twig and Berry
By: Mary C in WA,
I made this Block of the Month from Hancock Fabrics and quilted it on a friends’ Longarm. The basket in the center is my favorite block. I used it on the back of a quilted jacket too. I love the autumn colors and varied tones for the backgrounds. The flowers on the top borders accent the quilt.
Quilt size: width: 62" height: 80.5"
|White Baskets and Blooms
By: Flourishing Palms,
Blog: Flourishing Palms
Contrary to typical pieced baskets, white fabric was used to make negative-space baskets blocks. Doing so allowed me to give special attention to those areas where I could free-motion quilt feather designs, including elaborate undulating feathers along the borders.
Quilt size: width: 51" height: 51"
By: Barbie Kanta,
North Carolina, USA
I absolutely love William Morris fabrics and created this quilt with “Willies” and reproduction fabrics. I also love Longaberger baskets so I combined the two in the title, it took me ten years to get around to quilting it, but it is done and a birthday gift to a dear friend this last year.
Quilt size: width: 52" height: 52"
Quilts with Baskets
- Mother Daughter Baskets (39%, 180 Votes)
- Birthday Baskets (21%, 95 Votes)
- ScrapBasket (20%, 94 Votes)
- White Baskets and Blooms (18%, 83 Votes)
- Baskets and Blooms (15%, 70 Votes)
- Baskets All Through the Year (15%, 68 Votes)
- Twig and Berry (9%, 40 Votes)
- Aunt Bea's Baskets (8%, 36 Votes)
- Spring Baskets (Lori) (6%, 29 Votes)
- Spring Baskets (Marjorie) (6%, 28 Votes)
- A Tisket A Tasket (Sharyn H.) (6%, 26 Votes)
- Cranky Quilt (5%, 23 Votes)
- My Garden (4%, 18 Votes)
- Willie-berger Baskets (4%, 18 Votes)
- A Tisket, A Tasket (Carrie P.) (4%, 18 Votes)
- Norfolk Harvest Wallhanging/Table Topper (4%, 17 Votes)
- Pink Ribbon for Friend (4%, 17 Votes)
- One Quilter's Trash... (3%, 13 Votes)
- Amish Baskets (3%, 12 Votes)
- arabesque baskets (2%, 10 Votes)
- 6 baskets (2%, 8 Votes)
- Quilted Table Runner - A Sampler (2%, 7 Votes)
Total Voters: 459
Next Week’s Contest
The theme for next week’s contest is Quilted Pillows. Get your cameras out! To enter the weekly contest, read the rules and guidelines, then submit your quilt photo by Thursday evening (EST). Voting will start on Friday and last until Sunday night.
Weekly Quilt Contest Links
The Learning Center
In The Learning Center this week, we continue with the Studio Organization series. Two posts, both with chances for you to win great prizes:
- Fabric Storage Tips and Share your stash to Win!
- Ideas for Magazines, Books & Patterns and Digital Storage Solutions
Next Tuesday is our last Studio Organization post and we’d love to see your progress! So get those photos snapped and onto your blog for the Tuesday “After” or “In progress” Link party! We have lots of great prizes to give away too.
Pat Sloan’s Girls in the Garden Blog Hop
Reminder: Don’t forget to visit each of the designers in the blop hop. Check out their interpretation of Pat Sloan’s Girls in the Garden patterns and enter for a chance to win a pattern.